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  • Freeper Advice Requested

    04/11/2017 12:03:49 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 32 replies
    That...would be me.
    I would like to make fair use copies of DVDs in a compressed format for viewing on my laptop or android phone. I have a DVD burner on a Win10 laptop. Any recommendations (other than "throw away that stoopud WinBox and get a Mac or the latest Linux distro")?
  • DVD DRM Circumvention Firm Shuts Down Surrounded by Mystery

    02/25/2016 10:21:16 PM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 25, 2016 18:37 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    SlySoft Inc. is a software company registered in the Carribean country of Antigua and Barbuda. For the past few years, the firm has been a thorn in the side of Hollywood studios and game makers by creating and releasing software that would circumvent DRM and copyright protections on CDs and DVDs. Its product line includes tools like AnyDVD, AnyDVD HD, Clone CD, CloneDVD mobile, Virtual Clone Drive, Game Jackal, and Game Jackal Enterprise. With no doubt, the company's most known product is AnyDVD, a device driver used by many movie, game, and software piracy groups (and even home users) to...
  • Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc

    Once upon a time, the best way for you to back up the entirety of your computer’s data was to use the medium that was once the best way to listen to music: magnetic tape. Writable optical media, cheap hard drives, and cloud storage eventually became the consumer norm, but tape drives still hung around as one of the best options for mass data backup. Sony has developed a new technology that pushes tape drives far beyond where they once were, leading to individual tapes with 185 terabytes of storage capacity. Back in 2010, the standing record for how much...
  • The Blu-Ray movie format makes me want to puke.

    03/29/2013 4:57:22 AM PDT · by Scooter100 · 48 replies
    29 March 13 | Scooter100
    I've had it with the Blu Ray format; how about you? It's left a mouth-puckering, sour, stinking taste in my mouth. When the new (complete!) Star Wars (Blu Ray) came out, I waited patiently for two months for my PowerDVD software to be "updated", or "fixed", or "patched", or whatever code word they use now for "we messed up". I similarly waited weeks for Disney's "John Carter" updaters in order to watch that one. Buy a Blu Ray and you never know what's going to happen when you get it home. Great, huh? What a product. Heaven knows how many...
  • Ultra Long-Lasting Blu-Ray Optical Discs to Become Available This Spring. (M-Disc)

    01/14/2013 9:21:38 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/09/2013 12:15 AM | bAnton Shilov
    Millenniata Announces Blu-Ray Optical Disc Available in Spring 2013[01/09/2013 12:15 AM]by Anton Shilov Millenniata, a company known for ultra long-lasting DVDs with special coating, said this week that it will offer ulltra-durable Blu-ray M-Discs in the second quarter of 2013, increasing both the storage capacity and the accessibility of the M-Disc.The announcement marks a major step forward in permanent data storage solutions for businesses and consumers by making the M-Disc available in all the standard optical disc formats. The new Blu-ray M-Discs will be writable and readable on any Blu-ray combo drive – an enormous step for Millenniata, as the...
  • Is it possible to share Blu-ray movies between two PS3 systems? (Help needed.)

    07/15/2011 4:26:51 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 10 replies
    07/15/2011 | BuckeyeTexan
    Objective: For two people in separate houses, each with a PS3, to watch a Blu-ray movie played on one of the PS3 systems. Is it possible to do this? If so, can it be done through the PS Network? Is there another or better way?
  • I need Blu-Ray Player w/ Wi-Fi(for NetFlix) advice...

    05/21/2011 7:21:42 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies · 1+ views
    21 May 2011 | US Navy Vet
    What is a good one to buy and what are stinkers?
  • Panasonic to Release 100GB Rewritable Blu-ray Disc

    04/06/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Tech-On! ^ | Apr 5, 2011 15:24 | Ikutaro Kojima,
    Panasonic Corp's Digital AVC Marketing Division will release a rewritable single-sided three-layer Blu-ray disc that is compatible with the Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format and has a capacity of 100 Gbytes April 15, 2011. The company claims that it is the world's first rewritable Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 Gbytes. The new product is a 2x-speed recordable Blu-ray disc compatible with the BDXL Part1 Version3, and its capacity is twice as large as that of an existing single-sided two-layer Blu-ray disc (50 Gbytes). Specifically, it is possible to record about 12 hours of a terrestrial digital TV program in...
  • Blu-ray barely better than DVD

    11/27/2010 2:52:35 PM PST · by snarkpup · 88 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 25th November 2010 17:51 GMT | Caleb Cox
    Blu-ray discs are supposed to represent "the maximum high-definition experience" yet there is little difference in quality to that of a DVD, apparently. A study by consumer advocate Which? found less than a third of Blu-ray films demonstrate an exceptional difference compared to the equivalent DVD, and with a large gulf between the best and worst, HD quality is inconsistent.
  • Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today

    10/21/2010 12:38:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | MG Siegler
    Stop. Take a deep breath. Before my headline gets you all worked up, consider what I'm saying here. The CD and other optical discs, like DVDs and Blu-rays, are obviously going to live on for a while as a way to transport media. But make no mistake that today, with two unveilings, Apple has effectively sealed the fate of the optical disc in the computer industry. Soon, it will go the way of the floppy disk... First of all, the first-generation Airs were a bad combination of underpowered and overpriced. That is no longer the case. Second, they required some...
  • Doctor Who Series 5 Announced on Blu-ray

    07/23/2010 1:45:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Blu-ray.com ^ | Posted July 21, 2010 08:14 PM | by Juan Calonge
    Warner Home Video has set a November 9 street date for the Blu-ray release of the BBC series Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith as the Next Doctor - after the departure of David Tennant. This series will be presented in six Blu-ray Discs. Special features include: Commentaries Two newly-filmed sequences, titled "Meanwhile, in the TARDIS...", available only in this collection Doctor Who: Confidentials Monster Diaries Outtakes Video Diaries Deleted and extended scenes Source: TV Shows on DVD | Permalink Relevant for:
  • Sharp to Introduce 100GB Triple-Layer Blu-ray Disc Media

    07/17/2010 12:37:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 5+ views
    HardOCP ^ | Friday July 16, 2010 2:12 PM (CST) | Steve
    Sharp Corporation will introduce the VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media (write-once) that conforms to the BDXL™ format specification, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc format, a world first. These new Blu-ray Discs will be available in Japan beginning July 30, 2010. This disc media product conforms to the new BDXL™ format specification that extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray Discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs. This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital
  • Netflix, Blu-Ray vs. Roku (obvious vanity)

    03/14/2010 9:12:46 PM PDT · by Cedar · 42 replies · 1,140+ views
    I plan to start a Netflix sub, mainly for unlimited download on tv, not computer. The Roku HD seemed the best choice until I read it limits the resolution, so you don't get 1080i (is that right?). Also, I really wanted to get Youtube content also. Now looking at Blu-Ray players, especially the Panasonic DMP-BD65 for price, value, and of course Netflix content. But I really don't have or intend to get blu-ray movies. So, still considering maybe the Roku HD...just to save a little on cost. I'm really not too much on technical stuff, but here goes: I plan...
  • Going Blu-Ray - Any suggestions on players?

    11/13/2009 9:05:34 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 63 replies · 2,039+ views
    Me | 11/13/09 | Me
    My wife and I are going to get a Blu-Ray player and I was looking for suggestions on a good (medium priced) player with Netflix streaming capability. Thanks!
  • Panasonic, Philips and Sony to Establish One Stop Shop Product License for Blu-ray Disc

    02/25/2009 8:15:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 873+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 6:47 a.m. EST | Sony Corporation
    Tokyo, Feb 25, 2009 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) -- Panasonic, Philips and Sony are currently working with other Blu-ray Disc(TM) patent holders to establish a one-stop-shop license for Blu-ray Disc(TM) products. This license, which covers essential patents for Blu-ray Disc(TM), DVD and CD, will be introduced in the middle of this year. The license program will be offered by a new independent licensing company that will be based in the United States with branch offices in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The CEO of the new license company will be Mr. Gerald Rosenthal, former head of IP at IBM and...
  • Movie Studios Offer Consumers Win-Win Way to go Blu-ray

    02/17/2009 6:25:38 AM PST · by gymbeau · 22 replies · 600+ views
    TechnoFile.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Jim Bray
    Movie Studios Offer Consumers Win-Win Way to go Blu-ray By Jim Bray February 14, 2009 It looks as if there may be an outbreak of consumer-friendly common sense coming from a couple of the big Hollywood studios. This particular anomaly is a way to help people transition to the Blu-ray format by marketing "combination" disc packages that include both DVD and BD versions, so those who don't yet have a Blu-ray player (which is most people) can watch their favorite titles on DVD now, with the BD version waiting patiently in the package for the day when they do eventually...
  • VHS era is winding down

    12/23/2008 7:49:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies · 2,292+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2008 | Geoff Boucher
    Pop culture is finally hitting the eject button on the VHS tape, the once-ubiquitous home-video format that will finish this month as a creaky ghost of Christmas past. After three decades of steady if unspectacular service, the spinning wheels of the home-entertainment stalwart are slowing to a halt at retail outlets. On a crisp Friday morning in October, the final truckload of VHS tapes rolled out of a Palm Harbor, Fla., warehouse run by Ryan J. Kugler, the last major supplier of the tapes. "It's dead, this is it, this is the last Christmas, without a doubt," said Kugler, 34,...
  • Netflix to Blu-ray Subs: Screw You! (confesses spendthrift policies are leading to Bluray delays)

    12/20/2008 1:32:47 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies · 1,440+ views
    tvpredictions.com ^ | December 17, 2008 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2008) -- On October 30, I reported here that Netflix was painfully slow in sending new Blu-ray releases to its customers. Time and time again, Netflix tagged new Blu-ray titles with the dreaded "Long Wait" or "Very Long Wait" label, meaning it could take weeks before the title is mailed to you. On November 20, I wrote an update saying that I had had enough. I was dropping Netflix and signing up with Blockbuster's online rental service. Considering that I paid $18 a month for my Netflix subscription, which allowed me to have three different discs...
  • Sony: Blu-Ray format can't be improved

    09/16/2008 3:09:27 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 75 replies · 354+ views
    electricpig.co.uk ^ | September 1, 2008 | James Holland
    Blu-Ray’s conquered the HD format war, but its design and technical limitations mean the current format is as good as it’ll get. Sony says it’ll be the last optical format, after which, we’ll move way from shiny discs altogether. See, it’s all down to the limitations of lasers and the discs themselves. Speaking at IFA, Taka Miyama, Sony’s product strategy manager for home video marketing in Europe told us: “Blu-Ray is the final format for the optical disc. We don’t have a shorter laser. In the future, if we have a physical media format, it will change physically. It won’t...
  • Toshiba's XDE Promises Near HD Quality Without Blu-ray Purchase

    08/18/2008 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 203+ views
    ChannelWeb ^ | Mon. Aug. 18, 2008 10:56 AM EDT | Scott Campbell,
    Toshiba America Consumer Products has announced a new technology to upconvert standard DVDs to high-definition quality, according to the company. The XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement) upconfirts from 480i/p to 1080p and also offers several picture enhancement modes that allow for greater detail, more vivid colors and stronger contrast, according to the Fort Wayne, N.J.-based subsidiary of Toshiba. "Consumers have embraced the DVD format like no other technology and invested in large libraries of their favorite movies. As the market moves towards high definition, XDE lets them experience their existing DVD library and the tens of thousands of DVD titles in...