External Blu-Ray Player Suggestion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AFPoster, May 27, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Looking to get an external blu-ray player for my 2011 MBP. Few questions: Who do you all recommend (brand), will it work on my Mac and if I wanted to get a Blu-Ray burning software (like ripit, dvdremaster & handbrake) will the software work on a Mac and will I be able to copy a blu-ray and burn to a regular dvd or can I only burn to a blu-ray dvd if all I want is the movie?

    Thanks team
     
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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Any brand should be fine. Plextor has a cheap one

    Yes, it will work on your Mac, but Blu-ray movie playback is quite tricky to do in Mac OS X because no Blu-ray playback software exits for Mac OS X. You'll have to do various workarounds.
    In Windows, however, everything should be fine. The Plextor player I linked to even comes with PowerDVD software for playback.

    With regards to burning: No, you cannot copy a BD* onto a DVD. The capacity of a DVD is lower than that of a BD.

    * Assuming you mean a standard Blu-ray movie.
     

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