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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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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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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BD-ROM Drive suddenly appeared in My Computer

Today I noticed that a "BD-ROM Drive" appears in My Computer. I do not remember installing anything that would've done that. What could've caused this?
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MKV video suddenly stops playing after random time - what could this be?

I have this HP USB drive (16GB, NTFS formatted) that has, a MKV video. The USB is always detectable, so is the MKV, but when I connect that USB drive with that MKV video on my HT-C5530 home cinema ...
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Can Linux play HDMI 1.4a 3D stereoscopic content?

I'm aware that there are no Bluray players for Linux but I'm wondering if it's possible to play Full 3D HD (1080p, Side-By-Side) MKV files (or Bluray BDMV folders, etc). Full 3D HD files are actually ...
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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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is there a simple tool to determine if my combo of video card and TV is HDCP compatible?

I'm using Arcsoft TMT3 to play Blurays. It's been playing fine for a few years but all of a sudden TMT3 says that my system isn't HDCP compatible. No changes to anything in the system -- possibly a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Converting internal blu ray drive to external drive

So I have a LG Slim Blu-Ray Combo Drive - SATA CT40N that I'm trying to make work with usb. I have a SATA to usb 3 converter that I plugged into my surface pro 3. Drive seems to get sufficient power ...
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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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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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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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Replacing laptop optical drive (DVD, blu-ray) - what do I need to know?

Are laptop optical drives always compatible? Do they come in different physical sizes? Are there any specs I need to match on the new drive, such as whether it has SATA? If so, how would I find ...
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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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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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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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Is it safe to use a SATA to USB enclosure with a Blu-ray drive?

I have an ASUS N56JR laptop, and I’ve just replaced the optical drive (Blu-ray reader/DVD writer combo) with an HDD caddy. This allowed me to install an SSD into the primary hard disk drive slot, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Backup laptop with Clonezilla to an external Blu-ray

I want to back up my Windows laptop to an external blu ray (LG BE14NU40); however, I can't get Clonezilla to recognize the blu-ray as a target. I can see the drive show up in dmesg when I toggle the ...
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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 do I make my Blu-ray / DVD / HD-DVD drive multi-region?

I have a combined DVD / HD-DVD / Blu-ray drive on my machine (yeah, I'm very much the big man) which is all great and everything. However, I've got quite a few region 1 DVDs that it won't play. I ...
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HD movies stutter

I just put together a new system build in the hopes that all of my daily tasks would run smoothly and without any hiccups. Unfortunately I am still seeing some sound and sometimes video stuttering ...
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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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Windows 7 Media Center alternatives with Blu Ray Support

I can't believe Win7 doesn't have Blu-Ray support yet. Having plugins open in the background breaks the 10Ft experience. PowerDVD (came with blu-ray player) is unusable from the couch. Are there any ...
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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 ...
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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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Can VLC play Blu-ray films?

I just tried to play a Blu-ray disc and VLC says Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://E:\'. Check the log for details. I have a disc in the drive! Will it not play ...
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PC BluRay - Multichannel HD Audio output

When playing a BluRay movie on a PC (any OS, Mac/Win/Linux), I have some questions about audio output: When playing a BluRay disc on the PC using a BluRay player program, can it decode 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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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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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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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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Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?

I'm considering moving from DVD-Rs to Blu-Ray Recordable disks to backup my data. I don't have any experience with BD-Rs as of yet, though, and I wonder if it's worth it or I should wait another year ...
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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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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 ...