Want to play and watch Blu-ray movies on iTunes, iPad, QuickTime, AppleTV, or edit Blu-ray movies in iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express?
You need firstly rip and convert Blu-ray to videos that are compatible with these players or sites. How to rip and convert Blu-ray to videos to solve the format incompatibility issue and what to use to convert Blu-ray to videos?By converting Blu-ray to MP4, you can perfectly solve the format incompatibility issue. The article will introduce 2 ways to convert and rip Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac.
Part 1: Rip Blu-Ray to MP4 on Mac with MakeMKV and HandBrake
There are a lot of method we can use to rip Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac. Here I will recommend a fairly simple way to convert Blu-ray to MP4 Mac. By making good use of MakeMKV and HandBrake, Blu-ray collections could be converted into MP4 videos on Mac.
Things that you will need:
- A Blu-ray drive: To read Blu-ray discs on your Mac, your Mac must have a Blu-ray drive; if your Mac doesn’t have one, install one before you start to rip Blu-ray collection on Mac.
- MakeMKV: In the initial Blu-ray ripping process, a program having the ability to decrypt and rip Blu-ray disc is needed; MakeMKV is able to decode Blu-ray disc and rip Blu-ray to MKV video.
- HandBrake: The cross platform, open source video encoder is capable of converting videos to MP4 videos; so MKV video got from MakeMKV ripping Blu-ray can be converted into MP4 during the second major step.
- Enough hard disk space:Blu-Rays are big, and you’re going to rip the whole thing to the drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.
Convert Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac with the combined help of MakeMKV and HandBrake
Step 1: Rip Blu-ray to MKV on Mac with MakeMKV
Insert Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive, launch MakeMKV and hit “File > Open disc”. After the Blu-ray disc file items are loaded into MakeMKV, choose the title you want to rip. Usually the longest title is the main Blu-ray movie. And then choose your Output Folder and hit the “Make MKV” button. It usually takes half an hour or so to finish Blu-ray to MKV ripping, depending on the size of your Blu-ray disc. Once done, you can find MKV video on the output folder you set before.
Step 2: Rip MKV to MP4 on Mac with HandBrake
Launch HandBrake. Click “Source” to load the MKV files you’ve generated with MakeMKV, specify the output path and filename, then click the “Start” button to convert. The output format is set as “MP4″ by default.
Note: During the second step, you can adjust detailed video and audio parameters if necessary.
Part 2: Rip Blu-Ray to MP4 on Mac with Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac provide aonther solution to help you solve the incompatible format issues. As is known to all, MP4 is the most popular format and could be accepted by most players, devices and websites. Apple’s products, like iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, Apple TV, etc. are all friendly with MP4 videos. Thus, to convert Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac would no doubt become a good solution. As a professional Mac based Blu-ray to video converting program, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac could rip and convert Blu-ray disc/folders to MP4 and other videos like MOV, FLV, F4V, M4V, etc. on Mac. Follow the below steps to know how to rip and convert Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac with this Blu-ray to MP4 converter for Mac.
Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac
How to convert Blu-ray to MP4 on Mac with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac?
Step 1: Load Blu-ray Movies
Insert Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive and launch Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Add source Blu-ray disc or folders by clicking “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button on the main program interface. This Mac Blu-ray to MP4 converter could retain subtitles and audio tracks from source Blu-ray files if you like. You could click the Subtitles and Audio tracks boxes under the left processing list panel to select subtitles and audio tracks.
Step 2: Output settings
Click the clickable drop-down box before the big “Convert” button and then select “Change” option to enter “Profile” frame. Choose MP4 from the “Format” group on the Profile panel. If neccessary, you could click “Edit” button on the drop-down box to adjust video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc. for output MP4 videos.
Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to MP4 videos on Mac
Go back to the main interface, click the big green “Convert” button. On the popup sidebar, set output directory and then click the Convert button at the bottom. This program would instantly start to rip and convert Blu-ray movies to MP4 videos on your Mac computer.
1. Make sure your computer is well connected with the Internet for Blu-ray disc converting.
2. If you’re using Windows comptuer, you could turn to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
Part 3: Comparison between Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac and MakeMKV and HandBrake
|Features||Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac||MakeMKV and HandBrake|
|Decrypt Blu-ray disc||unstable funtion, support AACS and BD+ decryption|
|Rip Blu-ray folder to MP4|
|Rip Blu-ray to various video and audio formats such as MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP3, AAC, etc.|
|Convert Blu-ray full movie to MP4|
|Convert Blu-ray main movie to MP4|
|Play back Blu-ray movies|
|Price||$44.95||MakeMKV: combination of freeware and shareware, free to rip DVD, but to rip Blu-ray, users have to pay $50 to get the activation key; HandBrake: free|