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  1. God's Child
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    I recently got some Blu-rays where, long story short, I noticed how the playback speed is actually a little bit sped up, and it’s pretty noticeable in the pitch of the audio and in the general procession of the events in the videos. My only way to watch Blu-rays is on my PlayStation 4, so I only have the ability to speed up the video on it. So if I want to watch these at their proper speed, I would need to use VLC on my computer to slow the speed down a little bit. But I don’t have a Blu-ray player for my Mac. So, I’m looking into the prospect of buying an external Blu-ray drive. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. I would like to find something as cheap as possible and yet as reliable as possible (though I realize of course you often get what you pay for, so I may need to settle on some kind of middleground). So with all that in mind, does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap yet reliable external Blu-ray drive that works on a Mac? Thanks in advance.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Electronics-External-BDR-XD05S-Silver/dp/B00OLZCD5K

    This will also work with a Mac. No, it is not cheap. Cheap external Blu-ray drives tend to be less durable.

    https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-External-Playback-BE16NU50/dp/B01IP8IBPE

    If VLC doesn't work for you, you could try Leawo Blu-ray Player.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Electronics-External-BDR-XD05S-Silver/dp/B00OLZCD5K

    This will also work with a Mac. No, it is not cheap. Cheap external Blu-ray drives tend to be less durable.

    https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-External-Playback-BE16NU50/dp/B01IP8IBPE

    If VLC doesn't work for you, you could try Leawo Blu-ray Player.
    Thanks for the advice. You’re right, those aren’t cheap. When you say “less durable”, do you mean they can get damaged if not handled gently or if they get dropped or something, or do you mean that they tend to wear out fast?
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    Originally Posted by Jeikobu View Post

    Thanks for the advice. You’re right, those aren’t cheap. When you say “less durable”, do you mean they can get damaged if not handled gently or if they get dropped or something, or do you mean that they tend to wear out fast?
    I mean the less expensive slim drives tend to wear out faster than full-height drives. Both types of portable drives are likely to suffer fatal damage if dropped.
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    I don't see anything expensive with an external BD-R drive for around $100.
    External DVD burners were about 2x costs as well.

    Nothing good from slim drives. They're flimsy, wear out easily, and rarely work that great even when new.
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