Play and Edit BDMV Files with QuickTime, iMovie, FCP on Mac OS X El Capitan

Diana Joan

Aug 24, 2015 07:10 am / Posted by Diana Joan

What is BDMV file?

BDMV is the Blu-ray Disc Movie format and there is a BDMV folder with a load of subfolders and files underneath it on a standard BD. BDMV discs contain audio, video and other streams in Blu-ray's BDAV (MPEG-2 TS) Container.

BDMV folder

Different kinds of BDMV files

AVCHD camcorders with .MTS or .M2TS file extension.

Blu-ray disc with BDMV folder

Ripper Blu-ray
Ripped Blu-ray DVD movies, its folder structure is all contained in a BDMV folder structure with M2TS extension files.

Blu-ray movie with BDMV & CERTIFICATE folder
There is one subfolder from the BDMV folder which is the Stream folder and there is a MTS extension file in this subfolder.

The following article will show you how to play and edit the above mentioned 4 kinds of BDMV files on Mac.

Free application to play BDMV files

VLC media player is a cross-platform multimedia players that's capable of playing BDMV folder from AVCHD camcorders or Ripped Blu-ray. However, you are out of luck to play copy right protected Blu-ray movies with BDMV folder. A freeware can not always satisfy your diversity needs. To solve the problem, you will need to find a BDMV folder player alternative.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (get Windows vesion) can be your comprehensive solution to deal with all BDMV folder playback on Mac problems. It has full support to import BDMV folders from all resources including AVCHD camcorders, ripped Blu-ray and also digital protected Blu-ray movies. You can easily output BDMV folders to virtual any formats as you like. For example, you can convert BDMV to MP4, MOV for QuickTime player, Plex Media server, encode BDMV folder to AIC for editing with iMovie, Apple Prores for FCP or FCP X or Avid DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How to play and edit BDMV folder on QuickTime, iMovie, FCP OS X El Capitan?

Step 1: Load BDMV folder to the program.

Start the program, click "File" menu, from its drop-down options, select "Load from folder" to add your BDMV file

Load blu-ray disc

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Choose the output file format according to your own preference, you can output BDMV files to various different file formats or devices and programs optimized file formats.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Convert BDMV file on Mac

Hit right-bottom convert button to carry out the conversion process to convert BDMV files on Mac for playing with QuickTime, HTPC, import and edit with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.

When the conversion is over, feel feel to play and edit BDMV files on Mac OS X El Capitan.

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