Summary: Although you can play a DVD in a Blu-ray Disc player, you cannot play a Blu-ray Disc in a DVD player. Learn how to play Blu-ray discs on DVD Player.
Blu-ray Disc players can play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, and, in some cases, even
SACDs and DVD-Audio Discs. But a DVD Player never can play a Blu-ray disc.
Why DVD Players Cannot Play Blu-ray Discs
The reason that you cannot play a Blu-ray Disc on a DVD player is that Blu-ray Discs are embedded with more video and audio information than a DVD player is designed to read. In addition, the "pits" used to store the information on a Blu-ray disc are much smaller than a DVD, which requires a blue laser to read the information, whereas DVD players use red lasers. Blue lasers produce light beam with a shorter wavelength, which is needed to focus on the smaller pits of a Blu-ray Disc. The pits on the disc is where the video and audio information of Blu-ray Discs (as well as DVDs and CDs) is stored.
How to Play Blu-ray on DVD Player?
To play Blu-ray on DVD Player, some people say you can rip Blu-ray to DVDs. But this process is time-consuming. A faster way is to rip Blu-ray to DVD Player more supported video format like DivX, VOB, MPEG-2, MOV with Blu-ray Ripper.
Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is recommended here to rip Blu-ray to DVD Player supported DivX, VOB, MPEG-2, MOV, etc format. During the process, it allows you to reset video codec, size, framerate and audio channel, codec, sample rate to get the most suitable video for your DVD player or other multimedia players.
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Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies
Insert Blu-ray into its optical drive. Launch the program, click "File" > "Load from disc" button to load Blu-ray disc into the program.
Step 2: Choose a DVD Player Supported profile
In order to transcode H.264 MP4, MKV to AVI, you are suggested to choose “DivX AVI – Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)” as output format.
Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to DVD Player
Hit right-bottom convert button to carry out the conversion process from Blu-ray to DVD Player supported AVI. When the process finishes, open output folder to locate the generated AVI file for DVD player.
With the process, you can now play Blu-ray movies on DVD Player.