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Old 19th May 2010, 03:37 PM
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What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

I am currently on Fedora 12, and will be on 13 in a few weeks. I am in the need for a simple and large backup solution so I am considering a Blueray Burner.

Newegg currently has three internal SATA burners

LG WH10LS30K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136181
Pioneer BDR-205BKS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129051
PLEXTOR PX-B940SA SW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827249057

Which of these drives will have the best compatability with Fedora 13?

I am currently leaning towards the Pioneer, it clearly supports burning Dual Layer Blueray discs. I can't determine if the LG supports writting to Dual Layer discs.

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Old 19th May 2010, 03:50 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

I would imagine them to be the same compatibility wise, when referring to fedora 13...it's an optical drive, nothing fancy (unless something has changed with blueray?). I would base your buying decision off of the feature-set of the drive itself.
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Old 19th May 2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

There is also the issue of "large backup".

What do you mean by "large backup".

A BluRay will hold at most about 50Gbyte of data (dual layer). Most writable media
I've read about will only hold 25 (single layer).

If "large backup" means less than 1TB, then it will cost about $60 in media alone
(30 BD-R disks holding 750GB).

It is cheaper (at this time) to just buy another 2TB disk ($160 at newegg)
or a 1.5 TB disk ($100 at newegg). It is also a MUCH faster backup device
and can be reused, where the BD-R disks cannot.
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Old 19th May 2010, 04:48 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

50gigs is large enough for my requirements.
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Old 19th May 2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

BD-R disks are only 25G.
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Old 19th May 2010, 09:45 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

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BD-R disks are only 25G.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817130056

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I would imagine them to be the same compatibility wise, when referring to fedora 13...it's an optical drive, nothing fancy (unless something has changed with blueray?). I would base your buying decision off of the feature-set of the drive itself.
Thanks, this seems to be the case. I wish it was this easy for video cards...
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Old 19th May 2010, 10:03 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

Not bad. Don't know why my search didn't show that one.
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Old 29th September 2012, 03:33 AM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

Old thread but just checking.

I'm after a BlueRay Drive to watch BlueRay films from the video shop.

Do BlueRay drives work in Linux yet? ie: Can I use them for legitimatly viewing BlueRay films hired from the video shop?

I'm thinking of buying one but I'm not going to shell out if they won't actually play a film under linux because of some crappy DRM thing copyright nuts have going.

Love to hear about peoples experiences.
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Old 29th September 2012, 01:02 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

The reports I've seen say the drives work just like the CD/DVD drives.

What you are asking about are the video codecs... and I'm not sure on that one.
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Old 1st October 2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

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The reports I've seen say the drives work just like the CD/DVD drives.

What you are asking about are the video codecs... and I'm not sure on that one.
That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping that it would just be a straight forward process of buying a blueray drive, putting it in my puter, then being able to hire a film from a shop, watch it, and take it back.

I'm not interested in ripping a dvd or blueray. I only ever watch them once and for 3 or 4 or 5 bucks it is just easier and faster, and less stressful than downloading a pirated one.

I just wish it was easy and straight forward. I just want to watch a blueray film I hire from a video shop instead of having to hire a dvd because the codecs are already out there. I don't want to rip or pirate them. I want pay to watch them. I just don't want the crap and hoops they make you jump through to legitimately watch a film.

Why isn't life simple?
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Old 1st October 2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: What Blueray Burner has the best compatability with Fedora?

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That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping that it would just be a straight forward process of buying a blueray drive, putting it in my puter, then being able to hire a film from a shop, watch it, and take it back.

I'm not interested in ripping a dvd or blueray. I only ever watch them once and for 3 or 4 or 5 bucks it is just easier and faster, and less stressful than downloading a pirated one.
They all work that way. In a player, there is a computer with the codec included on the ROM.
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I just wish it was easy and straight forward. I just want to watch a blueray film I hire from a video shop instead of having to hire a dvd because the codecs are already out there. I don't want to rip or pirate them. I want pay to watch them. I just don't want the crap and hoops they make you jump through to legitimately watch a film.

Why isn't life simple?
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