VLC won't play blu-ray disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bmac89, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014

    My understanding was that VLC could play Blu-Ray disc with the help of a few extra files.

    I followed the instructions here: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name

    I then put a blu-ray movie into my brand new portable blu-ray drive and loaded it in VLC... However I got the following error message.

    "Blu-Ray error: This Blu-Ray disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it."

    Please understand I have create the folders and downloaded the files and quadruple checked everything - but still can't get passed this error message. VLC is also up to date.

    I am eager to get it working and watch my blu-ray movies on the new drive!

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. tinapanpan macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2014
  3. satcomer, May 19, 2015
    Last edited: May 20, 2015

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I ran into this about a year ago. This instructions are for unencrypted Blu-Rays!

    What I ended up doing is buying the shareware Blu-Ray Player, along with the betas (I re-download the beta every thirty days) of MakeMKV and in turn use HandBrake.

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