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What is Blu-ray

What is Blu-ray

Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (officially abbreviated as BD) is an optical disc storage medium which uses 405nm blue laser to read and write data. As we know, the shorter the laser wavelength is, the more information can be read or recorded in each unit of the disc. Therefore, Blu-ray disc will have fairly larger storage capacity than traditional DVD does, for traditional DVD requires 650nm red laser to read or write data.

What is Blu-ray


Generally speaking, Blu-ray so far is the most advanced high-capacity optical disc format. Blu-ray disc diameter is 120 mm and thickness 1.2 mm plastic optical disc, the same size as DVDs and CDs, and it can contain 25 GB (23.31 GiB) per layer, whose capacity almost five times the capacity of a traditional DVD.

The huge capacity of Blu-ray brings the possibility and convenience to high-definition movies, games and large-capacity data storage, which will greatly encourage the development of high-definition entertainment. Blu-ray technology has been used in more than 170 leading companies, including movie studios, game companies, consumer electronics and home computer manufacturers; as well as the famous film producers: Disney, Fox, Paramount, Warner, Sony, and Lions Gate.

What is Blu-ray

ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre was the first software to receive BD Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) certification, providing users with online interactive capability such as gaming, downloading trailers, and social networking. Working to bring true BD-Live experiences to users, TotalMedia Theatre supports playback of all three Blu-ray Disc video formats: MPEG-2, AVC, and VC1 as well as other high-definition content such as WMV HD, QuickTime HD, DivX HD, and H.264 HD. In addition, the software is now optimized with Intel's Core Processor Family so users can enjoy smooth and sharp Blu-ray playback with uncompressed HD sound effects.

What is Blu-ray

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