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How to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to QuickTime Player compatible format on Mac




Apple has detailed it clearly on its official site that QuickTime will attempt to open files with file extensions associated with audio or video formats listed as below:

Video formats:
QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, DV

Audio formats:
iTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p), MP3, Core Audio (.caf), AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR

More than that, QuickTime can play movies using the following codecs:

Video Codecs:
MPEG-4 (Part 2), H.264, H.263, H.261, Apple ProRes, Apple Pixlet, Animation, Cinepak, Component Video, DV, DVC Pro, Graphics, Motion JPEG, Photo JPEG, Sorenson Video 2, Sorenson Video 3

Audio Codecs:
AAC (MPEG-4 Audio), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, AMR Narrowband, MS ADPCM, QDesign Music 2, Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP), IMA 4:1, MACE 3:1, MACE 6:1, ALaw 2:1, ULaw 2:1, 24-Bit Integer, 32-Bit Integer, 32-Bit Floating Point, 64-Bit Floating Point

Obviously, Blu-ray (.m2ts) and DVD (.vob) are out of the above mentioned range. Even though you purchase QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component from online Apple Store and install it on your Mac, it is still unable to play commercial DVDs (such as Hollywood movies), because they are usually encrypted with special CSS anti-piracy technology, not to mention the much more strictly protected Blu-ray movies. However, that doesn’t means you are totally banned to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in QuickTime. Actually, an available Blu-ray and DVD ripper for Mac will definitely do you a favor to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a Mac QuickTime Player compatible format. Go to find a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to Mac QuickTime Player supported format.

The decryption software we recommended is Pavtube Blu-Ray DVD Ripper for Mac. It is an independent and professional utility to rip both Blu-ray discs and general DVDs to your wanted HD or SD media formats. With full Blu-ray disc support, it is able to remove copyright protections of your BD disc, no matter BD+, or AACS, even the latest MKB V17 is supported as well. See the detailed tutorial as below.

Step 1: Free download, install and launch this blue ray ripper Mac.
Once you run it, click "BD/DVD Folder" or "IFO File" to load your BD or DVD files.



Step 2: Select H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format for QuickTime
Follow "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)":


Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters
Notice that which parameter to select has close relationship with the hardware configurations of your computer, so before your adjustment, read the following info attentively.

To play HD video, a large amount of data must be processed by your computer. A powerful system will deliver the best playback quality.
Recommended hardware configurations for H.264 HD playback on Macintosh:

For 1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second:
[*]1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer

[*]At least 256MB of RAM
[*]64 MB or greater video card

For 1920x1080 (1080p) video at 24 frames per second:
[*]Dual 2.0 GHz PowerMac G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer
[*]At least 512MB of RAM
[*]128MB or greater video card

Now you are ready to set advanced settings according to the hardware configurations of your computer. Our computer satisfies the above mentioned "1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second", so we changed the settings as below:



Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start Mac Blu-ray ripping.
Once the ripping task is completed, you can click "Open" button to get the output H.264 .mp4 videos for your QuickTime Player effortlessly. Have fun.

Learn more about how to use Mac Blu-ray ripper.

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can't download music mp3. always ask for quicktime player


You can get quicktime player from the following site. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/?cid=oas-us-domains-quicktime.com

Once it is downloaded just choose "Run" and it will walk you through the installation.

Mar 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The first solution is download Quicktime in Apple official website. And the second one is just get this video converter to convert your video to MP4 or WMV format and play with Windows Media Player.

Mar 01, 2011 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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I CAN NOT PLAY MUSIC USING MY MEDIA PLAY


windows media does not support all extensions. Below are the examples. if you have the right format and still you are not able to play then best option is to upgrade or reinstall media player. Windows Media Player 6.0 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  • Windows Media formats
    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wma, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvx
  • RealAudio and RealVideo (version 4.0 or earlier)
    File name extensions: .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm
  • Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG)
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    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
    File name extensions: .mid, .rmi
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    File name extensions: .aif, .aifc, .aiff
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    File name extensions: .au, .snd
Windows Media Player 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 7, 7.1, Windows Media Player for Windows XP, and Windows Media Player 9 Series loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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    File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wma, .wm
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    File name extension: .avi
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    File name extensions: m3u, mp2v, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .m3u, .mpa, .mpe, mpv2

    Note MPEG 2 requires third-party software or hardware decoders.
  • DVD Video
    File name extension: .vob

    Note DVD playback requires third-party software or hardware decoders and is supported only in Windows XP.
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    File name extensions: .mid, midi, .rmi
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    File name extensions: .aif, .aifc, .aiff
  • Sun Microsystems and NeXT
    File name extensions: .au, .snd
  • Intel Video File
    File name extensions: .ivf

    Note Intel Video File support requires the Intel Video 5.x codec.
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    File name extensions: .wmz, .wms
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    File name extensions: .avi, .mov, .qt

    Note Windows Media Player can play back older forms of the QuickTime format only. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992/EN-US/ ) Windows Media Player Multimedia File Formats
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    File name extensions: .au, .snd
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Dec 10, 2010 | Gateway M350CS PC Notebook

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how do you install quicktime from a cd-rom


Installation

If you already have QuickTime installed, then we recommend to uninstall it first. After the uninstallation you should reboot your computer.

Now run the installer (QuickTimeInstaller.exe)
Click on the next button on the first page on the installation wizard.
Accept the license agreement.
Now you will be on the Destination Folder page. Uncheck the box for Automatic check for updates. You don't need that.
Click on the Install button. The installation will now begin.
Click on the Configure File & MIME Types button that is shown on the last page of the installation wizard. If you don't see the button, then don't worry, the file and MIME types can also be configured in the QuickTime control panel (see step 3).

File types:

At the bottom, uncheck the box in front of Notify me if other applications modify these associations.

Uncheck everything except these:
* Video - QuickTime Movie
* Miscellaneous - QuickTime HTML
Optionally you can also safely enable these:
* Audio - Sound Designer II
* Audio - GSM audio
* Audio - AMR audio
* Audio - CAF audio
* MPEG - 3GPP media
* MPEG - 3GPP2 media
* MPEG - AMC media
* MPEG - AAC audio
* MPEG - AAC audio (protected)
* MPEG - AAC audio book
* MPEG - Video (protected)
* images - MacPaint image
* images - PICT image
* images - QuickTime image
* images - SGI image
* images - TGA image
* images - JPEG2000 image

MIME Types:

At the bottom, uncheck the box in front of Notify me if other applications modify these associations.

Uncheck everything except these:
* Streaming - SDP stream descriptor
* Streaming - RTSP stream descriptor
* Video - QuickTime Movie
* Audio - WAVE audio
* Audio - MIDI
* Audio - AMR audio
Optionally you can also safely enable these:
* Video - AutoDesk Animator
* Audio - AIFF audio
* Audio - uLaw/AU audio
* Audio - QualCOMM PureVoice audio
* Audio - GSM audio
* Audio - CAF audio
* MPEG - 3GPP media
* MPEG - 3GPP2 media
* MPEG - SD video
* MPEG - AMC media
* MPEG - AAC audio (protected)
* MPEG - Video (protected)
* images - MacPaint image
* images - PICT image
* images - QuickTime image
* images - SGI image
* images - TGA image
* images - JPEG2000 image
Click on the Finish button.

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