Mac Mini Blu-ray upgrade kit – a bag of hurt?
Amex Digital’s latest upgrade kit lets you cram a Blu-ray drive into Apple’s tiny Mac Mini, even though Mac OSX still lacks the all important native Blu-ray support.
Playback of commercial Blu-ray movies was noticeably absent from the recent Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” upgrade, yet Amex Digital claims the upgrades allows users to play “Hollywood Blu-ray Disc movies on a properly configured PC or MAC”.
The drive allows Blu-ray data reading and writing using Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore or Roxio Toast with BD plug-in. AMEX suggests using VLC to load raw Blu-ray video files, although VLC does not support encrypted Blu-ray video so it couldn’t play video directly from a commercial Blu-ray disc under MacOS.
Booting the Mac mini into Windows would let you rip Blu-ray discs using third-party apps such as AnyDVD HD, which might be playable in Snow Leopard using the likes of VLC. Of course, while you’re running Windows you could just use the likes of PowerDVD to play the Blu-ray disc.
Or just buy yourself a Blu-ray player. Or a PlayStation 3. Or anything but a Mac.
There are 0 comments
Most popular headlines
- Mon 21 Jul 09:07 by Bavo Luysterborg
Myce managed to get 2 new Windows Threshold screenshots, one shows the new start...
- Sat 19 Jul 05:07 by Kerry Brown
After four years of discussions between media companies and internet service pro...
- Wed 23 Jul 01:07 by Kerry Brown
Vuze is a well known BitTorrent company, whose primary torrent client has evolve...
- Mon 21 Jul 05:07 by Kerry Brown
Western Digital is expanding its line of NAS (network attached storage) drives, ...
- Tue 22 Jul 10:07 by Seán Byrne
Kingston, a well known independent manufacturer of USB flash drives, memory card...