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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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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Is special hardware needed to install a Blu-ray player on a PC?

I heard on the TechSupportGuy forums that you need a special hardware or chipset to watch Blu-ray videos or something like that, one user noted. I see Blu-rays on eBay that connect simply through the ...
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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 ...
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Can't read Blu Ray with VLC

I recently bought a Blu Ray drive to be able to watch I movie I ordered. I got the movie and the drive seems to work but I cannot read the Blu Ray. I get this error instead: Your input can't be ...
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Internal desktop ODD as external to laptop

I have been looking for a decent blu-ray burner mainly for backup purposes. It seems as though desktop BD burners have much higher write speed compared to the slim-line ones. I was wondering if I can ...
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DVD+R with H.264 Blu-ray video

I did a video in Adobe Premiere of 16 minutes. I want to put the video in a DVD+R disc so when a person inserts it in the DVD player connected to the TV, it will begin automatically. Therefore I chose ...
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5.25" internal blu-ray drive manafactures

I'm looking for a list of 5.25" internal blu-ray drive manufactures. I'm specifically talking about manufactures that sell what they manufacture. Not re-branded stuff. For example seasonic ...
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Stream blu-ray player to PC

I'm looking into buying a Blu-ray player and I want to stream it over my home network so I can be able to watch Blu-Rays anywhere in the house with any laptop or desktop. (Running windows 10) I've ...
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View all data on blu-ray disc after second round of burning data using Tiny Burner

How do I view all the data on the blu-ray disc after a second burn? I have a blu-ray disc I use for occasional optical backup purposes. I had about 12GB of data previously burned on the disc with ...
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How do I change the output dimensions in Handbrake?

I am using Handbrake (V9 on an XP) to re-encode my 25GB videos from a ripped BluRay to play on my Plex Media Server using my new Roku. When I scan the source, it correctly shows as 1920x1080 for the ...
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Should I backup to optical disc and why? [duplicate]

I am considering including duplicating to bluray once or twice a year into my backup strategy and would appreciate input on pros and cons. Advantages I assume: immune to EMP/electric surge ...
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Do I need to burn or copy&paste the content to a blu-ray disc

I downloaded the content of a blu-ray, it's something like: File size: 38.54GB Do I still need to burn this into blu-ray disc? Or copy and paste it? One more thing, how can I find the subtitle of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Wifi at home(no modem) but my bluray player and PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect?

i have Wifi at home(using HTC hotspot) no other modem but my phillips bluray player and sony PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect? Please advice
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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 connect a blu-ray player to a VGA screen?

Basically, I have a blu-ray player that I wanted to be connected to a projector and a monitor screen at the same time, so I got a component splitter and a component to VGA cable. The splitter works ...
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DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also successful(...
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CD Drives have disappeared in Vista

One day, out of the blue, my wife's CD Drives disappeared from Windows Explorer without warning and little trace. Device Manager shows them both with Code 39 warnings. One is an LG GGW-H20L BD Burner ...
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Easiest way to burn a blu-ray data disks in Linux

Does anyone know whats the easiest way to burn tar files onto a blu-ray disk? Also will it be possible to burn more than 25 GB of disk space, which would spanned to more than one blu-ray disk? For ...
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BluRay notebook drive spins up then down, doesn't mount

My blu-ray optical drive for my notebooks is acting funny. When I insert a blu-ray disc, it spins up some, then slows down and repeats. The disc never mounts. Any suggestions?
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SH-B123 won't play BlurRay discs. Why?

I have a Samsung BD-ROM/DVD writer model SH-B123, but I am unable to play bluray movies that player shows the disc name and reads the disk but does not play the movie. How can I fix this?
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Blu-ray playback in Power DVD is in black and white and with lines

Relevant system specs: Intel i3-530 Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Samsung SH-B083A Blu-ray/DVD Combo Drive Windows 7 Power DVD 8 (OEM) and Power DVD 10 Ultra (Trial version) Samsung Plasma (via HDMI) When I ...
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Blu-Ray to NAS via USB

I have a Samsung Blu-Ray player. I like using a USB thumb drive to play slide shows, music, and videos on the home entertainment system. However, regularly copying files to the thumb drive is ...
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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 ...