Blu-ray HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    Just installed Toast 11 and the Blu-ray HD plugin, now can the CD drives that I have in Mac Pro burn these ?

    I assume by this that they cannot - CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL.

    So what drives would be the best to replace with ?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    No, your drive can't.

    Popular choices for BD burners are the ones by LG and Pioneer.
     
  3. JavaTheHut macrumors 6502

    JavaTheHut

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  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    You can view a commercial BD directly without ripping.

    • Insert BD.
    • Launch MakeMKV and select streaming. It will display an address.
    • Launch VLC and select open network, use the address provided by MakeMKV.
    • Enjoy movie.
     
  5. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    I bought an LG reader/writer from OWC for less than $100.00. Using the supplied software it plays my (so far) only Blu-Ray disc on the Windows 7 partition.

    For Mac I also ripped a copy with Make MKV. The MKV plays great on both my MP and MBP. Like DVD discs I prefer to rip my discs one and then view the digital version. I've still got the hardcopy to take over to a Friend's house or if something happens to the digital copy.

    BTW, my one BR rip, "Ronin" looks so much better than iTunes 720P and cost me all of $10.00.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Strange, my Ronin BD doesn't look much better than the DVD (upscaled) and is actually missing extras from the DVD. A disappointing buy for me. Maybe you have a remastered version or something. Either that, or the iTunes version is really bad.
     
  7. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    It came in a twin-pack. I also have the older widescreen/3:4 DVD. The BR even looks better than the DVD on a 15in MBP. Yet another example of me buying the same song/album/film more than once as media improves - what a racket.
     
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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  9. Jonez1 macrumors newbie

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    MacBluray Player works fine. I very happy this excellent player :)
     

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