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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Cant see Blu-Ray drive on desktop

I just plugged in my new Pioneer BDR-203 along with the Nexstar enclosure via USB2. I cannot see the drive anywhere. Help. Thanks.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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I didn't think Apple's supported BluRay. Did this change recently?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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The drive won't mount without additional software, like Roxio Toast 10 or another program that will burn discs. You "might" be able to do it using the Finder. Right click on your desktop and choose "New Burn Folder". Drop what you want burn to disc in the folder, then try to burn. If all goes well you'll see your new blu-ray drive as an option to choose to burn too.

Crossing my fingers for you. :)
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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I inserted a blank Blu-Ray disc and the disc did show up on my desktop. I put my files that were created with the new Final Cut Studio exporting as Blu-Ray and burned the disc. Should play right? My Blu-Ray player would not recognize the disc.

In a separate test I used DVD Studio Pro to burn the same files onto a standard DVD and it played fine. Did this technically burn a Blu-Ray this way, it was only a 3 min video, so space is not an issue.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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I take that last part back, did not use DVDSP, but burned through my regular drive on a regular DVD
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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #6
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I inserted a blank Blu-Ray disc and the disc did show up on my desktop. I put my files that were created with the new Final Cut Studio exporting as Blu-Ray and burned the disc. Should play right? My Blu-Ray player would not recognize the disc.

In a separate test I used DVD Studio Pro to burn the same files onto a standard DVD and it played fine. Did this technically burn a Blu-Ray this way, it was only a 3 min video, so space is not an issue.
Thatīs how toast burns Blu-Ray disks using the "normal" DVD burner on your mac. A DVD can only hold about 20 min of BD content.
When I do this the BD plays fine in my PS3, but I havenīt tested it in any other players yet.
They look great though
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Old August 4th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #7
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I am good to go now. Everything works fine and yes no difference in quality at all with a regular DVD and a BD with this short of a video.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #8
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So were you able to burn an actual BD disc and get good playback in a blu-ray player?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #9
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Yes Mike I was
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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #10
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I hope to pick up one of these burners once I update to FCS 3. I am glad people have had good experiences with it.
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