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JAlbert624 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is anyone having consistant results with any combo for burning blu ray?

Thanks

John

Mac Pro, 16 gb ram
  • 1. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    Zak Ray Level 4 Level 4 (3,465 points)
    This may be of assistance:
    http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com/Archives/ShowNotes.php?date=2009-01-21

    Long, but worth the listen.
  • 2. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
    Toast 9/10 with a blu ray burner and blanks.

    Encore CS3/4 Adobe with the same.

    All that is available on a Mac.
  • 3. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    sx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi guys can anyone tell me whats the best Blu-ray drive for Mac im trying to buy one i saw the Lacie and the MCE-Blu-ray for MAC any ideas ????
    thank you
  • 4. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    Zak Ray Level 4 Level 4 (3,465 points)
    Listen to the podcast I posted above.
  • 5. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    sx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well Zak i downloaded it and listened to it but it not talking about how to make Blu-ray on Mac as its written that should be on 38.22....... i listened the whole 1h 14m and nothing about how to make blu-ray on mac, is there anything else to download ???
  • 6. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    StingRay67 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    sx, the lacy drives are good. However the MAc Video cast has the show producer demo'ing an LG one even though on the box there is nothing to say it supported MAC OS! Hmmm It's interesting how they decided which platform is compatible and what isn't!!!

    This guy just pulls the "MAC non-compliant" BLuRay drive out of the box and BINGO! working 100% on his MacBook within seconds! Im sure LACY's the same!

    watch this: http://www.macvideo.tv/dvd-authoring/
  • 7. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    the black sun Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    The LG Blu-Ray burner works perfectly well on my Mac Tower; plugged it in and off it went no problem - and only 15 mins to backup a 25gig disk!
  • 8. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
    Isn't the LG and SATA drive and too long for one of the trays?

    How did you attach to power and SATA and wasn't it too long?
  • 9. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    Kaku Ito Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I use x6 LG bluray drive in one of my Mac Pro and it works with Encore now (it didn't before).

    I posted somewhere, but the Encore CS3's encoder was really poor quality, so I found that Compressor's encoding with H.264 for bluray encodes a lot better then author in Encore.
    Works the best.
  • 10. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
    My understanding is that there is no h.264 encoding for blu ray option in Compressor.

    Where did you locate that and has encore accepted it?

    There is a mpeg2 encode setting for blu ray in Compressor, but no h.264
  • 11. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    sx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    David so what do u suggest to use for encoding Blu-ray ?
  • 12. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
    Encore CS3/4 and Toast 9/10 use the MainConcept for encoding to h.264.

    You can create blu ray compliant strains in Compressor for mpeg2 blu ray.
  • 13. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    joelbladen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I have an LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray burner connected to my Mac Pro via SATA and the already supplied Molex power supplies.

    To connect it all up, you really have 2 options depending on how you want to use it.

    Option 1 (Bootcamp and OS X Compatible) - Get a SATA Male to SATA Female cable and connect to one of the 4 HDD bays. Then use the already supplied (with the drive) Molex to SATA Power adapter to power the drive with one of the available Molex power supply.

    Option 2 (Only OS X Compatible) - Get a normal SATA cable and connect to one of the 2 extra SATA ports on the motherboard (Behind the front fan, so you will need to take this out to plug it in)(You may also need to get a SATA cable that has a 90 degree bend in one of the connectors to make it fit).

    In my case, I used Option 1 because of the fact that it works with Bootcamp and with the supplied software, I can play back Blu-Ray movies on Vista. I also use both Windows (supplied software) and OS X (with Toast 10 Pro) to burn Blu-Ray and everything works a charm. I did find with Toast 9, that it was a little buggy with Blu-Ray for both Data and Video. Toast 10 Pro is best.

    Anyways, that is my set up. Criticize if you will, but it works a charm for me.

    Joel
  • 14. Re: Blu ray on Mac Pro
    Ken Evans Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    Search for my post on Blu Ray and toast. I've never been able to burn blu ray video disks using toast, all I got was a £250 pile of coasters.

    Data no problem but I've had to resort to a PC and Nero for video Blu Ray, and they are great!
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