On Windows 10 machines, we can create a Blu-ray disc with local files, like a movie or music that you download online, an ISO or BDMV folder that you rip from an optical disc, some homemade or filmed videos as well as some precious photos.
And it’s pretty easy to burn a Blu-ray disc on Windows 10 computers, check out the following sections and start to make your Blu-ray library.
What you need to burn a Blu-ray disc on Windows 10
1. A Blu-ray Drive for your computer
Though Blu-ray has taken the DVD’s place and become a common standard for movie releases, most computers were, are, and maybe will be, in a few more years, shipped out without an optical Blu-ray drive.
So before you start to burn a Blu-ray disc on your computer, check if you can play a Blu-ray with the built-in drive. If not, get yourself an external or internal one to carry on the Blu-ray burning.
For Mac users, an external Blu-ray drive is a must to burn a Blu-ray disc.
2. A blank Blu-ray disc that supports writing
Be aware that if you want to burn files to a Blu-ray disc, you have to get yourself one that supports burning.
Generally, we can see some BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE discs on the market which stand for:
What’s more, based on the capacity, we have BD-25(also called BD-SL) discs for 25GB and BD-50(BD-DL) discs for 50GB. You can choose a disc that is large enough to hold all the source files.
3. The professional Blu-ray burner software
You cannot do without the professional Blu-ray burner software. As the saying goes, “A perfect tool is half success.” Using the right Blu-ray burner program to burn files to a Blu-ray disc will make the process easier and the result better.
For Windows users, Tipard DVD Creator and Cyberlink Power2Go are 2 that you should pay attention to.
Both of them are the leading products in BD burning and have been used and loved by millions of users. Contributing to Blu-ray disc burning and creation, Tipard and Power2Go support to burn a Blu-ray disc with local files, folders, and ISO.
Tipard DVD Creator:
Method 1 How to burn a Blu-ray disc with Tipard DVD Creator on Windows 10
First, let’s see how to use Tipard DVD Creator to burn a movie or music Blu-ray disc.
Import the files to Tipard DVD Creator
Launch this Blu-ray burner program on your computer and choose to burn Blu-ray Disc on the pop-out window.
Don’t have it on your computer? Click the buttons to download it for free.
Next, you may drag the target file(s) or folder(s) to Tipard’s interface and release it. Tipard will start to analyze all the input and display it on the pane.
Set up the profile parameters for the input
After Tipard processes the file, you may decide the audio channel and subtitle track of the movie.
Then, locate Video Quality, use the default Auto, or set the value as High to burn the disc without quality loss.
Hit Next to proceed.
Design the disc menu
Here, you may create a custom menu for your movie disc.
Tipard offers you several templates and you can choose one from them. Or you may personalize one with local images, videos, and music.
Don’t need a menu for your disc? Tick the No Menu option.
Click the Burn button and move to the final step.
Start to burn the disc
By default, Tipard will detect the active Blu-ray drive on your computer and set it as the destination of this burning. You can change it under the Burn to disc option.
Lastly, click the Start button to initiate a Blu-ray disc burning. Tipard will finish the process in a few minutes.
When it’s complete, eject the disc and play it on your computer or TV to see if the burning ends well.
Method 2 How to burn a Blu-ray disc with Cyberlink Power2Go on Windows 10
To create a disc with data files, movies, music, and photos, we can use Cyberlink Power2Go.
Choose a suitable mode
Launch Power2Go on your computer and choose a mode that fits you most on the interface.
Here, I will use the Data Disc and show you how to burn a Blu-ray data disc.
Add the target files
Under the Data Disc mode, click Blu-ray disc to decide the disc type I plan to burn.
Then, on the Data Disc – Blu-ray Disc window, browse and locate the target file(s), click the Add files to the disc compilation button to load it up. Or you can drag the source file to the pane below.
Set up for the files
For disc burning, Power2Go offers a feature that surprises me a lot – you can encrypt the disc.
If you want to protect the information or privacy, you can click the Create a secure area on your disc button and set up a password to limit access to certain data.
Hit Next to keep finishing the setup.
A Settings/Information window pops out where you’re available to decide Auto-run and icon.
Complete the process
As everything is set, click Burn to start burning the files to the Blu-ray disc with Power2Go.
Keep the disc well-preserved after the process is complete. You can also use other features of Power2Go, like Video Disc, Music Disc, and Photo Gallery Disc, to create a personalized Blu-ray disc. And the steps of each mode are basically the same.
1. Can you burn a Blu-ray disc with Windows Media Player?
By default, Windows Media Player cannot burn a Blu-ray disc. But you may download some external codecs and plugins to make it BD-compatible.
2. Can I use VLC or Handbrake to burn a Blu-ray disc?
VLC is a media player to play music, video, DVD, BD, and CD on computers, you cannot use it to burn a Blu-ray disc.
Neither can Handbrake, a video converter program.