Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enable Blu-ray/DVD playback on Mac Mini HTPC Media Library with XBMC

Here is a brief instruction to tell your how to directly copy Blu-ray and DVD to XBMC for playing on Mac Mini so as to enrich your HTPC Media Library.

I was wondering if anyone was having Blu-ray, DVD performance issues running XBMC on Mac Mini? I was thinking of using that to built my HTPC. Any easy way?

HTPC Media Library

To build a media-center, everyone has his own set of requirements. With HTPC, you could avoid suffering the load and crowed cinema while having the same enjoyment of the fantastic visual effect. And to add Blu-ray,DVD movie to the newly built HTPC, XBMC can Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac are what you need.

Overall, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac supports to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies and all kinds of video to the support format like MP4, MKV, etc for you and backup your BD/DVD without quality loss for HTPC Media center.

How to copy Blu-ray and DVD to XBMC for playing on Mac Mini HTPC Media Library

A external BD drive is needed for copying your Blu-ray and DVD.

Step 1. Load the DVD/Blu-ray movies (Disc, folder, ISO) you want to convert to the program.

copy Blu-ray via xbmc on mac mini

Step 2.  Click the “Browse” button to set output folder where you want to save the copied Blu-ray, DVD movies.(Make sure there is enough space for copying your )

Step 3. You can find the “Directly Copy” option to backup Blu-ray/DVD main movie without extras. It will support to backup 100% intact the main movie with all multiple tracks preserved. And you will get one VOB or M2TS file for output.

Directly copy Blu-ray and DVD

Step 4. Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the video converter will start copying Blu-ray/DVD movies.

After that, you can stream the output videos to Mac Mini for playing via XBMC.


1. If you want to makes 1:1 copy of original Blu-ray, DVD Disc without quality loss with all audio streams, subtitle tracks, extras, etc., just hit the Copy the entire disc icon on the main interface and start BD/DVD backing up process.

2. If you want to backup Blu-ray and DVD without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so you can switch language when watching movies, you can choose ByteCopy for Mac to rip BD/DVD to lossless mkv on Mac.

Learn how to use XBMC for Blu-ray Playback on Mac and copy DVD to XBMC on Mac.