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Old 20-01-2013, 09:43
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Hi all,

SImple question, I have a Windows XP machine, and would like to know if it supports blu-ray? More specfically I would like to replace the inbuilt dvd burner with a bluray burner...will this work?

thanks,

ps. I am on SP3
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:52
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Go to the link below & download the software- which will then tell you if your system is Blu Ray ready

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp
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Old 20-01-2013, 13:43
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Thanks...I will give that a try...
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Old 20-01-2013, 21:39
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Are you are talking about d/ling blu ray films to transfer to disc.
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Old 21-01-2013, 06:56
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not really...the files are mainly Publisher and PP files. Have load accumulated over the years and want to store. It is too much for DVDs, would take too many but bluray is big enough to only need to use a few discs
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:53
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not really...the files are mainly Publisher and PP files. Have load accumulated over the years and want to store. It is too much for DVDs, would take too many but bluray is big enough to only need to use a few discs
Bluray drives should work fine in Windows XP, they will come with any necessary software you might need to install, or you will be able to download it from the drive manufacturer's website.

I've been using an LG Bluray drive for a couple of years in Win XP and have not had any problems.

However, for what you want to do, I'd definitely buy an external usb hard drive or a (more expensive) solid state drive, all your backups will then fit on one drive and it will be far simpler and faster to back up. They are pretty cheap these days if you look around, I stopped backing up data to DVD or Bluray a long time ago and haven't looked back.

With an external hard drive, you'd also be able to back up your entire computer!
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Old 24-01-2013, 06:12
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Guys I also cant distinguish DVD and Blu-ray, what's the difference?

I borrow some movie disks that I regarded as DVDs, but that's not watchable on my DVD player, why? My friends tell me they are DVDs...
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Old 24-01-2013, 06:13
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Nothing wrong with my DVD player, it can play my own DVDs well.
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Old 24-01-2013, 07:36
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Guys I also cant distinguish DVD and Blu-ray, what's the difference?

I borrow some movie disks that I regarded as DVDs, but that's not watchable on my DVD player, why? My friends tell me they are DVDs...
I guess you mean that people are giving you their 'home made' DVDs, as shop-bought DVDs and Blu-rays have logos on the disks saying what they are.
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Old 24-01-2013, 11:41
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Yeah, sounds like he's got some DVDs with files just copied from a PC onto the disk using say Windows Explorer, and that haven't been burned or ripped with DVD-Video software.

They should play OK on a PC but maybe not on his DVD player. If they are commercial bought or rented DVDs, they should play fine on a DVD player unless there's a fault with it or unless they are in fact Blu-Ray disks in which case they won't. Or unless they are ripped but copy-protected, in which they also probably won't.
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Old 24-01-2013, 17:11
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Windows XP SP3 in itself does not have DVD or Blu-Ray burning software included.

The Blu-Ray Optical drive hardware will be supported assuming you have SATA hardware and drivers in your PC. As far as I know standard internal Blu-Ray drives only come with the SATA interface.

OEM optical drives generally come with no software. Retail versions come with basic burning software which would be good enough for burning files like Publisher and PowerPoint to a Blu-Ray disc.

I would check that any supplied software is also compatible with Windows XP SP3.
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Old 28-01-2013, 06:45
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I guess you mean that people are giving you their 'home made' DVDs, as shop-bought DVDs and Blu-rays have logos on the disks saying what they are.
My friend said he was wrong, it's a blu ray made by him. I think I need a freeware to copy the blu ray to my DVD disk so that it's would be watchable on my DVD player. I google for "copy blu ray to a dvd player", but all the results are not what I need, what i found: http://www.bdconverter.com/blu-ray-copy/ I'd rather not spend any money on it because I just use for once!
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Old 28-01-2013, 12:12
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My friend said he was wrong, it's a blu ray made by him. I think I need a freeware to copy the blu ray to my DVD disk so that it's would be watchable on my DVD player. I google for "copy blu ray to a dvd player", but all the results are not what I need, what i found: http://www.bdconverter.com/blu-ray-copy/ I'd rather not spend any money on it because I just use for once!
Honestly, it would be a lot easier for your mate to encode a DVD for you.

What kind of material is this? It all sounds a bit dodgy...
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