Ext Blu-Ray

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  1. Bioshox macrumors newbie

    Bioshox

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    Hey guys

    I tried asking Apple Support about this but they didn't seem to have many answers, I tried Google, but on this one it wasen't being friendly.

    Anyway, can anybody give me any information or links on where I can find a Ext Blu-Ray player for Mac, preferably via USB.

    Many thanks!!!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Jan 19, 2012
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    Any external Blu Ray player will work, it does not need to be Mac specific.


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  3. Bioshox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I read somewhere that OSX has no support for BluRay playback, that is really where my concern was!
     
  4. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Not natively, however I've had some success with this product playing encrypted Blu-rays:

    http://www.macblurayplayer.com/

    It's not 100% as it doesn't have all the "keys" to un-encrypt the built in Blu-ray encryption, for example no success with the LOTR extended version Blu-rays.
     
  5. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    Spcdust is correct, there is no native support for playback - I believe this is due to licencing issues, but as stated, solutions to exist to permit this.

    Personally I use the external drive to rip my blu ray collection usking MakeMKV & Handbrake for use with my ATV2 :D
     
  6. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    This is the solution I generally adopt and have high success rate.
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I do the same thing, but you can use makeMKV and VLC to play back BRs without ripping them in the first place.
     
  8. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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  9. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer ripping them as I can have my whole collection in HD at the touch of a button on my ATV2 :D
     

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