Blu Ray software

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  1. markel253 macrumors regular

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    Since the latest iMacs don't come with CD/DVD drives, I purchased a Blu Ray/DVD/CD burner. It works just fine for the purpose of archiving my huge collection of photos - but I was curious ... anyone have a recommendation for a good piece of software to view commercial blu ray movies?

    Thanks!
     
  2. WallToWallMacs macrumors regular

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    Throw BluRay into MacUpdate but most of them seem to be either dodgy software or variations of what Videolan has to offer. Have you tried the latest version of Videolan? how well does it work?
     
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    There are no fully functional blu ray players for OSX. They will fake the menus and hopefully select the right playlist. Also, they won't display most forced subtitles, like the Na'vi translations in Avatar for example. The only 2 players that are fully functional are Total Media Theater and PowerDVD. Neither of which are on OSX, and I don't believe either will work in a VM since VMs can't support HDCP.
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I RIP them with Make MKV and then watch them with VLC or mostly Plex.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    VLC will show forced subtitles. At least it does with The Wolverine which I just pulled off BluRay the other day with MakeMKV.

    But you're correct in that menus and some other features aren't there with most of the OSX options.

    As stated, Apple does not support BluRay video, so any BD function you'll find are hacks at best.
     
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    Rip with MakeMKV and encode with Handbrake and you'll have 6-12GB full quality movie.
     
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    i have just set up a pioneer bdxl on my 27 inch iMac - the BlueRay Player software works well.

    The movies look better on the Mac then on the Flat Screen :>)

    However I am a bit confused on burning photos ect to a blue ray. I have tried to download many different demo versions of software and all it will allow is movie copies. What software will copy regular files to a Blue Ray for a HARD back up.

    I don't want to spend money on something that won't work for what I am looking to do.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  12. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Roxio's Toast 11 will do everything you need.
     
  13. miked37945 macrumors newbie

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    been using it for a while, works good.


    I've been using it for a while and it works good.
     
  14. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    ... in about a week :)
     
  15. RCAFBrat macrumors regular

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    I got my son one for Christmas (model BDR-XD05) but included software was for Windows only; was the player you mention in you post included with the BDXL, are you running it under Bootcamp or is it third party?

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    Mike
     
  16. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    I am running a software program called blu-ray player. It was less then 30.00 and works very nicely.

    Tom
     
  17. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Another vote for Mac Bluray Player, been using it for a couple years now.
     
  18. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I recommend VLC, because all you need to do is just select the folder that contains the BDMV file in it.

    For Matroska formats, VLC does a good job too.
     

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