I want to know who has a portable blu ray with their mini.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by philipma1957, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    I sold my quad core 2012 1.96 tb fusion mini yesterday along with an apple dvd player.. So I went and got a new 2012 quad core today no fusion just the stock hdd. I need an external dvd drive and I figured I would ask who has an external blu ray drive with their mini along with what software for it.

    link to the machine I sold yesterday.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1568313


    Thanks again for any info on a good external blu-ray + software on a mini
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I use the Blu-Ray Player for Mac with a blank external and put into that a standard computer Blu-Ray drive.
     
  3. QWERTYMac7 macrumors regular

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    I use a Samsung SE-506BB/TSBD 6X USB2.0 External Slim Blu-ray Writer Drive from Amazon --- $85.00.

    Works well.
     
  4. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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  5. QWERTYMac7 macrumors regular

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    I just plugged it into my Mac Mini - when a Blu-ray disk is inserted I process it with Make MKV (then Handbrake). Never a hiccup.

    I do not watch Blu-ray disks on my computer.

    Works fine for my needs.
     
  6. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I suppose I should try that method…
     
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  8. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    yeah I thought it was pc only. I have a samsung for a pc and it uses that software. do you have any picks for mac software for blu ray.
     
  9. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Just got the cheapest, I guess like 18£ on ebay.co.uk and it works excellent. I use it with Mac Blu Ray Player and MakeMKV, work excellent, and I will give a try now with Free Mac Blu Ray Player.
     
  10. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    I bought this one (current price $40) about six months ago. At that time, it was priced around $31 with $6 shipping.

    Like QWERTYMac7, I do not view Blu-ray discs with the player. I also rip with the MakeMKV/Handbrake combination.

    Oddly, my unit shows up as a Pioneer drive, not Panasonic/Matsushita guts. Doesn't seem to make a difference though.
     

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