MCE BLU RAY SUPERDRIVE

Internal drives can be set to different regions. That’s right, you can now easily burn a Blu-ray disc directly from Final Cut Pro 7 or later as well as from Compressor 3. Then just click burn and in a few moments you will have archived your files onto the Blu-ray Disc for safekeeping. It certainly wouldn’t suit an HTPC set-up. Blu-ray Disc for Mac is here. In this day and age, streaming video is readily available from Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and other sources.

Mac Blu-ray Player software is not up to the standards that most users would expect. The audio played perfectly without fail. Simply insert a blank Blu-ray Disc into the drive and its icon will mount to your Mac desktop. And at 16X it’s faster than ever. Blu-ray movies created using either software are playable on standard Blu-ray set top boxes as well as Sony Playstation 3 game consoles. But the experience doesn’t match what’s available on Windows. Furthermore, Kempf noted that version 1. In this day and age, streaming video is readily available from Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and other sources.

One thing we wanted to consider was how well it might work when connected to a Mac mini, for instance, and it would likewise use a USB 2. Connect directly to the computer, not through a USB hub.

Instead, you’re greeted with a generic custom menu from fay you can pick “Play,” “Chapter,” “Audio,” or “Subtitle.

That’s right, you can now easily burn a Blu-ray disc directly from Final Cut Pro 7 or later as well as from Compressor rzy. If someone could package such superddrive drive in a quiet enclosure that was stackable with a Mac mini, that would solve the hardware part of the equation.

Unfortunately, that would still leave a huge gaping hole on the software side. MCE’s external Blu-ray drive seems perfectly fit for high volume data storage needs, particularly if you plan to leave it on sperdrive desk.

That, in turn, is encased along with a bulky power supply and a fairly loud fan. After selecting “Play,” however, things went from bad to worse. MCE advertises the drive as the “world’s fastest external Blu-ray drive for your Mac, and although we have little basis for comparison, the drive certainly didn’t seem slow. Author your own Blu-ray movies.

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Mac Blu-ray Player is the only software we know of that advertises native Mac Blu-ray movie playback, and in our experience, it did not deliver. Blu-ray Disc for Mac is here. Chris Foresman Chris is an Associate Writer at Ars Technica, where he has spent the last five years writing about Apple, smartphones, digital photography, and patent litigation, among other topics.

We double-clicked the DMG file, dragged the app to our Applications folder, and fired up the software. Blu-ray burning isn’t really a requirement for an HTPC setup anyway, so a smaller read-only mechanism would suffice. Or author a high-definition Blu-ray Disc project and, with one click, create a finished standard-definition DVD project.

Can the super drive be used as an extra drive on a mac that already has an optical drive? Included with your MCE 14X Blu-ray Recordable drive is Mac Blu-ray Player software that allows you to watch commercial Blu-ray titles as well as your own authored Blu-ray movies directly within the Mac operating system. Furthermore, Kempf noted that version 1. But the hardware is perfectly competent for reading and writing BD discs and, paired with ripping software, it could be used to back up Blu-ray movies to a hard drive or home media server.

Native Mac OS compatibility.

Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Mac Blu-ray Player won’t give you actual Blu-ray movie menus. It can read BD discs just fine, and the supplied blank BD-R disc worked perfectly in the Finder to burn a huge set of files.

It certainly wouldn’t suit an HTPC set-up. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Quickly add a menu to your disc by choosing one of the beautiful Apple-designed HD templates or, to achieve a specific look, import and use third-party or custom templates.

Now you can review your work on the Blu-ray movies you create as well as enjoy your favorite commercial Blu-ray movies in full high definition and stereo sound. Resetting PRAM will clear the setting. It may be some time before Blu-ray burning technology can be shrunk down to this size, but it’s definitely more in line with what we would expect from a true portable solution. The smaller, tighter Blu-ray spot size means more spots data can be recorded to the disc resulting in data capacities of 25GB and 50GB per Blu-ray disc.

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Perhaps the solution would work for those interested in a Mac-based home theater, or for laptop-toting travelers. Baseline specifications for recordable media are as follows: Unfortunately, as we discovered, it seems as though Superdtive solution introduces its own bag of hurt.

In light of this, the drive may suit your Blu-ray playback needs assuming your hardware can handle the software. Blu-ray movies created ,ce either software are playable on standard Blu-ray set top boxes as well as Sony Playstation 3 game consoles.

If you don’t have one, the software will still play Blu-ray discs or ripped ISOs, but it will show an “unlicensed” notice across the middle of your movie. If you absolutely have to burn Blu-ray discs in the field, MCE’s drive will certainly get the job done, but we wouldn’t want to lug the thing around if we rqy have to. The MacBook Air’s integrated graphics may have been part of the problem, but the video played just fine for short periods, and it didn’t freeze in the same places in multiple attempts to watch the movie.

To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Playing Blu-ray movies on a Mac has been a ” bag of hurt ” for far too long.

We popped in a copy of Casino Royale into the drive, waited a few seconds for it to load, and clicked “Open Disc. For our purposes, however, it was not included. The Sony drive can’t burn Blu-ray discs, but at least you can carry it with you.

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