How to Play 4K Blu-ray on 5K Retina iMac?

The iMac with 5K (5120×2880 resolution) Retina display has seven times the resolution of a standard HDTV and 67% more pixels than a 4K display, which enables users to experience everything on this display like never before. If you have some 4K Blu-ray movies, you must can’t wait to enjoy the UHD movies in 5K display on iMac. But how can you play 4K Blu-rays on 5K Retina iMac, this tutorial will share two positive ways to help you get it.

Method 1. External Blu-ray Drive+ 4K Blu-ray Player software

Before you play 4K Blu-rays on iMac, you’ll need to prepare a external Blu-ray drive to load your Blu-ray discs, and iMac doesn’t native supports Blu-ray playback, so you have to download some 4K Blu-ray player software on iMac. Install a 3rd party software like Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player or Aurora Blu-Ray Player, so you can play the 4K Blu-ray on this 5K Retina iMac with best 4K resolution smoothly.

Method 2. Rip 4K Blu-ray for Playing on iMac in best 4K resolution

According to Apple official website, 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. Here, Brorsoft 4K Blu-ray Ripper for Mac provides Mac users the possibility to play 4K /1080p/720p Blu-ray movies on 5K iMac display.

Best of all, this versatile 4K Blu-ray ripper also allows you convert Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO/IFO, Video_TS files to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P H.264, H.265/HEVC, MP4,  MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG and more. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft 4K Blu-ray Ripper for Windows.

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Guide: Rip and Convert 4K Blu-ray to 5K Retina iMac supported video formats for Playback

Step 1. Load 4K Blu-ray Movies

Install and launch the best 4K blu-ray to 5k iMac converter, and click “load disc” button to load your 4K Blu-ray movies to this program.

The Blu-ray titles and chapters will be listed on the program within a few seconds.


Step 2. Choose output format

Tap the Format drop-down list, and choose a proper formats like: MP4, MOV or M4V format from Common Video or HD Video category for 5K Retina iMac.


To keep the original 4K resolution, please select the original option from Size(pix) category.

In addition, you can click “Edit” button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.


Step 3. Start Ripping 4K Blu-ray

With all settings, click the “Convert” button to rip/ convert 4K Blu-ray to 4K MOV, MP4, M4V videos for 5K Retina iMac.

Once finished, you can get Mac compatible Blu-ray movies via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Now you’re able to play the converted 4K Blu-ray movies on your 5K Retina iMac in best 4K resolution without hassle.

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip Blu-rays, but also intend to convert DVD or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, AVI videos for 5K Retina iMac, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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