Another pesky bluray question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rdsii64, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Jun 14, 2010
    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #3
    I have, and it works! :) But you need a pretty beefy Mac to handle the HD audio extraction.
     

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