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Other World Computing Launches BD Drives

22 Oct, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

While Apple’s Steve Jobs has tempered hopes that Mac computers would have built-in Blu-ray Disc capabilities any time soon, another company has come out with external Blu-ray drives.

Other World Computing will release two external Blu-ray drives that work with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The drives also can read and write discs for HD DVD, DVD and CD. The drives “have been fully tested for compatibility with most Apple and Windows built-in and third party DVD/CD tools and players, including Apple iTunes, Apple Disc Burner, Apple iDVD 5, Apple DVD Studio Pro, EMC Retrospect Express, NTI DragonBurn, Roxio Toast, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and Nero Burning,” the company said.

Jobs reportedly said earlier this month that while Blu-ray was great for movies, “… the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting until things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace.”

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