Best Blu-Ray Burner?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AFPoster, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I have a 2011 15" high-end MBP, and yes I realize this might not matter. Anyways I am looking to purchase an external blu-ray burner to make digital copies of my blu-ray movies as I have done with my dvd's so I can watch them on my iPad or MBP when I am on trips.

    Does anyone recommend a good burner & app to do this? I know Toast 11 Titanium Pro has blu-ray burning / copying features but I've never used it and no idea if it's good.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I have a slim Asus one like this which works well if you want portability.

    If you will mostly be using it in one place, I'd get a faster full-size one. Since the fastest useable interface is Firewire 800, if you're going full size, get a standard blu-ray burner drive and a FW800 enclosure. You can buy a LaCie FW800 external burner, but it's double the price.
  3. AFPoster, Sep 7, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011

    AFPoster thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I just purchased an LG from best buy. One of the reviews was from a MacBook Air user so I went with this to try it out.

    Any good apps you recommend for backing up a blu-ray? Trying Toast 11 right now.


    Got an app called "MakeMKV" seems to work since Toast 11 Pro wasn't (I think I don't know how to use it). So far I am able to burn to my hard drive as an .mkv format, 1 more hour and it will be done to convert through Handbrake to mp4.

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