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Giveaway of the day — Blu-ray Player for Mac and PC

Mac Blu-ray Player is the first universal media player for Mac&PC in the world.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 321 (32%) 685 (68%) 62 comments

Blu-ray Player for Mac and PC was available as a giveaway on July 8, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Zortam Mp3 Media Studio is all-in-one Mp3 application suite.

Mac Blu-ray Player is the first universal media player for Mac and PC in the world. It can not only play blu-ray HD movies on Mac or PC, but support any movie, video, audio, music and photo you have ever seen.

Bring your PC or Mac with the most popular Blu-ray HD video enjoyment, and this is what Mac Blu-ray Player can do.

If you are Mac OS user please follow the link here (file size: 31.6 MB)

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 or Mac OS X 10.5+; Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz+

Publisher:

Macgo International

Homepage:

http://www.macblurayplayer.com/index.htm

File Size:

28.9 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#62

Only works with the latest OS, not with OSX 10.5
They shouldn't say that "it works on Mac"

Reply   |   Comment by Georg Ulvehøj  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I have tried but due to speed or something else I can't seem to keep it downloading without it saying decompression failed

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Does not appear to utilize hardware acceleration so it doesn't work for older PCs equipped with newer video cards.

Reply   |   Comment by GMan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I would have PAID $30 for this, if I had known about it. Thanks guys!! Very nice simple player.

Reply   |   Comment by doncolt  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I like .
- Excellent image quality
-Can play all video format that I Posed including flv
-Can play my iTunes music files
I d'ont like
-preference Tab innaccesible . (Updated activated ,then return to the trial version in a few days)
Call-home (wants to connect to the internet) after each closure
(File AutoUpdate is a trojan)

Reply   |   Comment by enigma  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#57

I tried it on my mac pro with a Plextor USB blu-ray drive. It plays DVDs but not blu-rays. Using the same drive on my Win 7 x64 system it works more or less. The video is not smooth but that could be either because of the USB or my processor may not be powerful enough.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

it works exelent in my mac macbook pro intel

Reply   |   Comment by omunoz56  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Yin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

I've only noticed one person (#37 - Jon) who has realized one simple fact. IF you have a Blu-ray player on your desktop or laptop it COMES WITH player software. I DO love GOTD, this program is nothing more then bloatware though..$40 for something that comes with your player? total ripoff, big thumbs down on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Nicholi1120  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

I agree, very limited controls,no access t preferences and audio, and very unstable. I don't have Blue-Ray yet, but with a little I could get Blue-Ray formatted folders or iso's.
Evaul: Although still in development stage, needing more sophistication, abilities and stability I see a lot of potential in this prog. Since the license is lifetime, I will just sit on it till the improvements are made. Then I am sure I will be quite please with it.
Pic-Z

Reply   |   Comment by Pic-Z  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

I don't know if anyone has pointed this out already, but without proper updates, I don't see how this program will remain a viable option for blu-ray playback. Unless the player accesses the internet everytime to get the proper key to unlock the video content of the blu-ray, there isn't anyway that any blu-rays that are going to be produced beyond this point in time are going to be supported. Another possible alternative is forcing some sort of master from the code of the player software on the blu-ray disk to make it play.

For this reason I don't think I am going to download right now. Please feel free to disagree if you know anything other to what I've commented.

Reply   |   Comment by albuchuck  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

# 10 & 15

Rizla01 I thought the same. Sergio If you bought a Blue Ray player/recorder would it not come with software to make it do what was made to do? ie read/write BlueRay discs. So people without a Blue Ray player this software is pretty useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

#33: "... I was hoping it would play blu ray ripped to .iso format. It doesn’t seem to be able to. Am I doing something wrong?"

I had problems getting Mac Blu-Ray Player working with discs/ISOs, but it did try to open both... IMHO you may be having similar problems with today's GOTD not working properly, or it may just not work with ISO files. You might try contacting the dev's to see if playing ISOs is supported, & if so, maybe they can help get things working right. You could also try mounting the ISOs to a virtual BD drive -- there's quite a few free apps just for that, so maybe check out the tools section at videohelp.com.

* * *

#37: "...But if I wanted to play BlueRay (which I dont) I would have a dedicated lump of hardware, not use my PC. BlueRay came too late and is too expensive. Flash memory is the future."

Ummm... it'll probably be quite a while before I can buy 25 GB of Flash RAM storage for <$1. :-)

Blu-Ray is expensive compared to DVD, but today at <$100 drives are cheaper than the 1st DVD burner I bought, & a lot cheaper than the $300+ I paid for my 1st CD burner years ago. Blu-Ray's just the next step from DVD, like DVD it can hold video, & like DVD we'll probably all eventually have BD writing drives. :-)

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#40: "If I bought a blue ray drive for my computer wouldn’t it come with the software to play bluray?"

Some do, some don't. Those that do usually bundle an older, limited OEM version.

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#42: "... what’s wrong with the blueray player software that came on my Dell? It plays BR’s with no problems at all so I fail to see why anyone would produce a player for bluerays."

Not every PC/laptop comes with or has Blu-Ray player software, no player suits everyone, plus you may not be able to use copies of that software on your other PCs/laptops to play shared Blu-Ray files, or Blu-Ray you've burned to DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

pretty sure if you have a blu ray drive you have blu ray player software. I have a CD drive, will this turn that into a blu ray drive? I kind of am doubtful about that; in light of all the neg remarks, will pass.

Reply   |   Comment by kathy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

There aren't many Blu-Ray players, the commercial players I've tried & the two I use [PowerDVD & Cineplayer] are far from perfect, & I'm unaware of any good Blu-Ray players for free, so the Mac Blu-Ray Player might be a decent app to have *if it works for you*. However as a media player VLC offers more, & for DVDs it doesn't compare IMHO with the PowerDVD OEM discs you can buy cheap [plug PowerDVD OEM, Cyberlink PowerDVD OEM etc. into Google Shopping]. I had problems getting the Mac Blu-Ray Player to work with Blu-Ray discs & ISOs [disc images], though I think mileage may vary. Today's GOTD did play .m2ts Blu-Ray files [though that's not unusual], & if you click the Open Disc button you can browse to the BDMV folder [or VIDEO_TS folder for DVD], & that seems to work OK.

I was unable to get Mac Blu-Ray Player working with any Blu-Ray discs or ISOs [mounted or not] in win7 ult 64 SP1, in a win7 ult 32 SP1 VirtualBox VM [there was a conflict with an Oracle file], in a win7 VPC win7 HP 32 SP1 VM, or with discs or ISOs mounted directly to the XP Mode VM. Checking the properties for the running "Mac Blu-ray Player.exe" in SysInternals' Process Explorer while trying to play Blu-Ray discs/ISOs, under Network I/O [Disk and Network tab], Receive Bytes kept climbing -- I stopped it just before it hit 1 GB? BDStreamServer.exe had been started by Mac Blu-ray Player.exe, so maybe that's it, but why? Back in the XP Mode VM I finally did get Mac Blu-Ray Player playing a win7 mounted Blu-Ray ISO & that 2nd app didn't start, while this time that [Process Explorer] Disk and Network tab showed no activity. When I did get Mac Blu-Ray Player to play that ISO in the XP Mode VM, it just played the movie -- no menus. This might be because the player can't play Blu-Ray menus, can't play Java menus [not all Blu-Ray menus use Java], because Java wasn't installed to that VM, because I was using a VM etc... with it not working in win7 proper, I've tried several ideas but nothing's panned out. Note that Blu-Ray discs with Java menus/features may not work using any player if they're on your hard drive, unless they're burned to a disc or you create & mount an ISO using a virtual drive.

Installing Mac Blu-Ray player may or may not install the crt90.msi it goes on to store in the app's crt folder [Microsoft VC90 CRT + OMP]. FWIW Setup.exe is also stored in the setup folder -- I don't know why either are kept there, but it helps the MacGo program folder reach 298 files, 6 folders, ~100 MB. Without the crt90 install, setup just adds 1 new program key + one new key for uninstall. Files & resources used are a bit on the high side, but it can use some GPU [graphics processor] assist -- note that this does not appear to be the Nvidia CUDA or ATI OpenCL stuff, but more generic DXVA [Direct X Video Acceleration] & D3D.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

#9 #29 #35 - Yeah, too many waste time on thumb up/down and it don´t make any sence.

Thumbs often goes down when you:
- don´t agree with a comment
- don´t understand a word in the comment
- see a technical word

Thumbs only goes up when you:
- have tried the software
- have read a long comment (like Mike´s often is...)
- know the technical terms

more or less...

I would personally like to read everyone's comment / question that comes about today's software. I feel that my time is being wasted by having to read long comments that really could be shortened much more down.

If you have a solution to an encountered ploblem with today's program is it a good idea to write it here.

Think about that: "the fewer words - the more people read your comment !"

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

Installed fine, tried my Blu-Ray of Xmen:Wolverine, it plays for 5 seconds then stops.

Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Barney Rubble  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

@spidge Think you for the info...

Reply   |   Comment by nivek  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#44

This Comment is for the people who are not so Technical about computers and such.

Mac Blue Ray Player I have found to be a Regular Video Player that can also play blue Ray Ripped files or if you have a Blue Ray DVD Rom Drive installed on your PC then you may make this program your default player to play Blue Ray Disks or Regular DVD Disks and Files.

The program is Very Basic with an Easy user Interface and does a great job in playing different files that I tested it with such as AVI,Mpeg,Mp4 etc.

I also tested the player by putting a Blue Ray Disk into my DVD Rom to see if the Player would Virtually Play the disk with no success.

As For a Video Player The Mac Blue Ray Player does well.

Thank you GOTD and Modiac for the Software today!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Romano  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#43

Ok.. what's wrong with the blueray player software that came on my Dell? It plays BR's with no problems at all so I fail to see why anyone would produce a player for bluerays. I guess it falls into the same situation why anyone would produce an audio player when win media player works as well. Guess we are all at awe with shinny pretty buttons. Now, if it let me play BR's on a non-BR player, now THAT would be something worth downloading... pass but thumbs up for effort.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#42

NEED HELP....Instlaed fine and registered. I have LG Blu-Ray player as my drive (d) After I put my only Blu-Ray disk that I own in the drive the only thing it says is I have 3 folders on disk. Won't play movie. This is a store bought movie and it plays fine on my Samsung Blu-Ray player attached to my tv. Can anyone help me?

Reply   |   Comment by ratdog  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

I'm glad I read before I downloaded. I thought this would be some sort of conversion from my DVD drive into a blueray drive. I saw GAOTD had a program that would "rip" blueray discs to the hard drive and then I suppose this program would play that file but if I didn't get the ripping software (and would my DVD drive even rip bluray who knows). That said, If I bought a blue ray drive for my computer wouldn't it come with the software to play bluray? The person who said we need a "suite" of programs was right. Thanks for all your help users of GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Monson  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

I like this software for its crude feeling and nice interface and of course because today it's free, but to be honest why should someone buy it?
It uses VLC libraries 1.1.10 from VideoLAN Team, Qt C++ libraries from Nokia, a streaming server they called BDStreamServer that it's based on Mongoose, all free. Their contribution consists in putting all together and delivering that for Mac users at a steep price in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by xunrage  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#39

Does it support multi-channel audio output for blue ray, or is it limited to sterio?

Reply   |   Comment by Hari  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#38

I don't have a BlueRay optical drive in my PC, but if I did I am sure I would have a Blue Ray player installed! I of course have VLC, GOM, Ifranview and several others. But if I wanted to play BlueRay (which I dont) I would have a dedicated lump of hardware, not use my PC. BlueRay came too late and is too expensive. Flash memory is the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#37

#24: "... from their website it appears Blueray is a bit like VHS and Beta max , or Sky TV boxes and the old BBC version, what ever it was called. From Video tapes and audio tapes , Cds to DVDs to dual layer DVDs , HD DVDs . As most PC users have DVD writing software is bluray going to take over ?"

IMHO for video it could go either way... Blu-Ray discs are expensive & maybe fragile, the DRM & Java that retail discs use can be a drag when all you want to do is watch the movie, Blu-Ray discs aren't as plentiful as DVDs when you want to buy or rent, the video on many Blu-Ray discs is no better than DVD quality, there can be all sorts of problems with Blu-Ray hardware players, e.g. manufacturers updating firmware that removes functions or breaks playback, player remotes can be somewhere between poorly designed & evil etc...

There's a LOT of talk that streaming is the future, with Blu-Ray just a blip, a brief detour till everyone gets there. The companies making Blu-Ray players might agree, considering how many Blu-Ray players will stream NetFlix etc. But there's also a lot of talk & push-back regarding the bandwidth NetFlix users consume. Even if it's just a marketing ploy so providers can get away with usage caps, if using NetFlix etc. means you pay your ISP a lot more cash, loads of people won't. And NetFlix is expanding, as they're going to offer US content to South America -- whether they use local data centers or not I half expect some sort of controversy over their clogging US pipes even more.

As far as writing DVD, Blu-Ray etc... not sure the best way to say this, but a LOT of people like to hold onto stuff. I mean look at all the people who download mp3 files they'll never listen to again, or save/record on-line video when it's often easier to just go on-line & watch it again whenever you want. Blu-Ray discs hold a lot more than DVDs, so as they get cheaper more & more people will use them so they can store more stuff. DVDs didn't make CDs go away, so I doubt DVDs will lapse into oblivion, but when you can put the same amount on 5 regular DVDs or 1 BD blank, why wouldn't you use BD?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#36

The last couple of days many people have heavily down-voted a product (as well as early comments about it). This is apparently without cause, going by the lack of comments explaining the negativity. It's probably a common pattern but I'm fairly new here so I've only recently seen it.

I suspect that most of these thumb-downs are not against the product itself but are reflections of how useless the voter thinks the offer is to them as a GOTD freebie.

As such I suggest that GOTD have more voting options, the most obvious being 1) I have this or a similar product, and 2) I have no need of this type of product. I think that these additional options will provide possibly useful information to GOTD but, more importantly, would be fairer to the developers who are offering that day's giveaway, in particular by being less discouraging to newcomers who don't realise that a low rating may not reflect the quality and usefulness of the product in its own right.

Reply   |   Comment by Just a guy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#35

I like a "cool looking" GUI (like Windows Vista look), so will pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Gale Evens  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

#2: "Can this software upscale dvds to HD?"

I've never seen a Windows software video player that wouldn't go full-screen -- that's all that's required if your monitor & desktop rez is > or = 720p... likewise despite hype from companies making/selling hardware players, AFAIK there's nothing really special about most all, so called up-scaling DVD players either. An HDTV will normally show any input signal full screen, be that 480i or 1080p or something in between. If a DVD doesn't look as good playing on an HDTV from a DVD rather than Blu-Ray player, it's probably because most of the cheaper DVD players only have component out rather than HDMI, & since component out lacks color standards, when you use it the picture's colors can be different from one brand/model DVD player to the next. BTW, stat's I've read say most people with HDTVs still play DVDs rather than Blu-Ray.

That said, displaying video at higher than original resolution will not look as good as if it was originally at that higher rez to begin with -- otherwise everyone would still be using 1 megapixel digital cameras. And some DVDs aren't that high a quality at their intended size. Added filtering/processing can help, & those kinds of features are built into some graphics hardware for any size video -- generally you can turn those features on/off & adjust them using the controls that come with graphics hardware drivers [e.g. AMD/ATI Catalyst Control Center]. Players like PowerDVD have filtering too, & with Media Player Classic -- Home Cinema [ http://goo.gl/OtpP ] you can add, use, & set several filters, making it the preferred choice for many HTPCs. When you enlarge, artifacts from the original encoding become more obvious & pronounced, so filtering helps more.

* * *

#10: "... do you need a dedicated blu-ray player to play blurays using this software or does this virtually turn a dvd player into a bluray player?"

Video DVD & Blu-Ray discs each use a special format, where the audio & video & menus etc. are all in this special structure so hardware players will read them. If the content is unprotected, whether it's on disc or your hard drive, many players will work with the VOB files on a DVD or the m2ts on a Blu-Ray, but to completely read the disc &/or work with DRM you need a special DVD &/or Blu-Ray player app.

When it comes to the drives themselves, Blu-Ray uses a, well, blue ray from its laser, meaning you do need a special drive to read &/or write Blu-Ray discs. But that's the only reason. The official Blu-Ray spec includes Blu-Ray on regular DVDs [BD5 & BD9], & with a Blu-Ray player app technically any PC/laptop can play them... I say technically because it does take some horsepower to decode/display 1080p when it's encoded with AVC or VC1, even if your display isn't set to 1080p. Usually graphics hardware provides the added hardware boost -- AMD/ATI started adding HD to the model names/numbers for their graphics cards/chipsets years ago to reflect this. Still, not every PC/laptop out there can play the HD video on Blu-Ray well -- DRM can make any problems playing Blu-Ray discs much worse.

* * *

#12: "... This program requires an Internet connection to authorize decryption... "

As does PowerDVD & Cineplayer FWIW -- AFAIK, 'least with those 2, it's part of their license agreement with the Blu-Ray folks... to prevent a leaked key being used world-wide, rendering DRM useless, they can revoke keys etc.

* * *

#19: "... You need Blu-ray hardware (it cost a lot more than DVD-player) to play Blu-ray."

If it helps, BD-ROM drives [Play Only] seem to go for $45-$50, while I've seen burners around $80 -- DVD writable drives in comparison can be had for ~$20. That said, in households where you have more than one PC/laptop you *might* get by with just one BD-ROM drive... Re-encoding Blu-Ray discs you've bought so they'll fit on a regular DVD is popular in some circles, looks surprisingly good, works on most hardware [set top] players, & just requires a player [& a DVD drive] on the other PCs/laptops your family uses. A 2ndary benefit is you can then use mpg2 &/or 720p or 1440, all of which take less horsepower to play well & are part of the official spec.

In that sort of situation today's Mac Blu-Ray Player might turn out to be very handy -- PowerDVD for example has a lot of built-in restrictions, such as not playing many non-retail discs, not playing Blu-Ray on your hard drive etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#33

It downloaded and installed fine to my PC. I was hoping it would play blu ray ripped to .iso format. It doesn't seem to be able to. Am I doing something wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by JackT  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Installed & registered fine (Win XP)
Minimalist installation script: asked for installation folder only - no options for Shortcut. No warning message for pre-existing folder.

Loaded and played an mp4 file fine but crashed after 2 file.

Does not save last folder accessed but defaults to installation folder. A real PITA!

Reply   |   Comment by ArtK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

This is a good piece of SOFTWARE but, if you wish, it's actually possible to play, rip and convert blu-ray movies for FREE...LOL!


http://www.blurayripper.org/bluraytopc.htm

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/4Easysoft-Free-Blu-ray-Ripper.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/Blu-ray-Disc-Ripper.shtml



and for MAC users...

How To: Play Blu-Ray Movies On A Mac (10 Simple Steps)

http://www.mactrast.com/2011/05/how-to-play-blu-ray-movies-on-a-mac-10-simple-steps/



Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies...LOL!)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#30

A problem with the subtitles? My language is Bulgarian, using Cyrillic alphabet. The subtitles don't show in Cyrillic and I cannot find a way to fix that. I don't know how encoding works but in other players I never have this problem. The preferences doesn't work too, so I don't see a solution. This player looks to me yet like work in progress.

Reply   |   Comment by stiver  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#29

#9-John, I agree. No thumbs up or down should be allowed without comment. I've stopped looking at them and only read the comments. Thanks to giveaway of the day and the vendors for their efforts. I try most of them and have purchased some.

Reply   |   Comment by barryzee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

Works fine on my MacBook! Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Lou R  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#27

mac OSX does not support blu-rays natively. this essentially means you CANNOT "play" a blu-ray disk by any software in OSX although you can physically hook up an external blu-ray drive to your mac. therefore, there exists NO BLU RAY PLAYBACK IN OSX until apple changes their support.
NOTE: blu-ray playback is possible in mac only using virtual system or windows in bootcamp as long as you have an external blu-ray drive.

Reply   |   Comment by mukhi  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#26

No problem at all with either installation or registration on my Vista Home Premium.

I quite like the simple, 'unbloated' interface, and don't perceive it as either "cheap" or "nasty" as some do.

As long as expectations don't exceed the capabilities of a 'mediaplayer', e.g. expecting it to also be an editor/ripper, it doesn't disappoint.

Reply   |   Comment by Sooks  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#25

To developer;
Why when I click "Preferences.." nothing happen?

Reply   |   Comment by sl_jack  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#24

1) I am tempted to make jokes about apple macs , but I will refrain and say from their website it appears Blueray is a bit like VHS and Beta max , or Sky TV boxes and the old BBC version, what ever it was called. From Video tapes and audio tapes , Cds to DVDs to dual layer DVDs , HD DVDs . As most PC users have DVD writing software is bluray going to take over ?

From their why do we need section :
"
The good old HD-DVD format has been officially discontinued now, and Bluray has become the only format you’ll be able to watch your favorite new movie on. Although the DVD format will continue in the secondary market for the classics, but new movies, music albums and video games will only be available in Bluray.
"

2) Re Thumbs up and down. It used to be some group of " foreigners " thought it was fun to vote one way without even downloading the prog . Whether they are still at it I don't know, but I take no notice of the thumbs up or down and go by the comments.

3) Not sure if previous giveaway rippers had Bluray player so I will check my pc and will be interesting to see others comments on here for this version , before I download.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#23

To rizla01....

When you go to the Blu-ray Player website (link posted in GAOTD, the answers are there.

This is what they say..

System Requirements:

Mac: OS X 10.5+, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz processor or higher recommended, 512 MB or higher recommended, 250 MB of free disk space. A internal or external Blu-ray drive.

PC: Windows XP/Vista/7, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz processor or equivalent AMD Athlon™ processor or higher recommended, 512 MB or higher recommended, 250 MB of free disk space. A internal or external Blu-ray drive'

Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by spidge  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#22

Why some of you want a ripping or editing tools? This is player only software to playback video, this is not authoring or editing software. There is difference, like PowerDVD for playback, PowerDirector for video editing and PowerProducer for DVD authoring. So why the developer should include that tools if this is only for video player. If you want all-in-one software you should suggest the developer to build one multimedia software suite.

Reply   |   Comment by sl_jack  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#21

Be nice if it actually worked. It plays files fine, but with dvds or isos it just shows a gray screen and stops responding.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#20

MAGICAL - can we have more Mac software giveaways please.

Pretty Please.

;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)
#19

#10 Rizla01 - You need Blu-ray hardware (it cost a lot more than DVD-player) to play Blu-ray. DVD is on the level below Blu-ray. But you can use todays software to play DVD´s.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

Overly-simplistic player with a terrible interface that would be lacking in features for a freeware program -- no audio controls other than volume, no playlist control, no radio, etc. -- but for a paid program it IS a thumbs-down.

Plus it has that self-promotion button to facebook & twitter. Here's what it volunteers to send

"I was watching '...' with the Mac Blu-ray Player, feel great!"

"Feel great"?? Uh, yeah. Horrible PC interface & it wants to rat me out to the world, not only as to what I'm doing but that I am an illiterate. Not my kind of program.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)
#17

Do I need to have a blu-ray player on my laptop to use this software?
Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Pris  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#16

Run fine on win7-64. Fast and too easy to use. Todays software is only a DVD/Blu-ray player.

- Possible to change background, not sure what the idea is about...
- Leave 28 MB setup-file inside the program folder.
- There´s a lot of plugins (269 moduls) included, so I think most of the Blu-ray world is covered.
- The Help option don´t work, so you have to guess what to do next... or just try everything that can move !
- Run DVD´s as well !

I wouldn´t personaly pay $39.95 for a player in this class. With the option of Ripping and stuff like that could take $15 home to the seller.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#15

@10
You'll need a dedicated blue-ray player. The laser used in DVD-players is different from those used in blue-ray players (hence blue ray laser). It is therefore not possible to virtually convert a normal DVD-player in a blue ray player.
Non the less, you will be able to play a blue ray image file on your computer once loaded in a virtual blue rau player.

Reply   |   Comment by Sergio  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#14

This is a very, very, basic player. Under the help tab is Preferences. I clicked, and clicked, and nothing ever happened. Can't even do a play list. I've uninstalled, and will stick with Miro.

Reply   |   Comment by Nancy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#13

rizla 01-certainly looks like you need an internal or external blueray player-see link -http://www.macblurayplayer.com/features.htm

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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