How can I play Blu-Ray on my Mac Pro 2007?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ArrMikey, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. ArrMikey macrumors newbie

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    I need to play Blu-Ray on my mac pro 07. What external or internal drive do i need??
    Thanks!
     
  2. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    Any drive should work. I got the cheapest Asus one on Newegg and it works great.
     
  3. jimfaster macrumors newbie

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    This may be a stupid question, but Toast gave me the impression that I can watch Blu-Ray on my laptop. Because when Toast Titanium 8 is installed, it asks if you want to add support for Blu-Ray. I was wondering if I could see one on my MacBook.
     
  4. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    No, unless you're using an external bluray and booting in windows
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Any BD drive will work, but many seem to have issues such as constantly spinning up or preventing the computer from sleeping. I'd do a search in the forums to see all of the relevant information.

    In any case there isn't an easy way to watch a BD in OS X. You either need to rip to hard drive first, watch it in Windows, or do this complicated streaming thing involving MakeMKV, VLC, URLs, text files, and other **** that basically makes it a hobby unto itself.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Toast can burn Blurays as it's burning software, but it's not playback software.
     
  7. toe40 macrumors newbie

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