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Yes, blu ray is an uncompressed lossless format. That's the whole point of having 50gb disks.
It is perfectly legal to rip a dvd or blu ray. Also, I do not use MP3 or Wave in my rips, so I would not be able to tell you.
I already talked about the bolded part, I guess you did not read my comment. Do us all a favour and stop talking about something you know nothing about, either that or use google and educate yourself on the topic.

Blu-ray uses either MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, or SMPTE VC-1. Not uncompressed. Some of the movies have uncompressed audio, but not many.
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Blu-ray uses either MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, or SMPTE VC-1. Not uncompressed. Some of the movies have uncompressed audio, but not many.

Semantics, blu ray is still a lossless format. It's funny how you completely ignored the rest of my post over a misused word. If you feel like spending thousands of dollars on a massive blu-ray collection that's your prerogative.

Blu-ray drives in a computer are still useless 98% of the time, most people will buy a blu-ray player or a ps3 anyway. Where I live there are actually no places where you can rent blu rays and the corner stores still rent mostly dvd's.

I never argued that the quality is equal. I was arguing that for a random film that I deicide to pick up at wallmart the quality is not worth the 20$. Hence why netflix is a far better option for someone who just wants to watch a lot of content.
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post #23 of 28
What in the world, the topic is "Can you install Widnows from an external DVD drive".

Please use PM's guys.

OP, It is very possible, your motherboard should be able to handle it. Put the disk into the drive, restart, press F8 (In most cases..Look for a button that says "Boot select", then pick your DVD Drive. It should work. Report any problems.
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Semantics, blu ray is still a lossless format. It's funny how you completely ignored the rest of my post over a misused word. If you feel like spending thousands of dollars on a massive blu-ray collection that's your prerogative.
Blu-ray drives in a computer are still useless 98% of the time, most people will buy a blu-ray player or a ps3 anyway. Where I live there are actually no places where you can rent blu rays and the corner stores still rent mostly dvd's.
I never argued that the quality is equal. I was arguing that for a random film that I deicide to pick up at wallmart the quality is not worth the 20$. Hence why netflix is a far better option for someone who just wants to watch a lot of content.

You were the one that said i had no idea what i was talking about and now you say im trying to argue semantics, get real.....

Just because apparrently you live in the sticks and cannot rent blu-rays doesnt mean the rest of the world cant. Not worth it doesnt mean its not better. bottom line you are too cheap to spend the money, which is fine, you can spend your money on whatever you want. but streaming and rips are not as good, i dont care if they are close. i want the best available
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You were the one that said i had no idea what i was talking about and now you say im trying to argue semantics, get real.....
Just because apparrently you live in the sticks and cannot rent blu-rays doesnt mean the rest of the world cant. Not worth it doesnt mean its not better. bottom line you are too cheap to spend the money, which is fine, you can spend your money on whatever you want. but streaming and rips are not as good, i dont care if they are close. i want the best available

When it comes to mkv's and H.264 files you do not know what you are talking about. If you still do not thing blu ray is a lossless format then that is just further evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about in that area too.

I never said its not better, I said its not worth it and that's it. When it comes to my favourite tv shows and movies, I am not to cheap not to buy them on blu ray, like I already said. I do have a small collection of blu rays, I just choose to not buy the majority of the crap that gets made today.

I don't live in "the sticks," it's happening everywhere encase you haven't noticed. Blockbuster went out of business and so did every other rental store in my city. But you go right ahead and spend all your money on every blu ray that comes out just because you want the "best," rich people don't get rich by spending wasting money.

Bottom line is a blu ray drive IS useless, you are in the minority. I actually do have a blu ray drive in my computer just to let you know, I haven't used it in years.

You're just butt hurt that you've spent thousands on blu rays when other people get the same experience for much cheaper using other methods.
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When it comes to mkv's and H.264 files you do not know what you are talking about. If you still do not thing blu ray is a lossless format then that is just further evidence that you have no idea what you're talking about in that area too.
I never said its not better, I said its not worth it and that's it. When it comes to my favourite tv shows and movies, I am not to cheap not to buy them on blu ray, like I already said. I do have a small collection of blu rays, I just choose to not buy the majority of the crap that gets made today.
I don't live in "the sticks," it's happening everywhere encase you haven't noticed. Blockbuster went out of business and so did every other rental store in my city. But you go right ahead and spend all your money on every blu ray that comes out just because you want the "best," rich people don't get rich by spending wasting money.
Bottom line is a blu ray drive IS useless, you are in the minority. I actually do have a blu ray drive in my computer just to let you know, I haven't used it in years.
You're just butt hurt that you've spent thousands on blu rays when other people get the same experience for much cheaper using other methods.

You said blu-ray was uncompressed, i never said blu-ray was not lossless.

They dont get the same experience lol, get real noob. Even if it is close, close does not mean the same. Maybe on your tiny 40" tv or whatever you cant see the difference.... I buy about 100 blu-rays a year and you know what i couldnt care less about the money. Just sick of morons like you you say blu-ray is no better (and for the record your last statement there about people getting the same experience for much cheaper indicates that)
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post #27 of 28
You can install Windows from an external DVD drive, or a USB flash drive. I used the USB flash drive, and with a little utility from Microsoft, it is extremely easy to set up if you have the .iso of the file. Even if you don't have it, you can go download it from Microsoft's partnet Digital River.
post #28 of 28
Old post, but I can't let misinformation slide, lol.

Blu-ray is MOST DEFINITELY compressed, and it is MOST CERTAINLY NOT lossless. I make Blu-rays constantly for my job. Blu-ray can use a number of different compression algorithms, ALL of which are lossy. Most newer Blu-rays use H.264 compression. Which is NOT a lossless compression. It's just an amazing compression algorithm. When you create an H.264 or MPEG-2 source file for a blu-ray, you have to set the MBPS rate, which is the level of compression. Blu-rays are generally between 20-30 MBPS. Compare that to a YouTube H.264 file in 1080, which is around 6 MBPS. That's actually lower than the average DVD. But the H.264 compression scheme is far better than MPEG-2.

HOWEVER, most consumer 1080p TVs won't stream more than 10 MBPS anyway, and the average consumer HDTV won't show any noticible difference at all between a 25 MPBS blu-ray, and 6 MPBS Netflix stream, assuming the buffer is full, and the internet connection is solid.
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