Blue Ray drive for playing movies only

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fricotin, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. fricotin, Sep 16, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014

    fricotin macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
    My library has lots of Blue Ray disks and I would like to be able to watch them, I am not interested in making copies, any drive recommendations ?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Mac Blu-Ray Player is kind of iffy. I bought it and the Windows versions but haven't used them for months. Ain't nothin' like making an MKV copy of a disk you own. The MKV version will be missing the extras and menus but that is what I prefer.
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Just grab a 20 bucks USB powered drive of Ebay. It will work.
    Software wise: I started with MacBluRay player, but I did not like the payment scheme: some obscure Chinese business via vague payment partner.

    Today I rip every disc. It is a little extra (20-30min) yet I have plenty of room to keep the discs on HD as well. Playing back in XBMC has huge benefits for me: audio remuxing on the fly, subtitle font and positioning (smaller, Helvetica and outside the picture).

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