Unlike how it used to be, digital video files are getting more and more popular these days than ten years ago. All the different kinds or video formats are being used in different circumstances, and it sometimes can be really confusing for us users to understand how each kind of video file should be opened and properly played. Sometimes we see a video file but don’t know how to play it, or we just don’t have the right program to open the video file we want to watch. BDMV, for example, is one of those confusing video formats. What is BDMV? How to play BDMV file? What are BDMV files are used for? Today we will talk all about BDMV.

See how to play BDMV on Mac if you are using a Mac device.

Part 1: What is BDMV file?

BDMV file is a Blu-ray file, which means it’s used in Blu-ray related situations. Two basic formats can be used as Blu-ray title files, and Blu-ray titles created with menu support are saved as a BD-MV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) file. BD-MV discs contain audio, video, and other streams in Blu-ray’s BD-AV (MPEG-2 TS) Container. BD-MV discs normally include interactive menus using BD-J (Blu-ray’s Java implementation). So generally speaking, BD-MV is the format intended to replace DVD.

High definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) content are both supported by BD-MV files. Typically main features are in high definition resolutions, while extras may all use SD or use a combination of HD and SD resolutions, and the resolutions supported for HD video are 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. As for the frame rate, Standard analog video frame rates of 25fps and 29.97fps are supported for SD video. For HD video, supported frame rates are 25fps and 30fps for interlaced HD video as well as 24fps progressive.

Part 2: Programs on Windows to play BDMV

Now that you have a general knowledge of what a BDMV file is, you may wonder how to play BDMV file. Well, most media players cannot directly open a BDMV file, but there are still some good programs that you can download to play BDMV files easily. So next we will introduce some of those programs for you to play BDMV file.

Leawo Blu-ray Player

Leawo Blu-ray Player is a media player for both Windows and Mac system, and it can play all kinds of Blu-ray or DVD files, including BDMV. Not only that, the player can also play Blu-ray or DVD disc, folder or ISO files, regardless of region code and decryptions. Besides Blu-ray and DVD materials, Leawo Blu-ray Player can also play other digital video formats, like MP4, WMV. MKV and many more. Installing Leawo Blu-ray Player is like turning your desktop or laptop into a region-free Blu-ray player that can play all the digital video files. And yes, it is free.

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an open source media player for Windows. One of the main features of this program is that it is extremely light-weight. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports almost all common video and audio file formats you can have for playback. Based on the original Guliverkli project, Media Player Classic Home Cinema has a lot of additional features and fixed a lot of bugs. Also, Media Player Classic Home Cinema is 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars in the media player to bother you.

BDMV Player

According to the official website of BDMV Player, BDMV Player is an easy-to-use free player for BDMV folder or BDMV files which are generally ripped Blu-ray disc movie. BDMV Player can help users open and enjoy any BDMV files with a great definition and video quality. Same as the other two programs, this media player program can not only open and play BDMV files, but also play Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray ISO image files. This BDMV Player is also quite reliable in playing Blu-ray related files.

Part 3: How to play BDMV on Windows with Leawo Blu-ray Player

All of the three player programs can play BDMV video files, but we will take Leawo Blu-ray Player as an example to show you how to open BDMV file as this player program experts in playing Blu-ray and DVD materials and has a clean user interface. But as long as you get a right player program, BDMV files should be opened and played easily.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Player


Leawo Free Blu-ray Player 

☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.

☉ Free Blu-ray disc player to play 4K Blu-ray disc and 1080P Blu-ray disc, regardless of disc protection and region code.

☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

Step 2: Open Leawo Blu-ray Player. On the main interface, click on the “Open file” button.

Step 3: Locate your BDMV file and open it.


BDMV is a Blu-ray file, and it’s most commonly ripped from a Blu-ray disc. We all know that Blu-ray has a better video and audio quality than DVD and other video files, so to retain the best quality while playing the BDMV file, you better choose a nice player program. We introduced 3 different programs that can play BDMV files, and among them, the free Leawo Blu-ray Player is most recommended. It has a lot of bonus functions that we didn’t mention today. So download one and try yourself! You won’t regret it.