which blu-ray player on mac do you prefer?

dalesoung

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these days I want to buy a blu-ray player software, there are lots of products of different brands, which make me confusing! and I don't wanna watch the reviews one by one, can anyone give me advice?
 

jlc1978

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Go with VLC. Don't waste your money on the paid players. Often the player 'reviews' are simply shills for the product that pupport to show you how to play a bluray and then push a specific product.
 
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steve23094

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I was looking into this recently because I have been considering buying a Blu-ray drive. Isn't it more complicated than you say? Namely the decryption keys are not contained within VLC so you have to download them elsewhere, and then the key package installer tries to install them into a SIP protected folder under El Capitan and so fails.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I would like to know myself.
 

Fatherof5ive

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I have VLC version 2.2.0 and am unable to play a blu-ray on a Pioneer BDXL attached to my mid-2014 rMBP.

I purchased MacGo's blu-ray player. It's basic and it works. It's nothing like movies in iTunes or on a dedicated blu-ray player, but at least it works and I can continue my subscription to Netflix's blu-ray service.
 

steve23094

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Blu Ray has had it's decryption keys openly available since 26 December 2006, I think you'll find that VLC has had Blu Ray support since 2007.
That doesn't directly address what I asked. Your statement does not invalidate what I said regarding downloading from elsewhere and problems installing under El Capitan. The post below yours provides support to my comment.

Without a Blu-ray drive I can't test any of this.
 

kiwipeso1

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That doesn't directly address what I asked. Your statement does not invalidate what I said regarding downloading from elsewhere and problems installing under El Capitan. The post below yours provides support to my comment.

Without a Blu-ray drive I can't test any of this.
Of course, you will need a Blu Ray drive to play a Blu Ray disk. That should be self-evident even to my Australian relatives.

If you are capable of installing and using Onyx, then you have solved your problem.
 

steve23094

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Of course, you will need a Blu Ray drive to play a Blu Ray disk. That should be self-evident even to my Australian relatives.

If you are capable of installing and using Onyx, then you have solved your problem.
I imagine Onyx has absolutely nothing to do with this thread and what we're discussing. You still haven't answered my questions, I'll assume you don't know but decided to weigh into the conversation anyway.
 

kiwipeso1

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I imagine Onyx has absolutely nothing to do with this thread and what we're discussing. You still haven't answered my questions, I'll assume you don't know but decided to weigh into the conversation anyway.
If you haven't even tried it, then you are free to imagine whatever nonsense you like.
You are clearly as uninformed as my former computer science lecturers, goodbye.
 

Weaselboy

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I was looking into this recently because I have been considering buying a Blu-ray drive. Isn't it more complicated than you say? Namely the decryption keys are not contained within VLC so you have to download them elsewhere, and then the key package installer tries to install them into a SIP protected folder under El Capitan and so fails.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I would like to know myself.
http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html

I think what you are referring to here is the libdvdcss package that VLC uses to crack the DVD encryption. There is an issue where libdvdcss wants to install in /usr/lib, but that is blocked by El Capitan's SIP. There is a workaround where you can move libdvdcss to /usr/local/lib that is not protected by SIP.

There is a Reddit thread here that talks about this in the context of Handbrake, but I believe VLC has the same issue and needs the same workaround.