Play Blu-ray movies in MPlayer with all audio and subtitle tracks

If you are just curious about how to play backup and Blu-ray on MPlayer with all audio and subtitle tracks, get the best BD ripping tool to rip Blu-ray to lossless mkv format. 

MPlayer is a free and open source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux and other Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Versions for OS/2, Syllable, AmigaOS and MorphOS are also available. This marvelous media player supports playing various video and audio files which brought much fun for you, I believe.

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Many people wish it has the ability of playing Blu-ray disc. Actually it already can. This guide will give you a whole walkthrough of playing movies on Blu-ray disc on MPlayer with all audio and subtitle tracks.

What is required:

- A BD drive.

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First details of MPlayer supported video and audio formats:

- Container formats: 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, Matroska, MOV (QuickTime), MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia, Bink
- Video formats:Cinepak, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo, Sorenson, Theora, WMV, Bink
- Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, FLAC, Intel Music Coder, Monkey’s Audio, MP3, Musepack, RealAudio, Shorten, Speex, Vorbis, WMA, Bink

Step-by-step guide:

The following passage shows a best way to convert a Blu-ray Disc for MPlayer with all audio and subtitle tracks.

To begin:

Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the “Load file(s)” icon on the main interface. You can see the chapter information of your Blu-ray movies on the main interface after you loading to the program.

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Then choose the output format. In order to preserve the chapter structure and subtitles, you’d better choose the "Multi-track Video". Under this profile, you have three choices which all can preserve chapter structure.

If you choose "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*mkv)" format, you can output the BD disc with lossless quality and allow multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles.

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One special function that makes ByteCopy stands out is you can easily select you needed tracks, subtitles.

multi-track settings

The last thing you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to copy Blu-ray to lossless MKV format. Just wait a moment and then you can output the mkv videos with all audio and subtitle tracks preserving. Then you can add the result files onto MPlayer for watching.

Have a fun of it!

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