Don't-Miss Optical drive Stories

Watch and rip Blu-ray movies on your Mac

If you like the quality and features of Blu-ray, and want to be able to watch discs on your Mac or convert them to other formats for viewing on other computers, all you need is a bit of hardware and software to make it all possible.

Cures for an uncooperative CD/DVD drive

Is your Mac's media drive picky about the kinds of discs it will play or burn? Chris Breen offers tips for setting things right.

Reading old DVD-RAM discs with new Mac

How to read old DVD-RAM discs with a new Mac. (Hint: It'll cost you something.)