Originally Posted by hwjohn
I think the problem is that the PS3 is seeing a BD structure on a DVD, and we have found that it doesn't like that. It has to be an AVCHD file structure.
I tried using the directory structure as described on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD#Overview
, but that did not give me the results I wanted. I forget exactly what happened... too many test combinations to remember.
I should perhaps pick up a couple of DVD-RW's for testing, instead of burning through my nice TY media.
You would have to have access to AVCHD/BD specs and really understand them in order to patch all the files to be correct for chapters and such.
Yeah, that's mainly why it is so slow going for me right now. I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible: single M2TS file, single chapter, no authoring, no menus, no surround sound, nothing. I just want to be able to pop a burned DVD into a PS3 and have it automatically play the lone video title contained therein, in 1920x1080 with 2-channel stereo audio.
Maybe look for a different software?
Replacing ProShow Gold with someone else isn't a viable option right now. It can
produce all sorts of other video files (most notably a 1920x1080 Quicktime MOV using h.264 video and AAC audio), DVD ISO images, Flash video, etc. I just figured since it could already output the BDMV standard, that would be the easiest path to an AVCHD.
Thanks, that looks promising. I'm just heading to bed now, but I'll read through that thread in the morning.
I've never heard of the program you mentioned so I don't know what it creates, but if it creates BDMV then you might be able to convert it to AVCHD so it would play from DVD on the PS3.
From what I've seen and heard (not having a BD burner myself), the Blu-rays generated by ProShow Gold are standard in every way. I see the BDMV and CERTIFICATE directories in the root, the index.bdmv and movieobject.bdmv files are there, there is a compliant M2TS file in the STREAMS directory, etc., etc. The PS3 will
play the M2TS file at 1920x1080 if you simply have it on a USB stick or whatever... so I know it isn't a codec issue.
I've suspected all along that the fix lies somewhere in the metadata in the .BDMV files, not in the actual video or audio streams. Since the PS3 will play the video content, but scaled down to 480p, I suspect there is some sort of DRM kicking in... as if the PS3 is connected to a non-HDCP compliant display (it does the same thing... scales down HD content to SD). Again, I'm convinced there is a magic bit somewhere I need to flip, and everything will work.... okay, off to bed.