How to Play Blu-ray Movies on QuickTime?

Blu-ray Disc movies are regularly getting famous today among movies lovers and the main reason lies in its superb viewing experience. Blu-ray movies come in a very crystal clear quality and users can enjoy every scene of their movies. You can play these Blu-ray movies on your computer or laptop by using software’s video player. As we know, QuickTime is one of the most famous video player due to its easy-to-use interface and powerful playback features. However, QuickTime can’t play Blu-ray movie since the latter is a new technology. To solve the issue, we are going to share how to use QuickTime to play Blu-ray movies in following paragraphs.

Introduction of QuickTime and Blu-Ray Movies

What is QuickTime

Apple QuickTime lets you play videos stored on your hard drive as well as stream content by supplying the URL of the video source. The app shows its age, but is still usable as long as you install several codecs in order to play a wider variety of movie formats; there is also a small number of free plug-ins that can extend the app’s functionality.

What is Blu-Ray Movie

Blu-ray is a video format known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) and invented by Blu-ray association. This format enables users to play HD videos and store more data in a single disc, it stores up to 50GB data in a dual layer disc. The greatest benefit of using Blu-ray is that it comes with very short wavelength as compared to red laser. In short, it can easily store more data in less space by packing data more tightly.

The Easiest Way to Play Blu-Ray Movies via QuickTime

As we mentioned above, QuickTime can’t play Blu-ray disc movies directly. Plus, if the Blu-ray movies that you are going to play on QuickTime player are commercial ones that are rent or purchased from iTunes, Amazon or BestBuy, then you will need to remove the copy & region protection before performing a conversion from Blu-ray to QuickTime supported file formats.

To finish the task, just download Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, which not only helps to remove all copy and region protection from all Blu-ray disc without any plug-in, but also facilitate you to directly convert Blu-ray to QuickTime recognized file formats on the same interface. What’s more, it also can output other format like H.265, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc to adapt to other tablets, smartphones, cloud server and game consoles. It is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, etc.

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How to Convert and Play Blu-ray Movies on QuickTime?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray from optical drive

Insert your Blu-ray disc into an internal or external Blu-ray drive, click "Add disc" icon on the top menu bar to load the Blu-ray disc into the program.

load Blu-ray disc

Editor’s Note:

During the Blu-ray ripping process, you can easily set subtitles for using with QuickTime player. You can rip Blu-ray movies with desired internal subtitles. If you don’t want the whole movie to have subtitles, but just portions that require translation. You can choose "Forced Subtitle" option to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts periodically throughout the film to help you understand what they are saying.

Select desired subtitles

Step 2: Choose output format for QuickTime player

Choose output format by clicking the "Format" bar. Here "Common Video" > "MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" is recommended as the target format.

Tip: 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 QuickTime player.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to quicktime conversion process

When everything is OK, press the big “Convert” button to start Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV conversion on Mac. Once completed, locate and find the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open” icon on application UI, and you are able to import converted Blu-ray movies to QuickTime for enjoyment.

As you can see, this how-to guide is not that complex that you can master it quickly and achieve more ripping tasks on your own.

Additional Tips:

To transcode Blu-ray discs to multi-track MKV that preserving multiple video and audio streams, that is what Pavtube ByteCopy for MacPavtube ByteCopy can do for you. Just choose "Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.MKV)" in Format list.

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