Yeah, I haven't been on these forums in a while or I wouldve been chiming in on this thread. Ive been using my PS3 for the last 2 months to rip Bluray iso files. Ubuntu is loaded onto the PS3 to accomplish this. I believe only the older models can load an alternate OS. So if you have the slim I don't think its doable.Thanks, acosmichippo. I'm going to send iMerlin a PM for more information on that.
Yep, MKV files are viewable in Plex. But you could also compress them to .m4v while retaining 1080p resolution using handbrake.
Don't pay that much for a USB reader.So, get myself a USB reader (like this one).
I thought about a Dell Zino HD, which starts at $229. Ended up with a refurbished Mac mini after watching this video. Outside of my Bootcamp installs, we're a Mac house. This will ultimately replace the AppleTV if all goes well. I also bought an app called Air Mouse Pro that doubles as a keyboard. I believe you can make it work in Windows also.Or you could do what I did and get a HP media laptop off Ebay and run XBMC on it. Cheapest 1080p networkable and universal media player you'll find.
Blu-ray readers will work with MakeMV though... you just cannot actually watch Blu Ray.unfortunately BD-ROM drives will not work in OSX with this program. Honestly, i don't really understand why myself, but it needs to have at least CD/DVD writing capabilities.
So a Blu Ray reader is all that is needed to rip them.Maybe I was a litle unclear... You need a drive with at least cd/DVD writing capabilities. It doesn't need to be able to write BluRay. Seems like a trivial point until you see how many BD-Rom-only drives there are out there.