rMBP connecting external Pioneer BDR-XD05 drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ainippe, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Ainippe macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    complete Apple noob here. I bought the following : Pioneer BDR-XD05 6x USB 3.0 External Bus Powered Portable Slim Blu-Ray Writer,
    as it was recommended on several sites as being a good all round alternate to the Superdrive.
    Now here comes the noobie bit, I connected the drive and all went well-power etc and the laptop recognised the unit. I even managed to play a dvd successfully, however the unit came with a cd which I assume was for loading drivers etc, my system however will not run autorun etc. Am I right to assume this is a windows disk? If so is there a generic app/program I can download to run the drive? Or do I even need to?
    Now the unit comes with a Y connector ( 2 x USB) I am guessing that should not make a difference?

    Regards

    nick
     
  2. Ainippe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its ok sorted - the bundled software does not work with OS X.
    Now can someone recommend Blu ray Software?
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Autorun is not needed in OS X, so it is indeed a Windows Disk.

    AFAIK, OS X will not natively play Blu-Ray, unless things have changed lately. You'll have to boot into Windows for this to work.
     
  4. Ainippe thread starter macrumors newbie

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