Watching Blu-Rays under Parallels 5.0 or VMWare Fusion 3?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2008
    Hello, just bought 2 new iMacs 21.5 inch/ATI Radeon HD 4670
    and now I would like to know if it's possible to watch Blu-Rays
    using e.g. WinDVD 2010 under Windows 7/Parallels 5.0 or VMWare Fusion 3?
    I would like to avoid Boot Camp.
    Anyone already tried this...? Thanks!!
  2. zbasarab macrumors member

    May 29, 2009
    vmware fusion is far superior.

    dunno if it will actually work though. these programs are emulations, they don't have direct access to your video card. that's why you generally cant video game in them
  3. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    That's a matter of opinion, I use Parallels 5 and love it, they claim to be up to 22% faster than the competitor on the site.

    I don't think you could do it without going into Boot Camp if at all, check the details for Parallels 5 or Fusion 3 and see if they say they support playing BluRay movies.
  4. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    You'll probably have to have a lot of ram dedicated to the Virtual Machine... maybe both cores too at least...

    Parallels provides better 3D acceleration support... maybe it'll run better there vs Fusion.
  5. ShortArc macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2009
    I should work under bootcamp. It does not work under Fusion 3.0.

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