It has been reluctant to pursue blu-ray playback in the Mac OS. Meanwhile, Apple has been focusing on online delivery of HD content with the iTunes store; but even though the use of Blu-Ray
movies is limited, you can still manage and use blu-ray disks on your Macbook.
Hi, I just got a new Macbook pro 13" with Retina Display and wanted to play blu-rays on it. I understand I need to buy an external blu-ray player, but are there any specific ones? And is my macbook strong enough to play blu-rays? Or do I need any Blu-ray converting tool to get macbook to play blu-rays? Thank you.
Because of Sony's licensing on Blu-ray, it is pretty difficult to play Blu-ray discs on MacBook. It doesn't mean you can't make it. Here is a solution for you.
At first, take a look at Pavtube BDMagic for Mac - Best Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. It supports the Mac OS X Mountain Lion and lateast Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Basically, you can use it to convert your favorite DVDs and Blu-ray discs, including those with copyright protection, such as BD+, AACS, and region code to many output formats.
Becides, it offers various preset for all users. Now I have wonderful experience in ripping and converting Blu-ray discs on Macbook for watching. Let’s show you how it performs.
First of all, download BDMagic for Mac and install it. Maybe you want to try it before purchase, it’s ok, and there is a trial version for you to test. Then go to the details below.
Step 1. Load Blu-ray discs from BD driver.
Step 2. Select output format.
There are many video format options under Format menu, just choose "MOV - QuickTime(*.mov)" from "Common Video" option as Mac best compatible formats.
Step 3. Set output parameters according to your need.
If you like, you can click “Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Tip 1: You are allowed to edit the output video for customization including Trim, Crop, adding text, Image and Video watermark and so on.
Step 4. Start conversion.
Click "Convert" button to start conversion. After completed, click Open to find the generated video.
By converting Blu-ray movie to MOV format, you can playback the Blu-ray movie on macbook since majority of media player on mac can recognize the quicktime mov file. Do not hesitate, just go to get it.
You can also choose this way to backup Blu-ray on your Media Streamer and copy Blu-ray to external hard drive for viewing.
Tip 2: If you wanna lossless backup DVD and Blu-ray discs, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac will help you to backup lossless MKV with multiple audio and subtitle tracks.