Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Macs and HD-DVDs? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Macs and HD-DVDs? tkelly Posted: August 13, 2007 10:59AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Can a new MacBook play (and then rip) HD-DVDs or only regular DVDs? Comments Reply 1 of 3 mrpiddly Posts: 406member August 13, 2007 1:17PM Quote: You can even watch high-definition video if you?ve installed the Apple DVD Player 4.6 Update. In fact, DVD Player 4.6 lets you play DVD Studio Pro 4 authored HD DVDs from discs and hard drives.Look here tooim not as sure about ripping but it should work if you have a player, maybe. Reply 2 of 3 mrpiddly Posts: 406member August 13, 2007 1:19PM Also, you need some way to first get the hd dvd to your harddrive or an hd dvd player in your computer. Reply 3 of 3 mr. h Posts: 4,797member August 13, 2007 5:22PM That info from Apple is highly misleading. Expect to see a class-action suit soon .It does say in the text that the DVD player will play DVD Studio Pro authored discs. But it doesn't really make it all that obvious that that's the only type of HD video it'll play. Commercial HD-DVDs are off the table, as there's no H.264 High Profile or VC-1 codec implementations. Sign In or Register to comment.