Originally Posted by billcushman
Panasonic BD80. Both the AVCHD v1.3 and Patched v1.3b made on the same MacBook work perfectly.
Thanks for the feedback. This supports what I suspected. Three replies above this I posted a comment that is also relevant for your player. The next part probably won't make much sense without reading that reply first.
On Doom9 people talk about in-mux and out-of-mux menus. In-mux menus have the background and the controls in the same stream (single m2ts file), while out-of-mux menus have different streams (two m2ts files) for the menu controls and background. The new version uses an out-of-mux menu, while all the previous versions use in-mux menus. The out-of-mux menu allowed me to solve the previously-reported PowerDVD issue, but it seems to be the cause of the new Panasonic playback item. I've read that AVCHD is supposed to have in-mux menus, so the Panasonic players are basically just going by the book the same as PowerDVD not playing the v1.3 Patched version.
I'm not currently aware of a way to solve both the PowerDVD and Panasonic items, without doing a complete AVCHD re-author. That's what was done for v1.3, and it could be recreated. I think the AVCHD includes over 90 sections, but it might be quicker to just do a reauthor than trying to figure out a way to mux the menus based on what I've seen so far. Doing the chapters with BDedit might be faster than how they were done on the last version.
Building the AVCHD is much easier than the HDMV, because it doesn't offer popup menus or items like the top navigation, but it's still a significant task and makes the project more complex from a development standpoint. For example I believe the AVCHD authoring was why CalMAN continued to host the old version. Currently I'm leaning towards again creating a true AVCHD, like was done for v1.3, but it will take some time. Likely it will end the project, and any future pattern changes from CalMAN, ChromaPure, or ColorHCFR will be unsupported, simply because 3 distinct versions where I have no interest in 2/3 makes no sense to continue.
Originally Posted by T Morris
UPDATE: Just tried it and, as expected, it was a no-go. So for at least the time being I'll need to stick to the prior version.
I'll take it you mean HDMV on DVD media.
Anyway, thanks to everyone for the good feedback. I had figured the two snags hit so far might show up. If using the .iso for Blu-ray holds I'm at least 1 for 3 on guesses.