How to Play Blu-ray disc on Mac Mini?

Diana Joan

Jun 27, 2017 10:21 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Apple, Blu-ray, NAS, Samsung

Most Mac users have brought new Mac Mini and connect it to HD LCDTV for movie enjoyment. However, we know Apple’s never going to bring Blu-ray to the Mac, in other words, you have collected plenty of Blu-rays, it’s difficult for you to use the Mac Mini to enjoy Blu-ray on TV. It’s a long way that waiting Apple to support Blu-ray on Mac. Will miss the chance to watch Blu-ray on Mac Mini? Of course not, we have found 2 ways to play Blu-ray on Mac Mini, following will tell you how to realize this great idea.

Solution 1: Watch Blu-ray on Mac Mini by a Blu-ray Drive

Blu-ray disc is need the Blu-ray drive. Mac mini have provided some USB ports, you cannot play any Blu-Ray disc on any Mac mini, unless you buy a drive and software. You can buy the drive from Amazon, such as: Buffalo, Samsung, LG, ASUS and Sony, etc. Popular Software: Macgo Blu-ray Player, Aurora Blu-ray Player, VLC.

NOTE: A drive without software is not enough. Software without a drive is not enough. 

1. First, you should get an external Blu-ray drive connected with your Mac Mini.

2. Then you need get a software, such as: Aurora Mac Mini Blu-ray player and then install it on your Mac Mini.

3. You should make sure the Internet Connection is well. Then insert the Blu-ray disc into the drive, the player will read it automatically.

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Solution 2: Watch Blu-ray on Mac Mini by a USB

You need to buy a Blu-ray drive and install a Blu-ray player, why nor try a Blu-ray Ripper? You can backup Blu-ray to USB, then insert USB to Mac Mini for playback. That’s easier than solution 2, also you can save much energy. Choosing a Blu-ray ripper is as important as Blu-ray drive, you need to consider the installation, interface, stability, etc. I think ByteCopy for Mac won’t let you down, this software is easy to use, safe and clean. Best important is that you can get free version and enjoy Blu-ray on Mac Mini with free.

In fact, a powerful Blu-ray ripper should support various DVD vidoe type and output different video formats, you can import DVD disc, DVD image, DVD folder to it, at the same time, you can choose any vidoe formats. Best of all, if you connect your Mac Mini to 4K TV, you can get 4K video from Blu-ray i this software, if you connect Mac Mini to 3D TV, you can get 3D video from Blu-ray, of course, common video, SD video, HD video are all here. This review will help you to know more information about this software.

  • Support DVD disc, DVD ISO, IFO image, DVD folder, Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray IFO image, Blu-ray folder
  • Convert BD/DVD to 200+ Multimedia Devices and Formats, such as: H.264, MP4. AVI, MKV, MOV, etc.
  • Enjoy 4K video from DVD and Blu-ray with high video quality.
  • Get 3D Movie Creating Experience from Blu-ray and DVD
  • Multi-track Video Output: Compress a Blu-ray or DVD to MKV, MP4, MOV, Apple ProRes MOV with multiple languages and subtitles for free switch during playback.
  • Backup BD/DVD without Quality Loss: Backup entire Blu-ray and DVD disc or Save a 100% M2TS/VOB movie without extras
  • Personalize Movie With Customized Adjustments: Abundant output parameters provided and Powerful video editing feature

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Quick Guide: Convert Blu-ray to Digital Video for Mac Mini

Step 1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to Mac by a Blu-ray drive, run this software, and click File and choose Load files button to import Blu-ray videos directly from your disc. You can also load IFO image to it. This software will detect the Blu-ray main titles automatically. You can choose the desired subtitles language at the bottom, also you can backup Blu-ray with forced subtitles.

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Step 2. Click on the main title, then press Format button and choose the video you want, for example: You can choose Multi-track Video > Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4) video, this video formats can keep all the Blu-ray multiple audio tracks and chapter markers. You also can choose other video formats, like: MKV, MOV, AVI video formats as the output video files.

DVD to MP4

Step 3. After all the choices are done, go back to the main interface and click Convert to start Blu-ray to MP4 video conversion with chapter. Wait for a while, a brand new MP4 video will be finished.

When you get the video from Blu-ray, you can save it to USB and insert USB to Mac Mini USB port, connecting Mac Mini to TV, a perfect video playback is coming.

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