Blu-ray ripping: what drive?

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  1. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

    J@ffa

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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!
     
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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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 :)
     
  4. roidy macrumors 6502a

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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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  6. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  7. hsia12210 macrumors newbie

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    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:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-10320392-58.html
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    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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