Changing Superdrive to Bluray

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  1. s1lv3r macrumors member

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    Not many things to explain, but is it possible to change the 2010 MBP Superdrive into a Bluray drive?

    Can i just buy one laptop bluray drive on aftermarket and insert it on the MBP?
     
  2. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

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    OSX doesn't natively support Blu-ray. You might be able to find some drivers, depending on which drive you get, but I think people have had more luck in Windows.
     
  3. s1lv3r thread starter macrumors member

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    Hum.. and do you know a drive that has drivers for the OSX?

    Maybe would be better to get an external bluray drive, don't ?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It is not a question of drivers for OSx. OSx lacks the necessary kernel code to decode BluRay. I don't think any of the current bluray drives even fit in an MBP - they are too tall.

    You can play BluRay disks under windows via bootcamp.

    However, you can't just plug in a bluray and call up DVD player to play bluray movies.
     
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  6. s1lv3r thread starter macrumors member

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    hum.. i understand. so no blu rays on OSX...

    the ideia was to have a "portable" bluray player, but just realised there's no way to do it on OSX
     
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  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Bluray drives work natively on OS X. You just can't play movies due to lack of proper playback software.

    You can burn discs, read them, etc. If you want it play movies, you would have to either run Windows in BootCamp, or get AnyDVD HD and play movies in a VM.
     
  9. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    As much as I'd want my MBP to play Blu-ray, I can live without it. As long as I have at least one Blu-ray player in my house, I'm fine.
     

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