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Hi,

I am looking for a blu ray player for my mac mini (2011 Model). Ideally it would be powered by the mac like the supadrive is and also be be able to RW bluray and dvd.

any suggestions most welcome
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Check with the folks at Other World Computing. They have live support and an 800 number you can call.
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So I've done some homework and chatted with the guys at OWC, but wanted to float this to see if anyone had any further experience/advice. I am looking for a burner for my Mac Mini. I would mainly be using it for ripping CDs I've purchased (yeah I'm old school like that) and importing to iTunes. But this set up also doesn't have a DVD or Blu Ray player connected to it, so I thought two birds/one stone. Since blu ray isn't natively supported, it seems I would need a drive like this one:

OWC OWCMRF8UEBDW12 Mercury Pro 12X Blu-Ray... in stock at OWC

Plus software like this:

The First and Best Mac Blu-ray Player Software, movie/DVD/video player

If I do this, I should be able to do everything I want to do including watching blu ray movies, correct?

Thanks in advance. Also if anyone has better suggestions for drives or software, feel free to chime in.
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If I do this, I should be able to do everything I want to do including watching blu ray movies, correct?
Yes. Certainly not inexpensive since the software alone is $59.95 if memory serves me correctly. However, our members who have gone that route seem to be satisfied with it.
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