Bluray?

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  1. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a rMBP recently, and was going to purchase a superdrive for the rare occurrence when I actually need one. However, I started thinking, why don't I get an external Bluray drive instead? So I'm wondering, what is a good solution for Bluray on the Mac? I'm looking for something as portable as the superdrive, but I want to be able to rip Bluray movies. Is there a cost-effective solution for this? I've done a little research and it seems overly complicated.
     
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    Haha. Thanks. Question: Do I need additional software to watch/rip Blu-Ray movies to my Mac? I have Handbrake, but I thought I needed something else as well. Or will it "just work?"
     
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    Yep, works well. I particularly like how it launches straight into the movie without making you sit through copyright notices, menus, etc. I've only come across one title that doesn't play (Dollhouse S1); I need to contact support about that some time!
     
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    Then use MakeMKV and then Handbrake to re-compress.

    Yep really excellent. I wish Apple had just given us this support directly in DVD-Player but hey ho. The only thing with Mac BluRay Player is that everytime you launch it there seems to be a new update out :D
     

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