Blue-ray drives compatible with MacBook Pro Retina?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SilentLoner, Nov 25, 2012.

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    SilentLoner

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    Can this be done and what software would play them?
     
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    1, Lg BP40NS20 is surely Mac OS X ML compatible - I use it on mine.

    2, I don't recommend native BD player apps - they're pretty incapable. (There is a free plug-in for VLC but it's pretty bad IMHO.) It's the best to rip the entire BD via MakeMKV into MKV's and watch them directly via VLC, played from the SSD. Ripping only takes 20-30 minutes.
     
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    Cool is the drive relatively cheap?
     
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    This is worth knowing....been looking for a drive too. I assume that one will also work with my iMac?
     
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    I don't think it wouldn't. What is your model? I can give a try to mine at work to be absolutely sure (a 2009 one).
     
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    Blu-ray Drives

    You only need a read-only drive. The faster the drive reads, the pricier it will be. The best way to use it is to rip your blu-ray disc using MakeMkv (free in beta) into an .mkv file. The software allows you to omit extras, pick audio tracks and subtitles, etc. The result is LOSSLESS.

    You can play the resulting file via VLC or get a free meda center such as Plex or Xbox.
     
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    How do I stream to my Xbox 360?

    Obviously it will be different for the Apple TV.
     
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    2011 27" I7 3,4GHZ 2GB VRAM 16GB RAM.....I can't see why it wouldn't either..:)
     
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    Anyone know of a good USB 3.0 drive? Is there any real gain going to 3.0? I too have a MBP Retina. I'm looking mostly to rip my DVD and BluRay collection to digital.
     

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