Blu-ray is an optical disk storage device capable of holding 25GB of information (or 50GB for dual layer discs), designed to replace the DVD format.

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Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?

I bought an internal UJ-267 (slot-loading BD-RE) drive, and I put it into my laptop. The trouble is that whenever I insert a disc into it (whether it's a CD or a DVD; I don't have a BD around to try ...
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Lower maximum capacity of external hard drive

I am attempting to make the maximum size of my seagate hard drive smaller (it is 5TB and I want it to be 2TB). I have a blu ray player that onlys sees 2<=TB drives. I have tried all of the ...
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How to play DTS audio file in Sony Bluray player?

I have a Sony Bluray Player Model: BDV-E3200 (Asian). I have 5.1ch audio files with .dts extension (DTS format) in my PC. How to play the .dts audio files on the bluray player? I have these methods ...
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How to extract Blu-ray audio without any conversion?

As avconv (forked from ffmpeg) said, the format of Blu-ray audio stream is called pcm_bluray, but why most of the tutorials say using -acodec pcm_s**le flag (** depends on its sample rate)? Are they ...
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Can internal Blu Ray drives rip region-locked Blu Ray discs from other regions?

I would like to purchase a Blu Ray disc from the United States and then use an European Blu Ray reader (internal PC drive) to rip it. Is this possible?
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Are there really audio-video sync issues when playing Blu-ray movies on a pc?

I would like to buy a Blu-ray player for my next PC; it would be an internal one that I would then use with a software like PowerDVD. My monitor will be a Dell U2415, with a 16:10 aspect ratio and ...
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How to determine whether Blu-ray disc is HTL or LTH?

With a blank Blu-ray disc inserted into a Blu-ray burner drive, how can I determine whether the disc is HTL or LTH?
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Is price and brand the only way for a consumer to measure quality of blank optical media? [closed]

Spools of blank optical media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays) sell at a variety of prices and under an assortment of brands. Is recognizing a brand and seeing a more expensive price the only way for a consumer ...
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How do I create a ISO file with Nero for linux?

I have tried to create it by selecting Image Recorder as destination. When I start the burn, it opens a Save Dialog with types nero and iso as file format options. So I selected iso and hoped it ...
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Problems burning bluray disks

I'm trying to write Bluray disks on Ubuntu 14.10 since I bought my ASUS SBW-06D2X-U external USB unit. What happens is that it get exessively slow (0.2-0.3x) and it crashes when it reaches around 1Gb. ...
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Use external DVD player with computer to play movies

I have a Sony BDP-S5200 Blu Ray player. It works fine with TVs, but I would like to connect it to my computer and watch movies using my computer monitor and speakers. Is that possible? The player has ...
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Can't get LG BH16NS40 to play Blu-Ray

I have an LG BH16NS40 internal DVD/Blu-Ray player, but I cannot get it to play Blu-Rays. I have updated it to the latest firmware. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because ...
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Mkv files random stops playing on my blu-ray player, Why?

I am a holder of LG BD390 Blu-ray player...it has always worked well but lately is giving me problems with reading mkv files from external hard drive. Let me explain... Lately I've noticed that ...
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Sony BDP-S7200 will randomly stretch out USB videos

I got the Sony BDP-S7200 bluray player to upgrade from a BDP-S3200 which played USB files perfectly. Now, despite the great looks and the zippy performance of the 7200, it's got a strange issue. ...
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Why does my laptop Bluray drive not read any discs?

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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burning a Blu-Ray with Silicon Empire

I've been trying to burn a Blu-Ray disk from an .ISO. The .ISO was created by Nautilus (CD/DVD Creator). Since Brasero and K3B seem not to be able to burn a Blu-Ray on my system, I've installed ...
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Difference between a drive and a player?

I'd like to be able to rip Blu Ray discs to my computer, but Bly Ray drives are pretty expensive. What's the difference between a computer drive and a player that connects to a TV that makes the drive ...
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How can I stream blu ray using Plex?

I'm looking at different HTPC solutions, and the name Plex keeps coming up. It has most of what I'm looking for, except I can't find a definite answer on whether or not it's possible to stream a ...
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Can an optical drive be damaged by inserting a disc it can not handle?

Is there any chance I can damage a DVD drive by inserting a Blu-Ray disc into it? Can I damage a CD drive by inserting a DVD or Blu-Ray disc into it? Also, can a disc drive damage a disc it can't ...
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How does a Blu-ray player know where I stopped a movie? [closed]

I played a Blu-ray movie disk the other night on the Blu-ray player in my basement. I stopped the movie about halfway through the end credits. A few days later when I put the disk in my living room ...
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How to mount PS3 Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 (or any OS/Blu-ray drive)?

I have a BD-drive (Blu-ray disc drive) and I would like to mount the filesystem used by the disc, however, nothing happens when inserted. My BD-drive doesn't even report that anything's there, from ...
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External Blu-ray DVD drive causes internet connectivity issues

I am using a external Blu-ray DVD drive through a USB3.0-to-eSATA adapter. But whenever I connect the Blu-ray, I cannot connect to the internet thru wifi. If I remove it, I get wifi internet ...
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Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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Autoplay Bluray with VLC

VLC can support Bluray playback after installing two small files in the right directories. However, when you insert a bluray disc, you can't right click and play with VLC. You have to launch VLC, ...
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Convert Blu-ray movie to DVD quality [closed]

I have a 30GB .mp4 file (personal full HD movie) which I want to convert to a DVD quality (4.7GB) movie. What is the best way/tool to do that?
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Why is Blu-Ray File Read Speed (Data Transfer) slower than Write Speed?

I burnt a full Blu-ray disc (25GB) at 8x speed. It took some 20 or so minutes, but when I try to copy it back to my computer to verify the contents via Windows explorer, it takes over 2 hours and says ...
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Whats the easiest way to make a multi-boot UEFI Windows/Linux/Mac (Universal) DVD/BD?

I can find tons of programs to make such USBs, but some computers I work with (Like an older netbook) Wont boot specific OS's from USB. But I want to fill up a BD rom disc with various forms of ...
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Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?

I have a DLNA enabled Samsung BluRay player. It is connected to my home network and I am able to stream media from my Win 7 computer to the TV via the player. However, I'd like to use this player as ...
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Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 7 can't recognize DVD/Blu-ray media

I have a Vaio F series laptop with a Pioneer Blu-ray internal drive running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the Blu-ray drive cannot recognize any DVD or Blu-ray media. On ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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External Blu Ray drive or internal + enclosure?

I bought an external Blu-ray drive for my MBP but it failed, and is going back. It felt really cheaply made so now I'm wondering whether to try and find a better one (all the reviews mention tacky ...
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How do I tell if my drive has a BD/DVD/CD-Compatible optical pickup unit?

I'd like to import Ghost in the Shell: Arise from Japan. I only have a DVD drive, but the disc is a Blu-Ray optical disc. However, I am told that this optical disk is "backwards compatible" with a ...
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Blu-ray Windows Media Player

I would like to play Blu-ray disc that I purchased on my Windows 7 computer, using Windows Media Player. I would prefer a method to make this happen with Windows Media Player and not another program ...
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Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player no longer works after upgrading to Windows 8

I have a Toshiba computer, with a built in Blu-Ray drive. The system came with Windows 7, but I have updated it to Windows 8. The computer came with Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player installed to play ...
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Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?

I have a media center behind my TV and a DVD drive in an external enclosure (connected via USB) where I can reach it. I'd like to put a Blu-ray drive in there instead, but I'm concerned that it won't ...
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What's the ffmpeg command to extract WAV from mpegts pcm-bluray audio?

So I've tried but I can't seem to find the right ffmpeg options to extract the pcm_bluray audio from a mpegts and output a WAV. Here's ffmpeg's info on the source file: Input #0, mpegts, from ...
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Do Blu-ray readers affect the HDMI or DisplayPort signal quality? [closed]

When a Blu-ray disc is being read by the Blu-ray reader in a computer or a stand-alone Blu-ray reader, does any kind of conversion or decoding process take place? I.e., is the signal in any way ...
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Playing Blu-Ray discs on an Acer Aspire laptop

I bought this (otherwise very nice) laptop around 3 years ago, but Blu-Ray never worked on it. (Even though it was promoted as Blu-Ray compatible with stickers on it and what not.) ‎ Acer/Windows ...
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Blu Ray Stutter on Windows 8

When watching Blu-Ray films, every few minutes there will be a short stutter lasting about a second wherein the picture freezes before resynchronising with the audio. Sometimes this will happen every ...
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Bluray Burner suddenly disappeared from Windows and very slow boot

Very fast computer with raid 0 SSD's used to boot very quickly, but recently I tried to burn a disc but couldn't find the drive anywhere, device manager, show hidden devices, disk management, NO where ...
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How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
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are blue ray disks the cheapest storage medium per Gb?

The question is as simple as that really. Are bluray disks the cheapest storage medium per gb? I am recording video which is using about 32gb per day. So a month of that would be almost 1Tb. A year ...
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How can I play Blu-Ray movies on a PC upgraded to Windows 8?

How can I play Blu-Ray movies via Windows Media Centre on Windows 8? If I choose the "play dvd" option, I get an error: Cannot Play Disc To play this DVD, you must first install a playback ...
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PowerDVD Error: “You must update CyberLink PowerDVD to continue playback of this content.”

My legally purchased copy of PowerDVD is refusing to play Bluray discs made after a certain date: Astonishingly, this is "standard practice" for all versions of PowerDVD. In my case, this means ...
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Windows 8 will only recognize the Blu-Ray drive, if the Windows 8 disc is present at boot time

If I have the install disc in the Blu-Ray ROM drive at boot time and subsequently remove the disc and replace it with Blu-Ray media, everything functions as I’d expect. However, if I have no media ...
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iso movie for watching on TV [closed]

I've downloaded movie which is in .ISO extension file. When I open it using Deamon Tools I can see three folsers: Any!,BDMV,CERTIFICATE. Is it possible to place this movie on portable HDD to watch it ...
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SATA Blu-Ray drive not detected via USB adapter

I'm using an SATA blu-ray drive (Lite-On IHOS104), connected via a USB adapter to my Windows 7 (32-bit) notebook. The first time I plugged the adapter in, it worked perfectly. The drive appeared in ...
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How do I burn FullHD movie in linux so it can be played in blueray player?

I have prepared a wedding slideshow movie with Imagination. I have successfully created a PAL 720x578 DVD with menus and so on with DVDauthor (with help of Bombono DVD) and I have nice disk playable ...
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Want to use an internal sata blu-ray burner on a laptop?

I have this crap adapter from dx.com but it's buggy and doesn't work properly. Would blu-ray need usb 3 to work properly? I bought a really nice burner but upgraded to a laptop and kept the burner. It ...
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growisofs warnings when writing to Blu-ray Dual Layer discs

I'm archiving my media collection onto BD-R Dual Layer discs but keep getting the following IO errors at the end of the writing process (usually > 95% complete) : :-[ WRITE@LBA=168e800h failed with ...