Rip Blu-ray movies to MP4 for storage on Mac and freely playback

This article will introduce the best Blu-ray Ripper for you to complete the whole process of ripping Blu-ray to MP4 format for storage on Mac computer and playback anytime as you like. 

Many Mac users have complained that they could not play Blu-ray movies on Mac because Apple does not support Blu-ray playback. Even if it has an external Blu-ray drive, Mac can not play Blu-ray movies with Quick Time or other media players from the original source discs. Does the complicated process of playing Blu-ray movies on a Mac still bother you?


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No worries; this Blu-ray Ripper for Mac from Pavtube- BDMagic for Mac is just designed to free your hands. With clean and simple interface, fast conversion speed and perfect video quality, it will become your most reliable Blu-ray Ripping tool. Meanwhile, I often use this app to make 1:1 copy of your Blu-ray and DVD movies from physical discs to hard drive and prevent from scratches or other damages. I choose it because it plays more reliably than any Blu-ray player software for Mac.


1. Here is another choice for only DVD users – DVDAid for Mac to rip DVD discs on Mac.

2. There is a Mac Multi-track Blu-ray/DVD Ripper whcih has excellent ability of ripping Blu-rays/DVDs to MKV, MOV and MP4 with multi-track audios preserved, and output 3D video, you can have a try!

Below is how I rip and convert my Blu-ray movies to Mac for playing.

First, free download Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, install and launch it. Click the "Load file(s)" icon to load Blu-ray movie from your BD drive.


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Step 2. Optional - You can click on the dropdown list of "Subtitles" to select subtitles of desired language so that you can view Blu-ray films on your Android devices with proper subtitles, same steps you can do with Audio track selection. Make sure you select the main movie before setting subtitles.

Step 3. Select a friendly format for your portable device, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion.

There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3, iPad, iPhone, Surface RT & Pro and more. Basically the "Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is a universal format for Android/IOS/Windows tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from "Android" or "iPad" or "iPhone" catalogue.

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Step 4. Optional - If you think the video size this not suitable for your portable Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings, see the following picture:

Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 5. Click the big "Convert" button to let the software do the Blu-ray to MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your portable devices and enjoy your Blu-ray movies.

Once you backup the Blu-ray movie on Mac computer hard drive, you are set free to all kinds of other neat stuff with it, such as transcode Blu-ray to MKV, MP4 and other format so you can watch it on a handheld digital media player, stremers like PS3, XBox 360, Roku 3, or delete those annoying messages from the FBI and Interpol messages warning you of the penalties for doing what you want to do.

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    blu ray to mp4 converter (Friday, 22 May 2015 02:46)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • #2

    Convert blu ray to MP4 (Thursday, 27 August 2015 23:22)

    Nice post!Convert Blu-ray to MP4 is actually another effective way to backup Blu-ray movies to let you play and watch Blu-ray movies on iPad, Apple TV, Android tablets and other devices.

  • #3

    Lidi Geli (Thursday, 17 March 2016 22:48)

    Lidi Geli