There seems to be lacking information when it comes to Macs and Blu-ray discs, so I thought I’d write up on my experiences with some pics OwO.
This is a Hackintosh with OS X 10.9.2, but I’m guessing the result would essentially the same for any Mac Pro before the Late 2013 model.
As suggested from the hackintosh buyers’ guide, I bought an LG BH16NS40 for a blu-ray drive. It is an internal SATA drive. It pretty much reads and burns every CD, DVD and BD format that exists (including BD spec 3.0 and new BD-XL triple and quadruple-layer discs), and also burns M-Disc archival discs. It so far works pretty damn flawlessly.
Reading and burning Blu-ray discs works from the Finder. So far I have checked out two 2D Blu-ray movies and have burned a standard 25GB BD-R (Single Layer, non-LTH, BD spec 1.3 and above). Burning works on the maximum possible speed the drive accepts (as pictured).
There seems to have been some confusion about Blu-ray support in OS X when I’ve been researching about it. There is native Blu-ray support in OS X so long as you get the right drive - you don’t need Roxio Toast for this one, but you will if you’re burning something like a Blu-ray movie since Finder only burns file format discs. When you have a compatible Blu-ray drive installed, you also get an extra option in System preferences for blank BDs (pictured).
I don’t know how M-Discs or BD-XLs work out. I want to get some M-Disc Blu-rays, but they are currently not available in Europe and BD-XLs are way too expensive to try out :C. M-Discs should theoretically work.
Playing Blu-ray movies works in VLC 2.x once the correct config files and AACS decoder are installed. It won’t work if it has DTS audio or BD+ encoding (there is no decoder for either).
It has this weird quirk whereby pressing the eject button when a disc is inside won’t eject the tray, you have to hold F12 or go to the eject menu on the menu bar to do it. I think that’s because my Hackintosh has been set to think it’s an Early 2008 Mac Pro, which don’t have accessible eject buttons, since it worked exactly the same on a different disc drive i borrowed.