As long as you have a Blu-ray player, or a PS4, PS3, Xbox One, etc. at home, you can enjoy Blu-ray video discs with your friends and family members on the big screen television. In addition to being a Blu-ray movie disc, a Blu-ray disc can also be used to store different types of files for backup. No matter what kind of Blu-ray disc you want to burn, it is very simple to do that.
This step-by-step guide is written specifically for Mac users. Get your Mac computer ready, get a Mac Blu-ray drive ready, get a recordable Blu-ray disc ready, and let’s get started!
Blu-ray burning software mentioned in this guide:
- DVDFab Blu-ray Creator for Mac – Professional tool to create Blu-ray video disc on Mac, burn multiple subtitles & audios to Blu-ray, and create a Blu-ray menu.
- NCH Express Burn for Mac – The most versatile Mac Blu-ray burning software that is able to burn Blu-ray video disc & Blu-ray data disc.
How to Burn a Playable Blu-ray Video Disc on Mac
DVDFab Blu-ray Creator is able to burn all sorts of high definition videos to a Blu-ray video disc, Blu-ray folder (BDMV), and Blu-ray ISO image file on Mac. It can also burn AVCHD DVD disc, which has a Blu-ray file structure and can store 1080P videos on DVD. This is a very useful feature that most other Blu-ray burning software does not have. In addition, it can burn multiple soft subtitle tracks and audio tracks to the Blu-ray disc, which makes the disc menu more like an actual Blu-ray movie.
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Step 1. Select Creator > Blu-ray Creator
Launch the program and go to the Creator tab, and then you can choose Blu-ray Creator as the creator mode.
Step 2. Add Videos to the Blu-ray Creator
Click on the ➕ button or drag & drop video files (e.g. MKV, MP4, AVI, M2TS, TS videos) to Blu-ray creator for burning.
Step 3. Adjust Advanced Settings
Click on the “Advanced Settings” icon to bring up this window. Here you can change the volume label name, change the target (select from BD50, BD25 1080p/i, BD9 1080p/i, BD9 720p, BD5 1080p/i, BD5 720p), and change the output video quality (select from Same as Source, Fit to Disc, 15Mbps, 20Mbps, 30Mbps, and Customize).
Step 4. Create a Blu-ray Menu
Click on the Set Menu icon, which is right to the “Advanced Settings” icon, and you can set the Blu-ray menu here. It allows you to customize the background, thumbnail, text, move the widgets, add elements, etc. inside the template.
Step 5. Insert a Blu-ray Disc to Burn
Insert a Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray drive, and click on Start. It will start burning videos to the Blu-ray.
DVDFab Blu-ray Creator has good robustness, it can recover the project after restart even if it crashes at runtime.
How to Burn Any Files to Blu-ray Data Disc on Mac
Express Burn is the best tool for burning Blu-ray data disc on Mac. You can drop all different types of files into the program, and burn them to a Blu-ray disc or an ISO image file. It can also burn a Blu-ray video disc with chapters and a menu. It only costs $24.99 for a lifetime license.
Step 1. Select Data Blu-ray as the Disc Type
When open it, this program will pop up a window clearly show you what it can do. It is able to burn Blu-ray, DVD, and CD. Here you will need to choose Data Blu-ray (BD).
Step 2. Add Files to the Program
Click on the ➕ button to add files from your Mac to Express Burn. It accepts any files.
Step 3. Click on Burn Data Blu-ray
Click on the Burn Data Blu-ray button, and in this pop-up window, you can choose the burner drive as the Blu-ray drive that already connected with your Mac, or as Image File. Then with just one or two clicks, it will start burning the files to Blu-ray disc.