Pros / It can play all file types, whether physical or digital.

Cons / It requires high CPU usage.

 Verdict / This is a great player overall, with full compatibility and a wide variety of features and control options.

The Macgo Blu-ray Player is versatile Blu-ray player software that works with multiple operating systems and file types. It gives you control over multiple audio and video settings and even lets you customize the player skin and share comments on videos directly to your social media pages. The stellar audio optimization and HD upscaling functionality let you get the most out of your viewing sessions. This player easily wins our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.

This movie player software is available for Windows and Mac operating systems, but not for Linux. For just a bit more than the individual software cost, you can buy a license for both Windows and Mac OS X if you have multiple computers you'll want to watch videos on. Macgo makes watching your entire movie collection easy, as it can play a variety of physical and digital video formats, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV AND WMV. During our testing, we liked how seamless the player was at switching between video types, never once lagging or buffering.

Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.8.9 (Windows) Visit Site
  • Performance Score
  • CPU Usage
  • Time to Play
  • Usability Score
  1. This score is based on whether the software works to play videos well and quickly.
    A higher percentage is better.
  2. 3  Macgo Blu-ray Player
    92.0 %
  3. 99.0 %
  4. 96.0 %
  5. Category Average
    90.43 %

Video & Audio

Just because you're using your computer as a video player rather than a physical player doesn't mean its performance or usability should suffer. As we tested the Macgo player, we found the software to be easy and enjoyable to use. Menus and icons are easy to find and understand, and any adjustments you could think of making are easy to do within a few clicks, so you don't have to waste time. Digital video started playing fairly quickly, and discs took barely 16 seconds to load and start playing. We also liked that the player has a minimalistic and intuitive interface.

The lossless audio always sounds great, whether through speakers or headphones, and Macgo has DTS and Dolby support. Additionally, it's able to match up with any disc or file's language output requirements, letting you maintain access to your entire library

Controls & Conveniences

Whether you're watching a treasured DVD or a new digital movie file, the player lets you stretch the time of your video or adjust the hue, saturation and brightness of the picture. However, we were disappointed to see that Macgo's player software does not offer BD-Live support or a touchscreen interface capacity for Windows 8 users. The fact that it doesn't seem to have any power manager options to save your battery life is also a drawback, especially considering its high CPU usage.

Help & Support

You can get the answers to any question you have with the variety of help options Macgo offers. Its website includes a knowledgebase, FAQs section and a user community forum where you can interact with other Macgo users to ask questions or just have discussions. If you'd like to speak with Macgo's customer support technicians, you can do so via email. While this isn't as fast a communication method as live chat or telephone, Macgo's friendly customer service responded quickly to our questions.

Summary

Macgo is excellent Blu-ray player software that allows you to optimize the picture and audio quality, connect with social media, and even change regions as needed. It also has helpful customer service that lets you get back to watching your favorite flicks quickly.

Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.8.9 (Windows) Visit Site

Specifications and Benchmarks

Supported Media

Blu-ray
DVD
DVD-R/RW
Digital Video Playback

Help & Support

Email or Online Form
Knowledgebase & FAQ
Tutorials & Manuals
User Forum

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows
Mac OS X

Controls & Conveniences

Free of Bloatware
Social Media Connectivity
Auto-Resume Playback
Time Stretch
Subtitles & Closed Captions
Region Changing
Multi-Language Output
Power Manager
Touchscreen Interface
Virtual Remote Control
Customizable Skins
Environmental Settings
Simultaneous Viewing
BD-Live Support

Video & Audio

Performance
92%
Usability
88%
CPU Usage
45%
Time to Play (seconds)
16
Auto Display Stretch
Dolby & DTS Support
Modifiable Video Effects
Lossless Audio Playback
HD Upscaling
3D Upscaling