Playing blu-Ray movies

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  1. tiger2 macrumors member

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    hi,

    Just bought a 5K iMac and am looking for a usb ODD to rip music, burn DVDS, etc. I saw this Pioneer BDR-XD05S. It says it's Mac compatible but you need 3rd party software to play blu-Ray movies.

    What software would you recommend? Something easy to use would be appreciated. I don't really see a need to burn blu-Ray discs.

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. tibas92013, Oct 24, 2015
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    tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    For the last year or so I have been using both Mac DVD Ripper Pro and MacXDVD Ripper Pro which easily rips some of my 2000 Plus DVD Collection. Both Software(s) cannot rip Blue-Ray. Both have a free trial period to see how it works on your computer.

    Please note that MacDVD Ripper Pro lets you rip Free five(5) complete DVD's as their trial period.

    I rip using two(2) Apple SuperDrives connected to each of my two(2) Mac Minis.
     
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  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It looks like VLC is also able to open BDMV folder on a Blu-Ray disk.
     
  5. tiger2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. I've had others recommend MacGo, too, so I'll probably go wth that.
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    The main difference of MacGo's product to VLC is the price ($60 vs $0) :D
     
  7. matreya macrumors 65816

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    MacGo's product actually works at playing BluRays. VLC does not.
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    OK. Good to know.
     
  9. tinapanpan macrumors newbie

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    Does Macgo support Blu-ray Menu? I have not found such information from its website.
     
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    Yeah.... if you want to install Java 6 Runtime on your Mac...
     
  12. capuzino macrumors regular

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    It's also available through MAS.
     
  13. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It draws it's own basic text-based menu. Exactly like this:
    [​IMG]
    As I see it, it just doesn't support the BD-J Java runtime. May be because of licensing issues?
     
  14. tiger2 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I bought a Pioneer BDR-XS06 and plugged it into the iMac with the usb 3 cable provided. Nothing. Tried inserting a CD. Nothing. Plugged it into my MacBook Pro (late 2012), also with usb 3.0. Nothing.

    Is it possible it's not drawing enough power from the single usb 3 cable? I've read that many ODD units require a double usb cable. Or, more likely it's a defective player? I contacted the seller through Amazon and they are shipping a new unit free.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I have a Pioneer BDR-XD05 with that type of USB cable and it works with only 1 USB port to play DVDs, haven't tried burning anything (which is when the 2nd USB port is supposed to be needed.)
     
  16. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP:

    Does the Pioneer drive "show up" in System Profiler?
    As being an attached device?
     
  17. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    I still maintain that the best way to play Blu-ray movies on a Mac is to install Windows through Bootcamp and use a proper player like PowerDVD there.
     
  18. tiger2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!


    No, it doesn't. Under "disc burning" it says, "No disc burning device was found. If the device is external, make sure it’s connected and turned on."
     
  19. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    tiger wrote:
    [[ No, it doesn't. Under "disc burning" it says, "No disc burning device was found. If the device is external, make sure it’s connected and turned on." ]]

    Just some thoughts...

    Have you tried a different USB cable?

    Did the drive come with a special USB "Y-cable"?
    If so, have you tried that?

    Did the drive come with an external power supply block?
    Have you tried that?

    Could just be a bad one "out of the box".
    See how the replacement does...
     
  20. tiger2, Nov 2, 2015
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    tiger2 thread starter macrumors member

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    This was it. I have never used usb 3.0 for anything but a thumb drive and had no other cable. When the new drive arrived today, I thought I'd try the cable with the new one on the first drive and right away I heard it whirl. Works perfectly.

    I would have never thought it would be something like a 1 foot cable. Occam's razor!

    Thanks!
     

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