PowerDVD and Hitachi-LG to offer first Ultra HD Blu-ray playback on PC

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: PowerDVD and Hitachi-LG to offer first Ultra HD Blu-ray playback on PC[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/12/myce-ultra-hd-blu-ray-logo-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Cyberlink has received the required certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) to allow Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. PowerDVD is the world’s first software player to be certified and Ultra HD Blu-ray playback should become available in 2017.

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wow…so cool now I can watch the pixels even bigger…alot of wow for nothing… :bigsmile:


#3

Wonderful, BUT;
I still can’t find 50 gig Bluray disks to backup my 35 gig Bluray movies to. Where the heck are you going to find blank 100 gig disks?
It took an hour to burn a 25 gig Bluray disk so a 100 gig disk would take 4 hours to burn a movie that can be watched in real time in 3 hours.
Progress???


#4

[QUOTE=olddancer;2785012]Wonderful, BUT;
I still can’t find 50 gig Bluray disks to backup my 35 gig Bluray movies to.[/QUOTE]Depending on your region in the world, they are available online.

Where the heck are you going to find blank 100 gig disks?
Those are also available [but expensive] when shopping online, assuming you’re in a region which sells them.

It took an hour to burn a 25 gig Bluray disk
Unless you’re using 2x media (rewritable?), it no longer takes that long.

so a 100 gig disk would take 4 hours to burn a movie that can be watched in real time in 3 hours.
Progress???

At 4x, a 100 GB disc takes 1.5 hours or so to burn. 2x would be 3 hours, or roughly realtime.

Now, with verification enabled (where the drive actively checks the written data throughout the burn, not the post-burn verification), the time is significantly extended. But such in-burn verification is an option.

EDIT: But I get the point being made. This stuff really is inconvenient, and in order to have something of quality, it’s very expensive and time consuming.


#5

Even if they ever break the encryption, I doubt many will be burning copies to optical discs. Hard drive storage is just a lot easier and faster.

What’s interesting to me is how little fanfare this announcement has stirred up. Virtually no one on the net seems to be talking about it, or the UHD Blu-ray format in general for that matter.


#6

I havent burned a disc in 3 years, I used H264 and now H265 to file and use those from my Chromecast. I can compress a bluray to H265 40gb to less than 1 gb , so I can put a lot of movies on a 1 TB hard drive.