A coworker of mine just discovered a really interesting fact: if you put a Blu-Ray disc into a Mac, you can watch it if you use VLC (www.videolan.org). I haven't personally tried it myself, but if this is true, that would be awesome!
It's not obvious or implied, given the thread title:No he's not, the requirement for having a Blu Ray drive is implied. I don't know what sort of idiot thinks they can play Blu Ray discs in a regular DVD drive. Prefixing his post with "If you have a Blu Ray drive" would just be stating the obvious.
The OP said that if you put a Blu-Ray disc into a Mac, you can watch it with VLC, as if the only barrier was the software. While it may be obvious to many of us that a Blu-Ray drive is required, there are a vast number of Mac users who would think that just using a different software app would enable viewing Blu-Ray discs on any Mac.
The only possible way that could work is if the (short) Blu-ray files were written to a blank DVD±R, creating a "Franken-Blu-ray/DVD Monster" in the same way that ten years ago that people used to put (short) DVD-Video files on a CD-R. Only playable on a computer with the right software, and certainly NOT on a set-top Blu-ray player......a personally created BluRay disc can be played in a DVD player on a Mac......
Blu-ray doesn't have DHCP, that is an encryption protocol used for displays with HDMI and DVI.Blu-ray has DHCP which needs to be added to all the software and hardware that plays and views the movie. no OS X software currently has DHCP. you can watch a Blu-ray movie in Windows.
Assuming you can bypass AACS and/or BD+ as applicable.you can however 'rip' a Blu-ray disc and watch that in OS X and also read/write to Blu-ray data discs in OS X by adding a Blu-ray drive.
As I said, I'm only hearing this from my coworker so I don't know all the details, much less first hand experience.The only possible way that could work is if the (short) Blu-ray files were written to a blank DVD±R, creating a "Franken-Blu-ray/DVD Monster" in the same way that ten years ago that people used to put (short) DVD-Video files on a CD-R. Only playable on a computer with the right software, and certainly NOT on a set-top Blu-ray player.
Maybe this "personally created Blu-ray disc" just contains an HD Quicktime Movie file? (as data)?
I think you solved it for us. Since the Blu-Ray disc is homemade, there are no obstacles to playback.What I meant was, my coworker & I work in a school district. One of the kids made this one project & put it on a BluRay disc. Brought it to school, put it in a Mac (w/ just a DVD drive) and was able to play it using VLC.
Sorry if I confused anyone. Basically (as I understand), a personally created BluRay disc can be played in a DVD player on a Mac. Since it's not a commercial BluRay disc, I guess there are a few loopholes. As I said originally, I never tried it so I don't know.
All Macs have DVD drives. Not a single Mac has a Blu-Ray drive so it is impossible.
You can put a Blu Ray drive in a Mac. I have one in my Mac Pro and can play Blu Rays in Windows 7 under Boot Camp.
uh really? Kilamite, you don't see the point?You can put a toaster in your Mac Pro and claim that if you put bread in the slot load, it'll toast it.
What's your point?