Blu-ray Codecs: Video and Audio Codecs Supported by Blu-ray
Blu-ray Disc (official abbreviation BD) is an optical disc storage medium that defeats HD DVD in the high definition war. It can contain up to 25GB on a single layer Blu-ray disc and 50 GB on a dual layer one.
Blu-ray supports much more codecs than HD DVD. Generally speaking, Blu-ray support MPEG 2, MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1 video codecs and Linear PCM (LPCM), Dolby Digital (DD), Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio audio codecs.
Following this article, you will get some basic information about these Blu-ray codecs and learn how to play and watch Blu-ray on PC without any Blu-ray codecs installed.;
1. Blu-ray codec: Blu-ray video codecs
MPEG-2 is a lossy video codec used in both HD DVDs and first series of Blu-ray Discs. However, this codec doesn't not work well for low bit rate. Nowadays, this Blu-ray video codec is almost replaced by the other two codecs. MPEG-4 AVC, officially called H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is widely used by movie studios in producing Blu-ray discs. This Blu-ray video codec well supports 4096x2304 pixels in resolution and up to 26.7 Mbps for bit rate, thus to get high quality pictures. SMPTE VC-1 is considered as the best alternative Blu-ray video codec to the MPEG-4 AVC code. VC-1 supports the compression of interlaced content without first converting it to progressive and is like by broadcast and video industry professionals.
2. Blu-ray codec: Blu-ray audio codecs
Ideal and lossless audio codecs for Blu-ray players are Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) and Linear PCM (LPCM). Usually, BD-ROM players are required to support these three Blu-ray audio codecs.
3. Play Blu-ray without installing Blu-ray codecs
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