Dear Apple, WHY NO BLU RAY in the new Macs!?!?! ARGH!

msmth928

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I'm really beginning to despise Apple.

Oh how the new iMacs are so cool with 1080p display YET THEY DON'T HAVE A BLU RAY DRIVE! :rolleyes:

It's not about blu ray drives being expensive it's about Apple wanting to push their inferior download service on us. Argh!

Apple = bag of hurt.

/Rant over.

Anyone else feel the same?
 

themoonisdown09

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I wasn't getting my hopes up about Blu-ray and it looks like I'm glad I didn't. That's still a big feature missing for me. I'm still upset that I can't rip my Blu-ray movies to my iMac and iPhone.
 

ob81

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Blu-Ray on a computer is a gimmick anyway. If you want to burn blu-ray for some weird reason, get an external drive. Watching $40 movies on a computer screen? NO THANKS.
 

cube

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They boast about FullHD and show all those movies in the presentation, and it can't even play Blu Ray.
 

msmth928

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ob81 - It isn't a gimmick. And plenty of people want to watch movies on their computer (otherwise Apple wouldn't be offering a movie download service! ;)).

They boast about FullHD and show all those movies in the presentation, and it can't even play Blu Ray.
Exactly!



Viewing pleasure my ass!
 

ob81

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ob81 - It isn't a gimmick. And plenty of people want to watch movies on their computer (otherwise Apple wouldn't be offering a movie download service! ;)).



Exactly!



Viewing pleasure my ass!
Sigh. I said $40 movies. The fact that you brought up DOWNLOADABLE HD MOVIES, kind of makes my point for me. Thanks for that.
 

cube

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The fact that you brought up DOWNLOADABLE HD MOVIES, kind of makes my point for me. Thanks for that.
They are not 1080p movies, and even if they were, they would be much more compressed than Blu Ray.
 

cube

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Or get yourself a Blu-ray drive and rip them onto you iMac for playback. It can be done, just not in one nice package.
I have a Blu Ray burner for my MBP. I still haven't used it because there's no proper playback software from anywhere.
 

themoonisdown09

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If you rip it (e.g. MakeMKV, AnyDVD HD Windows) to your Mac you can play it with Plex or XBMC, although no HD audio, only 5.1 DD or DTS.
I want to be able to insert a Blu-ray disc into my iMac, open up a free application (like Handbrake) and rip the movie for my iPhone.

I don't want to have to buy an external Blu-ray drive, buy a copy of Windows, install Windows on my iMac, reboot into Windows every time I want to rip a Blu-ray, etc. It seems like too much of a hassle right now.

I believe that whenever (or if) Apple decides to put a Blu-ray drive in their Macs, that free applications (such as Handbrake) will incorporate Blu-ray ripping.

why should i pay for something i dont use?
When (or if) Apple first offers Blu-ray drives in their Macs, it will be an optional feature. After a couple of years when they are cheaper and more people use it, then it will be standard. It should work just like DVD drives did when they first came out.
 

Cave Man

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I want to be able to insert a Blu-ray disc into my iMac, open up a free application (like Handbrake) and rip the movie for my iPhone.
You can use MakeMKV > Handbrake.

I don't want to have to buy an external Blu-ray drive, buy a copy of Windows, install Windows on my iMac, reboot into Windows every time I want to rip a Blu-ray, etc. It seems like too much of a hassle right now.
You don't need Windows, but you certainly need a Blu-ray drive of some kind. Otherwise you can't read Blu-ray discs.

I believe that whenever (or if) Apple decides to put a Blu-ray drive in their Macs, that free applications (such as Handbrake) will incorporate Blu-ray ripping.
There's already a Mac app for ripping Blu-ray discs. It's still in beta and will likely cost something when it's out, but it works very well and you then use Handbrake to put it into a container for just about anything.

I just got a surround system. I'm not going to watch Blu Rays in stereo. And then there is BD+.
You get Dolby Digital or DTS out these rips. That's 5.1 surround sound. You don't get True-HD or DTS-HD, which are uncompressed audio. Quite frankly, I notice no difference, but then again my ears are pretty old. BD+ is also in MakeMKV now, but the title key database isn't as extensive as it is for non-BD+ discs. It's coming along quite nicely.
 

msmth928

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Sigh. I said $40 movies. The fact that you brought up DOWNLOADABLE HD MOVIES, kind of makes my point for me. Thanks for that.
Doesn't in the slightest. It's about choice and standards.

I want to play my blu rays where I want, not where YOU or APPLE tell me to :rolleyes:

Stop being the apologetic mac fanboy that the rest of the world laugh at. It's dumb not to want the industry standard player of high definition movies on your Personal Computer. And it's insulting that Apple did not include one when it would have cost next to peanuts to include one ESPECIALLY when you consider Macs are meant to be a premium product! It's embarrassing to say the least!

Can see this amusing little story play out a million times...

Friend 1: Hey, I bought a blu ray movie with me, stick it in your computer there's a great clip I want to show you :D
Friend 2: *Hangs head in shame* Er, my brand new super expensive mac doesn't have a blu ray player dude :mad:
Friend 1: PHSL (h = himself, PMSL)
Friend 2: *considers jumping off a cliff or suicide bombing apple HQ*
 

themoonisdown09

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You can use MakeMKV > Handbrake.
I completely forgot about that application. My only problem with it is that it is currently in beta and will probably cost something in the future.

I guess in order for Handbrake to do the full process, the VLC decryption library would have to support Blu-rays (since that's what Handbrake uses now). Once that library is updated, then Handbrake would have to support Blu-rays. Here's to hoping that this happens within the next year or so. :D
 

silentnite

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Yeah! we didn't get the blu-ray. What we did get is something nice to work with. I'm sure other company's seeing apple leave this feature out will start taking advantages of it and produce some nice external Blu-ray drives. If we wait and blu-ray prices drop, which they will. I'm sure we'll start to see Blu ray external drives everywhere. :D