MacPro & Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

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    I run a 2009 MacPro, it serves all my purposes and runs just fine.

    What would I need to buy to set it up to burn Blu-Ray media ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    You can buy a compatible one and put that in the optical bay, or connect an external one via USB.
     
  3. VAGDesign macrumors 6502

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    Something like this

    The search of it on Google or on eBay helps, gives results like this and this
     
  4. Washac, Apr 16, 2015
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    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for those pointers, I have Toast 10 which I believe burns Blu-Ray media ?

    So If I buy the optical drive I am good to go ?
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Yes, but need the BR extension for Toast of toast 10 Ti
     
  6. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ??
     
  7. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

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    What software are you using to edit or rip your videos?
     
  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Whats the question?
     
  9. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Questioning your reply it means nothing to me I am afraid, sorry.

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    I use Handbrake.
     
  10. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Standard Toast 10 won't burn BluRay you need an extension or Toast 10 Titanium.
     
  11. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    makemkv is what you're looking for for the ripping part, then handbrake will convert it to m4v. It's a two-step operation.
     
  12. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have Toast 10 Titanium, so that's good :)
     
  13. lowendlinux Contributor

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    There is also PavTube. I use MakeMKV on my Linux Boxes and Pavtube for Mac's.
     
  14. Washac, Apr 16, 2015
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    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the pointer for MakeMKV but $50 or £33 for it :(
     
  15. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Didn't know about PavTube, I'll check it out. Thanks!

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    No, the beta is free. And it's always beta ;) I've been using it for years. Never had any issue with it, works just fine.
     
  16. lowendlinux Contributor

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    It's worth every penny!
     
  17. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    PavTube looks the better option $35 or £23:50 :)

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    Just downloaded that v1.9.2 :)
     
  18. crjackson2134, Apr 16, 2015
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    crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    You can burn BD data disc's just fine without the extension. You cannot however burn commercial format Blu-Ray Video (Movies). To do that you need to buy the plugin.

    However, if you Rip the movie to an MKV file, you can burn that to a blank BD Disc as UDF Data and it will play in any set top Blu-Ray player (including subtitles). Remember, you can rip to full quality and all titles if you want to and lose nothing.

    I also use MakeMKV, and I have PavTube. MakeMKV is the best game in town.
     
  19. Washac, Apr 17, 2015
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    The Roxio site has the plugin for Toast 11 and 12 but not for 10.

    Or am I missing something here ?
     
  20. crjackson2134, Apr 17, 2015
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  21. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    All sorted with the software, I assume any of those drives or one like them would fit internally into my MacPro ?
     
  22. VAGDesign macrumors 6502

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    Why not? It should work out of the box. I don't own this but I don't see why shouldn't work :)
     
  23. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Yes but you need to pop off the front faceplate from the tray.
     
  24. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks :)
     

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