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Handbrake 0.9.5 Now Supports Blu-ray Folder Structure

11. January 2011

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A new version of the popular video conversion tool, Handbrake, was released recently.  While there was a slew of additions and fixes, the most notable new feature is the support for Blu-ray folder structure. No decryption support is provided so you still need AnyDVD HD.  This new feature basically can streamline your Blu-ray ripping process, […]

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MediaBrowser, MKVs, and Blu-ray Nirvana

3. September 2009

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I finally made the plunge and bought an Epson projector for my basement and built a Windows 7 machine for use as a dedicated media center. First off, the projector looks fantastic. Very happy. Second, I have entered the world of converting blu-rays to MKVs. My initial impression: awesome. Using a guide from Avsforum.com, I […]

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Cheap Blu-ray Movies | Buyer’s Guide

27. May 2009

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Blu-ray movies are expensive, especially when you buy them from the big retail chains like Walmart, Target, or Best Buy. Personally, I think Amazon has the best prices on Blu-ray movies. You can find most new movies for $19.99, and sometimes cheaper. Just be aware that most of Amazon’s “sales” are not really any different […]

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Playstation 3 and Blu-ray | Initial Thoughts

20. October 2008

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I finally made the leap into the world of Blu-ray last week with an impulse purchase of a Playstation 3. I found a great deal for one using Microsoft’s Live.com cashback on Ebay, netting a PS3 for about $250. I primarily bought it to use as a Blu-ray player. Overall, I am impressed with the […]

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Corel Updates WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray

23. August 2008

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Corel is finally catching up to PowerDVD Ultra and Total Media Theater with the release of their “Update” pack for WinDVD 9. The following features are added as a reult of this update: * Resolve “Enable S/PDIF Out” issue * Resolve “HDMI output to speaker” issue * Modify All2HD setting selection to enhance stability * […]

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Rip Blu-ray Movies 3 Ways

13. April 2008

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So you want to rip Blu-ray movies to a hard drive? Good news! You can rip Blu-ray movies even though they have a ton of content protection that make watching them on a computer difficult, which is especially frustrating for people who simply want to watch their own movies.

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Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre: New Blu-ray/HD-DVD software for media centers

31. January 2008

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Over the last year, the clear leader in Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback on a computer has been Cyberlink’s PowerDVD Ultra. Finally, this month someone else has thrown their hat into the HD realm: Arcsoft with their release of TotalMedia Theatre. According to Arcsoft, TotalMedia Theatre supports Blu-ray discs, AVCHDs, CDs, VCDs, and a variety of […]

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Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra | Watch HD-DVD or Blu-ray Movies on a Media Center

9. November 2007

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Using Cyberlink’s PowerDVD Ultra, media center PCs are a perfect way to hedge your bet on the HD-DVD/ Blu-ray (high definition DVDs) format wars, especially if you have a projector or large screen HDTV. Although Microsoft is a big supporter of the HD-DVD standard, they left out native support in Vista for high definition DVDs. […]

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4th Generation AACS and BD+ Cracked

29. October 2007

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SlySoft has just released the latest AnyDVD version which beats the latest 4th generation HD-DVD and Blu-ray copy protection MKBv4, which was lauded as being unbreakable. From Slysoft’s press release: All that AACS-LA has to offer now is BD+, but even that is on the verge of being circumvented and a release is expected by […]

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How to Legally Buy Blu-ray Movies as HD-DVDs

22. October 2007

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The format war for next generation DVDs has been going on for some time. Each major studio has picked a side, with many only releasing movies on one format. Take for instant Fox’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” This top selling movie is only available on Blu-ray causing HD-DVD owners to be left […]

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