How to Use MPlayer to Play Blu-ray Discs

If you’re wondering how to get your Mplayer to play encrypted Blu-ray discs, simply follow this guide to get the solutions.

Mplayer plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.

While, no-one seems to know much how to import and play Blu-ray discs using Mplayer (even you’ve gotten rid of the copy protection and can actually make a backup!). So here’s how we have done it.

– First you will need an external Blu-ray drive for your Mac to read the Blu-ray disc.
– Then you will need software to crack the encryption and convert the Blu-ray data to MPlayer compatible file formats. The software we recommend is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. The main reason we choose it is because it is capable of removing copy-protections and doing format conversion at the same time. Best of all, it adopts advanced video and audio in sync technology, which will never let users encounter audio and video out of sync issues.It is not only a Blu-ray Ripper, but also work well with DVDs, just like the Blu-ray Player can work with DVD disc well.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Besides DVD and Blu-ray , if you wanna to convert some digital files such as VOB , MKV , MP4, MOV , FLV files to MPlayer compatible formats, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What’s more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of. If you are Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.

How to Compress Blu-ray movies to MPlayer playable video

Step 1. Import Blu-ray movies

Insert the Blu-ray disc to external Blu-ray drive and click the “Load Disc” button to add the Blu-ray movies you want to play on your MPlayer. Select subtitles you want keep with the output video from the option.

Step 2. Choose output format for MPlayer
Click the pull down menu at the opposite side of “Format”, then all the output format presets will show up. To output SD video, you can select “Common Video”; to export HD video, you can choose “HD Video”. We select “HD Video”> “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” for instance.

Step 3. Adjust audio and video parameters
Click “Settings” button of this Mac Blu ray converter to do your own adjustments. Once clicked this button, the following window will pop up, on which you are allowed to adjust video and audio settings like codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels. If your Mac is quite fast, then you can adjust the options to bigger ones, otherwise, you need consider if your Mac is able to run the final HD files. For example, for a faster Mac, you can set the aspect ratio at 1980*1080, but for a slower Mac, you need set the size down to 1280*720, this would give you a DVD quality playback experience as well.

Step 4. Start ripping Blu-ray for MPlayer on Mac

Click the big button “Convert”, the Blu-ray ripping task will process immediately. When finished, you can get the ripped Blu-ray contents via clicking “Open” button with ease. Now, just open the files in MPlayer for watching. Hope this helps.

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