How to Play DVD on VLC (Windows 10 and Mac 10.12 included)

This aticle refers to guide that enbale you enjoy the DVD movies with VLC on Windows PC and Mac, including Windows 10 and Mac 10.12.


VLC Media Player 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. Some people can play DVDs on with VLC great, but some sadly can not access to it. Here is the step-by-step guide for you to play DVD on VLC.

Play DVD with VLC on Windows and Mac

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.

I share some of my experience in these following pages:

How to Enable VLC to Play Blu-ray Movies

How to Play DVD on Windows Media Player

Play Blu-ray Movies on Windows Media Player(Windows 10 included)

Rip Blu-ray DVD to MKV for Streaming with NAS

Stream Blu-ray Movies for Playing with PS3/PS4 Using Plex Media Server