Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro
Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro
3.3.19

4.6

Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro free download for Mac

Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro

3.3.19
22 October 2019

Blu-ray player with extended format support.

Overview

Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro is an all-purpose entertainment choice for full Blu-ray menu, Blu-ray discs, ISO files, and BDMV folders. The Pro version also enhances the most immersive media experience and original audio quality, adding support for more media formats, improved player performance, and an attractive, uncluttered, and intuitive interface that can be easily managed by any user.

What's new in Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro

Version 3.3.19:
Changes
  • Added a message if access to Removable Volumes is not allowed in Privacy preferences on macOS Catalina 10.15.

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8 Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro Reviews

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Pvcornelius
25 June 2017

Most helpful

Despite the fact that my Mac mini (not to mention a series of Mac models in the years preceding that) is my primary entertainment device, I’m a johnny-come-lately when it comes to Blu-rays. I was never interested in them. DVDs, digital media files of various types, and (more recently) streaming have been enough for me. A few of my more recent DVD purchases, however, have come in the form of dual DVD/Blu-ray editions. This piqued my curiosity, and since my mini is connected to an external optical disc burner that can handle Blu-rays as well as DVDs (I never bought it for Blu-rays; I was just trying to future-proof myself a bit) and I have a 1080p display, I looked into Blu-ray player applications and decided to give Macgo Blu-ray Player a shot. I started with version 2.16.10, using Hellsing Ultimate Volumes IX-X as my guinea pig. The menus weren’t usable by mouse (not a deal breaker, since the arrow keys and return key worked just fine for menu navigation), and there was that “unregistered version” warning plastered over the screen; but it worked well enough as a proof of concept that I bought and registered the application. Then I got brave. I decided to spring for a movie that I’d been intrigued by for years but which I’d never acquired because I’d never managed to find a DVD edition that (1) I could be confident was uncut and (2) didn’t cost an arm and a leg. It was Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981), and Mondo Vision had just released it on Blu-ray. The film looked positively gorgeous, but there were a couple of flaws. The first flaw: I couldn’t find a way to turn off the English subtitles, even though I was listening to the original English mono soundtrack. (More accurately, the option was plainly there in the menus; it just didn’t work.) The second, and much more serious, flaw: the movie froze in two scenes. It was reproducible, the lockups always occurring at exactly the same points. I worried about the possibility that this could be the result of a damaged disc. MakeMKV, however, successfully ripped the movie onto a spare hard drive, and I was able to watch it from there using VLC without incident. (Possession turned out to be a more-than-worthwhile purchase, btw.) Some time not long after that, the Macgo folks offered me an inexpensive upgrade path to their Pro version for being a recent customer. And since the Pro version promised various feature improvements and bug fixes, I chose to go for it. That was version 3.0.0. I tried this one with Possession. And hallelujah! The menus were now navigable by mouse. The subtitles could be turned off. And the freezes were a thing of the past. Everything worked as smooth as butter. Since then, I’ve bought only a very few more Blu-rays, so it’s not like I’ve conducted extensive or thorough testing yet. Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro has also been updated 17 times since then. But just last month I used version 3.1.9 to watch Firefly (the complete series) and Serenity on Blu-ray, and everything looked and sounded magnificent and functioned well. The menus required keys for navigation, but i suspect navigation by mouse may not be a capability shared by all Blu-rays. Only time will tell. But so far, so good. I’m pleased.
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Version 3.1.14
Macinman
24 March 2019
Here is another case where MacUpdate, and the app don't match. The listing here says 3.3.12 is the latest version, however, the internal updater for the app says 3.3.11 is the current version. I gave it a day or two as of the posting here, but the app still says 3.3.11. Usually MacUpdate has been accurate with this app, but this time doesn't look like it. Is there a 3.3.12 version, that the sparkle updater just isn't picking up, that I need to manually download? Thanks.
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Version 3.3.12
3 answer(s)
Macinman
Macinman
24 March 2019
Since I'm unable to edit the first post now, I am replying to say that I've checked the developer's site, and the version offered for download is also 3.3.11,so there is something wrong here, either once again Macupdate has wrong info, or this is a fake version.
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Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
25 March 2019
A lot of developers use so called Sparkle framework to update their applications. This framework uses Sparkle XML-feeds that contain the most recent information about newest versions along with a download link and other useful data.
We at MacUpdate check such feeds for new versions for the apps that have such feeds, this one in particular. As of now (and as of Mar 24) the most recent version was (and still is) version 3.3.12.
Updates we post are not "fake" in any way, we only post links to official downloads developers host, this one being hosted on developers website. You can see that yourself when you download the file and take a look at the link the file downloads from.
We here at MacUpdate are as concerned about our user's security and validity of the downloads we link to as you are, so we only use official sources. We're just going a little bit deeper than main/download page on dev's website.
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Macinman
Macinman
25 March 2019
Hi Viktor, Thanks for the feedback. I checked the update inside blu-ray player pro again this morning and did indeed see 3.3.12 offered, so I updated and everything is fine now. I am just being a bit cautious after getting bit by the fake Firefox here a while back. So, when I see a different version of an app listed here, that's not offered through the app's internal updater, or on the developer's site for download, I question to make sure no one get bitten by something that could be harmful. In this case, everything turned out OK, as has most of the other apps I've asked about.
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droscar
14 July 2018
Simply the best. Menus work perfectly. Don't waste your time and money on the "standard" version. BTW, the current link is for 3.3.0, not 3.3.1.
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Version 3.3.1
Gregm
23 June 2018
There is a free player available in the App Store -- Leawo Blu-ray Player.app--- older, a bit slow to start up --- but OK for my own limited use (ie only a tiny blu-ray "collection").

Still works in High Sierra

For some reason, I am unable to find it in MUD "Suggest other similar software"
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Version 3.2.28
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
19 October 2018
Leawo Blu-ray Player works on 10.14 Mojave as well. But there are problems:

1) The Apple App Store version is in Chinese and ONLY Chinese. I have no idea how this blunder was made. I posted a review rebuking both Apple and the developer. Apparently, it didn't used to be just Chinese. (o_0)

2) You can download it directly from the developer's website. But THAT version requires legacy old Java 6 to be installed. I can't recommend that. At least the developer site version has various language translations available, including English.

How well it actually works.... Testing commences.
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Charley-Hine
Charley-Hine
16 February 2019
What external Blu-ray player do you use.
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iwament22
14 February 2018
Cool! I'll give it a try
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Version 3.2.20
Pik80
20 August 2017
Easily the best Blu-ray player I have used on Mac, way better then this companies other Blu-ray player since you can see the menus making it much easier to access the extras. It has a far amount of bugs such as the inability to delete bookmarks and having the program open appears to prevent the screen saver from coming on even if the movie has been completely stopped. Once things like that have been fixed I can only imagine that the horrible standard version of the product will just get killed off. I would like to see some features from Apple's DVD player come across such as slow motion and a listing of bookmarks with text indicating what the bookmarks is.
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Version 3.2.5
Pvcornelius
25 June 2017
Despite the fact that my Mac mini (not to mention a series of Mac models in the years preceding that) is my primary entertainment device, I’m a johnny-come-lately when it comes to Blu-rays. I was never interested in them. DVDs, digital media files of various types, and (more recently) streaming have been enough for me. A few of my more recent DVD purchases, however, have come in the form of dual DVD/Blu-ray editions. This piqued my curiosity, and since my mini is connected to an external optical disc burner that can handle Blu-rays as well as DVDs (I never bought it for Blu-rays; I was just trying to future-proof myself a bit) and I have a 1080p display, I looked into Blu-ray player applications and decided to give Macgo Blu-ray Player a shot. I started with version 2.16.10, using Hellsing Ultimate Volumes IX-X as my guinea pig. The menus weren’t usable by mouse (not a deal breaker, since the arrow keys and return key worked just fine for menu navigation), and there was that “unregistered version” warning plastered over the screen; but it worked well enough as a proof of concept that I bought and registered the application. Then I got brave. I decided to spring for a movie that I’d been intrigued by for years but which I’d never acquired because I’d never managed to find a DVD edition that (1) I could be confident was uncut and (2) didn’t cost an arm and a leg. It was Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981), and Mondo Vision had just released it on Blu-ray. The film looked positively gorgeous, but there were a couple of flaws. The first flaw: I couldn’t find a way to turn off the English subtitles, even though I was listening to the original English mono soundtrack. (More accurately, the option was plainly there in the menus; it just didn’t work.) The second, and much more serious, flaw: the movie froze in two scenes. It was reproducible, the lockups always occurring at exactly the same points. I worried about the possibility that this could be the result of a damaged disc. MakeMKV, however, successfully ripped the movie onto a spare hard drive, and I was able to watch it from there using VLC without incident. (Possession turned out to be a more-than-worthwhile purchase, btw.) Some time not long after that, the Macgo folks offered me an inexpensive upgrade path to their Pro version for being a recent customer. And since the Pro version promised various feature improvements and bug fixes, I chose to go for it. That was version 3.0.0. I tried this one with Possession. And hallelujah! The menus were now navigable by mouse. The subtitles could be turned off. And the freezes were a thing of the past. Everything worked as smooth as butter. Since then, I’ve bought only a very few more Blu-rays, so it’s not like I’ve conducted extensive or thorough testing yet. Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro has also been updated 17 times since then. But just last month I used version 3.1.9 to watch Firefly (the complete series) and Serenity on Blu-ray, and everything looked and sounded magnificent and functioned well. The menus required keys for navigation, but i suspect navigation by mouse may not be a capability shared by all Blu-rays. Only time will tell. But so far, so good. I’m pleased.
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Version 3.1.14
Sean-Smith
21 January 2017
I just finished watching all six seasons of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray Disc (the sixth season of which was released just two months ago) via Mac Blu-ray Player Pro 3, with almost no problems.

The picture quality is superb on the built-in display of my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015). While I can't report on how well the extensive support for pass-through digital audio works, I can say that the Dolby Atmos audio tracks sound fabulous over my Sennheiser headphones.

Blu-ray menus work very well, with special features and multiple TV episodes per disc all easily accessible. (I did once encounter a glitch with a special feature submenu that wouldn't disappear, but I couldn't reproduce the glitch.) The user interface in this Pro version is elegantly simple, a considerable improvement over the UI of the standard version of Mac Blu-ray Player.

Documentation is lacking for the Pro version. (The UI is so simple, extensive documentation may not be needed, but I'd like some explanation of the many audio options.) The English on Macgo's web site is appalling. I wish that Mac Blu-ray Player Pro would remember when I've already watched a disc and skip the first-play warnings and disclaimers and instead go straight to the top menu. I also wish that it would remember my audio track selection for each disc (e.g. Dolby Atmos or TrueHD vs AC3). Those are my only complaints.

On the whole, I'm very pleased with Mac Blu-ray Player Pro 3.
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Version 3.0.3
Derekcurrie
16 January 2017
Pro?! This is Macgo Blu-ray Player version 3. It's currently selling ("50% off") for $39.95. I can't recommend paying any higher price. Otherwise, you might as well buy a cheap Blu-ray player hardware player. Version 3 adds DTS/Dolby support, Blu-ray menu support and 4K UHD support. The problem with using a software player for Blu-ray is that Sony frequently changes their three (3) kinds of DRM (Digital Rights Manglement) built into their Blu-ray 'standard'. This means that if you buy the latest versions of Blu-ray discs, you may find them UNplayable in MacGo Blu-ray Player until/unless the software is updated to deal with the new DRM.
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Version 3.0.2
8 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
18 January 2017
This is a new, "Pro", version of Macgo Blu-ray Player. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an upgrade path from the standard version to the pro version, other than paying the current discounted price for the pro version, which is available to new customers and current users alike. This pricing scheme is not calculated to make us feel appreciated by Macgo.

The price of the "standard" version is also discounted to the same price point as the pro version, $39. Absent the discount, the difference between the price of the standard and pro versions is $20. This is great for new users, but not so much for those who've already paid full price for the program. Frankly this lack of respect on the part of Macgo leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

As for the DTS/Dolby support, who besides gamers has a Dolby audio setup connected to their computer? Likewise, who has 4K blu-ray content to play on their system? Recent iMacs are the only ones capable of displaying 4K video. So these new pro features are aimed at minuscule market niches and hardly justify the upgrade cost to anyone outside those niches.

Which is to say, I won't be paying the $39 for the pro version any time soon.
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darkdoc
darkdoc
19 January 2017
This is a reply to B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc.

There is indeed an upgrade path via emailing support (support@macblurayplayer.com) with your license key / order number. And the upgrade price is roughly $10 usd. This offer expires on 20th January apparently.

The link with info is here: https://www.macblurayplayer.com/macgo-christmas-promotion.htm
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Sean-Smith
Sean-Smith
21 January 2017
Derekcurrie, please explain to me how a hardware Blu-ray player can feed a picture to the built-in display of my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015).

(Hint: it can't.)

As for frequently updated DRM, Macgo pays licensing fees to the Blu-ray Disc Association and to One-Blue, and Mac Blu-ray Player is updated often.

I just finished watching season 6 of Game of Thrones on BD, which was just released on November 15, 2016, with no problems.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
22 January 2017
(Hint Sean-Smith: There are far more ways of watching Blu-ray than through the built-in display of an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, aren't there. Thanks for being a dickhead. You've now made me doubt the sincerity of your 4.5 star review above, haven't you).
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Sean-Smith
Sean-Smith
23 January 2017
Derekcurrie, certainly there are more ways of watching Blu-ray Discs than on a Mac, let alone my particular model of iMac. The point about my particular model is that it can't be used as an external monitor (like some other models of iMac and, I imagine, like many MacBooks).

I could, for example, buy a hardware Blu-ray player, as you suggest, but then in my case that would require buying a TV to go along with it, which would considerably raise the cost. It would also restrict me to watching Blu-ray Discs on my TV, whereas I might want to watch them at my desk, or on the road.

For my use-case, a software Blu-ray player is the ideal solution.

As you know, for years Macs couldn't play Blu-ray Discs at all (at least not in OS X). Then Mac Blu-ray Player came along five years ago, and we could play Blu-ray movies, but support for menus, extra-features, or multi-episode discs was non-existent, and the UI was not very good. It's taken years to get to the point where all those features are well supported and the UI is clean, and yes, I'm delighted that I can finally watch Blu-ray Discs on my Mac without compromises.

As for "making" you doubt the sincerity of my review, I have too much respect for your intellect to believe that I can compel you to adopt any particular view or opinion. You must judge its sincerity for yourself, as best you can. ;-)

(For what it's worth, I should have thought that my fairly blunt, if relatively minor, criticisms of the product would have made it clear that I'm not just shilling for the developers.)

It would appear that I've caused you offense. That was certainly not my intention. I'd be inclined to express my regret, were it not for the fact that it was you and not I who resorted to name-calling.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
12 February 2017
Sean-Smith,
Are you from the other side of the pond?

Your replies are far too polite for you to have been born in the USA.
Here in the US we’d have just told Derek to go F himself!

You could at least call him a wanker!
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
21 February 2017
Oh look, a trolled thread. Waste our time. Meanwhile, I stick with exactly what I stated. I help people around here, therefore my +count. That's the point of my bothering to post here. What's your point? Never mind. Your pointlessness is obvious.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
21 February 2017
Not trolling at all, just voicing my opinion.

Derek, you’re proof positive that even an ignoramus can achieve a high score, so what?

Isn’t it interesting that every post on this page received votes except yours, which have big fat ZEROS?
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