Make MKV Blu Ray work! ...For Dummies!?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SashaTheLoved, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. SashaTheLoved macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2012

    My aunt bought me Planet Earth, but I don't own a blu ray.

    I'm not very technologically savvy (neither was my aunt!), and my HP Omni100 PC won't register the existence of the disks. Neither will Make MKV.

    I know that there was a post about this, but I couldn't find the answer within all the replies.

    I have winzip, and tried to follow the instructions of Life Hacker ,

    but "The Easy Method" won't register my discs, and I don't know how to unzip the Blu Ray Disc support ".pyo" files into my video something-or-other for the "Complicated Method."

    What I really need is a simple "Make this damn thing work for dummies" style answer. I'd like to rip them so I can have them on file.


  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. SashaTheLoved thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2012
    no blu ray.

    Uhm, no? I've no blu ray drive. I don't think Like Hacker mentioned it at all. His how to is for adapting your normal drive to manipulate blu ray, I thought.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Oh, I don't know about hacking a normal optical disk drive (ODD) to read Blu Rays, as CD and DVD ODDs use a different laser than a Blu Ray drive does.
    Can't you get an external Blu Ray drive for computers? They cost around 50 USD and can be connected to a computer via USB.
  5. peterjcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
  6. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    Did you actually read the article? Here's the second sentence: "My laptop came with a Blu-ray drive"

    You need a Blu-Ray drive to access Blu-Ray discs.
  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    This makes about as much sense as trying to put a DVD in a floppy disc drive...please do some sort of research before you ask how to rip a BluRay without a BluRay drive.:eek:
  8. Vatche macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Ummmm anyone know how I can turn on my iMac? Catch is I do not have electricity. Thanks for any help.

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