Ext Blu-Ray

Bioshox

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Jan 13, 2012
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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!!!
 
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Any external Blu Ray player will work, it does not need to be Mac specific.


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Bioshox

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Jan 13, 2012
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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!
 
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spcdust

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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!
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.
 
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Frosticus

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Oct 4, 2010
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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
 
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theSeb

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