blu-ray on imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bluedoggiant, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    i know someone asked if you can connect a blu-ray player to the iMac, but is the drive capable of playing blu-ray?
     
  2. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    If you connect a BD player then, I assume, it's capable. The resolution is high enough on the 24 incher.
     
  3. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Sure, you can play Blu-Ray HD on your Mac. All you have to do is install Windows and then install AnyDVD HD on your Windows partition. ;)
     
  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    As of Nov. 2007, you can attach an external Blu-ray burner (BD-R) to your Mac. Mac OS X Tiger and Leopard will recognize the drive. However, no compatible playback software for Mac (that supports Blu-ray and HD DVD content encryption) currently exists.

    Apple's DVD Player (Leopard) supports high definition content playback. However, it does not support support AACS, BD+ or BD-ROM Mark encryption schemes used by encrypted Blu-ray discs. Therefore, playback of encrypted Blu-ray discs is currently not possible.

    DVD Player also does not support VC-1 encodes or BD-Java.

    Currently, the only real use for a Blu-ray burner on a Mac is for data storage. You will need Roxio Toast Titanium 8 to burn Blu-ray data discs.
     
  6. motulist macrumors 601

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    Go spelunking into the depths of the web, maybe you'll stumble upon a way to get it working.

    Here's a jumping off point to start your search.
     

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