creating a Blu-Ray playing Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZHH, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ZHH macrumors newbie

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    Well I was planning on buying a new MBP today, but I'm not buying a new laptop unless it has a Blu-Ray drive. So here is my question...there is a blu-ray drive available for the old 17" MBP from this company, if I were to buy that computer (the old 17" MBP), install that drive, install Vista via BootCamp, and AnyDVD HD (will reportatly playback a blu-ray disc even if the display isn't HDCP compliant according to this thread) I should be able to playback a Blu-Ray disc correct?
     
  2. scott85213 macrumors member

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    The biggest problem with that is, that they could be different drive sizes.
     
  3. ZHH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it says it's for the MBP 17", which is the computer I would get, not one of the new MBPs that were released today.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, it'll work. AnyDVD HD removes both encryption and HDCP, so once installed, you can play your BR disc on your computer and even to an external display, such as a TV. You can also rip the contents of the BR disc to your hard drive, move it to a Mac volume and then play that on your Mac.
     
  5. tom. macrumors 6502

    tom.

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    Can you explain how to play high bitrate blu-ray on a mac? I'll save you the hassle, you can't! I hate being forced on to windows. We need a multithreaded decoder, my MP can't play it, just stuttering and frame drops.

    :/
     
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Sorry, but I do it all the time on 2 gHz Mac Mini. Provided you remove the HDCP and decrypt the video, you can can play those ripped Blu-Ray discs using Plex, the best video playback software available for Macs, and enjoy both DD and DTS surround sound.
     

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