Originally Posted by GodobeHD
For those of you still wondering if the BD can do the same thing as the HDDVD here the answer is YES. The process is identical to that of HDDVD outlined on this thread with the only change being the folder coming out Ulead MF5 being BDMV instead of HV_DVD.
The only catches of this approach are BD player must be Samsung (Sonys don't work!) and the bit rate stay under 20mb/sec.
I burned some HD shows I recorded OTA at 17mb onto a DVD+R and Samsung played flawlessly just like the original broadcast.
Maybe Joe Clark should consider creating such a sticky for BD software forum too.
1) I know this is an HD DVD forum, but since there is so much knowedge here and still so many unknowns, it really makes sense to work together. Those producing high def DVDs for weddings, etc will need to burn for both formats.
2) Exactly how did you get Ulead MF5 to output BDMV?
3) Exactly what is the max data rate?
4) Interesting the new Sony's don't work as they also can't play BD R or RW yet. So it looks like everything Sony is missing the firmware to read BDMV! (Despite the fact you can burn these with a VAIO!)
5) And, it looks like the A2 and Samsung are both limited to ATSC rate of 19.4Mbps.
6) But, why did Toshiba lower the limit? Perhaps it was an accident. Does anyone have any friends at Toshiba?
7) Of course, AVC and VC-1 will be great at 20Mbps, BUT the encode times will be so painful that those with MPEG-2 sources will likely not bother.
8) Current AVCHD discs are well under 20Mbps -- although there is a 24Mbps camcorder coming in 2007. Which suggests a future problem unless both BD and HD DVD systems can play 25Mbps. That would mean Samsung will need a patch and Toshiba may need to remove the limit on the A2.
9) Excellent comparison of Sammy and A1 at:http://www.film-talk.com/forums/lofi...hp/t11362.html
However, the comment that the Sammy will not play red laser unless it has ACSS appears to be wrong -- unless MF5P creates that when it makes a BDMV file.