Playing commercial Blu-ray movies on Mac OS X
“Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD – like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats.”
“No, free, instant gratification and convenience (likely in that order) is what made the downloadable formats take off. And the downloadable movie business is rapidly moving to free (Hulu) or rentals (iTunes) so storing purchased movies or TV shows is not an issue.
I think you may be wrong – we may see a fast broad move to streamed free and rental content at sufficient quality (at least 720p) to win almost everyone over.”
When some Mac user emailed Steve Jobs about Blu-ray playback on Mac, he got the reply from Apple’s CEO as above. As the one who ended the era of CDs, Jobs has enough reasons to deny drive-based disc. However, itunes is not always the best choice. We need Blu-ray, but sometimes these discs are really annoying — they are deposited everywhere around in your house and covered in scratches.
“Hey man, I got a mac and is there anyway to integrate these data into my hard disk?”
Yes, there is, conditional.
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