This post introduces an inexpensive way to play Blu-ray movies on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and through this way you can turn your Mac into a fantastic Mac Blu-ray player easily.
Is it possible to play a Blu-ray disc on my iMac running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite?
“I want to play a Blu-ray disc in my iMac computer, is that possible? I’m using an iMac with the most recent Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please advice options. Thanks in advance.”
The all-in-one iMac computer can do almost anything, but playing Blu-ray discs isn’t one of them. Not only does Apple not own the license for Blu-ray, but Apple still isn’t equipped with a drive capable of reading Blu-ray discs. Fortunately, with a little inexpensive software and hardware, you can turn your iMac into a fantastic Mac Blu-ray player.
Preparations for playing Blu-ray movies on Yosemite iMac
Apple’s SuperDrive is unable to read Blu-ray discs. In order to play a Bu-ray disc on your Yosemite iMac, you will first prepare an external Blu-ray drive that can read your discs. If googling, you will find there are a number of options out there that will do the job at affordable prices.
With a Mac compatible Blu-ray drive connected to your iMac, all you need to play Blu-rays legally on an iMac is a licensed software program. The award-winning CyberLink PowerDVD ULTR is a good option for PC users, and the Mac Blu-ray Payer is a similar alternative for those running OS X, including the latest released Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The Mac Blu-ray Payer not only can play Blu-ray disc from your BD drive, but can browse to your BDMV folder or ISO file stored on your local HDD. (Note that to play a Blu-ray ISO image file, a virtual BD drive is required to install on your Mac.)
With Mac Blu-ray Player installed, just insert a Blu-ray disc to your Blu-ray drive (you need an external BD drive), and click ‘Open Disc’ or ‘Open File’ in the app to get started.
With the Blu-ray movie loaded, you can use the main menu, or click around the Mac Blu-ray Player’s embedded navigation panel to select chapters to view, enable your audio track, choose subtitles stream, and switch up your viewing mode on the fly.
The Mac Blu-ray Player supports Dolby Digital True HD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 surround sound, so you can connect your Yosemite iMac to a set of surround-sound speakers to experience the ultimate audio quality.