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Neil Young promotes Blu-ray at Sun developers conference

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 May 2008 1:15 User comments (1)

Neil Young promotes Blu-ray at Sun developers conference At Sun Microsystem's 2008 JavaONE conference, being held this week in San Francisco, one of the topics being discussed is the use of Java in Blu-ray movie (BD-MV) authoring. The keynote speaker on Tuesday was legendary recording artist Neil Young who talked about plans to release his long awaited "Archives" project on Blu-ray.
The project, which will be released as a series of multi-disc box sets, will eventually include Young's entire catalog. The first installment is slated for release in the fall will include 10 discs spanning the years from 1963 to 1972, including a number of previously unreleased songs and rarities.

In addition to the ability to encode the audio in losslessly compressed 24/192 (24 bit / 192kHz) audio, he cited Blu-ray's BD-Live feature, which he plans to take advantage of by offering additional material, including any additional songs that might be turn up in the future.

"Previous technology required unacceptable quality compromises," he said in a statement. "I am glad we waited and got it right."

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17.5.2008 8:59

I will more than likely buy this, but I'm sure it will be really expensive considering 3 disk box sets are now around $80 to $100. I really don't know how this would work though, I wonder if it would be similar to a CD that would play in a Blu-Ray player with now menus, or if it would actually have things to look at while the music was playing. Also, with dual layer 50 GB disk, that would be 500 GB of nothing but music from one artist, I thought it might take 1 Blu-Ray but 10 would be a lot. The only other issue I would have with this is, if I am getting all of his music, I would want it to be on my pc and ipod, and on CD so I could listen to it anywhere, not just in my house in one room, especially with that much content. But I thought maybe they would release a free digital download for the people that purchase the set, although that would still be a large amount of data. I have the discography that isn't encoded at a very high bit rate right now, and it is around 3 GB with 445 songs. Now that I think about that, if there wasn't much else on the disk besides music, would that not be around a little less that a gig per song?

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