Equipped with fourth-generation dual-core and quad-core Intel processors, brand-new graphics and PCle-based flash-storage, Macbook Pro shows us stunning playing effect on its Retina display and provides us large capacity for tons of files. With over 5 million pixels in 15-in version and over 4 million on the 13-in version, both deliver unprecedented clarity in playing video. All these make this laptop a perfect place for Blu-ray playing. Read >> why you needbackup blu-rays.
Although the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, it is still unable to play Blu-ray Disc. To play Blu-ray discs on MacBook Pro laptop via Mac 10.11, you need an external Blu-ray drive and third party Blu-ray player software, and thing will be a piece of cake. If you don’t have an external Blu-ray drive now, you can get one from amazon.com.
However, here, I can show you two methods to get the above job done. Method one: Play Blu-ray on MacBook Pro with external Blu-ray drive and MacBook Pro Blu-ray Player; Method two: Rip and backup Blu-ray to MacBook playable video format.
Method one: Play Blu-ray on MacBook Pro with external Blu-ray drive and MacBook Pro Blu-ray Player
Step 1: Launch Macgo Blu-ray Player on MacBook Pro
After installing Mac Blu-ray Player, you can go to “Launchpad” and click on its icon to launch the program. The simplified main interface will reduce certain misoperations. You can see two buttons there: Open File and Open Disc.
Step 2: Choose a Blu-ray ISO File and Play It
If you want to play a Blu-ray ISO file, just click on “Open File” and choose the Blu-ray video you would like to watch from your local multimedia files, and then click “Open”.
Step 3: Enjoy Your Blu-ray Movie
Wait a second till the main menu pops out and you can make some adjustments there according to your own preferences. You can choose where you want to watch in “Chapter”, or choose the audio language in “Audio” and the “Subtitles”. Then you can directly click “Play Movie” to enjoy some Blu-ray time.
Method two: Rip Blu-ray to MacBook Pro supported M4V, MOV, MP4 format
This method still needs another external Blu-ray drive but don’t need another Mac Blu-ray player. For Blu-ray software, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is highly recommended here. This tool allows you to enjoy the Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO in MOV,M4V, MP4, M3U8 formats so that Quicktime on MacBook Pro via Mac OS X El Capitan directly, whether your Pro is 13-inch or 15-inch, the Blu-ray disc will be played on it limitlessly and smoothly. Besides, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is compatible with MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, PowerBook, etc. Read the review.
Here is the Pavtube Customer review: “ In terms of format, I like to have copies of my BDs available on our home network via iTunes and use this to record and catalogue the details of the performances. I also create audio only versions for use on my phone. So I have been trying out various versions of h264, so that I can get good playback on a Macbook pro while travelling and on a large TV.”
You can free download and install BDMagic for Mac here:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-76177782.html
Steps to rip Blu-ray to M4V for MacBook Pro with BDMaigc for Mac
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movie.
Connect an external Blu-ray disc drive to your MacBook Pro, instert Blu-ray disc, and click “Add Disc” button on this Blu-ray to MacBook Pro Ripper to import Blu-ray into this app.
Step 2: Choose video format and set profile.
Select the optimized video format for output. You are suggested to choose MP4/M4V from Format menu as best playable format for Mac.
Step 3: Rip Blu-ray to MacBook Pro
Hit on the “Convert” icon and start ripping Blu-ray to M4V for MacBook Pro. When it is done, open output folder and now you can watch ripped movies on MacBook Pro.
Both the two methods can make you successfully play Blu-ray on MacBook Pro. But with the two method, you can sync the ripped Blu-ray to iTunes, so that you not only can watch Blu-ray on MacBook Pro, but also can enjoy Blu-ray on iPad, iPhone conveniently.