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Best Blu-ray Player Software for Windows 7

Rob Parsons Updated on Nov 29, 2022 4:02 PM

If you truly care about the image quality of your movie displayed on Windows 7, you'd stop watching on your streaming services and play Blu-ray movie in your Windows 7 PC instead.

Before you insert a BD disc, though, consider if there is a program capable of playing Blu-ray discs installed on your Windows 7. Windows Media Player may be your favorite for viewing a collection of media files. But it's quite often impossible to play Blu-rays using WMV. In this case, a solid Blu-ray player application for Windows 7 can be as a great help.

What are the Best Blu-ray Players Compatible With Windows 7?

Choosing the right BD player can exert a significant impact on your Blu-ray playback experience, and if you have never used Blu-ray playing software, you might be confused by the variety of quality programs. Read on for our comprehensive guideline concerning the best Blu-ray playback solutions Windows 7, and find out the suitable one for you.

Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player

Should you have a boatload of Blu-ray discs marked with labels containing specific region code, Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player should be your first port of call. It is an extremely powerful and decent all-region Blu-ray playing tool available for Windows 7/8/10. It supports playing Blu-rays, DVDs, videos, audios, and images.

The Blu-ray player application market is highly competitive, but Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player distinguishes itself through the ability to play the BD discs that come with some protection schemes, as well as play non-commercial Blu-ray on your Windows 7. What blows you away is that it only takes about 5 seconds from clicking Play button to starting playing the Blu-ray video. And it supports Blu-ray menu, allowing you to play many additional bonus contents: making-of, deleted scenes, bloopers, documentaries, etc.

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Aside from the excellent Blu-ray playback support, the software for Windows 7 laptop & desktop can play back a slew of video formats: MOV, MPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, etc. and audio files: AAC, WAV, M4A, MP3, MP2, etc. You can also play DVD disc, DVD folder or DVD image file.

An all-in-one Blu-ray playing tool, the Windows (7/8/10) version of Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player does has no extra flashy designs and you have no problems watching your Blu-ray videos. It's definitely easy to download the program. There is also a macOS version provided.

Cyberlink PowerDVD

PowerDVD developed by CyberLink Corp. is also a versatile Blu-ray player utility that you can use in Windows 7 computer. It plays many Blu-ray discs — including 3D Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and full HD Blu-ray discs — and features one-click TrueTheater HDR enhancement. It can also handle online videos like YouTube and Vimeo, and play back an assortment of videos, movies and music.

On top of that, it includes support for social media connectivity, auto-resume function and BD-live. The upscaling technology, the latest Dolby and DTS sound formats support and quite a bit of customization options can also make Windows 7 PowerDVD Blu-ray playing program a very good choice if you're willing to fork over for the tool.

The Blu-ray playing software for Windows 7 PCs is not totally free, but you can give its free version a try. Note that its free version can't play 8K, Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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Leawo Blu-ray Player

Should you except an application taking up less CPU usage on your Windows 7, Leawo Blu-ray Player program won't let you down. It has been around for years and everything about it is good.

As with all the best Blu-ray playback tools for Windows 7 desktops & laptops in this roundup, it provides support for Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray ISO image files, and BD folder. It can also automatically play your Blu-ray provided that you toggle on auto-play feature on the settings.

Along with that, it has the capability to play traditional or rewritable DVD discs, a vast library of video files, audio media items, and presents some novelties like playlist option, power manager, playback settings and more.

While the application is free to use, it's really an advertising-supported program. And it sometimes will freeze and shut down without warning when you play a fantastic Blu-ray video on your Windows 7 laptop or desktop.

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Macgo Windows Blu-ray Player

Another Blu-ray playing option for Windows 7 PCs? Macgo Windows Blu-ray Player software is doable, even though it uses 45 percent of the CPU. Like Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player, it lets you it lets you play Blu-rays (BD discs, Blu-ray ISO files and BDMV folders), as well as DVDs. And it offers support for playing region-protected BD discs on your Windows 7.

In Macgo Windows Blu-ray Player, you can also play back videos, audios and enjoy a minimalistic interface. There's even the ability to share your comments on the film to the social media: Facebook or Twitter. You can control playback of the (Blu-ray) movies and videos on Windows 7 computer including adjust volume, switch audio/video track, resume, play, stop and more.

Are you really into creating your own custom background? Macgo Windows Blu-ray Player has you covered, granting you to change to your favorite image or just keep the default appearance.

It's available in two versions: Standard and Pro. Take care if you choose to use Macgo Windows 7 Blu-ray Player Standard, you should make sure your internet is working, which is required to shrug off the protection from a disc after you access to Macgo server.

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Corel WinDVD Pro 12

WinDVD Pro 12 is another lesser-known Windows 7 Blu-ray player software, but it's powerful. It also has Blu-ray movies support just as any BD playing solution for Windows 7 on the list, and includes other features including Blu-ray menu, Dolby and DTS pass-through support, the ability to stream videos such as 4K videos, HEVC (H.265), MP4, MTS, DVD-Video and more. You'll also get BD-live support that allows you to access additional material beyond what comes on the Blu-ray through internet.

Unfortunately, however, WinDVD Pro 12 will take nearly 22 seconds to load the Blu-ray video (the slowest start time; as recorded the fastest one is Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player for Windows 7 computer).

There are versions of Corel WinDVD Pro 12 for Windows Vista and XP systems, but it doesn't work in Linux, macOS and Ubuntu.

To play a Blu-ray video on Windows 7 laptop or desktop via WinDVD Pro 12, you should follow the steps:

  • Insert BD disc and launch the software
  • Click on the icon like a folder in the bottom-left corner
  • Hit Disc to view your BD

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VLC- The Best Free Windows 7 Blu-ray Player Program

Why is VLC so popular? It's a top-notch, free, portable and cross-platform multimedia player, and it's packed with the full range of features.

Its claim to fame is the ability to play 360-degree videos, virtually all video formats without installing additional codec, and stream TV shows or movies from services. It's also designed as a free Blu-ray player solution that can be downloaded on Windows 7, enabling you to play some unprotected Blu-rays on your PC freely.

Other extras include powerful editing tools, playlist function, podcast subscription, custom bookmarks, etc.

The catch? If you play a commercial BD on your Windows 7 using VLC, it would throw a warning: "Blu-ray error: This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it." To get around the problem, you need to download the necessary plugins from some sketchy third-party websites and then put them into the right destination. Note that only when you do it properly can you enjoy Blu-ray movies on VLC.

If you just view non-commercial Blu-ray through VLC, it quite easy:

  • Fire up VLC and pop in the disc
  • Click "Media" > "Open Disc" > "Blu-ray"
  • Press Play button

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Those extra operations may deter you from using VLC Blu-ray player tool to watch Blu-ray movies on Windows 7. If so, check out the other five best Blu-ray playback utilities for Windows 7 hard drives in this post.

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