According to the Asus website:
Mac OS X has the ability to burn optical discs directly from the finder, I am not sure that it will burn BDXL discs and do not have a BDXL burner to test it on, but I can burn directly from the finder to a 25/50gb Blu-Ray dics using my LG Blu-Ray or Matsushita Blu-Ray burners by doing the following:
Assemble all the files I want to burn to disc into one folder.
Next, control-click on that folder and from the drop down menu choose "Burn "Folder Name" to Disc . . ."
Once I select that, I get prompted to load an appropriate sized blank disc:
I put in a blank disc, it takes a few moments to spin up, then, I get a chance to name the disc and set the burn speed:
I click on burn, and the burn takes place with an automatic verification pass after the burn.
Don't know if you want to risk a BDXL blank testing this out, but it might be worth a shot.
i thank you for finding this gem on that site.....i looked and looked and got caught up in endless forms trying to find mac info.......i am going to try and find what you found. i bought that drive from the microcenter and 2 10-paks of the BD-r DL to test them out....i was getting dispondent and ready to drive allthe way out there to return it tommorow until I read your post......i will have to give it a whirl and see for myself.
Actually found that info here:
Can you post back if successful? I've wanted to switch to BDXL for a while, it would be great to hear it works.
Message was edited by: Meg The Dog to fix typo
There really only are a handful of apps that can create and burn a true Blu-Ray movie: there is a list of some good ones here including Toast which is probably the most feature packed for BD and BDXL: http://www.burnworld.net/mac-blu-ray-software/
MtD, I tried your technique, I have OS X Leopard 10.5.8, did exactly what you said to do, received error message stating that my Verbatim BD-R 25GB BluRay disc was too small to burn 19GB of data. I reduced the number of files to 16GB of data, tried your technique again, received same error message: not enough room on disc for 16GB of data. I don't know how you got your OS X to burn "natively" from the OS X desktop, but mine won't work with BluRay discs. BTW, I have an MCE 12x BluRay burner installed on my MacPro G5. Any help would be appreciated but upgradeing to Mountain Lion will not be an option for me.
I think what is important here is that burning DATA to BluRay (to use the BluRay media as a means of backing up, archiving, copying, data files) is not possible with Toast. I have Toast 10 Titanium WITH the BluRay plugin for $19.99 and when I go to burn data files or ISO (image) files, I get nothing but error messages and end up with very expensive BluRay drink coasters. BTW, I'm using Verbatim BD-R 25GB blank media, even trying to use OS X 10.5.8 Leopard is useless as its configured for 4.7GB DVDs, not BluRay media. This is beyond frustrating.
BTW, I have an MCE 12x BluRay burner installed on my MacPro G5.
Do you mean a PowerMac G5? If it's actually a Mac Pro, then it can't have a PowerPC G5 CPU, it would be Intel.
I think what is important here is that burning DATA to BluRay (to use the BluRay media as a means of backing up, archiving, copying, data files) is not possible with Toast.
That is an incorrect statement. I've been using Toast Titanium to burn data (and video) Blu-ray disks since December of 2008 when I purchased my first Blu-ray drive. We took all of our archived work off of about 130 CDs and DVDs and got it down to four 50 GB Blu-ray disks. All further archiving have been done on the same size Blu-ray disks.
I get nothing but error messages and end up with very expensive BluRay drink coasters. BTW, I'm using Verbatim BD-R 25GB blank media
Hmm. I've used Panasonic, Verbatim and Sony disks with my LG GGW-H20L drive and Toast Titanium. All work without issue. I've never ended up with a skeet.
Unfortunately, I can't guess why you'd be having trouble with the same software, and likely the same disks. How old is the drive you're using? Are there any firmware updates for it? The drive I'm using is kind of old now and unlikely to see any more updates, but I did apply three firmware updates to it as they were released. Each update improved the speed of the drive and which types of disks it would recognize and use. I'm not sure if this older drive could burn or read 100 or 128 GB disks. Probably not.
MacPro G5 (Model MacPro 1,1) This is a 2007 vintage Mac
Two dual core xeon processors (4 cores total) running at 2.66GHz
10GB 667MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM RAM
NVidia GeForce 8800GT PCIe x16 512MB
OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
MCE 12x BluRay burner (internal)
1TB boot drive
1.5TB secondary drive
18TB of external drive storage
Been working on Macs and PC's since the 1980's, been editing videos professionally since 1981.
I am not a neophyte.
Last time I looked it looked like an Intel Processor to me... then again maybe I'm wrong.
The MCE 12x drive is two years old, it has the last firmware update available from the manufacturer.
I've read online where someone said that I could downgrade QT 7.7 to 7.6 and that when 7.6 was upgraded to 7.7 that it caused Toast 10 to no longer burn BluRay data discs. They provided a link to where I could, if I wanted, downgrade my QT version to an earlier version without reinstalling the OS and they said it worked fine.
I have not tried that.
From your response, it sounds like you think I got my facts screwed up about my system, or the Toast software.
If you go to this link, you can read what I've been going through with the help of another Mac professional with no joy as the end result.
Like I said there, this isn't rocket science... I have all the minimum requirements necessary for Toast 10 Titanium to function correctly but it doesn't. How you got yours to work is a mystery but I am not the only one who has had issues with the disc burning app.
Addendum: I am editing videos using FCP 7x, Final Cut Suite HD,
Aja Kona LHe HD video editing I/O
It was recommended MCE's 12x BluRay burner (at that time) was the best choice for burning BluRays using Apple Compressor. Now that I'm trying to perform data archiving to BluRay, Toast 10 Titanium creates unusable BluRay discs.