“Apple was an early signee to Blu-ray Disc Association membership at the start of the 21st century. Yet the Mac company never did pursue the playback of Blu-ray films on its computers – or at least, not quite as far as releasing any hard or software for users for the very task,” Andrew Harrison reports for PC Advisor. “Thankfully, Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is now available for the task.”
Harrison reports, “‘Blu-ray is a bag of hurt,’ quoth the late Steve Jobs when asked still why no Blu-ray for Macs. ‘I don’t mean from the consumer point of view. It’s great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex. We’re waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off before we burden our customers with the cost of licensing and the cost of drives.'”
“While open-source projects have been refining the playback of all manner of commercial video and audio codecs, Macgo’s app (US$49.95) is the first to combine all the essential libraries with the decryption keys and tools to unlock Blu-ray’s gorgeous high-definition content,” Harrison reports.
Read more in the full review here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]