“I got my new Mac mini and want to construct my own home theater. I checked on the internet that there are several Mac Blu-ray Player software available on Mac. So do they works fine and what Blu-ray software or drive should i use?”
The Mac Mini from Apple is a low-cost and very compact personal computer that runs the Mac OS X operating system and is sold without a display, keyboard, or mouse. The Mac mini comes with a G4 processor, up to 1 GB of memory, a 40 or 80 GB hard drive, USB and/or Firewire ports, modem and Ethernet connections, and a dedicated graphics processor. It also comes loaded with the kinds of applications Apple believes most home users will want: a Web browser, e-mail client, multimedia creation and management, calendar and address book, Quicken, and an easy way to download contacts to a cell phone or iPod. Options include the ability to burn DVDs, attach to a wireless network, or use Bluetooth for wireless keyboards and mice. But Apple never makes its computer support Blu-ray playback naturally. A dedicated Blu Ray player device isn’t the only way for Mac Mini users to watch high definition movies – there is also other solution available now for your playback Blu-ray or BD ISO on Mac Mini directly.
Today, I would like to introduce this new way to play your Blu-ray disc or BD ISO on Mac Mini. And what you need is a kind of third-party software named UFUSoft Mac Mini Blu-ray Player Software which is specially designed for Mac Mini.
UFUSoft Mac Mini Blu-ray Player Software
A Blu-ray drive (external: Samsung SE-506AB)
Step One: Connect Blu-ray driver
You have to have an external bluray driver. Connect it to Mac Mini via USB interface
Step Two: Download UFUSoft Mac Mini Blu-ray Player
Download the Mac Mini Blu-ray Player and install it at once.
Step Three: Play Blu-ray movies
1) Run Mac Mini Blu-ray Player
2) Insert the Blu-ray disc into driver
3) Open the Blu-ray disc. Some Blu-ray discs will be launched automatically, others can be opened by open buttons.
There are two open buttons: “Open File” and “Open Disc”.
When you play BD, just click on the ‘Open Disc’ button and select the BD in the pop-up dialogue. After a couple seconds of loading, you can enjoy the Blu-ray movies on Mac freely. Otherwise, you can press “Open File” button to play Blu-ray ISO files or videos on Mac Mini in other media formats.
I think it would be the simplest way to lead your Mac Mini to the extremely Blu-ray world.