Blu-Ray playback constantly freezing

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  1. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

    bmac89

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    Hello,

    I am trying to play Blu-Ray movie on my Imac. I have downloaded Leawo BluRay player for mac but the playback freezes constantly to the point it is frozen most of the time. It is impossible to watch any movies.

    Has anyone else tried this software on mac and if so have you got it to work?

    Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening and possible solutions? I have tried contacting support but this has not got any closer to resolving the issue.

    The Windows version (running on the same Imac) works flawlessly.

    I have tried it on Imac 9,1 and Macbook 7,1.
    I have got the latest version of the software and have tried it on OSX 10.9.5 and OSX 10.6.8

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    P.S.

    I know macgo bluray player is commonly used however I don't like the fact you can only install the player for 1 user on the computer. My computer is a family computer and I don't wish to buy multiple licenses to install the same software on the 1 computer. I also run multiple OSX versions on the 1 computer and would require a new license for each version of OSX despite being the same computer. Upgrading an OSX would also be an issue. In my opinion it would be more sensible if they connected the software license to the computer ID/ Serial like a lot of other software does. If this was the case I would be perfectly happy to buy there software.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Why Blu-Ray drive are you using? Is the drive internal or external? If the drive is external how are you connecting to your Macs?
     
  3. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bmac89

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I am using a Samsung SE-506 External USB Blu-ray writer. It is connected with USB 2.

    I think it must be a software/driver issue as the Windows version of the program works flawlessly.

    Infact I have tried it on OS X 10.6.8 and OS X 10.9.5 and the problem occurs on both.

    It doesn't just freeze the movie playback but the actual app goes in and out of freezing and the whole computer lags. This has never happened before.

    In the meantime I have also tried on 10.10.2 and it worked for one of the Blu-Ray discs but not the others. The drive and all the discs are brand new.

    Also Yosemite is not my default OS X at present. However if I can get it fully functioning on atleast 1 of the OS X I will be happy.

    Thanks
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    USB 2 is the problem and U.S. the reason why. Use USB 3 or better.
     
  5. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The drive is brand new, but only USB 2 compatible. The drive and leawo blurry player software works flawlessly when I boot the same iMac into Windows.

    Also the problem does not occur with Macgo free trial software I have tried.

    This makes me think it is a software/driver issue.

    Thanks
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Not true, USB 2 has plenty of bandwidth for BD stream. The max a BD stream can be is 48mbps (and they average closer to 25mbps). USB 2 max is 480mbps. So in theory you could stream more than 10 BD streams simultaneously over USB 2.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote above:
    [[ Also the problem does not occur with Macgo free trial software I have tried.
    This makes me think it is a software/driver issue. ]]


    The solution:
    Go with the software -that works- ...
     
  8. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am very happy to pay for software. However I am not happy that once buying the software I can only install it on 1 user account of that computer. It is a family computer and I think the software license should be for the computer like most software licenses. Also if you upgrade OSX it treats it as another computer.

    If they connected the software license to the computer id/serial I would be buying the software immediately.

    Also I run multiple OSX versions on the 1 computer (SL, Mav, Yos), but even if it worked just on my main OSX I would be happy.

    As far as the issue with constant freezing - this does not occur on Windows, which makes me think it is a software/driver issue.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Here is one you can try and it has a free version too.
    http://www.bluraycopys.com

    Direct link to free BD player:
    http://www.bluraycopys.com/free-blu-ray-player/
     
  10. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I have downloaded the free trial version and the playback is smooth.
    However it does not mention anything about the license and whether it works for all users on the computer or only 1 user account, so I have contacted support to find out.

    Also unfortunately it does not support real menus which can make finding all content from special features discs harder - however atleast it appears to work for general playback.
     

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