How to Rip and Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Mac El Capitan?

Diana Joan

Jun 29, 2016 05:07 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Play Blu-ray with VLC on Mac

My Macbook Pro came with a Blu-ray drive, but I can't seem to play Blu-rays with it, even VLC can't play them. And everyone says I need to buy extra expensive software to use it. Any solutions?

Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Mac

There are many different ways to play Blu-ray movies on Mac, if you don't want to invest too much money for expensive commercial Blu-ray playback software, then you can turn to VLC. However, as the playback of Blu-ray requires licensed technology, which must be paid for and aren't included as part of the standard VLC installation. Therefore, you will need a special program to decrypt and backup the commercial Blu-ray disc onto computer for playing with VLC.

Best tool to rip Blu-ray for VLC playback on El Capitan

When searching on the Internet, you may find that there are many tools can do the job for you, if you have no idea which one to choose, just have a reference at this article: best tools to backup blu-ray movies on mac. With one of the highly ranked program called Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac(support Mac OS X El Capitan), you can easily rip and convert Blu-ray to any of VLC supported file formats such as MKV, MP4, H.264, MPEG-2, FLV, MXF, etc.

To assist you to get the best video and audio playback effect in VLC, it is ideal for you to output Blu-ray movies to lossless multi-track MKV format, which not only helps to preserver all the subtitle languages but also audio tracks( including Blu-ray Dolby 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio).

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Step by step to Rip Blu-ray Movies for VLC Playing on Mac OS X El Capitan?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc into the program.
Insert your Blu-ray disc into an internal or external Blu-ray drive, Launch the Mac Blu-ray Ripper program on your Mac computer, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray disc into the program. 

Step 2: Output Blu-ray to Multi-track MKV format.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, go to select "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" as the output format for playing with VLC on El Capitan.

Output lossless multi-track MKV format

Tips: All audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container by default, if there are some tracks you don't like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to VLC for Mac conversion.
Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start the final conversion process immediately.
  When the conversion is completed, you can Get ripped Blu-ray files by clicking the "Open output folder" button, then feel free to play Blu-ray movies with VLC on Mac El Capitan with your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks.

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