Thanks for that, I do run WinXP under bootcamp on my MBP.Yes and no. The HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 has been reported to work with a PC. Although the drive is very cheap ($180) Tiger's DVD player doesn't have the necessary codecs to play the movie. I know that there are also external Blu-Ray drives, but again, you're going to run into the same problem with decoding them. Vista reportedly works with these drives, and I'm not sure about XP, so a bootcamp install might be in the works for you if not already.
that's been there for a while. it's for HD movies you create and burn on a standard DVD using DVD Studio. it won't play "normal" HD-DVDs.has anyone noticed that in DVD Player preference
there is now a High Definition part
does that mean it can play HD-DVD or Bluray now?
You said to me that it doesn't matter if VLC player can read Blu-Ray or not, because the MB/P's slot-drive can't read Blu-Ray discs.And your point is?
From the PowerDVD Website re Video cards suitable for use with PowerDVD Ultra...OP: certain versions of PowerDVD for Windows don't do HDCP checks, so you should be able to plug in the XBox drive and it'll work fine. The current generation MBPs have HDCP compliant video cards, so if you have one of those, you're also fine. Right now your only option is Windows.
I'm running WinXP Home under bootcamp on my C2D MBP.I have the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player (USB) and a Blu-Ray burner (USB) hooked up to my Macbook Pro (SR). Both play back fine under Vista (32-bit) with PowerDVD Ultra.
I don't think there is any playback software for Tiger. I may try it in Parallels to see if it works but I doubt it.
I took the plunge and bought the 360 DVD-HD drive yesterday and it's working a treat under PowerDVD Ultra...had a bit of trouble to begin with when PowerDVD threw up an error message at start-up with "Incompatible Graphics Driver"...I had to find and download the ATI Catalyst 6.7 drivers...I couldn't get them from the ATI site as I had to download and run a verification tool which stated my ATI Mobility Radeon graphics card was incompatiblePower DVD works with XP also.