vmware vs parallels

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by charlesbronsen, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    I currently use vmware and am quite happy with it. The only problem I have is using an optical drive (LG Bluray drive) connected via usb. Whenever I try to use it I get an error saying no disk in drive however it works fine when i reboot right into windows. I was wondering if anyone is able to use external drives under a virtual box? My main goal is to rip/watch blu-ray without having to reboot completly into windows:(
    any input would be appreciated.
    thx
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    is the title relevant at ALL? i dont know which question to answer :/
     
  3. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    OK the title is not relevant:rolleyes:

    Is it not clear what I'm asking in this post?

    I am looking to use an optical bluray drive connected by usb under a virtual machine. I am currantly using vmware with no luck. Anytime I try use the drive I get a "no disk" error.

    Does anyone here on this site rip blurays using vmware or paralells?
     
  4. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

    LtRammstein

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    Whoa! Ripping BluRay DVDs is kinda illegal...

    You might want to try to update your BluRay driver in Windows. Also, maybe see if there's a better application to use.
     
  5. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    ok, watch them then:p

    basically just want the optical drive to be able to work under virtual machine.

    The drvers in windows are all up to date.

    What other application do you mean? I have Any Dvd HD and Power DVD to watch movies...
     

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