Blu-ray ripping: what drive?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by J@ffa, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    Hi all. I was wondering whether it mattered when ripping Blu-Rays which kind of Blu-Ray optical drive you have? I'm thinking of getting a cheapish one, and I was wondering whether the specification or brand/model particularly matters. Is any Blu-Ray ROM drive currently available fine? I'll probably be ripping in Windows, but it'd be nice if I could rip on the Mac too.

  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    currently if you wish to use the mac program makemkv to rip BR discs, you MUST have a drive that has write priveledges for either CD/DVD or BD. e.g. it must be a cd/dvd/bd BURNER!

    if you want to use boot camp + program then any old ROM drive will be fine :)
  4. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    I have a LG GCC-H20L Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive. They seem to be hard to find now, but worth look at just for the ability to rip all those nice cheap HD-DVD's that nobody wants anymore:) It works fine under Windows, not sure about Mac.
  5. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
  6. randy98mtu macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    If you already have a PS3, that's the cheapest. I've been using it with my iMac for a while now. Search here for "PS3 guide" and it should come up.
  7. hsia12210 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    Sony BDU-X10S Blu-ray drive is a SATA drive with an 8x DVD read speed and 2x Blu-ray read speed. It comes with PowerDVD 8, which is necessary if you want to actually watch Blu-ray movies on your PC.
    Just $49.99:cool:
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    You'd be nuts to buy that drive for OS X as it will not work with Make MKV. It is unable to write.

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