This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding for VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is one of the popular media players on most of the platforms including Windows and Linux. Being capable of playing media from the Blu-ray disks, many people tend to use it for the same. But many people have been reporting an error that says-

Blu-ray error:

This Blu-ray Disc Needs a Library for AACS Decoding, and your system does not have it.

Your input can’t be opened:

VLC is unable to open MRL ‘blueray://J::/’. Check the log for details.

Today, we will try to fix this issue.

This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding

This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding

There are two scenarios that can trigger this error. They are-

  • Blu-ray disks are being protected by AACS and BD+ technologies.
  • The KeyFB.cfg file is missing.

The fix for both of them requires the same steps to be undertaken.

First of all, you need to check the architecture of Windows and VLC is installed on your computer. It will be helpful.

Now, visit this third-party website here. You need to get the Keys Database (KEYDb.cfg) file which is the same, irrespective of your System and VLC architecture.

The other file that you need is the AACS Dynamic Library (libaacs.dll) file. This depends on the architecture of VLC Media Player that you have installed.

Now, you need to copy the first Keys Database file that you downloaded to the AppData Folder.

For that, hit the WINKEY + R button combination on your keyboard.

Now, type in %APPDATA%\ and hit Enter.

Create a folder in the location opened in the File Explorer and name it as aacs.

Paste the KEYDB.cfg file inside this folder.

Now, get the AACS Dynamic File that you downloaded.

If you are using an x86 version of VLC Media Player on an x64 version of Windows, just navigate to the following location,

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC

If you are using an x64 version of VLC Media Player on an x64 version of Windows, or x86 version of VLC Media Player on an x86 version of Windows, just navigate to the following location,

C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC

Finally, paste the Dynamic Library file libaacs.dll into this location.

Open VLC Media Player now and click if the error has been fixed.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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