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Microsoft claims first with native Blu-ray support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Aug 2008 17:44 User comments (10)

Microsoft claims first with native Blu-ray support Microsoft has announced that it is the first operating system developer to more completely incorporate Blu-ray support into its platform, with the addition of the Microsoft Feature Pack for Storage which will allow Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 users to burn Blu-ray discs directly from the OS without the need for usually expensive third party applications.
The software giant says the upgraded storage patch will add the ability to "lock down removable storage with a certificate or password to prevent the theft of secure material and will also add new forms of Smart Card support for government workers and others that depend on the standard to access networks and data."

Although the update is still a test beta, it is expected the full release will be within 3 months.

This new approach from Microsoft should help to speed up the rate of adoption for Blu-ray hardware, especially as prices continue to lower for drives.

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10 user comments

116.8.2008 18:21

Looks like they are ready to embrace the Blu-ray technology and it didn't take them long to do it after the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray fiasco but it's all about the money.I guess this will somehow tie into Blu-ray support for xbox 360 somewhere down the road.

216.8.2008 19:21

Who wants to guess that this will be heavily bugged with DRM? I have little faith in Microturd as I had Vista on a new computer and switched to XP.

316.8.2008 20:57

and let us pray the crazy coders of the net make us some worthwhile apps and tools from the primordial goo MS lays before us...

416.8.2008 21:40
varnull
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they say native... but what they really mean is they have buried yet another application in their bloatware to make it seem like it is native...

They are behind and they know it.. http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/Blu-ray/

Honestly **sigh** they will spout any old crap to sell their drm-ware.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Aug 2008 @ 21:42

516.8.2008 23:30

You know that ignorant idea of the broadcast flag that shuts off your DVD recorder?

Well, you're not allowed to have VOB and MPEG-2 files unless they originated on your "trusted client" computer or registered camcorder.

Sorry, sucker!

Smell the Blu Ray!

617.8.2008 3:00
fgamer
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Interesting how these companies say they go by a model of "customers interest and needs," but still yet they use anti-consumer tactics. These companies need to revaluate their business model and business statements, and realize that they need to mean what they say.

717.8.2008 9:21

the x box would be so much better with blue ray and free online gaming

817.8.2008 11:19
atomicxl
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Originally posted by Run4two:
Who wants to guess that this will be heavily bugged with DRM? I have little faith in Microturd as I had Vista on a new computer and switched to XP.

LOL, you say that like XP isn't a Microsoft OS.

918.8.2008 10:37

"This new approach from Microsoft should help to speed up the rate of adoption for Blu-ray hardware, especially as prices continue to lower for drives."

Huh? Where are prices lowering for Blu Ray drives?
Where, tell me, where?

1023.8.2008 10:04

They making it easy for PS3 users to backup there games!!!
ofcourse not much of use though.

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