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How to play Blu-ray Disc on my Mac Mini?

 
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BerryCarol
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:47 am    Post subject: How to play Blu-ray Disc on my Mac Mini? Reply with quote

Someone told me that I can use Mac Mini to play Blu-ray Disc. Is that possible? How is that possible?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would have to get either a bluray drive or get the image of the disc.

VLC can sorta play unprotected discs, and there is an app that is advertised via spam that plays blurays.

Or you can rip it with MakeMKV, and play those files via VLC.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need an external Blu-ray player and something like Macgo Blu-ray Player for Mac.
Note that the current beta support of Blu-ray menus by this player is currently sketchy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:03 am    Post subject: I'll pick Macgo for now Reply with quote

It seems like I met the two most commons choices as in other place. Given what you guys said and my experience, I would say it is true that the free VLC can't play the commercial Disc. Sad It is so bad. So I guess I have to pay some for that Macgo player for now.
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