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Media Player compatible with Mac




i'm planning to get a media player that is compatible with Mac. what can yo guys recommend?


If you just want to stream media from the Mac to the player over your home network then just about all network media players should be fine.

What you need to decide really is the budget and what features you want on the media player.
Not many will give you access to a full BluRay rip with menu support, but most will for DVD rips. Those that do offer BD menu support tend to be the more expensive players such as most of the HDI Dune range (but not the TV301/TV101 or Lite 53D) or the PCH C-300 and these start from just under £200. If you want something a fair bit cheaper then the WDTV Live SMP at around £75 is great value for money.



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There are some players which are a little more Mac friendly

Boxee Box supports HFS+ volumes via USB, AFP network shares (apple networking no need for samba/nfs/dlna) and it also has a basic level of Airplay support for music, video, pictures but no DRM support so no mirroring or protected content.

Lacie a well known Mac peripheral maker also make some media players which support HFS+ volumes via USB though they don't support much else and rely on DLNA for media streaming.

Roku, while not strictly a media player if you install Plex on your Mac it turns the Roku into a Plex client and Plex does have some Mac friendly features like iTunes/iPhoto integration. Keep in mind the Roku only supports H.264 video, anything else must be transcoded by Plex server.

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