Making It Work in Windows 7
Unfortunately, Microsoft did not include Blu-ray support in Windows 7 Media Player so it is not possible to play Blu-ray in Windows 7 without using a third-party tool. Microsoft stated that adding Blu-ray support to Windows 7 would increase the cost of the operating system by $30. Realistically, it wasn’t a bad decision by Microsoft because they knew that Blu-ray was expensive and that the amount of users using Blu-ray drives in their computers was very slim.
But there's no need to despair, there are several ways to add Blu-ray support. Users who want to add Blu-ray support in Windows 7 can buy third party software that will cost them less than $30.
Your best three options are below:
1. Corel WinDVD Pro 2010
This software will allow you to play Blu-ray, DVD and HD-DVD with Windows 7 operating systems.
2. Cyberlink Powerdvd 10
Experience brilliant video quality with this multimedia player. This software will allow you to play Blu-ray, DVD and HD video and you can also play a large number of other multimedia files, including FLV, 3GP, WMV-HD, etc.
3. Nero Blu-ray/HD DVD Video Plug-in
This plug-in can easily be installed on any computer. Once installed, it integrates with the Windows 7 Media Player and allows you to play your Blu-ray videos without needing to install a separate player.