Bag of Hurt Comes to the Mac ➝

This is the first Blu-ray player available for the Mac. But in a brilliant example of why Blu-ray is a bag of hurt, CNET’s Topher Kessler writes:

The player is a simple drag-and-drop install and works by managing Blu-ray licensing through the Internet, so when you insert a disc and open it with the player, the system will manage the Advanced Access Content System keys and other content management features through the Macgo servers. Unfortunately this means there are some limitations, like not being able to play the movies if you have no Internet connection

So, you won’t be able to watch Blu-ray discs on an airplane unless your flight offers Wi-Fi.

Bag of hurt.”