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Blu-ray Disc (also known as BD or Blu-Ray) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format.

Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 video games, and other data, with up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc prototypes. Although these numbers represent the standard storage for Blu-Ray drives, the specification is open-ended, with the upper theoretical storage limit left unclear. 200 GB discs are available, and 100 GB discs are readable without extra equipment or modified firmware.[2] The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs.

The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc. While a standard DVD uses a 650 nanometer red laser, Blu-ray uses a shorter wavelength, a 400 nm blue-violet laser, and allows for almost ten times more data storage than a DVD.

During the format war over high-definition optical discs, Blu-ray competed with the HD DVD format. Toshiba, the main company supporting HD DVD, ceded in February 2008, and the format war ended;[3] in July 2009, Toshiba announced plans to put out its own Blu-ray Disc device by the end of 2009.[4]

Blu-ray Disc was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group representing makers of consumer electronics, computer hardware, and motion pictures.


Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray Disc.svg
Reverse side of a Blu-ray Disc
Media type     High-density optical disc
Encoding     MPEG-2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1
Capacity     25 GB (single-layer)
50 GB (dual-layer) (1 TB to 10PB)Future 2010 afterwards
Block size     64kb ECC
Read mechanism     400 nm laser:
1× @ 36 Mbit/s (4.5 MByte/s)
2× @ 72 Mbit/s (9 MByte/s)
4× @ 144 Mbit/s (18 MByte/s)
6× @ 216 Mbit/s[1] (27 MByte/s)
8× @ 288 Mbit/s (36 MByte/s)
12× @ 432 Mbit/s (54 MByte/s)
Usage     Data storage
1080p High-definition video
High-definition audio Quad HD 2160p
future possibility Ultra HD

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