1. cablegooru81's Avatar
    Hello thanks in advance for any info, I'm currently a PC person and have several
    IOS devices and thinking about getting a Mac mini to put in my living room as a media server basically. What I am wanting to know is will the Mac mini be able to support/play/stream a 1080p bluray file IE I am starting to backup some bluray movies onto my backup drive and the PC will play them it's just a little jittery. Not really have budget saved up to go for MacBook Pro yet and curious on what the mini can handle.

    Thanks for your input
    05-11-2013 10:02 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not quite sure what you're trying to do. The Mac mini doesn't come with a bluray drive. However, you can get external Blu-ray drives that connect via USB and 3rd party drivers for it. If you are talking about Blu-ray movies that you have already ripped to digital format, the Mac mini should have no problems serving those up. Assuming you ripped them to an appropriate format.
    05-11-2013 10:25 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I use my Mac mini to serve up video to my MacBook, 2 Apple TVs and the kids' iPad minis and never notice any issues.
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    05-11-2013 10:28 AM
  4. cablegooru81's Avatar
    Yes I use my pc to rip the blueray movies to my external hard drive in a mkv format. Not really sure what format the mini will handle. Thanks
    05-11-2013 12:30 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It won't do mkv natively that I know of. I use mp4 or m4v or mov. However there's a freeware program called Perian that adds a bunch more formats. Not sure if mkv is among those and I don't have any mkv to test with anyway. I'm sure there are other format converters around too.
    05-11-2013 01:45 PM

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