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Opera Web browser coming to Sony TVs and Blu-ray players

While it might not have a huge share of the desktop Web browser market, Opera certainly knows how to score deals with OEMs. Today, Opera announced that it has entered into a partnership with Sony to deliver an embedded browser on TVs and Blu-ray players. As Opera states in its official post, the integration will bring "web applications, widgets, full web browsing and emerging standards such as...

Handbrake-powered VidCoder gets a native 64-bit version

A while back, VidCoder -- the Windows video disc ripping program -- added support for Blu-ray discs. With Handbrake's engine under the hood, VidCoder offers an easy-to-use interface and simple batch processing of your video files. With the release of version 0.8, there's also now a native 64-bit version for those of you running Windows x64. A number of stability tweaks have also been introduced....

VidCoder now rips Blu-Ray discs, too

VidCoder is a nice, little DVD ripper for Windows -- it provides a simple, streamlined interface, supports encoding presets, and uses Hanbrake's processing engine for the heavy lifting. One feature which was notably absent from the last version we covered was support for Blu-Ray discs. That has been added in version 0.7.0, and VidCoder is now better than ever. One other nice feature VidCoder...

MakeMKV offers simple cross-platform Blu-Ray ripping

Software developers basically have DVD ripping down to a science at this point. No matter what operating system you run, you're only a few clicks away from importing a movie from a DVD to your hard drive. Blu-Ray, on the other hand, is a tougher nut to crack. That's why it's exciting to see a cross-platform app that handles both DVD and Blu-Ray ripping: MakeMKV. MakeMKV offers one-click...

Universal tries to breathe life into Blu-ray via Facebook App

Good news everyone! You can now win some (admittedly pretty bad) movies on Blu-ray disc courtesy of Universal. All you have to is become their fan on Facebook and install an app. Yes, like all sweepstake give-aways it costs nothing but a small slice of your soul to enter. But that's a small price to pay: this could finally be your chance to blow the dust of your Blu-ray player and see what all...

Excellent free burning program ImgBurn turns 2.5

Last year, some of our commenters steered me toward ImgBurn as a Nero alternative, and it's been my CD and DVD recording app of choice ever since. It's an excellent lightweight program, handles just about every kind of disc-related task imaginable, and it's totally free. Version 2.5 boasts a big list of additions, changes, and bugfixes, though the core functionality remains the same. It still...

StarBurn: Free disc burning, audio ripping utility

There are plenty of free CD/DVD burners for Windows, and to be honest we haven't often been tempted to look beyond CDBurnerXP and InfraRecorder, which both seem to handle pretty much any tasks you can throw at them. But while reading an article about BurnOn over at Life Rocks 2.0, we noticed a link in the comments to StarBurn. And while we might check out BurnOn later, we were kind of blown away...

Free CD/DVD burning software BurnAware includes support for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

Looking for an inexpensive (read: free) alternative to the CD/DVD burning utilities currently dominating the market? BurnAware Free looks to fill that space nicely. BurnAware is a free utility that enables you to perform most common disc burning tasks: Burn data to most any type of disc, including DVD+R and DVD-R Create audio CD's from WAV, mp3, or WMA files Create disk images (.ISO's) ...

Slysoft promises AnyDVD will crack future HD-DVD/Blu-Ray discs

There's a cat and mouse game that goes on between those who produce professional videos and those who want to watch those videos on their own terms. Every time the folks behind DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, or HD-DVDs serve up a new DRM scheme, hackers go to work trying to figure out how to circumvent that encryption. You can look at this as a noble or malicious act: either the hackers want to make sure...

CDBurnerXP 4: Free CD/DVD authoring tool

Despite its name, CDBurnerXP is not just a CD burning application for Windows XP. It's actually one of the most full featured free CD and DVD burning utilities you're likely to find for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. CDBurnerXP 4 was recently released, and it has some impressive new features: Support for burning Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Double layer DVDs Support for FLAC audio files Disc to Disc copy...

Preview of Nero 8 - DLS Interview

Nero 8 is due out next week, although if you look around, you might be able to find a download link today. The latest version of Nero's popular CD/DVD burning suite includes support for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD videos, uploading videos to websites including YouTube, and MySpace, and a new disc recovery tool that lets you salvage data from corrupted CDs and DVDs. Probably the most striking thing...

Nero 8 coming October 1

Nero has announced that it will release the next version of its popular CD/DVD burning suite on October 1. Nero 8 will include a new interface for burning and ripping audio and video discs. The software is optimized for Windows Vista, and includes support for creating Blu-Ray and HD-DVD video discs. Other updates include: Upload videos to Youtube, MySpace, and My Nero with one click Nero...

HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DRM hacked

Making backup copies of movies you purchase on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs may have just gotten a little easier. Just a few months after members at the Doom9 forums uncovered a way to extract individual volume keys that allow you to decrypt the AACS copy protection for individual movies, it looks like they've found the holy grail: a processing key used on every disc. In other words, ripping a high...

Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 released

Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 released! The new version includes support to burn up to 50GB onto a disc, even on Blu-Ray discs. Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 now supports media for iPod, PSP, cell phones, and Windows Media compatible devices. Not clear whether this means you can save media to the correct format, or if Roxio includes a way to transfer the media as well. Secure 128-bit encryption, burning...