APPLE I JUST WANT TO WATCH BLU-RAY ON MY MAC.
(sorry for the yelling)
I would be nice to be able to just watch bluray disks in say a mac mini htpc. vs getting another standalone player.
and Apple pretty much yelled at the Blu-Ray consortium to simplify the licensing and rights issues at one of the Keynotes. I'm sure you've heard the Steve Jobs quote about "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace."
well it has definitely taken off, although I don't know if the licensing is any better yet.
It hasn't taken off, really. Adoption has been slower than other home media formats at similar points in their life cycle and at least a few of the major players are predicting it won't last long as a format. The licensing situation is improved but still has serious issues. I didn't expect it in 10.6 and I don't expect it in 10.7.
It didn't take long for you to spout off your BS rhetoric! We get it. You HATE Blu-Ray. But you are WRONG. Walk into any Best Buy and Blu-Ray titles are growing in HUGE numbers and many people are buying them. There are now more Blu-Ray players being sold than DVD players. So your BS quip about "major players" is dead-wrong. So sit back and enjoy your collection of Beta tapes.