Is it possible to speed up Blu-ray/DVD playback on a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by truth1ness, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. truth1ness, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    truth1ness macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    I'm thinking about getting a USB DVD/Bluray player for my media mac but I'm wondering if it is possible for my Mac to increase the playback speed from the disc? Can I simply open the DVD/Blu-ray in VLC (or similar program) and increase playback speed or does it not work that way? If not is there any way to accomplish this without a very lengthy encoding to mp4 process? I like to watch educational videos sped up, and on youtube or mp4's I do this simply with VLC but I'm wondering if this is possible when the video source is a physical disc.
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Well, you can play DVDs in VLC and you already know how to speed things up there.
    And surely, you don't have any educational videos on Blu-ray? In any event, BD playback is quite poorly supported in OS X, and only very few rather bad applications exist for it.
  3. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    If you're worried about encoding speed, check out MakeMkv. From whet I've heard, the process is is rather quick. Then play the mkv file in VLC.
  4. lowendlinux, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015

    lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    VLC isn't going to play encrypted BluRay unless it's been added recently it will play BluRay but not store bought for that you need Mac BluRay Player. I really don't know what you mean by speeding up but you can FF in Mac BP.
  5. orph macrumors 65816

    Dec 12, 2005
  6. Dandu macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2009
    It's not true.

    With that, you can play "old" Blu-ray only, and many "new" can break that.

    There is many version of AACS key, as MKBvx, and with the key from VLC, you can decode Blu-ray up to MKB version ~30. Today, the new release use MKB v50 (and more) and you can't decode.

    Second, the certificate with that is old and is revoked : if you try to read a new Blu-ray, he say to the physical player that the certificate is revoked. The player will never play a Blu-ray with this certificate after that, and find a new certificate is complicated.

    And many Blu-ray with BDPlus DRM will not play, even with the keys.

    Read Blu-ray with VLC is a real pain, because there is many problems with DRM and AACS.
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68030

    Jan 13, 2011
    That's where MakeMKV comes handy. It will de-DRM your movie during ripping.

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