Bluray Player Menus

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  1. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

    bmac89

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    hello,

    I realise that Bluray is not supported by Apple and likely never will be. I am also aware of Mac Blu-ray players such as MacGo etc and aware of the limitations such as no real menus.

    However my question is whether it is likely that mac will ever have a Blu-Ray player software which has fully functioning (real) menus?

    The software I have tried seem to do a good job playing the main movie content, however trying to select and play special features is a nightmare in my experience.

    I would have thought that bluray playback and menus is handled by the application/software not by the operating system, hence I would have thought it would be possible for a third-party to create a fully functioning player with real menus regardless of Apples lack of support for Blu-Ray?

    Any help or insight into the possibilities, whys and hows is appreciated.

    Thanks

    P.S. I'm not sure if this is the best section to post. Let me know if the thread should be moved somewhere else.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    No they won't. Apple has been slowly changing any Disk drive in any newer Mac.

    Now when I use an external Blu-Ray drive with Mac Blu-Ray Player. Plus yes it support Blu-Ray extras. The only caveat is you have to use a mouse to select the extras. The cool thing is the main movie always opens up right away.
     
  3. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bmac89

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    Thanks for the reply. I am aware that Apple won't support Blu-Ray Hardware and therefore also won't support software. However I was wondering whether mac will ever have third party software which fully supports real menus.

    From my experience with Macgo bluray player the menus are not always reliable and not even the official menu. I realise they are in the process of supporting menus but I am wondering whether this will also be an unreliable 'hack'.

    P.S. On a side note I am in the process of choosing an external Blu-Ray drive. Do you have any recommendations or anything I should look out for in-particular.

    Thanks
     
  4. satcomer, Dec 3, 2014
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    I use this one. But what you decide to get make sure it is a try version over the slim ones. It will be easier to clean.

    Plus invest in a cd cleaner disk. Running over of these about once a year can clean out dust.
     
  5. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again. I assume you mean tray version over slot version?
    So far I have been looking at the portable/slim usb powered drives which are 6X BD speed. I assumed this would be adequate.
     
  6. lht0747 macrumors newbie

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    There is no player on mac, could play BD full menu now.
     

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