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What is Blu-ray Disc Profile?

Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.0:
Only supports basic playback function.
 
Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1:
Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 is also known as the Bonus View.
Two new major features are the support of secondary video and audio decoder for Picture-in-Picture and the support of Blu-ray Disc content update, which uses 256 MB of local storage.
 
It also allows the playback of high-definition movie content with multiple video streams, providing users with a real-time Picture-in-Picture viewing experience, such as watching the movie and video commentaries simultaneously.
The CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Advisor tests your computers playback ability for viewing these bonus features, and displays the results in the Advanced Playback tab.
 

Hardware Dual-Video Decoding:
Blu-ray Discs use a different video compression, than MPEG-2, H.264 or VC-1.
Some graphics cards have the new feature that supports hardware dual-video decoding.
But not all of graphics cards can support HD (High Definition) decoding of different video streams.
The CyberLink Blu-ray advisor will test the Dual-Video Decoding Capability of your graphics card for each of the video streams, and displays the results in the Advanced Playback tab.
 
Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0:
Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 is also known as BD-Live.
The new major features are the support of Internet-connected activities, which can use 1GB of local storage.
It enables powerful Internet-connected activities, such as multiplayer gaming, e-commerce, movie trailer and subtitle downloading, and social networking.
The CyberLink Blu-ray Disc advisor will test your computer’s playback capability for BD-Live and Network Capability, and display the results in the Advanced Playback tab.

 

Blu-ray Disc Profile 5.0:
Supports Blu-ray 3D disc titles playback.

 

Blu-ray Disc Profile Comparison Table:

Feature

BD Profile 1.0

BD Profile 1.1

(Bonus View)

BD Profile 2.0

(BD-Live)

BD Profile 5.0

(Blu-ray 3D)

Local Storage

No

256 MB

1GB

1GB

Secondary Video/Audio Decoder

No

Essential

Essential

Essential

Virtual Package

No

Essential

Essential

Essential

Internet Connection Capability

No

No

Essential

Essential

Note: If the BD & 3D Advisor indicates that your computer cannot successfully playback Bonus View or BD Live items, your player may still be able to play back Blu-ray Discs, but it won’t be able to play the special content that support Bonus View or BD-Live. To play this special content, you would need to update your player.

 
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