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

    Jan 29, 2011
    I need to play Blu-Ray on my mac pro 07. What external or internal drive do i need??
  2. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    Any drive should work. I got the cheapest Asus one on Newegg and it works great.
  3. jimfaster macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2011
    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


    Apr 10, 2002
    No, unless you're using an external bluray and booting in windows
  5. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    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 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    Toast can burn Blurays as it's burning software, but it's not playback software.
  7. toe40 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2011

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