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Old 01-10-2009, 05:28 AM   #1
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Are any Blu-ray readers/writers being successfully used?

There are several makes of Blu-ray/HD players on the market (LG, Sony etc) but has anyone successfully installed and used one - especially with OpenSuse? I can't find any in the hardware compatibility lists.
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BR drives (readers and writers) function identically to regular DVD or CD optical drives, they simply are able to address more data. BR drives are supported by dvd+rw-tools, which in turn means that essentially every Linux burning application also supports BR (though the program's GUI may or may not be updated to reflect this yet).

I know there are some tricks involved in actually playing BluRay movies though, due to encryption and licenses for video content. Last time I heard, it can be done, but not with 100% success for all films, and not without considerable manual setup.

But if you are just trying to use BR discs for data, you don't need to worry about that.
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Thanks for the information - I will give it a try!


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