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Old May 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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Can the MacBook pro play/burn blu-ray discs?

Can the current mac book pro play/burn blu-ray discs? I am a PC/Avid Media Composer user and would like to change for Mac, but I don't know if I can still burn blu-ray disc. I was wondering if the external Pioneer BDR 205 would be enough to burn blu-ray. How are you guys doing for exporting your HD projects ?

I am looking for a laptop workstation, tired of desktops :)
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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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You'll need an external burner and some third-party software. Roxio Toast does it, I think.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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You can burn trough an external blu-ray Burner and 3rd party software (Toast is one, we make a file with Compressor 3.5).

Playing you can do trough, again, the external reader/burner and under Windows.
No support for viewing Blu-Ray in Mac OSX.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #4
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First of all, I'm very surprised that I have to tell you you can't play a Blu-Ray on a Mac. There is no direct play solution. PowerDVD9, Mac OSX can't run this natively, use "Parallels" to install Windows XP on MacOSX and run it on the Windows XP.
That's actually a main reason I was looking at ripping it - to remove the encoding so it could be played.
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