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DVD & VLC: Play DVD on VLC on Mac and Windows


VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Play DVD with VLC

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to play DVD on VLC, just feel free to download the latest version of VLC Media Player (version 2.2.4), and once it’s installed, just open the program and select media then scroll down to open disk. Then under disk selection choose dvd then make sure disk device is on the dvd drive you want to watch and just press play at the bottom. Very easy and free fix, hope all of you having problems are able to figure it out.

DVD & VLC Issues

Some people can play DVDs on with VLC great, but some sadly can not access to it. Actually, I do not know the ture reason for it, below just the comments on the forum. Hope you are the luck one!

"I've been using VLC on my Windows PC for several years.  We've had no problems with it."
"I have the problem that VLC cannot play the DVD, there is no video and audio. However I used to be able to play the DVD fine on VLC on my computer and it has been happening to play another dvd borrow from my friend. Anyone been getting the same problems?"

Fix DVD & VLC Issues

Before you decide to do anything check for the second time and make sure that you cannot play the DVD with VLC.

There could be a number of reasons when it comes to these problems. These reasons vary, one reason behind it is that your VLC media player is lacking all the needed codecs; therefore, you will need to download the combined community codec pack so that it can play your DVD with a lot of ease. This option can be helpful if only the file you are playing is not supported by the codec’s available in your VLC player.

You'll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.

Keys database UPDATED 21-02-2016! get the file 
Windows: put it in C:\ProgramData\aacs\
Mac OS X: put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create it if it does not exist)
Linux: put it in ~/.config/aacs/
AACS dynamic library UPDATED 22-02-2016! get that file 
VLC 32 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory
VLC 64 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory
Mac OS X: put that file in ~/lib directory (create it, if it does not exist)

Tip: VLC does not yet support DVD menus so you must manually select title to play.

All-in-one Solution: Rip DVD to Digital Format for VLC on Windows and Mac

As a professional and powerful tool, Brorsoft DVD Ripper(perfessional DVD Ripper, rip all the DVDs, copy protected commercial DVD, such as Disney DVD) can help users to rip DVD movies for play on VLC. With it, you can rip DVD discs and convert DVD ISO/IFO image files and DVD Folder to any digital format, such as H.264, MKV, QuickTime, MOV, H.265(HEVC) or backup the DVD keeping the whole movie structure as you need. With the built-in editor, you can edit the DVD videos as you like, Merge, Split and Select Subtitles and Audio Track, even for watching on your protable devices.

Guide: Rip DVD for VLC on Windows and Mac

Download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper and insatll on your Windows (10) PC, follow the guide to rip dvd for VLC with fast speed and high quality step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra, turn to best DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra).

Step 1. Click disc button to load DVD movies. As you see, DVD disc, ISO, IFO and DVD folder are also supported. You can select subtitles and audio track (English, French, German, Spanish...) for each chapter.


Step 2. Set output format. Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose rip DVD to *.mp4, *.mov, etc on for playing on VLC on Windows and Mac.


Tip: If you want to rip DVD to iPhone, iPad, Galaxy phone, Xbox S and more media devices, just directly choose the preset profiles.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” icon, the DVD to VLC  conversion will start immediately. You can follow the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the conversion finished, you can get the output files for your VLC via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can watching the conveted DVD movies with VLC smoothly on your Windows and Mac.

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