November 2, 2011 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Brea, California - MCE Technologies, LLC (MCE) today announced that, effective immediately, all internal and external models of its currently shipping 12X Blu-ray recordable drives will now include Mac Blu-ray Player software. Mac Blu-ray Player playback software, the very first of its kind on the Mac, allows for the playback of commercial and non-commercial Blu-ray movie discs on the Mac under Mac OS 10.5.2 or later, including Mac OS 10.7 (Lion). Previously, the only method for watching a Blu-ray movie on the Mac was to reboot the Mac into a Windows operating system partition installed using Boot Camp and then using PC Blu-ray playback software. The MCE 12X Blu-ray Internal Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac starts at $149.00 and the MCE 12X USB 2.0 and eSATA Recordable Drive for Mac is $199. All models include the Mac Blu-ray Player playback software and are available for immediate shipment.
"We're thrilled to finally have a Mac Blu-ray Player software that runs natively on the Mac and to be able to bundle it with our 12X Blu-ray recordable drives," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "This software completes our Blu-ray recordable drive solutions and, in addition to now being able to watch commercial Blu-ray movies on the Mac, enables those who author Blu-ray movies to stay within the Mac environment from start to finish."
Mac Blu-ray Player playback software, bundled with MCE Internal and External 12X Blu-ray recordable drives, can playback commercial and private Blu-ray movies in high definition and stereo sound directly on the Mac simply by loading a Blu-ray movie into the drive and launching the application. Subtitles and language options as given can be selected as well as the ability to watch any bonus material present on the Blu-ray disc.
System requirements for playback of Blu-ray movie discs using Mac Blu-ray Player playback software are: Mac OS 10.5 or later, an Intel 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo or faster processor, and minimum 4GB of RAM. Bundled Mac Blu-ray Player software consists of the software and a One Year License that permits use of the full version of the software for one full year. After one year a lifetime version of the software may be purchased at a substantial discount from the retail price of $59.95.
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