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How to Watch and Rip Blu-ray on Mac for free

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As Mac users well know, no matter Mac OS X or macOS doesn't support Blu-ray playback, since none of Mac shipped with a Blu-ray drive. While to most of us, Blu-ray disc is an essential part of our life (If you lack a fast Internet connection, it may be quicker and easier to buy a Blu-ray disc than wait to download a file). Then it's time to learn how you can watch and even rip Blu-ray discs on a Mac.

If you have some Blu-ray discs, you may wanna get the movies off of Blu-ray discs and onto your Mac for playing or convert Blu-ray to a format you can watch via an Apple TV or other media devices. Now, we will share the simple ways to rip Blu-ray discs on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) for free.

A. Ripping Blu-ray movies on Mac with MakeMKV for free

Using GuinpinSoft's MakeMKV beta to rip videos from Blu-ray discs to your hard drive in MKV format.

Note: Make sure you've connected an external Blu-ray writer to your Mac. MakeMKV will then find the USB-connected drive and read the Blu-ray disc.

1. Launch MakeMKV and o then scans and imports the Blu-ray disc.
2. Select any options from the side menu, choosing whether to include all audio streams, subtitles, or only include specific languages (i.e. English only).
3. Choose the output folder (default is set to ~/Movies/DiscName)
4. Click the "Make MKV" button to start the conversion process

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With MakeMKV you can decrypt a Blu-ray disc and save whatever parts you want into an MKV container. This takes about half the duration of the movie; when the decryption is finished, you have an MKV file that you can play back with VLC or other software.

B. Converting ripped Blu-ray movies to various formats

If you want to share your Blu-ray movies with friends, edit them in iMovie, upload them to YouTube, play them on iPhone/iPad/iPod, etc., you can use Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to convert the ripped MKV videos to the format you need like MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, AVI, FLV, 3GP, ASF, etc. You can also directly convert Blu-ray to virtually any video format like MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. Moreover, it provides hundreds of video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, Xbox 360, etc. so that you can virtually convert video for play anywhere you like. In addition, you can use it as a Blu-ray/DVD copy software to backup your discs without loss of quality.

Plus, this Mac Media Converter can also allows you to customize resolution, frame rate, bit rate for video, so you can make a good balance of video quality and video size. Some editing features like trim, crop, add effect, etc are combined with the software to aid you to make to home movies.

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The main interface of this Mac Blu-ray video conversion program is as below. It is very easy to convert the Blu-ray/DVD and various formats of videos to any other format. You can finish the conversion by only a few simple clicks: add your source media files, choose an output format, for example, MOV, and click the big Convert button to start the conversion.

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