Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 12:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV A major milestone for the x264 project - and for Free software in general. "Thanks to tireless work by Kieran Kunyha, Alex Giladi, Lamont Alston, and the Doom9 crowd, x264 can now produce Blu-ray-compliant video. Extra special thanks to The Criterion Collection for sponsoring the final compliance test to confirm x264's Blu-ray compliance. With x264's powerful compression, as demonstrated by the incredibly popular BD-Rebuilder Blu-ray backup software, it's quite possible to author Blu-ray disks on DVD9s (dual-layer DVDs) or even DVD5s (single-layer DVDs) with a reasonable level of quality. With a free software encoder and less need for an expensive Blu-ray burner, we are one step closer to putting HD optical media creation in the hands of the everyday user."
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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:23 UTC
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Of course, given my preferences for consuming media, this is a nice feather in FOSS's cap, but not something relevant to me.

Wake me when the MPEG-LA attacks a consumer or BD-R discs are cheap enough to begin the next phase in my optical media replacement cycle.

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by kaiwai on Tue 27th Apr 2010 07:31 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
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2005-07-06

Of course, given my preferences for consuming media, this is a nice feather in FOSS's cap, but not something relevant to me.

Wake me when the MPEG-LA attacks a consumer or BD-R discs are cheap enough to begin the next phase in my optical media replacement cycle.


I second that; I'm holding off doing a computer refresh and hopefully maybe this time next year the cost of BD-R media will be something like NZ$20 for 5 discs rather than the current cost of around that amount per disc.

For me the benefits of BD-R as so far as movies is a non-issue given that my primary source for 'entertainment' (if you could call it that) is Fora.tv, documentary channel and so forth. The last 2-3 years the movies have been so lackluster the only DVD's I have today are from tv shows from over 20 years ago.

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