Blu-ray has been around for a long time and thousands of Windows users would try to play Blu-ray with Windows Media Player. While, as a standalone product, Windows Media Player does not support Blu-ray playback, though lots of video and audio codecs can be supported well. In the following paragraphs, we are going to talk about how to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player supported video format for movie enjoyment freely.
Windows Media Player does not natively support Blu-ray playback because of the extra cost that purchasing the licensing would pass onto the consumer. You can decide on whether to pay to use Blu-ray technology. An alternative popular solution for many people to enable the Windows Media Player to play Blu-ray movies is to convert Blu-ray to a Windows Media Player supported format by default like WMV.
As an alternative, you can use the aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper program, which is also known as the best application for Blu-ray ripping and converting on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
With it, you can rip Blu-ray to Windows Media Player highly compatible WMV, ASF videos bypassing the AACS and BD+ copy protection. Besides, you can extract audio from the Blu-ray movies as you want. Moreover, you can even use it to edit your source movie by cropping, placing watermarks, trimming and so on. Once you get the Blu-ray Ripping tool, carefully read the steps below to watch Blu-ray movies on your Windows Media Player.
1. Add Blu-ray movies
Install and then run the Blu-ray ripper. See the main interface below. Click on “Load Disc” button to select the Blu-ray movies and import it for transfer to Windows Media Player.
2. Select output format
Now, from the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.
Tip: Also, you can click on "Settings" to alter the frame rate, resolution, and bit rate and so on.
3. Start converting Blu-ray to Windows Media Player
The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence ripping Blu-ray movies directly to WMV.
After the completion of the conversion, click on "Open” to get access to the WMV videos you ripped. Now you are allowed to watch your Blu-ray movies using Windows media player or stream those movies to your television or home theater system for great enjoyment.