Blu-ray ripping: what drive?

J@ffa

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Jul 21, 2002
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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.

Thanks!
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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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 :)
 
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roidy

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Dec 30, 2008
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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.
 
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randy98mtu

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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.
 
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