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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Handbrake Not Recognizing Audio Track

I'm working on re-encoding some MKVs into Ipod format so my brother can watch movies on vacation, and I'm running into a problem with Handbrake I've never seen before. I have a MKV of a Blu-Ray I ...
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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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Blu-Ray multisession overhead?

On so many places I have seen people saying that burning a single-session disc-at-once is more (storage) efficient than burning multiple sessions. Question is: how big this overhead is for blu-ray ...
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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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Finalizing BD Disc with Roxio Creator NXT

Every time I try to finalize a BD-R with Roxio Creator NXT, it will not let me. It tells me that the disc is appendable. Do BD-R's not need to be finalized?
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What application do you use to play Blu-ray movie on your computer? [closed]

I've tried WMP with my Samaung external BD drive and it turns out that doesn't work. I guess it is the problem of WMP. So any other third party software I can use?
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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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Mounted a Bluray drive in VirtualBox. Now linux doesn't see the drive anymore

I mounted my BluRay-drive in VirtualBox under linux to use AnyDVD on a virtual windows machine. To make AnyDVD recognize the drive I set the drive to "Passthrough". Thing went wrong and I had to kill ...
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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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How do I play bluray files using VLC on windows 8 64-bit?

I have just rented a Blu-ray disc and am trying to play it on my laptop. I used to use Power DVD 8 but for some reason this stopped working with the latest updates so I thought I'd try VLC, as it ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Recommend a good DVD or BD replacement drive that can read older CD-R/DVD+R media? [closed]

So I have a bunch of older CD-R (and a few DVD+R) discs that are either suffering from "bit rot", or a case of crappy no-name Chinese DVD drives being unable to read some or all of anymore. I just ...
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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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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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What is the cheapest / most efficient device to *read* a Blu-ray (movie *or* data) disc on a desktop? [closed]

Can I hook say a Samsung BD-P4600 to my computer & read even data discs on the computer? or is a Blu-ray player different from a Blu-ray drive? As guidelines prohibit asking for a shopping ...
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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 ...