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rdsii64
Nov 14, 2010, 11:49 PM
We all know that if you have an external bluray drive, you can rip the contents of the disc ( THAT YOU OWN)and convert them to mp4 for playback on a mac. This has sparked a question.
That question is this; can you point VLC ( which can read M2TS files) at the bluray drive and play the disc withouth ripping it. I haven't purchased an externnal bluray drive yet or I would try it myself.



peterjcat
Nov 15, 2010, 07:29 AM
We all know that if you have an external bluray drive, you can rip the contents of the disc ( THAT YOU OWN)and convert them to mp4 for playback on a mac. This has sparked a question.
That question is this; can you point VLC ( which can read M2TS files) at the bluray drive and play the disc withouth ripping it. I haven't purchased an externnal bluray drive yet or I would try it myself.

Not by itself: because VLC doesn't have the means to decrypt a Blu-ray. You can use MakeMKV, which is supposed to have an on-the-fly mode which will serve the decrypted Blu-ray as an HTTP stream that VLC should be able to play. But I haven't tried it.

Cave Man
Nov 15, 2010, 03:41 PM
You can use MakeMKV, which is supposed to have an on-the-fly mode which will serve the decrypted Blu-ray as an HTTP stream that VLC should be able to play. But I haven't tried it.

I have, and it works! :) But you need a pretty beefy Mac to handle the HD audio extraction.