Another pesky bluray question

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

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    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. peterjcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
    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. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I have, and it works! :) But you need a pretty beefy Mac to handle the HD audio extraction.

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