Blue Ray for iMac Current Model

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  1. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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  2. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    I have an external blu-ray drive as well. It does not work with Mac OS X, I have researched back and fourth with no luck. What you have to do you boot into Windows, install PowerDVD (blu-ray compatible version) and watch your blu-ray movies through the Windows OS.
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    You're assuming that he has Windows installed. :p
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, that should work fine. Just install Make MKV, then you can play your Blu-ray discs on your iMac under OS X.
     
  5. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    in my i7 I replaced my stock superdrive with a Panasonic/Matsushita BluRay.

    it's a one for one replacement, there was minor fitment issues, but I figured how to get it to fit.

    the osx native support for bluray is lame. when I insert a Bluray disc is says BD open it works but it don't play for jack.

    I guess I might have to try the make mkv.
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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  7. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    Im sure you can but I have not tried, I am Parallels and windows 7 I can try if I get around to it.
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Please do. Quite curious. :)
     
  9. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Sure, but why would you want to?
     
  10. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Rather than boot natively into Windows,
    or,
    Use an "emulator" such as Parallels,

    .... would it be possible to play a BluRay disc on the Mac using "Crossover"?

    Anyone tried it?
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Play it back under OS X. All you have to do is install Make MKV, then use its built-in server to send the Blu-ray disc to VLC or MPlayer Extended. There's no need for Windows to watch Blu-ray movies on your Mac.
     
  12. cjgonzales1900 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I am probably going to buy a Blue-ray Player once Apple releases Drivers for it or Someone makes a simple work around thanks again
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    last but not least, it's blu-ray. there's no "e" in it.

    thanks for acknowledging this and never spelling it with an "e" again.
     
  14. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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    Plug in your Blu-Ray drive, insert the disk, open (MakeMKV), Rip your Blu-Ray!
    Have a coffe!
    Then watch using PLEX Player! Sorted!
     
  15. spencers macrumors 68020

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    lmao.
    This is a SIMPLE workaround!
     

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