BD-ROM, also known as Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory, is an optical disc format that was developed by a group of 13 consumer electronics and PC companies, including Sony, Apple, and Panasonic. It is a high-resolution storage format that is part of the Blu-ray family and consists of pre-recorded data.
Blu-ray Disc (BD), invented and developed in 2005, is a digital optical disc data storage format designed to replace the DVD format. Blu-ray can store several hours of high-definition video (HDTV 720p and 1080p) and is commonly used for physical distribution of video games and feature films. It uses a blue laser (actually a violet laser) to read the disc, which allows for greater storage capacity compared to the wavelength red laser used for DVDs.
BD-ROM can only read audio and video data and can store up to 25 GB on a single-layer disc and 50 GB on a dual-layer disc. The format is the same size as a CD.
The picture displays a blue laser in a Blu-ray disc player which appears usually when installing a virtual drive with software like Daemon Tools, PowerISO, etc., and it is used to store .ISO files and many other data formats.
What is the difference between DVD and BD-ROM?
BD-ROM uses a blue laser to read the disc, allowing for greater storage capacity, while DVDs use a red laser.
What is the capacity of a BD-ROM disc?
A BD-ROM disc can store up to 25 GB on a single-layer disc and 50 GB on a dual-layer disc.
What is the main application of Blu-ray Disc?
The main application of Blu-ray Disc is the storage of video material such as feature films and the physical distribution of video games for consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox.
BD-ROM is a high-resolution optical disc storage format that is part of the Blu-ray family. With its ability to store up to 50 GB on a dual-layer disc, it has become the preferred format for video games and feature films. Its blue laser technology allows for greater storage capacity than DVDs, making it a reliable and innovative storage medium.