Blu-Ray Drives

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mtnDewFTW, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. I just started to build my movie library again. And this time, I'm obviously going for BluRay DVDs.
    But of course, all of you know, that the new iMacs don't come with a BluRay drive.
    Anyway, I really want to take advantage of this awesome screen.

    Does anyone know any cheap BluRay drives that I can use with this iMac, and how would I do it?

    Thanks everyone :)
    And have an amazing new year.
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    AFAIK, there is still no Blu-ray playback in OS X. However, I would suspect you could find one of many drives to use under Windows in BootCamp
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Get one that can write to DVDs (i.e., Blu-ray ROM/DVD-RW) and put it in an external USB2 or Firewire enclosure, then install Make MKV and VLC. After that, you can play your Blu-ray discs on your Mac using instructions found here.

    Of course you can. ;)
     
  4. djcorrosive macrumors regular

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    +1 you can ;)

    Watched 2 last night with the fiancee and one today!

    Looked great! Saw a big of slight pixelation but that was because we were close, once u move away looks great! ;)
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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  6. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Great! Thanks. Didn't know this was out. I'll have to check it out.:)
     
  7. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Those OS X instructions are crazy. It's way easier to use bootcamp and windows with any bluray capable software.

    I just carry a slim bluray drive, my mini displayport to hdmi adapter and the hdmi cable so I can connect to HDTV on the road. I've come to accept I must use windows for this and my games.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It will get easier. The Plex plugin will eventually call Make MKV and parse the disc so that you don't have to go through these hoops. But it requires interaction between the Make MKV devs and the Plex devs, which seems to be very good ATM.

    That, of course, requires a Windows install, which many do not want. The goal is to have a Mac solution.
     
  9. iMerlin macrumors 6502a

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  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    True. Apple providing BR support in the systems that can take 12.7mm drives or the MP would be ideal, however, since all the games my kids an grandkids play are Windows only so I don't mind Bootcamp.

    I suppose an alternative solution is fine so long as it's a lot easier than it is now.

    Cheers,
     

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