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Make your MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini play Blu-ray Disc

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Playing Blu-ray Discs on a Mac computer is not as easy as on a Windows PC, as not a current Mac computer is not equipped with an internal Blu-ray Disc Drive. The DVD-ROM is good for DVD playback, but does not read BD. Steve Jobs had declared that Apple wasn't interested in supporting Blu-Ray on the Mac because of complex licensing. An external Blu-ray Disc drive is a must for playing Blu-ray movie on MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini. But there’s another issue to overcome before you can watch Blu-ray movies on a Mac desktop or laptop- the BD encryption. There is no Blu-ray playing software developed for Mac like the Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 designed for Windows. The only way to enjoy Blu-ray movies on Mac is to crack the BD copy-protections and then use media players that support M2TS decoding to play unprotected Blu-ray movies (m2ts streams) on Mac.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is such kind of software that meets your needs for cracking and backing up Blu-ray Disc to MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini. The all-in-one Mac converter software deals with motion pictures, HD videos, commercial DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The software has won a good reputation for staying current with Blu-ray encryption schemes, and was proved to work with latest BDs fast and in perfect sync. The following guide introduces to you how the software backup Blu-ray movies to Mac HDD for playback.

What you need for watching Blu-ray on MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini:
Install Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (click to download a trial) 
Hook up an external BD drive with your Mac
Keep your Mac networked to ensure the BD copy-protections cracked properly

BD backup solution 1- Copy Blu-ray to MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini with lossless quality
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1. Once run the iMedia Converter for Mac software, click on “BD/DVD folder” to load the movie.
2. Click “View Mode”, and the movie will be displayed as multiple m2ts streams, select the longest m2ts file.
3. Click Format bar and choose “Copy>>Directly Copy”.
4. Click “Convert” button to copy the main movie (m2ts stream) to Mac HDD.
Fast ripping speed- it usually takes less than an hour to copy a BD of 30GB to your Mac HDD.
Flawless video quality- the M2TS stream is copied instead of trascoded to Mac, resulting in flawless Blu-ray quality.
Huge file size- a commercial BD bites up 20GB to 50GB storage.
Processor intensive- it requires a high horsepower Mac computer and high speed disk drive array to support smooth Blu-ray playback. Better use PLEX or VLC Media Player to playback BD streams on MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini.

BD backup solution 2- Convert Blu-ray to HD video for playback on MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini
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1. Once run the iMedia Converter for Mac software, click on “BD/DVD folder” to load the movie from BD drive.
2. Select the main title and set subtitles and audio language for the BD movie.
3. Click Format bar and follow “HD Video” to choose a format from HD MKV, AVI, MOV, MP4, TS.
4. Click “Convert” button to convert BD to Mac HDD in specified format.

Acceptable file size- 2 hours of HD contents takes up 6-18GB based on your settings. Video quality is variable depending on codec and settings.
Long processing time- it takes 2-8 hours to rip a BD to Mac using default HD formats, and double time when “high quality” is set.

More about iMedia Converter for Mac

  1. The iMedia Converter for Mac enable user play Blu-ray contents on MacBook Air/Mac Pro/iMac/Mac Mini by backing up Blu-ray Disc (and standard DVDs) to Mac desktop and laptop in various way: lossless backup, 1080p/720p quality, and specific templates for Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G(S), iPod Touch 4, etc.
  2. The trial puts a watermark on converted Blu-ray contents. And the software is for Intel processor only, PowerPC is not supported. The current version v1.1 rips 3D Blu-ray, but does not keep 3D effect, but registered users will get free update for future.

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