VLC 2.0 arriving with Blu-ray support

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  1. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Finally VLC brings us Blu-ray support on OSX.

    Found this on 9to5Mac Mac
     
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    Finally

    Finally VLC will have a Mac-centric interface. Its ability to play Blu-ray discs isn't new; it's been able to play them for quite some time.

    Can't wait to try the new version!
     
  3. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    Great.

    VLC 2.0 arrives with support for a bag of hurt.

    Just what we need.

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    One of my favorite things about VLC is how it's not iTunes... so with 2.0 they're trying to emulate it? Not sure this will end well.

    Kudos for the BRD support... however, my hardware does not even think of supporting BRD, so the will without the means...
     
  5. Juanbond macrumors member

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    I read a similar article on a different page. I was under the impression that it was hardware that was limiting me from playing blu ray movies on my mac and not software. In addition to the VLC software and an external Blu Ray player, what kind of hardware will I need?

    I just bought a i7 MBP with 8 GB of ram. Will this be Blu Ray compatible?
     
  6. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    looks like the mac also gets a 64-bit version, as well as a powerpc version (according to the release candidate folder on the FTP site).
     
  7. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    If you buy an external blue ray drive.
     
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Also note:

    VLC 2.0 will support unencrypted Blu-ray Discs. You will not be able to natively play commercial Hollywood Blu-ray movies directly. You will still need to rip them using a utility (such as MakeMKV,) but now VLC will be able to play the decrypted full disk image
     
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  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Can you post where you found this? Need to update my article on this in case it's true.
     
  12. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    So if I put in a bluray disk in my mbp, nothing will happen?
     
  13. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Not if it's the internal drive, no. You need a bluray drive for a bluray disc and right now the only ones you can use with a MacBook Pro are external.
     
  14. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Crap, I found it yesterday in a single article, but for now:

    Changes between 1.1.13 and 2.0.0:
    libbluray

    Ah, here it is: VLC 2.0 to ship this week with Blu-Ray support and a new UI
    Note that it is perfectly possible, in theory, for someone to branch VLC to include libaacs, so that it could natively play encrypted Blu-ray Discs, but as far as I know, there is no "public" project of such.
     
  15. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    sweet and finally, vlc is my favorite video player.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Actually, most sites have it wrong. There is no Blu-Ray for Mac right now.

    http://obamapacman.com/2012/02/vlc-...lease-candidate-download-has-blu-ray-support/

    This is the reality (and yes I have linked to the VLC developer who said the following, unlike the non-sourced and wrong info on 9to5 or macgasm):

     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Thanks. There actually is a way to play encrypted BRs in OS X as well, although it's a bit complicated.
     
  18. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded it yesterday... I like the new black UI.

    I wish I could disable the Playlist though... I don't feel like seeing the whole list of movies I've seen recently.
     
  19. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Why does the icon need to be such an ugly construction cone. :mad:
     
  20. kolax macrumors G3

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    Things that need fixed:

    - If you have video to open in a separate window, closing the video window closes the playlist/library window too.
    - Pressing CMD+1 doesn't make the video the original size, or only works occasionally.
    - Video always appears off in the corner first, rather than always fitting into the top right corner, where it was last closed.

    Performance wise, everything seems fine.
     
  21. argyris91 macrumors newbie

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    vlc 2.0 cant play greek subs

    Hi guys
    I've got a Macbook pro mid 2010 and i upgrade my vlc to 2.0 and it doesnt plays greek subs.anyone can help?
     
  22. HabSonic, Feb 19, 2012
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    I tried 2.0 this morning. Not impressed at all. It's full of bugs, we can't hide the menus and playbacks buttons anymore and all the managing stuff is really annoying. Will go back to 1.xx tomorrow.


    I like the icon. Sorry, but you're biased because you live in Quebec, where there are construction cones everywhere all year long.
     

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