Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 4:15 PM (in response to justinfromspring arbor)
afaik, Justin-you'll have to get a copy of Toast. Mac's do not, what from I've been told, support BluRay natively (boooooh ! sissss!) and that probably includes burning stuff from the Finder and playing BluRay dvd's (darn shame though, but there doesn't seem to be a darn thing we can do about it....)
there you go
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2011 3:02 PM (in response to justinfromspring arbor)
I have this drive installed in my Mac Pro. It had been working flawlessly until I installed Lion. Now I get nothing but "I/O errors" in Parallels and "Connaction Unstable" in Toast 11. End result is one dollar coasters. Anyone out there got any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2011 3:04 PM (in response to jason kessel)
okay, Jason K. here's an idea-I got this from someone else who put a BluRay Pioneer drive in his Mac pro, and had problems in Lion. See if you can find a Firmware update for it (probably a windows version ) run that, and it may help you.....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2011 3:25 PM (in response to Johnb-one)
Thank you for the reply. Unfotunately, I have determined that since it's also having problems reading Blu-ray movie discs now, the drive is hosed. It wont read or burn. My clue was when it has issues in Windows (via Parallels) too. I also found out that this drive is an OEM drive and LG offers zero support for their OEM products. Not even firmware! Version 1.0 is as far as they go. Plus, it literally died exactly one year to the date of when I purchased it. Although, it doesnt seem like LG has any kind of a warranty for OEM drives anyway. I'll never buy another LG product (dont get me started on my LG phone). Ironically, my old Pioneer DVD burner that used to be in my old G4 (and is now in my Mac Pro) is still working like a charm. So, the fact that this happened after I installed Lion seems to be coincidental.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to Johnb-one)
Quoting JohnB-One: "Mac's do not, what from I've been told..."
Actually, there isn't any situation in which "Mac's" do not supprot Blu-ray natively. However, maybe Macs don't support them natively.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to jason kessel)
First off, I'm happy to report my Blu-ray drive is working fine. I simply had to reseat the SATA cable. Sorry for not updating my original post. Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray. There are many software apps that can play Blu-ray movies. I prefer VLC.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to jason kessel)
Actually, NOT all Macs do support Blu-ray! Not all Macs support DVD. Not all Macs even support CDs. Not all Macs even have a hard disk!
But congratulations on getting your Blu-ray drive working now.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:22 PM (in response to MaxxFordham)
Oh for Pete sake. Talk about nitpicking! I didn't say *ALL* Macs. And yeah, obviously there are factors like needing an actual optical drive to begin with. Plus, the right software for movie-playback and/or burning. But, if you have a modern Mac with the right drive and software, you can have DVD/CD/BD working no problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to jason kessel)
Oh for hel's sake, jason.
Whow, someone's a little quick to respond, aren't ya? What are you doing: just sitting there by your phone waiting for it to ring? Looks like the nitpicker here is you! You're picking--incorrectly--on someone who happens to be correctly stating what you've just said. I quote: "Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray." Yes, you said that. Scroll up and look! DUH!
If you want to make an exclusive statement about something, then try doing it right sometime.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to MaxxFordham)
Oh, crap, Jason, how come I can't edit it any more?
Sorry, I misread!
"Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray." When I first read it, I got the "all" misplaced! For that to have been "all Macs support...," there would have to be TWO "all"s there! It would have to say "Second of all, all Macs do support Blu-ray."
So what I would do now, if I could edit those now (what's with the stupid time limit on editing?) is just delete the first one and then state in the second one nothing more than this explanation that I had misread what you wrote the first time.