bluray with an 2014 imac 5k?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jerwin, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. jerwin macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    What would I need to watch blurays on my 5k imac?

    I have a largish bluray collection that I would like to occasionally view on my imac. I have windows 10 installed on bootcamp. Are the bootcamp drivers comptible with this bag of hurt?

    my mac is a 3.5 Ghz i5 with m290x. I have an external monitor attached that does support HDCP. sound is through SPDIF to my DAC.

    Don't need surround sound, or 3D support. My mac seems to use the wrong motherboard/CPU for 4K. Pity, but I don't have 4K disks anyway.
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2014
    First of all you need a Blu-Ray drive. Find an electronic store (Or Amazon if available in your country) and get an external Blu-Ray drive for a PC. I havn't heard of any of these drives not working with the Mac.

    Then you need a Blu-Ray player. I am not sure if VLC can do it. But as a free option you could try.
    Otherwise MacGo Blu-Ray player should do the trick:

    I have been able to play blu-ray videos on a 13" MacBook Pro from 2010 with this software back when it was released.
  3. mcpix macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    I purchased the MacGo Blu-ray software player for my 2015 iMac and it works great. As mentioned above you also need an external Blu-ray drive (I have a Sony).
  4. jerwin thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    Is there any threat of the MacGo player being shut down by unfriendly parties? How's menu support?
  5. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014
  6. jerwin thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    the official 4k bluray players require a specific chipset/motherboard in addition to hdcp 2.2.
  7. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014
    Yep. You can't even stream 4k let alone use a UHD player because of these DRM requirements.

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