Playing Blu-ray with VLC Media Player on Mac

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Playing Blu-ray with VLC Media Player on Mac

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:15 am

Summary: Wonder how to get your VLC Media Player to play encrypted Blu-ray discs? Read on to find the solutions we shared below.

In general, you may play Blu-ray movies on a smart TV or computer, which is pretty good to enjoy Blu-ray files. So, how can we play a Blu-ray on Mac if there’s a VLC Media Player installed? Can VLC support Blu-ray playback directly? According some other users and my own experience, it’s not smooth. Well, there are some workarounds for you. Learn in detail.

Solution One:

You’ll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.

Keys database: get the file
Mac OS: put it in ~/.config/aacs/

AACS dynamic library
Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib directory

This is not any official VLC release.
VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play.
Not all Blu-ray movies are supported.

Solution two:

Since you cannot play Blu-ray movie using VLC, there is a way to make it work, you need rip Blu-ray disc to VLC friendly format such as .mp4, .mkv, .mpeg-2. Here comes with Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which enables you rip and convert Blu-ray to a common video for VLC for playback effortlessly on Mac OS X.

This Mac Blu-ray ripping software allows users to rip and convert Blu-ray to MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, MPEG-2, etc as you like. What's more, it supports a variety of portable devices or media players including Galaxy Tab 3, iPad, Apple TV, QuickTime Player, WD TV, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, Nook HD and more. Plus, with it, you can backup Blu-ray movies to hard drive remaining the original structure if you need.

Converting Blu-ray movies to VLC playable video

Step 1. Insert the Blu-ray disc to external Blu-ray drive and launch the best Blu-ray to VLC Converter Mac. Click the "Load Disc" button to add the Blu-ray movies you want to play on your VLC.


Step 2. Choose output format via clicking the Format bar. Here you can select MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MKV from the Common Video profile list as the target format.


Tip: If like, you can also check the “Settings” box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player.

Step 3. After all the settings, hit the "Convert" button to start to rip 1080p Blu-ray movies to VLC favorable videos.

After the BD to VLC conversion, you can click the “Open” button to find the converted Blu-ray files. You can import and play the Blu-ray media with VLC player without any trouble.

Editors' note: With decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper ranks top on the Blu-ray ripping application list. Meanwhile Brorsoft provides excellent customer support service, including lifetime free upgrade of product and technical support. Users can contact the support staff via email for help and suggestion.

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