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11-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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I'd like to buy a Blu Ray burner for my Mac Pro.

Apparently the Pioneer Blu Ray burners are incompatible with macs:

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-BDR-20...R18SXMB1C384I1

and this fellow says it doesn't fit anyway:

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-BDR-20...R29EFYXE0ET9IZ

Any advice for what Blu Ray burner would be best for a mac pro?

Thanks in advance,

Carl
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You'll probably have to use an external one. Apple is not Blu-ray friendly. (That was their choice, as a former HD-DVD backer.)

There's not even Blu-ray authoring software that I know of. So why put a Blu-ray burner in a Mac?
Edit: Encore CS5, maybe?

Lacie makes this for $350: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B003D4OXCQ

Or instead of $350,
- Buy the Pioneer for $95: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B004ILKH64
- And gut the $95 Lacie DVD external: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001P5C9S0

So ~$200 for the external Pioneer drive. That's what I'd do, if I really needed Blu-ray on a Mac tower.

Trying to cram a BD-R into a drive-unfriendly Mac just isn't going to be a pleasant experience.

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11-17-2011, 09:12 PM
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Exactly, I have Encore CS5 for authoring. I have a PC as well, networked to the Mac. I think I'll install the burner in the PC, and transfer the files from the Mac to PC when I need to burn. A temporary solution, as I can't imagine Mac going without a decent Blu Ray burner forever.

Thanks again for helping!

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