Hackintosh + Blu-Ray Drive + XP in Fusion, possible for BR movies?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Flybye, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I've been thinking about trying to install OSX on my entertainment PC, and then running XP in Fusion only to play Blu-Ray movies when I need to. I really don't see it as a problem, but can anyone confirm that XP in Fusion will not have a problem playing a Blu-Ray movie? It's a home built PC with parts which should work just fine.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008
    Windows 7

    I've used Windows 7 Beta and Fusion to run AnyDVD HD for Blu-Ray movies with success. But I vastly suggest Bootcamp because everything 'just worked' better.

    Which Windows software did you plan on running to play Blu-Ray Movies?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I've been using PowerDVD. You would think they would come out with a program called PowerBR. :p It came with the BR player, and I haven't bothered to use anything else as it has worked perfectly.

    Well thanks! I have a spare harddrive on stand by. Don't want to go through the hassle of partitioning and so fourth. I am almost ready to just jump in and start my very first OSX Entertainment setup. :D At least you have given me some hope in that it IS possible to play BR movies through Fusion.

    My entertainment system specs:
    2.4ghz C2D E4600
    Nvidia 8600 GT
    2gigs of ram
    500gb harddrive.

    Not a powerhouse, but all I built it for was to watch movies and go on the internet. I had Ubunto on it for a few months when I first built it last year, but then I installed the BR player and had to say baabye to Linux. I have Windows 7 on it, but XP still has a smaller footprint, and XP will only need to run in the background if SL decides to be friendly.

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