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 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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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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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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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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Covenience/Cost/Life expectancy of storage media [closed]

I may decide to pick up the battle of advocating for the use of external hard drives instead of Blu-ray discs for data backup. External hard drive: I can get a commercial (consumer) 1TB hard drive ...
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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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Watch movies off external USB blu-ray drive

If I buy an external Blu-Ray drive, is it possible to watch blu ray movies via the drive? How much bandwidth does a connection need to stream a high-definition movie (like a blu ray movie)?
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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 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 ...