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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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Ripping Blu-Ray for Xbox 360 with Minimal Encoding

What's the best way to rip a Blu-ray disc to an Xbox 360 compatible format, while preferably maintaining surround sound and as little video encoding as possible? As far as I can tell, the 360 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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BluRay audio/video stuttering with PowerDVD 11, WinDVD 11 Pro, etc? Xonar/Auzen HD audio option?

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 MediaCenter HTPC due to a motherboard failure (really old motherboard and cpu, it was on its last legs.) I chose to upgrade to an i5 system with everything built into ...
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Burning a 1080p slideshow onto Blu-Ray using Mac OS X

I'm trying to burn a 1080p slideshow onto a Blu-ray disc with my Mac. I've been able to make the slideshow in both iDVD and DVD Studio Pro, but neither support Blu-ray burning. With what combination ...
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How to get Blu-Ray video from Windows 7 computer upstairs to HDTV downstairs

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 desktop computer upstairs, which has a BD drive, and an HDTV downstairs which has no BD player. I also have a spare computer (which is currently running Linux, but I ...
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Combo drive doesn't read discs

I bought a brand new Samsung SH-B083L/BSBP for my new computer. It's detected in the bios but it is unable to boot from any media. After installing windows using another disc drive, windows detects ...
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Blu-ray BD-R: Would you physically store it in a CaseLogic Wallet pocket?

I keep several backup copies of my material and files. For my DVDs, one set of copies is kept in a CaseLogic wallet folder pack, so that I can easily move this around when visiting friends, family or ...
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Connecting External Hard Drive to Bluray Player [closed]

Just a follow up, is there any way that I can connect 1TB external hard drive formatted in ntfs to samsung bluray bdp1600?
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PNY GeForce 6200 256MB PCI DVI for entertainment center

I'm trying my build an entertainment center using an old pc. I'll be watching bluerays using this pc. Trouble is my hd tv doesn't have a VGA port and the composite output sucks. This card has a DVI ...