blu-ray on imac?

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

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    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

    Sep 1, 2007
    Yurigaoka, Japan
    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

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    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


    Aug 19, 2003
    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


    Dec 2, 2003
    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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