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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pioneer will release later this month in Japan the BDR-XU03J, a portable USB 3.0 BD drive BDXL that it just 1.2 cm thick.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Nero updated its legendary software suites with the release of Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum digital, which make it easier to burn, rip, play, edit and share digital content, features new mobile apps along with enhancements to Nero’s flagship PC applications: Nero Burning ROM, Nero Video, Nero Recode, Nero Express, and Nero MediaHome.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Verbatim and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, will begin marketing and selling co-branded Verbatim and Millenniata's M-Disc DVDs and Blu-ray discs to consumers and enterprises in storage capacities from 4.7GB to up to 200GB;
Friday, September 05, 2014
Although there has been some progress in industries and infrastructure related to the streaming of 4K content, it seems that the Blu-ray disc will remain a feasible solution for the distribution of 4K premium content, and the Blu-ray Disc Association has almost finalized the 4K Blu-ray disc format specs.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sharp and Pioneer have agreed today to dissolve their capital alliance, though the companies will keep their business alliance agreement related to the developments in the optical disk business and other fields.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This September, Nero is launching Nero 2015, the new version of its popular multimedia suite.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has developed a new specification for the Blu-ray Disc format, which allows storing up to 200GB of data in double-sided Blu-ray discs placed into cartridges.
Friday, August 08, 2014
DVD continues its steady decline and Blu-ray's growth is not enough to offset falling sales, the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has reported.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kaleidescape has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc (BD) product licensing program as a licensee.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Releases of new DVD burners are rare lately but Samsung keeps offering some new models, such as the new SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives, to Ultrabook users on-the-go.
Monday, July 07, 2014
The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), in cooperation with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and The Recording Academy agreed on the creation of a formal definition for High Resolution Audio, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
According to data released by the British Video Association, both DVD abd Blu-ray discs remain popular options for watching video entertainment in the country.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Kaleidescape and DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) have reached a settlement agreement that will result in the end of long-standing litigation over Kaleidescape's use of the Content Scramble System (CSS).
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
It seems that CD-R/RW media remains an important part of the recordable optical storage industry, with overall dollar sales of $368 million in 2013, according to CD Tracker, Executive Summary Year End 2013, a report from Santa Clara Consulting Group.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Japanese Pioneer and Memory-Tech Corp. have jointly developed a high-capacity optical disc for data archiving with a capacity of 256 GB on a single side and with the use of double-sided disc technologies, its capacity can be expanded up to 512 GB.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The DVD recordable technology registered sales (media, writers, recorders) of $2.6 billion in calendar-year 2013, down from $2.8 billion of revenue in 2012 according to a report from from Santa Clara Consulting Group.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
The Blu-ray optical disc format loses ground as a popular medium for the home entertainment industry under the "pressure" of video-on-demand and downloads, although it could be still used by professional for storage archiving.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Millenniata has started offering its new 25 GB Blu-ray M-Disc, priced at $5 per media if you buy three.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
In February the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (AACS LA) -- the industry consortium that licenses copy protection used on Blu-ray Discs -- won a legal judgment against Slysoft, the maker of programs including Any DVD HD.
Friday, March 28, 2014
The U.K Government is changing the copyright regulations in the country by adding some excetions, allowing users to create digital copies of copyrithed material they have purchased, for personal use.
The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) has recently provided details on the High-Resolution Audio format, which is offering quality surpassing that of CD (16bit/44.1kHz).
Nero is celebrating World Backup Day with two offers for their new Nero BackItUp suite for local and online backup.
Toshiba and Samsung will transfer their optical disc drive (ODD) business (TSST) to OPTIS Co., Ltd., a Korean maker of ODDs.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gamers keep buying video game discs but online and mobile alternatives are gaining market share, according to a forecast from Strategy Analytics.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ritek has made available in the U.S. its new dual-layer Blu-ray recordable discs for recording at speeds of 6x.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
While streaming and subscription appear to be the immediate destiny of the music business, the physical product side of the business - CD format - is decreasing at a much slower rate than anyone ever predicted.
Other World Computing (OWC) has upgraded the OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray Optical Drive to 16X BD-R write speeds, 128 GB BDXL compatibility, and high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sony and Panasonic have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use optical discs for long-term digital data storage.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
The majority of online U.S. adults obtain the video content they watch from traditional television programming. However, a significant number of viewers are still relying on other sources such as optical discs, a recent research shows.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Pioneer will release later this month in Japan the BDR-S09J-BK, a 16x Blu-ray disc burner optimized to be faster during reading, writing and accessing your discs.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Ashampoo has just released the Slideshow Studio HD 3, an updated software package that allows you to easily create photo stories and comes with many new features.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Nero has made available an update package for Nero 2014 that adds video conversion tailored new consoles, smartphones, and tablets as well as many other improvements and fixes.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
CyberLink's PowerDirector 12 video editing software now allows users to create and produce Ultra-HD 4K content, through its support of the XAVC S format.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Pioneer has just made available in Japan the portable USB 3.0 BDR-XD05J and the SATA BDR-209JBK BDXL burners.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Folded Space, a division of Panamorph, ahas made availabile DCE encoding/decoding algorithms to deliver deep color movie content for new displays capable of showing the rich colors available from original film elements and images captured by new high dynamic range digital cameras.
Monday, January 20, 2014
BluFocus Inc., a testing and certification company for the entertainment industry, has entered into an agreement with Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) LLC, to act as the administrator for the UltraViolet Compliance Verification Program (CVP).
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Advanced Media, Inc. dba RITEK USA, the independent subsidiary of RITEK, has made available the new M-disc DVD-R discs, which are built to last over 1000 years.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
The lack of relaible high-speed internet connections and the high storage demands for the distribution of 4K premium content will likely drive the adoption of 100-125 GB Blu-ray discs this year, Samsung said.
Friday, December 13, 2013
ECMA has approved final draft specifications for high-capacity storage systems that read and write data in parallel on five optical discs.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Blu-ray Disc (BD) format is an increasingly potent source of revenue for movie titles released on video, with BD now accounting for half of U.S. video retail revenue for major new releases, narrowing the market share of the rival DVD format.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Nero's latest multimedia software Nero 2014 supports, among other, streaming of videos, photos, and slide shows to the Xbox One.
The DVD Format/Log Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC) will soon present the latest results of its 2013 DVD format compliance tests of consumer electronic devces.
Friday, November 29, 2013
The DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) is revising its worldwide patent licensing program to offer a reduced royalty rate for DVD Read-Only Discs to licensees.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Pioneer will release in Japan the "Wireless Dock" (APS-WF01J), a device that can be used to wirelessly connect various USB devices such as a USB flash drives, USB HDDs or USB speakers to your PC or notebook.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Samsung today announced a new slot-in, slim portable 8X DVD writer, the SE-B18AB optical disc drive (ODD).
Friday, November 08, 2013
German software developer Ashampoo will release the latest edition of its burning application Ashampoo Burning Studio, November 27, 2013.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Dish Network said on Wednesday it will close all the retail locations of the Blockbuster video rental chain by January, as it failed to compete in the digital world.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Motion Picture Association of America has provided the U.S. Trade Representative with a listing of the world’s most 'notorious' marketplaces for the distribution of illegal film and television shows.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Alliance Storage Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) has completed the transition of Verbatim's UDO (Ultra Density Optical) media distribution channel to its worldwide distribution network is now complete.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Nero 2014 has received the Windows 8.1 certification, ensuring users that software works flawlessly under the new OS.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against seven optical disk drive makers, claiming they inflated optical disc drive prices.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Pioneer is bringing the BDR-XS05 slot loading BD/DVD/CD burner in the U.S. The drive can be used in a horizontal or vertical position and features a special slot loading mechanism, which elegance and a differentiating style to conventional tray or clamshell drives.
CyberLink's PowerDirector 12 video editor now supports the SpiceMaster 2.5 TFX video transitions plugin from plugin developer Pixelan.
Monday, October 21, 2013
CyberLink today announced a new update to PowerDVD 13 - its media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD video - that adds support for Miracast, enabling wireless delivery of high definition video and Blu-ray movies to certified devices.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Record companies are trying attract hi-fi fans by releasing older albums in the Pure Audio Blu-Ray format.
CyberLink PowerDVD media player is now offered both in perpetual and subscription license and integrates cloud services to store and access digital content.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Earlier this month the DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) through authorized licensor Toshiba filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to collect patent royalties due from DVD disc replicator CDI Media, Inc.
Monday, September 30, 2013
The current DVD Format/Logo License will expire on December 31, 2014 and the DVD Foormat/Logo Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC) has informed companies that plan to continue the manufacturing DVD products beyond that date to obtain a new DVD Format/Logo License.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kaleidescape showcased its newest product, Cinema One, at CEDIA Expo 2013 in Denver, Colorado, September 26-28.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Buffalo is among the few companies to release portable DVD burnres, for the Japanese market, and the DVSM-PTS58U3 is the latest one coming in three colors.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Roxio has introduced Roxio Creator NXT 2, the latest version of the digital media suite that offers accelerated performance, enhanced support for the latest devices and new audio and music options.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Nero 2014 is finally here, designed to bring some order into a world of multiple mobile devices, laptops, PCs, home networks and the cloud. The HD multimedia software allows users to manage, create, convert, play, and burn all their movies, music and photos across all their devices.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Pioneer will release later this month in Japan the BDR-WFS05J, a portable BD /DVD/CD burner that can wirelessly stream Blu-ray disc video to a computer.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Qumu Corporation has changed the name of the company from Rimage Corporation to Qumu Corporation to reflect its commitment to the enterprise video communications market.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES developed a new replication line under the product name BLULINE III for the manufacturing of triple-layer Blu-ray Discs with a storage capacity of 100 GB.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Nero's latest release of the popular Nero suite enables users to move their videos, music and photos between PCs, tablets, smartphones and the cloud - with no loss of quality or any annoying compatibility problems.
CyberLink today unveiled at IFA in Berlin the latest version of its video creation software, PowerDirector 12, along with PhotoDirector 5, its software that provides all the features users need for better photography in a single application.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Rovi today unveiled DivX 10, the first consumer software application to enable the free creation and playback of DivX video in the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) standard.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
TDK Corp.'s board of directors has decided that the company's subsidiary Media Technology Corporation will withdraw from the data tape business and will be dissolved.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Panasonic will release next month in Japan a new series of Blu-ray recordable (BD-R) media for long term archiving. The SL and DL BD-Rs are said to have a lifetime of more than 50 years.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Verbatim is now offering Duplicator Plus DVD-Rs, developed to ensure compatibility with many duplication machines by utilizing the "MCC ID" as media manufacturing ID, resulting in a lower rate of write errors.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sony DADC today launched a new integrated platform service offering that will manage complete media lifecycle operations for its clients in the media and entertainment industries.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sony and Panasonic have signed a basic agreement with the objective of jointly developing a next-generation standard for professional-use optical discs, with the objective of expanding their archive business for long-term digital data storage.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Paramount Pictures will use DTS's DTS-HD codec for surround sound later this year, as soon as studios begin using the upcoming UltraViolet common file format (CFF).
Friday, July 12, 2013
Sony DADC today announced the launch of a new integrated platform service offering that will manage complete media lifecycle operations for its clients in the media and entertainment industries.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The indiscriminate collection of a private copying levy on the first sale of recording media may be compatible with EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday, in a case Amazon.com had fought.
Using nanostructured glass, scientists at the University of Southampton have demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
CyberLink today launched a new version of its burning software, Power2Go, which enables backing up photos and video social media sites as well as a Disc Management feature that catalogs the discs and files users have burned into a searchable database.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
VSO has just released the VSO Video Converter, a new universal tool to convert your videos into any format.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Alliance Storage Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), the owner and exclusive manufacturer of Plasmon's storage technologies, will work with Verbatim Americas LLC and its parent company Mitsubishi Kagaku Media on the transition of the Verbatim UDO (Ultra Density Optical) media distribution channel to ASTI, the owner and manufacturer of all UDO related intellectual property and worldwide distributor of UDO media.
Friday, June 28, 2013
CyberLink today launched CyberLink Media Suite 11, an all-in-one multimedia suite for media playback, digital content creation and disc burning.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Researchers has overcome a fundamental law of optical science that could lead to faster and more energy-efficient optical computing - a technique that would allow Petabyte storage on a single disc.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Later this month Pioneer will release in Japan the BDR-XS05J, a portable BDXL burner with a USB 3.0 port, which removes any bandwidth bottleneck in the connection of the drive with your computer for fast and relaible BD recordings.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Ritek will begin volume production of the high-longevity 25GB Blu-ray M-Disc in August.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One-Blue, a company that gathers patents related to the Blu-ray disc technology, has filed suit against Imation for infringing patents essential to manufacture Blu-ray Disc products.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES sold a new BLULINE II replication machine to Memory-Tech Corporation, the largest independent disc manufacturer in Japan.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Kaleidescape today debuted the Internet delivery of Blu-ray quality movies. Now Kaleidescape owners can download movies from the Kaleidescape Store with audio and video quality equal to Blu-ray Disc.
Monday, April 29, 2013
In a move that could give the final hit in the almost dead optical storage and Blu-ray disc market for PCs, TDK has decided to withdraw from the Blu-ray disc business by March 2014.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
RITEK recently launched RITEK M-DISC DVD, an optical disc drive claimed to have a lifetime of up to 1,000 years.
Friday, April 12, 2013
AUstralian authorities on 12 April seized an estimated 80,000 High Quality Counterfeit (HQC) 'Region 4' movie DVDs and TV box sets as well as artwork and promotional inserts.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Sony and France-based Dalet Digital Media Systems have pertnered to develop extensible high-capacity archiving solutions, named Optical Disc Archive for the video and broadcasting industries.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The latest version of Cyberlink's popular PowerDVD media player offers comprehensive options to enjoy media across all digital devices, includes support for 4K ultra HD, converts videos beyond Blu-ray quality, and is UltraViolet ready.
Monday, March 25, 2013
ASUS is releasing the SDRW-08U5S-U external DVD writer, an ulta-slim (13mm) portable optical drive.
Monday, March 18, 2013
UCLA researchers have developed a technique that uses a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors - devices that can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sony has officially closed its Sony Opitarc optical disk division this month.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nero has released a new version of its Nero 12 and Nero 12 Platinum multimedia suites, expanding mobile device support for video converting and bringing greater customisation and control to video editing.
Primera Technology today announced the availability of its new DL500 Durable Label Printer.
Later this month Pioneer will release the BDR-XU02JM portable BDXL burner in Japan. The slim and lightweight drive has a slot-in disc loading mechanism and has been designed to complement the new MacBooks.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Illegal music file sharing declined significantly in 2012 due to increased availability of free and subscription music streaming sites, according to new data from The NPD Group.

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