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  • paplop Level 1 Level 1

    Macblurayplayer doesn't work with the most recent bluray discs like "Life" (the new BBC documentaries in bluray) etc.

     

    Has for months that I write to customer service but without solving anything ... and this is not due from my hardware configuration (I'm even bought a new recorder).

     

    Since Macblurayplayer, besides all the crap that makes, use the internet connection for downloading various data, I think that there is some trouble with different countries (I'm italian that is not a "core" country). I think.

     

    Macblurayplayer is not the solution, is the bad end of a drama.

  • Mick_M Level 1 Level 1
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    Hi Jordy1, I'm thinking of putting a slot loading bluray drive into my 2.4GHz C2D mid-2010 mac-mini. When I run the System Profiler I see that the optical drive uses ATAPI, yet the drive you referred to is SATA. Obviously I'm not to clear on my hardware details, but don't ATAPI and SATA things have different connectors?

  • Jordy1 Level 2 Level 2

    Hi Mick_M

     

    Yes you are correct I installed a SATA BluRay drive. I think I posted a link to the one I got on eBay and they are still available.

     

    I will happily stand corrected, but I believe ATAPI is the driver that allows your Mac to talk to a SATA interface, on older Mac's I think it was a PATA driver that allowed it to talk to an IDE interface. So ATAPI isn't hardware, it's software. That's why you Mac is showing an ATAPI interface.

     

    Weirdly just yesterday I whacked in a 480Gb SSD (Blinding deal on Amazon £240) and it's given it a real punch in speed.

     

    Good luck with your install, the only niggle I had was swaping the thermal sensor from the DVD drive to the BluRay one. I had to use some electrical tape to make sure it stuck in place. Worked a treat and the Mac Mini works brilliantly.

  • Phlac Level 1 Level 1

    Actually, this one at Digistor is pretty sweet, it's also compatible with the new quad-layer discs: 

     

    http://www.digistor.com/Internal-Drives/Blu-ray-Drives/Panasonic-Slim-Blu-ray-Bu rner-Slimline-SATA-Slot-Load_UJ-265

     

    I've also had no problem watching blu-ray movies using the blu-ray player for mac available at http://www.macblurayplayer.com

     

    I don't know if apple's internal disk burning software will work with this, but I know Toast does.

  • Phlac Level 1 Level 1

    actually, ignore the uj-265 - that's for my imac.  The one for a Macbook Pro is the UJ-267

  • Ixmntr Level 1 Level 1

    Did you have any issues with the the UJ 265 for the iMac? I have this model and the slot loading mechanism seems not to work for some reason?

    The Mac reads the drive but the loading is hit or miss.

  • Phlac Level 1 Level 1

    I actually never installed the UJ 265 - it was supposed to work on iMacs, and the UJ 267 was supposed to work on the older MBPs with a superdrive slot.  I have seen the UJ-265 installed in a friend's system, a mid-2010 27" iMac, he never mentioned that it had loading problems

     

    I finally ended up going with OWC's Mercury Pro external blu-ray writer, at http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MR3F8BDSD16/   - it pretty much ***** for travel, but works around the house, like with an iMac.  The one they show here is a LightScribe, with USB 3.0 and FW 400/800, but the older version was eSATA, USB 2.0 and FW 400/800 and I don't believe it has LightScribe capabilities.

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