January 4 2017
This article introduces 2 easy ways to run and play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO Image file on Macbook Pro/Air. Read on to see details.
Watching movies on Mac is an awesome experience especially on the latest MacBook Pro 2016 with brighter LED backlighting and an increased contrast ratio. Another similar device, Macbook Air, is even more convenient player, especially for female users. Can you play Blu-ray on MacBook Air/Pro? No, because Apple hates blu-ray, which it fails to war against. Fortunately, with a little inexpensive hardware and software, you can turn your MacBook into an amazing Blu-ray player to how off your home theatre. See the a tutorial below to learn how to play Blu-ray movies on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with good video and audio quality.
When you use a Blu-ray disc, you should keep a few things in mind to avoid any problem in playing them. First of all, you should have a properly connected and working Blu-ray disc reader–an external Blu-ray drive for your Mac computer, so that any data on the disk could be read easily. Moreover, the disc needs to be free from scratches in order to avoid any hanging or interruptions.
The most occurring problem is that the media player is not capable to play such high quality videos and formats with layers of Blu-ray protection. As the newly released commercial Blu-ray disc, some newest Blu-ray discs are protected with region codes and layers of digital rights management, including AACS, and BD+, etc. to avoid being faked, copied, or retroactively applied to an unprotected medium.
First way to get Macbook Pro/Air play Blu-ray
Since Mac operating systems do not have native Blu-ray playback support, even feels reluctant to import neither Blu-ray video into iTunes/iPhone/iPad, nor a Blu-ray drive into its system, out of its own interest. an external Blu-ray drive and a Mac Blu-ray player software should be used to play Blu-rays on MacBook Pro/Air with an external Blu-ray drive.
Here 8K Player for Mac or 8K Player (Blu-ray Power version) is a piece of professional Blu-ray player software officially authorized by BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association) to read Blu-ray information and support Blu-ray playback on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It can play not only Blu-ray discs, but also its ISO files and its folders, DVD, DVD ISO files and other video or audio formats.
The Blu ray Player Mac version plays all latest discs in different regions on Mac, as well as multiple video and audio formats even 4K 5K 8K Ultra HD without any loss. It is one of the best Blu-ray player programs for home and office use, and supports the video and audio technology that deliver high-quality picture and sound.
Free Download 8K Player for Mac or 8K Player (Blu-ray Power):
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.12
1G Hz or above Intel processor.
512 MB physical RAM (memory) or more.
1024*768 or higher resolution display.
Internal or external Blu-ray drive
How to play Blu-ray movies on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
1. Connect the BD drive to your Mac
Connect the external Blu-ray drive to your Macbook Pro/Air with the cable. Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive. If you are playing Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files, you can skip this step.
2. Add Blu-ray
Install and run 8K Player for Mac (Blu-ray Power), then click "Open Bluray" to load the Blu-ray movie you want to play.
3. Start to play Blu-ray on MacBook Pro/Air
Wait a second till the main menu pops out and you can watch Blu-ray movie on MacBook Pro/Air. You can select audio track or subitle, and other settings by right-click or the main menus. And when playing Blu-ray, you can forward, backward or adjust the volume.
What's more, you can also take a snapshot, make gif, record screen and share them with your friends and families on the Facebook or Twitter while watching. Adding bookmark and repeat what you have viewed are allowed. There are more functions waiting for you to explore. See, how easy it is! Take your time enjoying the story.
Second way to make MacBook Pro/Air to play Blu-ray
Since MOV is the most ideal format for playing on Mac, you can convert Blu-ray to MOV for playback on Mac(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included). In this case, a versatile Blu-ray ripper converter is in need. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player.
With it, you can convert Blu-ray to Mac playable MOV video on Mac with fast speed and high quality, so that you can enjoy Blu-ray on MacBook Pro/Air, Mac Pro, Macbook, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod, etc. Besides, this package tool enables you to convert BD/DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder as well as HD video files like MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, MXF, MP4, etc to any format you want. Plus, the built-in video editor allows you to trim, crop, add watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect you prefer. Windows version is here.