Best Way to Rip and Play Encrypted Blu-ray with VLC on Mac (macOS Sierra included)
VLC, powerful multi-functional media player software, can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. which is widely used now. The 2.0 and later version support Blu-ray media playback with some extra operations. Below I will introduce the guide for watching encrypted Blu-ray with VLC on Mac.
Play Blu-ray Free on your Mac with VLC
VLC 2.0 or later version supports the Blu-ray playback. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. That means only Blu-ray disc with AACS libraries exposed are supported.
Step 1: Go to: Videolan.org, then download install the latest the latest version (2.2.4 for Mac, till 10, Oct. 2016) of VLC for your Mac.
Step 2: You'll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.
get the file and put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create it if it does not exist)
|AACS dynamic library
put that file in ~/lib directory (right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib/, create it, if it does not exist)
Tip: VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play.
If VLC not support all Blu-ray movies(macOS Sierra included)
Not all Blu-ray movies are supported in the above free method, and VLC doesn't claim it would be work well with the latest macOS Sierra. If VLC still can’t help you play Blu-ray disc movie, or not work smoothly on macOS Sierra, you could purchase a Blu-ray Player(as far as I know over $39.95) or Rip Blu-ray to common format(you need a Blu-ray Ripper) for VLC or other common media player on Mac, like Mac default QuickTime Player.
Here we choose to Rip Blu-ray to VLC supported format. In this way, all needed is to download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Here lists it key features:
1, Hack Blu-ray encrypted ability.
It has abilityh to backup any encrypted Blu-ray including older and recent ones and remove copy protection from Blu-ray with Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS, CSS, UOPs and unlock region code.
2, Output Formats and Devices.
Rip and Convert Blu-ray to H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.
Rip/Transfer Blu-ray to iPad Pro, iPhone 7/7 Plus, Playback with PS4/PS3.
Rip 3D Blu-ray for Viewing in ZEISS VR ONE, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift DK2, ect.
Store Blu-ray Digitally on Synology NAS Drive for Streaming, to Dropbox for Viewing Anywhere.
Import Blu-ray footage to FCP X, iMovie, etc for further editing.
3, Easy to use.
If one software is with quality features, it may be complicated to control. There are just three main steps for Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper to charge the whole ripping process: Load Blu-ray > Set Profile > Get Started.
4, Totally safe.
No one would like to take any risks to run an unsafe software. Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is totally clean. No virus, no adware, no spyware, and no malware.
5, Speed and quality.
Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper makes a balance among faster ripping conversion speed, amazing output video audio quality and smaller file size, it catches my heart in its hands.
==> Guide: Rip Encrypted Blu-ray for VLC on Mac
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie to the software
First download Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac( free trail), install and open it.
Insert the Blu-ray disc to the external Blu-ray drive as the source file. Launch the top Blu-ray Ripper for Mac; click the disc button to load the entire Blu-ray disc for ripping. Blu-ray movie folder and ISO image files are supported as well.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click the Format bar and follow Common Video; MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, M4V... are all the popular output formats for you. This Mac Blu-ray Riper also has 150+ presets for almost all popular multimedia devices. You are allowed to choose one device as the output format as well.
Tip: If you wanna some advanced settings, you can click "Settings" icon to adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. Plus, you can click "Edit" button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.
Step 3. Start Blu-ray ripping
Click on the Convert button on the lower part of the screen to start conversion. Once you got everything all set up, initiate the conversion and let the top Blu-ray Ripper for Mac do what it can.
After the conversion, click Open button to locate the output vidoes. If it's there, then you can begin to enjoy the video in any way you like.
BTW: You can also entire copy the Blu-ray original structure or main movie only without any protections to your Mac, and play with VLC.
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