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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GPU/CPU for 3D Blu-ray playback

I'm struggling to find good information on what hardware I need to get stutter free 3D Blu-ray playback on my PC. Do I need to get a graphics card that supports 3D Blu-ray hardware acceleration? If ...
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How do I backup DVDs and Blu-rays to my Mac?

I have begun to backup my DVDs and Blu-rays to my Mac using a combination of MakeMKV and Handbrake. I've noticed that this doesn't actually make a backup of the discs, but just creates an mkv file for ...
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Free software for viewing blurays

When viewing movies on my PC, VLC is my software of choice. Unfortunately, it does not read blurays. I know the two big names are WinDVd and PowerDVD, but is there a free alternative for viewing ...
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Can an external Blu-Ray device be used with a Mac?

You can't buy a mac with a blu-ray device in it, but there are external USB blu-ray recorders and readers available. Is it possible to use (Backup files to BD-R discs and watch blu-ray movies) an ...
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Do I need a special burner to burn a 3D Blu Ray?

I was browsing an online shop and found the Asus BW-12B1ST burner. Both in the shopping site's page and Asus's website they claim that "with its technology, the Asus burner can burn 3D Blu Rays, ...
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CDBurner XP does not recognize HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner

I've got an LG HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner and want to use it with CDBurner XP on Windows 7. Unfortunately it does not like this device. It says "No compatible devices" in its drive list. ...
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Best format for backing up data in Blu Ray

We are in the process of backing up our hard drives to Blu Rays. I am creating tar.gz files and burning them to Blu Ray. Is it possible to use a simple (preferably Python-based) solution for creating ...
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Does Bluray have NTFS support?

Does Bluray have NTFS support?
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Blu-ray software options for Mac OS X?

Ok, so Apple has not official supported Blu-ray playback in Mac OS X yet. Has anyone developed any Blu-ray playback software for Mac OS X? I have seen Toast and a few others that are able to write ...
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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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Is 802.11g fast enough to stream DVD and Blu-ray ISOs?

I'm thinking about changing my home media setup so that I stream my video ISOs from a remote PC to my HTPC. However, I'm worried that 802.11g will be too slow to stream high quality video data, ...
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How can I drag-drop files-photos to blu ray burner? [closed]

I found it not possible to format a bluray disk and store misc files to it, why
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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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What kind of video card do I need to play BluRay disks?

I got a BluRay drive for my desktop PC that is hooked up to my Sony Bravia TV using VGA, however using PowerDVD or WinDVD (actually WinDVD just dies) it says my onboard video card is incompatible and ...
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Bluray Drives: 2x vs 4x vs 6x vs 8x read/write speed comparison

I couldn't find a duplicate question, but I was wondering what the differences are between different read/write speeds for Bluray drive. I'm planning on buying one for a build but don't know if I can ...
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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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Backing up my Bluray collection

This may not be the place to ask this question but I thought I would give it a shot. Is there a device that I can take the HDMI output from my bluray player to a device that will record full 1080p and ...
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How to sync subtitle from DVD to Bluray

If i have .srt subtitle for DVDrip movie . Is there any tool or program to sync it to work properly with the same movie in bluray format ? I'm not professional in this field so i want the most ...
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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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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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Windows does not recognize DVDs inserted into Blu-ray drive

I am having a problem with a Blu-ray drive I have in my PC. Its a Blu-ray reader drive and it reads and writes CDs and DVDs. My drive has been working great for about a year now, but for some reason ...
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Desktop w/Blu-Ray in one room, DLNA-compatible TV in another — streaming?

My TV supports DLNA streaming. I have a Blu-Ray drive in my desktop computer and I'd like to stream Blu-Ray movies directly to my TV. Is this even possible, and if so, does any Blu-Ray software ...
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Boot from Blu-Ray

I'm currently downloading Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools which is unfortunately too large for a normal DVD. Since I don't have oversized DVD's nor an USB stick with enogh capacity I'...
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Is there a utility I can use to detect the capabilities of my Blu-Ray drive?

I need to find out the capabilities of a Blu-ray drive I have. Is there a utility that can report this information? To be more specific I want to know the drive's writing capabilities, i.e. if it can ...
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Unable to play bluray movies or see bluray discs

I have a Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S ATA Device and when I put bluray discs into the drive the computer doesn't read them. I hear the drive make 3 noises as if it's trying to read them. Nothing shows up ...
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Writing blu-ray disc under linux with UDF only

As I had said in the top, I cannot find it in k3b or other such options it seems to be iso9660 along with UDF instead of pure UDF as is required by the BD spec. So I need to know the best program to ...
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Does converting from DTS-HD MA to AC3 lead to lower quality versus extracting the DTS core?

DTS Core is 1.5 mbps, AC-3 is 640 kbps, but I heard that AC-3 is much more efficient than DTS and that DTS at 1.5 mbps equals AC-3 at 640. However, if the source is DTS-HD MA, extracting the DTS core ...
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Is there a guide to which Blu-ray media can be burned by manufacturers?

Is there a guide to which Blu-ray media can be burned by manufacturers? For example, can you advise me which computer drives (internal and/or external) can record on this media: Japanese import ...
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Pioneer BDR-207D disappeared after Windows 10 upgrade

My blu-ray player has vanished after the upgrade. It doesn't show up at all in the device manager. Tried running the firmware update tool for the blu-ray player, but it says it can't find a device (of ...
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Convert & Burn M2TS files into DVD format WITHOUT LOSS

I have my marriage film (Resolution: 1080p /Format: .m2ts / File size: 7 GB) on a bluray disc which I ripped in my HDD with this software that I found on forums. The thing is that I want to make some ...
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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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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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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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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 can I sync audio from an mp3 audio track and Blu-ray video?

I have a Blu-ray source of a English movie, and I have bought a local language dubbed version of the same movie but it is VCD quality. I want to show the movie in Blu-ray definition to my friends but ...
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Blu-Ray writer cancels writing when buffer is underrun

Recently I've installed ASUS BW-12B1LT BD Writer (SATA). After multiple trials I've still 0% of success in writing BD Data Discs. [I had not such problems with ATA DVD writer connected to this system] ...
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How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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Empty DVD Drive indicates it has music in it (CDFS)

I have a Windows 7, 64 bit computer with a Blu-ray DVD drive. When I first start the computer, the DVD drive indicates it has music in it, but it is empty. If I put a CD in it, it will not ...
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Program for making blu-ray slideshow movies of photos (simple, cheap or free)?

Can you recommend a program for making blu-ray slideshow movies of photos (free or cheap)? for burning photo slideshow movies to blu-ray for watching on any standard settop consumer blu-ray player. ...
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Can I prevent Windows 7 to switch to 16 bit color when I play a Bluray?

I would like to know if there's any way to prevent Windows 7 to switch to 16 bit color mode when I play a bluray .. No matter which player I use, whenever I play a bluray on Windows 7, the color mode ...
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How to tell if a player can read NTFS or Pal

I'm considering picking up a box set DVD t.v. show which uses Region 0 (The IT Crowd, Seasons 1 - 4). I know there are regions for DVD (Region 1 = USA, Region 2 = Europe), but this DVD set is Region ...
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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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How can I archive files to blueray with redundancy?

Reading recently about facebook's usage/desire to use blu-ray disks for long term cold-storage, I wonder if this might be an additional mechanism to backup my photos and videos. The part that worries ...
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Blu-ray drives vs burners

Would there be any inherent benefit of using a burner for reading a Blu-ray disk vs just a regular drive? Like more memory, more power, etc.. It seems logical that a device that also had the ...
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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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Are there any benefits to buying high write speed Blu-ray disks?

There are many different type of blu ray disc out there, the hestitation to buy was started from read/write speed of a blu ray disc. I'm looking for Verbatim/Memorex/Sony disc, the most common read ...
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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 linux,...
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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 through VGA connector problems

I recently purchased a Blu-ray drive to go in my PC. Both hardware and software was installed successfully. I have a dual-monitor setup, one of which is a TV. Currently a DVI connector on my graphics ...
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Problems with Blu Ray HD audio and Acer Clear Fi on the Acer Revo 100

I have an Acer Revo 100 as a home media hub and want to use it to play Blu-Rays. Unfortunately the supplied player software (called Clear.Fi) seems to have a problem. It plays the audio during the ...