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here's how to convert your dusty HD-DVD to Blu-ray

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I was a bit frustrated about my hd-dvd collection biting the dust so I decided to convert them to blu-ray. It's not that tricky, if you feel like it try it.
I'm not selling anything here.

Here are the requirements..

- PC with Windows & Xbox HD-DVD drive plugged to your PC via USB cable.

- AnyDVD HD (http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html) (can be used in trial mode I think)
- PSPad (free)
- EvoDemux (free)
- TSMuxer (free)
- ImgBurn (free) to burn your blu-ray


Just follow the guide.. I took screenshots for all the steps.
http://lucraymond.net/2012/08/12/converting-hd-dvd-discs-to-blu-ray/

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post #2 of 28
I have tried as you show me the link,it is very good,but there is still trouble for me,and I will try later,thank you very much!
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shenxiongpeng View Post

I have tried as you show me the link,it is very good,but there is still trouble for me,and I will try later,thank you very much!

if you have issues you could describe them.. I've processed a dozen with success..
post #4 of 28
If one wanted to convert the blue ray files that this procedure created into .mkv files (and keep them on a server) to be played by a media streamer client, what would be the next step?

Use Make MKV? handbrake?


Thanks
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Tim Sorrentino View Post

If one wanted to convert the blue ray files that this procedure created into .mkv files (and keep them on a server) to be played by a media streamer client, what would be the next step?
Use Make MKV? handbrake?
Thanks

at step 4, before burning, you have media files playable from VLC. If you really want MKV, you can use any tools that already work to transcode from m2ts to mkv.I personally use DVDFab...

There is an alternative..

- You could probably select DEMUX at step #3 instead of BLURAY. That will leave you with the audio and video
- go here http://www.dvd-guides.com/guides/blu-ray-rip/256-remux-blu-ray-to-mkv
and follow the step with mkvmerge (#5,#6,#7) to merge back the video and audio in the mkv container.

seems like a simple solution.
post #6 of 28
Slayerizer,

Thanks for the immediate answer! I will try what you suggested and report back sometime.

Tim
post #7 of 28
Sorry to bump this thread, but this is a much more complicated method than necessary. Slyoft AnyDVD plus Clown BD gives you everything you are talking about here and is much easier to setup and use than what you describe.
post #8 of 28
Do these methods keep the menu system or is it just insert and play?
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by larrimore View Post

Sorry to bump this thread, but this is a much more complicated method than necessary. Slyoft AnyDVD plus Clown BD gives you everything you are talking about here and is much easier to setup and use than what you describe.

and you could use DVDFab Passkey lite for free with ClownBD if you do not want to spend the $$$ on AnyDVDHD.
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ctiq21 View Post

Do these methods keep the menu system or is it just insert and play?

the menu won't be transfered
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by larrimore View Post

Sorry to bump this thread, but this is a much more complicated method than necessary. Slyoft AnyDVD plus Clown BD gives you everything you are talking about here and is much easier to setup and use than what you describe.

clonebd won't work with HD-DVD which is the main topic for the post
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

clonebd won't work with HD-DVD which is the main topic for the post

Did you mean to refer to ClownBD vs. clonebd?
ClownBD worked for me just fine with a HD-DVD input.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

clonebd won't work with HD-DVD which is the main topic for the post

ClownBD works perfectly with HD DVD. The name may say BD, but it does HD DVD just fine, and a lot less steps than in the first post.

I think it is a perfect solution to guarantee and future proof your HD DVD collection. You end up with an HD DVD and a BDR Disc.


As a collector of failed formats, this keeps you from having to keep a bunch of HD DVD players around the house. You could have one HD player in your main area and have a BD player everywhere else you might want to watch a disc--including the car as BD players are becoming available.
Edited by larrimore - 10/20/12 at 10:38am
post #14 of 28
Thanks for this. Will try it and get back to you.
post #15 of 28
OK, the guide is gone. frown.gif

I am not paying for AnyHD-DVD when I already paid plenty for AnyDVD. They want stupid money to upgrade. However, I was able to get DVDfab at a huge discount many moons ago, so...

How exactly to do this? I was just thinking about it the other day. I'd love to back up my HD-DVD's that look inferior on Blu-Ray (many titles, such as U571, have had excessive DNR added on top for the Blu-Ray release).

I honestly have no clue where to begin. Supposedly DVDfab isn't compatible with HD-DVD.

I'd love some actual directions on this, if someone could oblige me. Thanks! smile.gif

P.S. I do not have a DVD-ROM drive so to do this I will have to purchase one. That there is an expense, but one worth taking, I suppose. Just thought I'd mention that.
post #16 of 28

Not much interest in this kind of thing anymore, as you might imagine.

In January, I posted this in Assassin's thread:

 

"It's probably not worth a whole "Guide," but there must be a couple of us who are interested in backing up our HD DVD collection, and I haven't been able to find much information about that. I have, despite that, been reasonably successful.

I have an XBOX 360 HD player. I'm using Clown_BD, which requires Java runtime (JRE), eac3to, tsMuxeR and ImgBurn (all free), and AnyDVD (not free). Installation is relatively straight-forward, and links to the other programs (besides AnyDVD) are provided by Clown_BD.

The end result is a BD-structure folder and, if desired, an ISO file. I now have, for example, a BD of my Eagles Farewell Tour, in DTS-HD MA. And, of course, a new category in my media collection."

 

There was absolutely no interest, so you're pretty much on your own, though Clown_BD is here:

http://www.clownbd.com/

(download the package), and you already have AnyDVD.

Good luck.

Michael

 

post #17 of 28
AnyDVD is only for DVD. It has nothing to do with BD or HD-DVD. That would require a new purchase, which I am not wiling to do, especially since I already paid for DVDfab.

I'd give a back rub for a little more information on how to do this. cool.gif
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

AnyDVD is only for DVD. It has nothing to do with BD or HD-DVD. That would require a new purchase, which I am not wiling to do, especially since I already paid for DVDfab.
I'd give a back rub for a little more information on how to do this. cool.gif

I use dvdfab for bluray, but it can't process hd-dvd.. why not install the trial of anydvd-hd to process the few ones that you have. Once they are extracted to hard drive you don't need it anymore.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post
P.S. I do not have a DVD-ROM drive so to do this I will have to purchase one. That there is an expense, but one worth taking, I suppose. Just thought I'd mention that.

You do realize that you need an HD drive, not just a DVD drive, right?

post #20 of 28
Uh yeah. I do think that is kind of obvious. eek.gif
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Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

I use dvdfab for bluray, but it can't process hd-dvd.. why not install the trial of anydvd-hd to process the few ones that you have. Once they are extracted to hard drive you don't need it anymore.
I suppose I can try that. I'd have to uninstall my current AnyDVD software. Not a hard thing to do.
post #21 of 28
I remember a while ago when I ripped all my HD-DVD's I used this guide

http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=966851&postcount=1

Software was all free and given HD-DVD encryption had pretty much stopped development, there were no titles it could not handle. The only problem was sometimes the aacskeys program would fail because the keys for the HD-DVD drive had been revoked and you had a one time job to flash new drive firmware. That could be scary.

Another choice is makemkv which is free and rips BD and HD-DVD's to MKV (without additional compression) which can be demuxed and muxed back to a m2ts format for easier play in media players etc.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

I use dvdfab for bluray, but it can't process hd-dvd.. why not install the trial of anydvd-hd to process the few ones that you have. Once they are extracted to hard drive you don't need it anymore.

Download and install DVDFab's "Passkey" program. It handles HD-DVD, and the "lite" version is free. Use it to rip the HD-DVD to your hard drive, then process from there.
post #23 of 28
Thanks for the additional info. I am looking for an HD-DVD-rom drive now and will hopefully have one in my hands by the end of the month. Then it's software experimentation time.
post #24 of 28
If you use DVDFab Passkey, will a BD-R drive in your computer see (and read the data from) the HD-DVD disc or do you still need an X-Box DVD drive connected to your computer?

Thanks, Steven.
post #25 of 28

You need an HD (or combo) drive. The technologies are different.

post #26 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

I was a bit frustrated about my hd-dvd collection biting the dust so I decided to convert them to blu-ray. It's not that tricky, if you feel like it try it.
I'm not selling anything here.

Here are the requirements..

- PC with Windows & Xbox HD-DVD drive plugged to your PC via USB cable.

- AnyDVD HD (http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html) (can be used in trial mode I think)
- PSPad (free)
- EvoDemux (free)
- TSMuxer (free)
- ImgBurn (free) to burn your blu-ray


Just follow the guide.. I took screenshots for all the steps.
http://lucraymond.net/2012/08/12/converting-hd-dvd-discs-to-blu-ray/

eek.gif

I know its been a while, but can anyone post a guide of how to rip HD dvd to bluray. I am in the same boat and stuck now .....

 

Any hep would be great .....  

post #27 of 28

Can anyone post the steps .. the link given by OP is not working.... 

post #28 of 28
I think I just used AnyDVD HD in trial mode as suggested and then ran through Make MKV. I play mine over my network with my WDTV Live. A couple of links that may help below.

http://redherring2.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/blu-raydvdhd-dvd-to-mkv/

https://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?53410-Help-with-my-HD-DVD-frustration/page2

Good Luck

Stace
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