Blu Ray and Ripping in General

Discussion in 'iMac' started by William7, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. William7 macrumors member

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    I know it is not possible to order a Mac with a blu ray drive but i was wondering if i could get an external drive and use it to watch, rip and burn blu rays, is that Possible?

    Second: i know there are a lot of ripping softwares out there but most of them automatically convert and compress the video files, I want one that will rip them at FULL quality and i do not care about how much memory but i want the quality in its entirety. Any suggestions for a software? or do i need to write my own?
     
  2. cvan44 macrumors newbie

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    For your second question: Download HandBrake and VLC...When I rip DVD's, I set the Output settings to Large file size. This will also allow you to throw them into iTunes. Works every time I use it and quality is great.
     
  3. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    2. Download "MakeMKV". It rips the full bluray uncompressed in full quality. You can then convert it to compressed formats with tools like Handbrake.
     
  4. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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  5. William7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so it is possible, any suggestions on where i can or which i should, get an external blu ray reader and burner?
     
  6. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    LaCie. LaCie. LaCie. I've had nothing but good luck with this drive. It is a bit, expensive, clocking in a $179.99, but it's totally worth it. Here's a link.

    Lacie - LaCie Slim Blu-ray
     
  7. Baklava macrumors 6502a

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    I recently bought an external Blu-ray drive and was very angry that Mac has really no Blu-ray support at all (except the BD-icon on the desktop :D ). And there is just ONE app playing BD on a Mac: http://www.macblurayplayer.com/
     
  8. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Technically VLC will pick up a stream of your Blu ray but thats a story for another thread to explain. Blu ray support isn't fantastic on a Mac and it's obvious why.

    Myself, I've just added a Blu Ray drive internally to a 2011 27" iMac to import all of my media for streaming to an apple TV. MakeMKV and Handbrake help me to achieve this wonderfully.
     
  9. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Reviving this thread....

    Looking to buy my first external Blu-ray burner for my iMac.

    The Lacie looks great, though terribly expensive. I'll consider it.

    All I want to do is rip Hi-Def movies from either TOAST or IMOVIE/IDVD.

    I take it that both these pieces of software will support the Blu-ray burner?
     

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