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2 Ways to Play BDMV files on Mac (macOS Sierra inculuded)

How can we run and view BDMV files on Mac with ease? Now read on to find the solid answer from this page.

A file with the BDMV file extension is a Blu-ray Information file or sometimes called a Blu-ray Disc Movie Information file. They contain information about the contents of a Blu-ray disc, but they don't hold the actual multimedia files themselves.Some common BDMV files include index.bdmv, MovieObject.bdmv, and sound.bdmv.BDM is a similar file format but is usually seen only on hard drives; they're referred to as AVHCD Information files.BDMV files are commonly used on optical discs.

Most popular disc authoring programs that support Blu-ray disc burning will open BDMV files, like the free Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), BDMV Player, and VLC.

iDeer Blu-ray Player, CyberLink PowerDVD, JRiver Media Center, Nero, Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player, and ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theatre support BDMV files too but none of them are free to use (but they may have trial versions available).

Guide 1: Open and Play BDMV on Mac with iDeer Blu-ray Player

If you want to play a BDMV folder movie, please pay attention to not selecting any BDMV OR stream file. Or you will just get a video with one audio without Blu-ray navigation panel and subtitle. Blu-ray Player software can help user play a Blu-ray folder as a disc file.

Open iDeer Blu-ray Player and select Open Disc or press Ctrl + D.

When Open Disc box pops up, select Open Folder and choose the Blu-ray first-level directory instead of BDMV or CERTIFICATE.

Then you will see the navigation panel. You can click play movie option to play the movie directly, or select a chapter or title to play.

Guide 2: Convert BDMV for Playing BDMV files on Mac

Since MOV is the most ideal format for playing on Mac OS X, you can convert BDMV to MOV for playback on Mac(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included). In this case, a versatile BDMV file converter is in need. Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player. With it, you can convert BDMV files to Mac playable MOV video with fast speed and high quality.

Besides, this package tool enables you to convert BD/DVD disc, VIDEO_TS folder as well as HD video files like MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, MXF, MP4, etc to any format you want. Plus, the built-in video editor allows you to trim, crop, add watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect you prefer. Just download the program and follow the guide below to convert BDMV to a video format you need on Mac.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1. Add BDMV source files

Install and launch the professional BDMV converter on Mac. Click Add button to load the original source to it. If you want to merge multiple video clips into a single one, you can turn on "Merge into one file" option.

Step 2. Set right output video format

Click the Format bar and follow Common Video; MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, M4V... are all the popular output formats for you. This Mac BDMV file converter also has 150+ presets for almost all popular multimedia devices. You are allowed to choose one device as the output format as well. And if you want to edit BDMV files with FCP, iMovie, just choose the certain presets it offers.

Step 3. Video/Audio settings

If you like, modify profile settings such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc to get optimized video and audio playback.

Step 4. Start to convert BDMV files on Mac

Finally, hit the "Convert" button to start encoding BDMV to MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V format on Mac.

Once it finishes, open output folder, locate the created file and you are able to play the converted BDMV files on Mac(Yosemite, El Capitan and macOS Sierra included) by using QuickTime smoothly. If you like, you can transfer the converted BDMV files to your media players for watching or video editor programs for editing.

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Got some bdmv files for editing in FCP, but failed. Tried brorsoft transcode to prores. It works. Thanks.