I’ve recently bought some movie packs that contain region B and C Blu Rays (I’m region A in the US) and am trying to find a reliable and consistent way to be able to watch my movies. I wasn’t sure where this post should go since it isn’t an issue with the AnyDVD HD software (most likely) and at least part of the issue isn't hardware but I’m not sure what the issue is. I would prefer to be able to watch the movies from the disc each time, so I don’t have to rip and save all the region B/C movies, but if ripping ends up being the only way to make it work consistently, that would be an acceptable solution. At the end of the day I would like something fairly straight forward so my wife and son could load up a movie and watch it without a long manual of instructions. What I’m looking for, initially, is a recommended process and set of software to use that will let me watch a movie. Preferably that I can just insert a disc, open the software, and play the movie. I don’t mind purchasing software, where needed, but am just trying to get something working as a starting point, and can then improve it with better offerings. I’ve tried a few things with varying levels of success, and don’t know whether the issues I’ve encountered are software issues, configuration/settings issues, hardware issues, or if the issue resides between the keyboard and chair. If I do end up needing to burn the discs in order to watch them, if there is a good format/process to compress them, that would be great. I don’t need uber quality; these are mainly just Disney/Pixar movies to watch as a family. I have 2TB to save on our NAS, but I don’t want to fill it up at 25GB per movie. I’m running Windows 10 LG 14X Blu-Ray Burner WH14NS40 (confirmed I have the latest firmware installed) Intel Core i3-7100 Dual-Core 3.9 GHz I have AnyDVD HD set to ask for the Blu Ray region every time, but it only asked on the first few movies and now doesn’t ask anymore, even though the setting still says to ask every time. It’s getting the region correct so I’m not worried about this at the moment, but if there’s something I can do to make sure it asks every time again, that would be helpful. After inserting a disc, I’ve loaded up Leawoo and told it to play from the optical drive. This has been very inconsistent in results. Most of the times I’ve tried this either the disc has locked up or the playback has been stuttered / laggy. When this happens, the drive is also very loud with a regular clunking sound instead of the normal whir. This sound is not present if I am ripping a disc. After trying the same movie a few times, and letting Leawoo auto-play through all of the opening screens, I was able to get the movie to play fine once. The next several movies I tried had the same stutter issue and loud drive noise. Trying another path, I used AnyDVD HD to rip the disk directly to an ISO. This has worked with no issues on several discs, including the ones that had issues with live playback. After reading around it sounded like VLC might be a good player to play the ISO, but this didn’t work very well. VLC was pretty clunky with the menus and occasionally locked up. I tried going back to Leawoo and it seemed to handle the ISO better, but it was still pretty laggy going through menus and skipping through previews. Once the movie was playing it seemed to do fine. So worst case, if this continues to work, we can just get the ISO ripped a half hour before we’re ready to watch a movie. Not ideal, but workable. Any suggestions on things I can check or try so I can watch a movie directly from the drive would be great. If that doesn't work, any suggestions on what to try to get VLC or Leawoo working more smoothly on a ripped ISO would be great. And finally, if I do end up needing to rip the movies to watch them, what would be the recommended process and software to use to have a decent copy with a more compressed format so I don't need as much space to save all the movies.