Is Blu-ray Coming to iTunes?

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dag1992

I think more of us want VLC support...

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Caboose

 VLC is a player, not a format... And I doubt there will be Blu-Ray support for VLC until someone hacks it....

 

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dag1992

I know it's no format =D (although it plays every codec known to man haha), VLC is open source so I doubt support for bluray will come any time soon.

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BlazePC

I think one facet of this is allowing users to be able to backup to a blu ray burner/BD-R/BR-RE disc via the iTunes back up and restore facilities.  Right now, DVD and CD's are the only things supported, and if you think about it, a lot of folks need more than 8.4 Gbytes to back up an entire iTuner library.

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drmnez

actually there are external hard drives for back ups as well. I don't know anyone that would want to use disc to do a system backup. I can see photos, videos and what not. dvds and cds aren't bad for that unless you want to store everything on one disc instead of album seperation.

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BlazePC

I don't believe iTune's built in backup/restore facility allows for storing to hard drives, removable or otherwise.  I wasn't referring to just manually copying ones iTune library to a secondary location, although a rewritable Blu ray disc would come in handy for that too - no I was referring to the Library management backup/restore function.  The Library management backup function is nice because you can backup just your purchased/downloaded content - which is how I use it.

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ready4war

STUPID IDEA!

 

and i agree with you  drmnez !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats stupid when the screen wont support 1080i when the 4th gen nano screen is 2 INCHES!

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drmnez

why would anyone want blu-ray on a device that doesn't have the resolution to support the HD content? That is just dumb and a waste of money. 1080 is not going to fit on devices that only support up to 800, 440, or 1220.

steve jobs is a tool. when and if mac products support blu-ray, he is going to make it seem like apple made it and is only worth getting because of apple. I heard the new macbooks are going to have an sd slot on them. WTF Steve?

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horzo

You're confused. Steve Jobs is the toolmaster. Mac USERS are the tools.

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drmnez

haha how very true

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Morrius

Last time I checked, the iPhone/iPod didn't have a blu-ray drive genius, and you can't rip DVD's in itunes, so I seriously doubt they'll include that feature for Blu-Ray in the next update. Plus, there are no Macbook or Imac models with a blu-ray drive, so this is a PC-only deal right now. I don't know about you, but my PC outputs to a 24" Dell monitor at 1080p and a 42" Panasonic TV at 1080p. I happen to have a PS3, but if I didn't I'd love to pick up a Blu-ray drive and enjoy 1080p movies from my PC with what I imagine to be the relative (if fussy and restrictive) ease that itunes provides.

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drmnez

I didn't think it was a big hassle to go buy a BD from the store. Bluray hasn't even replaced DVDs yet genius. I would hope Itunes wouldnt come out with that as a service yet.

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Morrius

And what if you're building a Media PC? You're essentially saying you wouldn't want free bluray playback software on the PC. Blurays have replaced DVD's in my house, but then I try to stay ahead of the curve, just like Apple are doing if this rumour turns out to be true. Sometimes the only thing worse than an Apple fanboy is a blindly enraged PC enthusiast.

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nekollx

 any word on them unshackling them from iPhone exclusivity?

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