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Blu-ray support destined for Mac OS X 10.5.6

Darren Murph writes:

"This isn't even even a question of if -- it's simply when. The inevitable announcement that OS X will openly support Blu-ray is only a matter of months / years / eons away, but the latest whispers are placing BD compatibility in the very next version of OS X."

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meepmoopmeep4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

i don't see the need for Blu-ray on computers for anything else than movie playback.
compact flash and hdd's are a better storage alternative.

whoelse4077d ago

You wont find a 50GB flash drive. People use CDs (or DVDs) for storage all the time.

ChickeyCantor4077d ago

not flash drives but External harddrives =D!

meepmoopmeep4077d ago

true, they're more compact to carry around.
but external hdd's are getting cheaper and cheaper.
(2.5")

hdd's or compact flash are just more durable and reliable, imo.

iheartSONY4077d ago

I need a Blu-Ray burner for my Hi-Def movies. I need a new Mac but Ive been waiting for Apple to add Blu-Ray support and come bundled with one before I get a new one. Hurry the H3LL up STEVE!

Rageanitus4077d ago

I guess we can stick with CD-r's

500 gb -750 gb hard drives are becoming standard now.... meaning somehow ppl are filling up these discs... meaning they need feasible optical media for backup.

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DevastationEve4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

Blu Ray has been supported on PCs since the first PC drive models came out. Apple is just now adding support to its MAC OS X line, whereas Vista has fully supported it from its introduction. Also, the hardware for Blu Ray/HD DVD video/audio decoding has existed in the PC world for about 3 years now.

meepmoopmeep4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

and how many people have BD players/burners in their PC's 3 years ago, let alone today?

Apple isn't like PC's, they are proprietary which means they can't gamble on non-standard hardware the way PC's can.

Pain4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

2 -
Blu Ray has been supported on PCs since the first PC drive models came out.
-not really the codex was there,never supported. it was there becouse Blu/HDdvd it was the needed to be there it was a standard for developing on.

Apple is just now adding support to its MAC OS X line, whereas Vista has fully supported it from its introduction.
- Apple had Support for it when it was Finalized they are part of Blu-ray group thingy so thats where your wrong.ithe Codex support was in 10.3?
- and NO Vista NEVER had it fully supported they had there HDDVD supported just the Code support was ther since the HD/Blu codex is 2 kinds and both need to be supported for witch ever format won.

Also, the hardware for Blu Ray/HD DVD video/audio decoding has existed in the PC world for about 3 years now.
-yes the standards where set years ago.

i cant remember why they said they didnt support it yet somthing to do with "when its cheaper for consumer thing" so meh~
but soon woo!

something like that dont quote me its early, ether way More porn 1 disc = Win.

DevastationEve4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

you obviously mistook what i said

"whereas Vista has fully supported it from its introduction"

when i said ITS, who was i talking about? i wasn't talking about Vista. i was talking about blu ray drives.

and at meepmoopmeep

"the hardware for Blu Ray/HD DVD video/audio decoding has existed in the PC world for about 3 years now"

meaning graphics and sound processors designed to decode h264/vc-1 as well as the HD audio specifications that modern sound cards adhere to (Dolby Tru HD, DTS, etc).

meepmoopmeep4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

sorry, my mistake, i was thinking more on the lines of hardware, i misread the article.

i believe some of Apples software (Final Cut Pro) was already compatible with the blu-ray codecs. some of the 3rd party software already supports blu-ray, like Toast 9

but like i said, PC's are more flexible when it comes to newer hardware technologies. when it comes to hardware PC's are usually first in line.

LoydX-mas4077d ago

Bubbles for you!!

Someone who actually took the time to apologize. I wish the ability to admit mistakes would become more commonplace here on N4G.

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TheColbertinator4077d ago

I think Blu-Ray topics get 30 comments easily from the open zone

Speaking of which,has anyone seen POG,Zhuk,or Giant Enemy Crab?

I could have sworn that they use to be here all the time but they haven't shown up.The reason why I ask is because they usually say one thing and get 10 replies lol

meepmoopmeep4077d ago

i'm sure they're using one of their other aliases

TheColbertinator4077d ago

But many of the ones right now are used by pp.I got nothing against them but n4g feels different without them.I know MART is still around though

meepmoopmeep4077d ago

yeah, i know, it's no fun anymore.

what ever happened to "Finish the Fight"?

:)

Rick Astley4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

They're out trying to recruit more 360 fanboys to join N4G. They couldn't put up much longer against the unstoppable and vastly superior PS3 enthusiasts.

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Bnet3434077d ago

I don't get it? My HP laptop has a Blu Ray Drive and it has Windows Vista.

meepmoopmeep4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

does your 360 have a blu-ray drive yet?
do you get it now?

Bnet3434077d ago

calm down kid I was just asking.

meepmoopmeep4077d ago

hahaha... i was just answering :)

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