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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by littlekenneth, Dec 12, 2010.
I know Mac Mini comes with HD DVD, but would like to know if they support Blu Ray disc? Thanks
The Mac Mini cannot watch BluRay or HD-DVD. The internal drive is just a regular DVD.
No Apple computer, this includes the Mac Mini, comes with a HD DVD drive. Nor do they have a Blu-Ray drive. All they have is a regular DVD drive.
Yes, you can watch Blu Ray on your Mac mini with a simple upgrade.
No, you can't. Even though there's a software solution for Blu-ray Disc playback under OS X, the Mini just doesn't have the horsepower to do so.
A 2.66GHz-320M Mac mini with 4GB RAM has plenty of horsepower to play Blu Rays, you just have to use Bootcamp and PowerDVD Ultra as a Blu Ray player.
SJ is right, blu-ray is over-rated and so not worth it.
SJ is wrong. It will be many years before downloaded content can approach the quality of BluRay content and until internet delivery can bridge that gap there will continue to be demand in the marketplace for plastic discs.
*cough* Usenet *cough*
I guess that's why everyone is adopting to use it over HD downloads offered by iTunes right?
*cough* 50GB downloads *cough*
All glibness aside, it's perfectly reasonable to not want to steal my entertainment, thanks. And, my main point remains -- uncompressed BluRay content is beyond the scope of most consumers to realistically download even if they are comfortable with pirating it. The sizes are impractical for most residential internet bandwidth.
Those rips are basically just mt2 in mkv or ISO rips. They're the highest quality, but aren't necessarily needed.
1080p at 11GB or so is perfectly manageable on a reasonable internet connection. With that said, it isn't necessarily our fault that Blu-ray license fees/DRM restrictions are such that Apple and third party devs don't support them. HDCP isn't easy to implement.
When will the industry realize that all that crap is useless and hurting them in the long-run?
I go for convenience, which is why I download almost everything. Couple clicks and it's there, watchable anywhere and anytime I want.
Why do you think Steam is so successful even though the games can be had for free? Because it is convenient!!!
well to all who say that the optical is dying and such and blu ray is not worth and its all digital now the one problem with people using netflix and such for digital streaming is some areas of the united states do not have broadband right now all they have is the old phone line internet still and those speeds do not support what u need for digital content speed and it can take a long time to even get your content then and sat internet has some issues to so i do not thing the disc based content is going to die yet so i say long live optical
What about the new mini unibody?
If you rip the blu-ray content to a hard disk and remove the copy protection with AnyDVD HD on a pc then you can watch the movies with no problem on a mid 2010 mini with vlc player...
That's too much work. Just use boot camp and watch the movie without ripping. And if you want a digital copy of the movie, just download it.
My discs get ripped once, then put away. Rebooting in Windows is not worth the hassle to me. Once ripped, they are available to all computers in the house.
That's the move!