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Does new Microsoft countdown imply Xbox 8 coming at E3? (04 Jan 2013)

Apple customers have finally stopped asking for Blu-ray (27 Oct 2012)

New guide: EasyBD Blu-ray authoring tutorial lesson 1 - A basic disc (15 Oct 2012)

New guide: Preparing Assets For AfterDawn Blu-ray Authoring (10 Oct 2012)

Sony to no longer produce optical disc drives (27 Aug 2012)

Digg gets sold for just $500,000 (13 Jul 2012)

Larry Page: "Nothing seriously wrong" with health (23 Jun 2012)

Redbox CEO drops hints about Verizon streaming partnership (07 Feb 2012)

New guide for using MultiAVCHD for Blu-ray authoring and backup (02 Feb 2012)

Xbox Next will use Blu-ray, not play used games (27 Jan 2012)

Warner pushes Netflix into a 56 day delay for new releases (11 Jan 2012)

DVD-Logic expands their line of free Blu-ray and DVD tools (30 Dec 2011)

Redbox may be ditching 28 day new release delay for Warner titles (21 Dec 2011)

2011 Blu-ray sales to dwarf 2010 says analyst (07 Dec 2011)

Review - Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 - Is simple better? (30 Nov 2011)

HDCP protection cracked by Germans and $250 worth of gear (26 Nov 2011)

Walmart to start Christmas sales early with a $200 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving (11 Nov 2011)

Google TV 2.0 unveiled with Android app support (28 Oct 2011)

Warner looks to expand 28 day release window beyond kiosks and online rental (26 Sep 2011)

Blockbuster Movie Pass announced (23 Sep 2011)

'Star Wars' Blu-rays set record (23 Sep 2011)

Redbox may be big winner following Netflix price hike (21 Sep 2011)

The rumors are back, is a Blu-ray add-on headed to the Xbox 360? (09 Sep 2011)

MPAA piracy claims amount to $2,000 per pirate (07 Sep 2011)

Guide spotlight: Converting DVD subtitles for Blu-ray authoring (02 Sep 2011)

New report highlights holes in studios' home video strategy (01 Sep 2011)

Guide spotlight: Extracting content from a Blu-ray disc (26 Aug 2011)

Will Uncharted 3 not fit on a single Blu-ray? (20 Aug 2011)

New AfterDawn guides and videos (19 Aug 2011)

Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 Blu-ray burning bug (28 Jul 2011)

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List of related glossary items. Click the item to read an explanation for the term.

  • BD-J
    BD-J (or BD Java) is the name given to the Java-based software that will be included on BD-ROM discs and all Blu-Ray Disc players. This will help provide the Blu-ray menus and many other features. ...
  • BD-R
    BD-R stands for Blu-ray Disc Recordable. It is a write-once form of blank media offered by the Blu-ray Disc Association. As of February, 2007, BD-R discs can be found with a capacity of 25GB ...
  • BD-RE
    BD-RE is a re-writable form of Blu-ray Recordable Media offered by the Blu-ray Disc Association . As of February, 2007, BD-RE offers capacities up to 25GB (single layer) and commercially available ...
  • BD-ROM
    BD-ROM discs are the physical Blu-Ray Discs. In 2006, many movies and game content (for the PlayStation 3) will be released on BD-ROM discs. A blue-violet laser that will operate at a wavelength ...
  • BDMV
    Blu-ray allows two basic formats for titles. BD titles authored with menu support are in the BD-MV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) format. BD-MV discs contain audio, video, and other streams in Blu-ray's ...
  • Blu-ray
    Blu-ray is a name for a optical disc standard which uses blue-violet laser instead of red laser used in CDs and in DVDs. This allows manufacturers to store more data using the same amount of disc surface. ...
  • Blu-ray Disc Association
    The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is an organization founded in 2003 to promote the Blu-ray Disc format as a successor to the current DVD technology. While DVD has been a huge success on the ...

Blu-ray players

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List of related software items. Each software item listed here can be downloaded directly from our site using the links below.

  • easySUP v0.5
    easySUP is a tool for converting subtitles from SSA, ASS, SRT, or microDVD SUB format to SUP or BDN XML format for Blu-ray authoring
  • h264info alpha 0026
    h264info allows editing of H.264 files' encoding and playback parameters without re-encoding the video file itself again. Things that can be edited include framerate, aspect ratio, pulldown info, used encoding profile/level and more.
  • RawSource 2006-07-28
    RawSource is an AviSynth 2.5 plugin for opening YUV4MPEG
  • RipBot264 v1.21.0
    RipBot264 is a simple and easy to use GUI for encoding video to iPod, PSP, Consoles and Blu-Ray.
  • SmartLabs tsMuxeR v1.10.1 Beta
    SmartLabs tsMuxeR the software utility to create TS and M2TS files for IP broadcasting as well as for viewing at hardware video players (i.e., Dune HD Ultra, Sony Playstation3 and others).
  • SmartLabs tsMuxeR for Linux v1.9.1 Beta
    SmartLabs tsMuxeR the software utility to create TS and M2TS files for IP broadcasting as well as for viewing at hardware video players (i.e., Dune HD Ultra, Sony Playstation3 and others).
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus
    Ulead DVD MovieFactory is a disc authoring tool that allows users to create their own standard and high-definition discs.