Best Blu-ray Player for OS X 10.9?

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I'm currently using Macgo's player, however it is still very limited compared to similar software on Windows. I'm wondering if there isn't a better player out there now? Which player do you use?

And no, VLC won't work, I'm talking about Blu-ray movies made by movie studios.
 

fhall1

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I use Macgo's player, but of course you need to pay for it. I've heard if you Google "Play BluRay with VLC on Mac" it'll point you to some extra files you need to install to get it to work....that's probably your best bet for a free solution.
 

PeterHolbrook

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OS X doesn't support Blu-ray as such, so it's truly amazing that Macgo's product manages to support Blu-ray discs as well as it does. Other than that, you can always use Boot Camp, boot into Windows and use PowerDVD or similar products.
 

cbs20

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I use VLC to play blu rays on my mac. It doesn't always work perfectly and it doesn't allow you to access the menus, but you can watch blu rays with it for free, without having to pay for additional software.

As someone stated you need to download some additional files to do it. When I get home to my mac I can post the link to download the files or you can try google search and find them yourself.
 

iParis

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I use VLC to play blu rays on my mac. It doesn't always work perfectly and it doesn't allow you to access the menus, but you can watch blu rays with it for free, without having to pay for additional software.

As someone stated you need to download some additional files to do it. When I get home to my mac I can post the link to download the files or you can try google search and find them yourself.
I'll probably try googling them additionally, but it would be really helpful if you posted them or at least info on them. My girlfriend should be having her rMBP delivered within the next few days and I know she'll want to play blu-rays.

Thank you!
 

promoose

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I use VLC to play blu rays on my mac. It doesn't always work perfectly and it doesn't allow you to access the menus, but you can watch blu rays with it for free, without having to pay for additional software.

As someone stated you need to download some additional files to do it. When I get home to my mac I can post the link to download the files or you can try google search and find them yourself.
2 other options:

1) You can use MakeMKV to rip the title you want, and play the resulting .mkv file with vlc. This means a delay of about an hour while it rips.

2) You can set up your system so that vlc will use makeMKV to decode, and you can watch through vlc without ripping first. Again, no menus, you open the disk, then select the title by going to the Playback Menu, then Title sub menu. You'll need to follow the directions in the link below, which require using the Terminal. If you're not comfortable in the Terminal, this method isn't for you.

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7010
 
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