VLC maybe is the most popular media player software, which can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. Its official site claims that the 2.0 and later version support Blu-ray media playback with some extra operations. But strangely, some people will have troubles in playing Bluray BDMV folder in VLC:
“I have a Blu-Ray folder and I've tried opening the BDMV file in it with VLC but it doesn't open it properly, displaying a menu and all that Jazz. Instead, it seems it just parses that file to play everything inside it willy nilly, choking on JAR files and other stuff.”
If you can’t play Bluray BDMV folder in VLC, you should make sure you use the "open BDMV folder" function in the open panel, and you need to choose the upper folder which contains the bdmv folder (with VLC 2.1.3). Still failing? Maybe because VLC bluray support is still rather experimental. And your Blu-ray producer just make it harder to play its discs.
Or, you can try to rip your Bluray BDMV folder to VLC supported digital format like MP4, MKV, etc with a Blu-ray Ripper.Pavtube ByteCopy is a nice choice. It can rip and convert any copy & region protected Blu-ray, Blu-ray BDMV folder to VLC supported MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc with excellent video quality and fast speed.
It also can convert DVD, DVD IFO/ISO to VLC supported MP4, MKV, etc with original video quality. It allows you to adjust video/audio codec, resolution, bitrate, channel, frame rate, display aspect ratio and deinterlacing video, rotate video, add/extract subtitle to Blu-ray/DVD video, add watermark, trim/crop video.
Free download and install:
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How to convert Bluray BDMV folder to VLC?
Step 1: Load Bluray BDMV files
Click “File” to load Bluray BDMV folder to Pavtube BDMV to VLC converter. Or you can simply drag and drop the Bluray BDMV folder to the app. You can see all the chapter added will be listed. The main title will be automatically detected to convert. But if also can select certain chapter to convert.
1. At the bottom of the chapter list, you can choose desired subtitle/audio track in “Subtitle” and “Audio” box. You even can keep forced subtitle.
2. You can preview the video on the right window and take a snapshot of your loved scene.
Step 2: Choose MP4 for VLC
Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the best output format for playing in VLC.
If the default A/V settings cannot fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to custom the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 3: Start to convert Bluray BDMV to VLC
Press the “Convert” button on the bottom-right corner of this Bluray BDMV to VLC Video Converter to start doing video conversion. The larger the Bluray BDMV folders are, the more conversion time should be taken.
After converted Bluray BDMV to MP4, then you can add it to VLC to play now.
if you want to convert VOB to VLC, MKV to VLC, AVI to VLC, WMV to VLC, ISO to VLC, Blu-ray to VLC, DVD to VLC, etc, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. There is a bundle software promotion which can help you save money when you want to purchase these two apps: