I recently bought USB blu-ray (BD) writer (Samsung SE-506BB, in case that matters). OS X detects it properly, but Disk Utility.app only supports burning DVDs and CDs. Detected disk capabilities are

CD-Write:   -R, -RW
DVD-Write:  -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
BD-Write:   -R, -RE

I want to burn files to BDs - I don't care about ripping or copying disks, or burning videos in a format that is compatible with BD players. Is there such software for OS X?

Paid is ok, but obviously free would be better.

  • Did you try googling? Here's an app that showed up as the first link in the search results: eshop.macsales.com/articles/howto-burn-bluray-toast
    – Ranveer
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 13:29
  • Yes, I did, but didn't catch that (or any other good alternative either). Also, $80 is a bit steep, as I don't need 90% of functionality it offers.
    – Olli
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 13:33
  • Ah! In that case my recommendation would be to use virtual windows :P (I'm not a mac user!)
    – Ranveer
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 13:37
  • I don't believe burning disks from virtual machine works properly, as it'll certainly run into buffering issues. (That's my opinion until someone tells they're doing that successfully)
    – Olli
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 13:50

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I personally use Toast Burn(App Store), which generally works very well for burning files. Hitherto I used Toast Titanium (Roxio was acquired recently by Corel and they have split out the product).

If you want to burn more than just files, Toast DVD will do the trick for that.

I'm not a real fan of Toast for the last year or so, but honestly I can't find any real viable alternatives myself at the moment as I've played with several options.

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