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Carlo Ferraro
Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
on Apr 17, 2009 at 10:16:00 am

I've been delaying the purchase of an external Blu Ray burner for obviuus reasons:
1-Price and recording speed of units
2-Price of Media
3-Crossover to Mac
4-DVD Studio Pro still in the HD-DVD era
I am wondering if with the media at 5$ and the burners at 6x spped it's about time to enter the Blu Ray world.
I've read about a lot of issues with Mac.
Any experiences?

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eric pautsch
Re: Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
on Apr 20, 2009 at 11:55:22 pm

Apple announced about 5 months ago it wont be including Blu Ray. Maybe things will change change...only Apple knows the answer to that question.

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Rich Rubasch
Re: Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
on Apr 25, 2009 at 9:49:05 pm

Well, you have Toast on the Mac that can make simple discs. Still no easy way to play discs to test on the Mac. Get a bluRay player and you can test there, but it seems different players don't like certain discs. I burned a DVD-R as a BluRay with a single menu and single track and a Sony played it but a Samsung and an Insignia did not.

I am going to try burning to an actual BluRay disc to see what happens.

However, another DVD-R that I burned with only a video and no menu would play on various players. Not very consistent.

There is Encore as well, but it comes with a learning curve. and with CS4 it must be on an Intel Mac.

Disc prices are decent and burning is, well burning. Feels a lot like the early days of DVD creation...say, around 2001 or so.

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media

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Andrew Ford
Re: Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
on May 21, 2009 at 4:52:09 pm

Get Encore CS4 for your Mac (Production Prem) and you can burn Blu-Ray discs. The external LaCie LADVDBRFWU4 d2 Blu-ray Drive or similar model works like a dream on the Mac. I've used Sony and Verbatim media on it, including rewriteable Blu-Ray discs and the 50gb ones. No problems. Most clients have Sony Blu-ray players and they've all worked so far.

Always design with a purpose.

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