Before you want to find software available on Mac to play blu-ray discs, you should why some players can't play Blu-ray discs on Mac and what kind of Blu-ray palyer software is good. In this article you can find your answer and more tips for you.
First, why some players can't play Blu-ray discs? 1. no Blu-ray drive 2. no appropriate codecs in Mac and the software. Blu-ray is a patented technology, Mac didn't get the Blu-ray licensing, so even if your Mac is connected with an external Blu-ray drive, you still need a third-party Blu-ray player application that supports Blu-ray playback to watch BDs.
Second, what kind of Blu-ray player software is good? There are many such software available on Mac to play Blu-ray discs products on the Internet. When we them, they all offer the same innate functionality of BD playback, so we need to compare their supplementary features and functionality, such as video and audio effects, features to customize viewing outputs, ease of use, help and support. Although some are not free software packages due to licensing fees, the software shall at least allow free trials before purchase.
Here list some good software from editors and users to help you choose the right player for your viewing needs: PowerDVD Ultra by Cyberlink, TotalMedia Theatre 5 by ArcSoft, WinDVD Pro 11 by Corel and Mac Blu-ray Player by iDeer, etc.
PowerDVD Ultra $ 89.95
PowerDVD Ultra has powerful features, but the new 12 version does not seem work well on some computers and the support is bad. Through all reviews we compare from the internet, 37% users like this product, and 55% dislike.
TotalMedia Theatre 5 $99.99
TotalMedia Theatre from ArcSoft is an old brand, with good playback quality, while, it seems that the price is too high. Through all reviews we compare from the internet, 28.6% users like this product, and 28.6% dislike.
WinDVD Pro 11 $49.99
WinDVD Pro comes from Corel, a very famous software company, but some formats are not supported by this software.Through all reviews we compare from the internet, 29.6% users like this product, and 29.6% dislike.
Mac Blu-ray Player $39.95
iDeer Blu-ray Player works on both Mac and Windows, while, it can not play 3D blu-ray. The Mac Blu-ray Player can play all Blu-ray formats, DVD, video and audio formats,etc. Through all reviews we compare from the internet, 49.6% users like this product, and 20.6% dislike.
You can see these software available on Mac to play blu-ray discs. Every software has its advantages and disadvantages, even the same software may have different effects on different computers. PowerDVD Ultra, TotalMedia Theatre, WinDVD Pro and iDeer Mac Blu-ray Player are all good Blu-ray player software with lots of users. If you think PowerDVD Ultra and TotalMedia Theatre are expensive and not worth the money, you can give iDeer Mac Blu-ray Player a try. Though it may not as famous as others, it is stable and easy to use with lots of features, what's more, it is much worth what you pay. Do keep in mind that try them before purchase.