Does the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player work in Leopard's DVD player application?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shorties, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    I am debating buying the 360 HD-DVD player for my Macbook Pro, (I have a 360 but no HDTV but my Macbook's monitor is 1080) so I was wondering if the new Leopard DVD player supports the HD-DVD player (I saw it had a HD setting) or if there is a 3rd party application that can enable HD-DVD video playback that I can get for it. (I don't want to have to switch to my Vista partition to watch movies).
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    While DVD Player.app does support HD DVD, but it does not support VC-1 encoded material (which is what most commercial HD DVDs are), and does not support the copy protection and encryption used on commercial discs either.
     
  3. projectle macrumors 6502

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    I would not expect to see this until Macs start shipping with HD-DVD or Bluray drives.
     
  4. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will at least is there a 3rd party application I can buy to make it work in OSX?
     
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    if you were going to spend that much, i'd spend a little more and buy a dual-format player. the LG GGC-H20L is anywhere from $275-325 at many online retailers (NewEgg price $299). Then just get a 5.25" SATA enclosure and you'll have yourself an external Blu-Ray and HD-DVD player. unless of course you wanted to use it with the 360, then just buy the HD-DVD player.

    but to answer the bigger question, as far as i know, no Mac apps to player either, so you'd have to use BootCamp and run PowerDVD Ultra.
     

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