Mac mini Blu-ray Drive Upgrade Kit

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HiFiGuy528, Aug 25, 2010.

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    HiFiGuy528

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    HiFiGuy528

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    hum... all the talk about BR on Macs, but yet no comments on this.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's cause nobody cares. There's no software to play back BDs on OS X. :)
     
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    +1
     
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    Hellhammer

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    False. There is a way but it's not very simple. However, according to Cave Man, with some updates to MakeMKV and Plex, it could be press&play.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    the site that sells the drive saids "Direct playing the Blu-ray "HD Video Files" on Mac OSX with VLC media player".
     
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    Cave Man

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    That is correct, but they left out the requirement for Make MKV. Still need it to play Blu-rays from the discs - the "files" are the m2ts containers (i.e., no menus). It will be interesting to see if the Mini can play them, though, because you need a pretty beefy cpu to decode the video and extract the 5.1 cores at the same time. My quad-core hackintosh handles it just fine, but not my 1.83 gHz MacBook Air. The MBA plays the file just fine with Plex so long as you extract those audio tracks in advance (i.e., rip to disk without the HD audio). So the newest Minis may be able to do it.
     
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    No menus, no BD-J, no BD-Live, no HD audio, no BD-3D.
     
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    I assume that you can still rip from it though and that is what I am interested in. If I am in the living room I can pop the BR in my BR player but if I am in the bedrooms, kitchen or study I can use plex if I can get the BR onto the mini in the first place.
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Would this drive also work in the 2010 Mac mini?
     
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    abev

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    Sticker

    All I want to know is does it come with the cool Blu-ray sticker? ;0)
     

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