Playing blu-Ray movies

tiger2

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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!
 

tibas92013

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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!
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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tiger2

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

tiger2

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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!
 

Sun Baked

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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!
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.)
 

Fishrrman

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OP:

Does the Pioneer drive "show up" in System Profiler?
As being an attached device?
 

JTToft

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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.
 

tiger2

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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.)
Thank you!


OP:

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

Fishrrman

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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...
 

tiger2

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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?
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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