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rosykes Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I have searched the communities to find out if I can get a Blu-ray drive for my MBP running Lion, but I only keep finding articles about very creative workarounds.

 

I just want an internal drive that will play my movies like it is supposed to.  Does one exist? If so, is it something I can get done at apple? or does it have to be installed 3rd party?

 

Would love it if someone could help. I love my MBP but this is really getting old.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), Growling at the Lion
  • Zyriab Level 4 (3,300 points)

    Nope, there's no blueray drive for the MBP or indeed any Mac.  I doubt that there ever will be as Apple are moving away from optical media and towards online delivery of software.

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,717 points)

    No

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • rosykes Level 1 (0 points)

    Man - well - any recommendations on an external one then?

  • rosykes Level 1 (0 points)

    Thats depressing. My husband is old school and likes the dvds. I don't want to have to buy everything twice just so I can watch it on my computer. 

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,717 points)

    rosykes wrote:

     

    Man - well - any recommendations on an external one then?

    Do a Google search and read the reviews on the them.  Personally, I do not have one.  Another old schooler.

  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)

    There is no support in the Mac OS for playing Blu-Ray, even on an external drive. There is third-party Blu-Ray player software, but it's new and reportedly still buggy.

     

    http://www.macblurayplayer.com/

  • basic Mac user Level 1 (0 points)

    I find this hard to believe. I have just brought a slot loading internal Panasonic Blu Ray drive for my mid 2010 Mac Mini. Will be doing the upgrade this weekend.

     

    Will keep you posted on how it goes!

     

    And surely VLC will play blu ray discs? It plays everything else!!!

  • Jordy1 Level 2 (165 points)

    Hi there

     

    I was wondering how your Panasonic install went on your mac mini 2010? I am looking to add a slot load BluRay drive to mine, so wonderered if yours was a success and if you can tell me where I can get a slot load, internal sata drive that will fit inside the 2010 mac mini?

     

    Look forward to hearing back, cheers

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,996 points)

    basic Mac user wrote:

     

    I find this hard to believe. I have just brought a slot loading internal Panasonic Blu Ray drive for my mid 2010 Mac Mini. Will be doing the upgrade this weekend.

     

    Will keep you posted on how it goes!

     

    And surely VLC will play blu ray discs? It plays everything else!!!

    Oh, sure, it will fit in there. Heck, the system may even recognize for what it is. But with luck, DVD Player will let you watch a DVD, after you have regionalized it. Blu-Ray? Just a round piece of plastic, as far as the OS is concerned.

     

    VLC? Haven't you heard? The entertainment cabal finally managed to emasculate it. Now it won't even do out of region DVDs, much less Blu's

  • basic Mac user Level 1 (0 points)

    Mmmm, the Mac Mini i brought with the slot loader on ebay did not work some of the cables were frayed off the motherboard, repairable, but it would have cost a small fortune, so........... i sent it back, got a refund and brought a new one from apple (without the slot load) i also brought a Samdung (LOL) external blu ray drive, which i have to say, works very well. After searching around on the web i found a program capable of ripping blurays for free and only for back up of course (cant remember what it was called, at work @ the moment - will update later) then just drag and drop them into VLC after ripping (MKV) and hey presto it works.

  • basic Mac user Level 1 (0 points)

    VLC still works ppppurfect for me on DVDs!

     

    My mac also reccognises Blu-Ray, but to play them (not rip) you need to buy an expensive peice of software called Blu ray player for mac. I did download it (Demo only) and it seems to work relativly well but would not pay this price as i rip them to HD anyway as said then play back in VLC.

  • Jordy1 Level 2 (165 points)

    Okay so I installed this blu-ray slot load drive:

     

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-7mm-Slot-in-load-SATA-Blu-ray-burner-player-Drive-App le-iMac-Dell-XPS-Studio-/180627865716?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item2a 0e428074

     

    into my 2010 Mac Mini and all is running fine. You have to remove the bezel off the front of the new bluray drive but it just clips off, so dead easy.

     

    It's working great with VLC and Mac Blu-ray player, which for about $50 is a great peice of software if youplan to watch your blu-rays on your Mac.

     

    http://www.macblurayplayer.com/

     

     

  • Jordy1 Level 2 (165 points)

    The software that rips blurays (as a backup) is called MakeMKV

     

    http://makemkv.com/

  • basic Mac user Level 1 (0 points)

    Jordy1 wrote:

     

    The software that rips blurays (as a backup) is called MakeMKV

     

    http://makemkv.com/

    Thats the one! cheers Jordy1! Its v good!

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