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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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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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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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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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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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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video - BluRay movies and HEVC (H.265)

Having recently read about HEVC made me raise a few questions about video codecs and BluRay movies. I'm aware BDs support a few video codecs (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1, according to bluray.com ...
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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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Internal Blu-Ray drive not recognized

This only just started happening yesterday, but when I put a BD disk into the drive and tried to do anything with it (just right clicking on the BD drive in Windows explorer), Windows explorer would ...
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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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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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Can Blu Ray Videos be Played on a Computer that Has no Blu Ray Player?

Can a blu ray disk image be virtually mounted to play a blue ray movie (like ISO images can)? If so then using what software? I just want to know for sure before I delicate my slow connection to ...
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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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Is there an easy way to read Blu-ray discs on Windows?

Some time ago, I bought my parents a computer dedicated to media (mostly photographs and movies through DLNA). My father asked me if he could read Blu-ray discs on it, so I bought a Blu-ray reader, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the lifespan of DVD and Blu-ray discs?

Given that they are protected from light, humidity and excessive heat & cold, what is the lifespan range of DVD and Blu-ray discs?
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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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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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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 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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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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Why dose my Blu-Ray drive work, but I am unable to play movies, after upgrading my OS?

I have a laptop computer, with a built in Blu-Ray drive. The system came with Windows 7, but I have updated it to Windows 8. I am now unable to play Blu-Ray movies. I know that Win 8 has no native BD ...
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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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Blu Ray Stutter on Windows 8

When watching Blu-Ray films, every few minutes there will be a short stutter lasting about a second wherein the picture freezes before resynchronising with the audio. Sometimes this will happen every ...
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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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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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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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Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?

Just put together a Windows Media Center PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I want to add an optical drive, so I wonder if WMC supports BluRay disc playback?
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Using Knoppix/Hiren's Boot CD to access files stored in a Blue Ray disk (read more)

I have a blue ray disk with a lot of files stored in it. My problem is that I cannot read the disk with a blue ray disk drive; I'm not sure if it is formatted differently since windows cannot load any ...
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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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How do I burn FullHD movie in linux so it can be played in blueray player?

I have prepared a wedding slideshow movie with Imagination. I have successfully created a PAL 720x578 DVD with menus and so on with DVDauthor (with help of Bombono DVD) and I have nice disk playable ...
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Play Blu-rays using Media Player Classic, I have PowerDVD10

So my laptop came with a copy of PowerDVD10 but I would prefer to use Media Player Classic (v1.5.3.3819). I had read somewhere you can make it use PowerDVDs codecs but I have no idea how to set this ...
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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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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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Are there any free Windows based BluRay players out there?

I have a BluRay drive in my PC, and I'm wondering what the cheapest way to actually get it to play a movie is (I didn't expect this to be trouble). I'm using Windows 7. I installed CyberLink PowerDVD ...
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Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?

I have a media center behind my TV and a DVD drive in an external enclosure (connected via USB) where I can reach it. I'd like to put a Blu-ray drive in there instead, but I'm concerned that it won't ...
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How to play MKV with Bluray Subtitles (PGS) on a PC?

How to play MKV with Bluray Subtitles (PGS) on a PC?
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How to rip Blu-Ray discs using open source software

How can one rip Blu-Rays that he or she owns via AnyDVD as the decoder? Open source would be prefer but not require. H.264 video codec is preferred. Current Software: AnyDVD HD & Handbrake ...
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Blu-Ray on Windows 7 HTPC

I have configured an HTPC with the following components: Motherboard: Intel DG45ID CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (using HDMI) RAM: 8 GB ...
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Free Blu-ray player software? [closed]

Does VLC or some other free media player have the ability to play Blu-Ray discs? I want to buy a Blu-Ray drive, but it may not come with software, or it may come with a player I don't like.
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Does the drive Windows 7 calls “BD-ROM” really support Blu-Ray?

I have a drive in my machine that Windows 7 lists as a BD-ROM drive. In fact, it lists it twice, along with another DVD-RW drive, when in fact I only have one physical optical drive on my machine. ...
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Minimum hardware spec for playing Blu-ray disks

What is the minimum hardware spec for running Blu-ray disks, and uncompressed 1080p video?
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How can I create a standard Blu-Ray video (not data) disc from multiple MKVs?

I have multiple video files in the MKV format. I want to turn these into a Blu-Ray disc that would play on a PS3 or PC with PowerDVD. The easier the better; I don't want to mess with bitrate and ...
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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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What's the ffmpeg command to extract WAV from mpegts pcm-bluray audio?

So I've tried but I can't seem to find the right ffmpeg options to extract the pcm_bluray audio from a mpegts and output a WAV. Here's ffmpeg's info on the source file: Input #0, mpegts, from ...
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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 ...