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How to Play 4K UHD Blu-ray movies on 5K Display of iMac

July 29, 2017

Ever since the 2014 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display was released, we knew that, just like the MacBook Pro lineup, which kept non-Retina models for the short term (in the 13-inch models), in the long term, Retina was the direction Apple would go across the entire product space.

So, besides the all Retina lineup, the 27-inch iMac received some significant updates that will please anyone looking to squeeze out more performance.

"Just got a 5K iMac. Is it possible to play 4K UHD Blu-Rays? Wanting to know because this display is awesome!"

One of the requirements of playing a Blu-ray disc on the computer is having a Blu-ray drive, iMac doesn’t native supports Blu-ray playback, so you have to download some 4K Blu-ray player software on iMac. And iMac native accepted video types including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPEG and AVCHD. So it’s a good choice to rip and convert 4K Blu-ray to iMac supported 4K MOV, MP4, M4V videos for playback with ease.



Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is highly recommended to you., The program can comprehensively load 4K Blu-ray disc, 4K BDMV folder and 4K ISO files and then rip them to MP4 as well as AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc, and allows you to manually adjust encoding settings to customize the output video quality and file size. In addition, if you want to edit videos, set subtitles, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. The equivalent Mac Blu-ray converter is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Just download it and follow the guide to 4K Blu-ray to MP4 for iMac with Retina 5K Display .



Step 1. Load (4K) Blu-ray

Click the disc-like button to load your (4K) Blu-ray files. The Blu-ray titles and chapters will be listed on the program within a few seconds.



Note: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and pls keep networked.

Step 2. Choose Mac Supported Fomrat

Press on “Format” button to open the drop-down list. Then choose MP4, MOV or M4V format from "Common Video" or "HD Video" cateloage.



Here you can also choose the output format according to the ultimate usage.

If you stream the Blu-ray and DVD rips on TV, you can choose “TVS” profile.
If you want to transfer Blu-ray and DVD to iPhone, iPad, you can select the target format in “iPhone”/”iPad” profile.
If you just want to put the Blu-ray and DVD rips to Home Network, NAS and some other centralized location, you can simply choose MP4 in “Common Video” and “HD Video”.

Step 3. Adjust Resolution

Click “Settings” icon to adjust the Blu-ray movie resolution, for keeping the origianl 4K resolution of your 4K Blu-ray, please select the "original" drop-down option from "Size(pix)" catalogy. In this way the output Blu-ray movie will reserve the 4K resolution.



You can adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. Plus, you can click “Edit” button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.

Step 4. Start Conversion

Click the “Convert” icon, the conversion will start immediately.

You can follow the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the conversion finished, you can get Mac compatible Blu-ray movies via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Just enjoy the (4K) Blu-ray on your 5K Retina iMac.

P.S.

If you not only wanna convert Blu-ray videos, but also intend to convert DVD or Videos such as 4K XAVC-S, 4K XF-AVC MXF, MTS, MXF, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV movies to , the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of.



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