Blu-Ray burning software included on Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tshrimp, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. tshrimp macrumors 6502

    tshrimp

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    Forgive me if this seems to be a dumb question, but I just bought my 1st mac a few days ago. A low end Mac Mini. The person at BestBuy told me that 2GB on Mac was like 4GB on a Windows PC. I took her at her word. Needless to say....I now have 8GB of ram in my Mac Mini. So far I am liking it, but still learning.

    I am looking at buying an external Blu-Ray burner from a local store as it is a very good deal, but it looks like the reviews on the product state that it does not have any blu-ray burning software that comes with the product, so my question is this.....

    Does Mac OS X Lion come with software for burning Blu-Ray disks?

    Also will the Mac support most external DVD/Blu-ray drives like Windows 7, or do I need to be more careful on what I buy?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    no does not come with software. many of us run windows 7 in bootcamp to run blu ray gear. some mac blu ray programs do exsisit. I use windows 7 on my mini to run blu ray. I use cyberlink
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    There are workarounds to playing Blu-Ray discs under Mac OSX, however, if you want to author(burn) BD-R discs under Mac OSX, afaik, only Apple's Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Encore, & Roxio's Toast Titanium provide Blu-Ray authoring, with Encore the only one that allows you to create customized menus & sub menus; Whereas FCP7 & Toast authoring First Play discs.
     

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