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Old Jan 8, 2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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1080p movies on iMac. Where? How?

Hello.

I want to buy and watch 1080p movies on my iMac. I can steal MKVs from torrent sites if I want, but I don't like to steal stuff off the Internets anymore (gettin' old I guess).

I am presented with a dilemma. iTunes movies only go up to a measly 720p, and I'm pretty sure I can't play Blu-Ray videos on the integrated optical drive on the iMac.

So, is there an online place to buy 1080p videos, or a USB/TB/Firewire compatible BluRay disk drive that I could buy and connect to my comp?

Other thoughts? I am in no way open to the idea of going with 720p, so no need to suggest that kind of solution.




EDIT: PS I have Windows 7 installed also, so I'm open to solutions involving the other OS.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Any USB BluRay drive will work, though I don't know, if you can simply play those back via VLC Player or some other player that easily.
You may have to transcode the video first via MakeMKV.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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You could always pick up an external BluRay and then use http://www.macblurayplayer.com/.

I'm looking to find a good slimline slot loading BluRay burner to put in mine soon.
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