Just as the prior demonstration disc this project is gear to bring high definition video and audio to bluray players and other type of HTPC or streamers. This disc, as the one before, will consist of individual segments, these segments will fit into a DVD DL media (for those without BD burners). Once all the segments are released then a full BD50 disc will follow. The BD50 will consist of all segments playable through a top menu.
The disc - Reference 2: Blu-Ray Demo Disc is a collaboration disc form AVSForum members; Archaea, Akis2001, Kalani and LastButNotLeast.. Fist off, a huge thank you to everyone involve in this project. It took a lot of work, dedication and time to put this together, so really thank you all.
The disc consists of 6 segments – Visual, bass, music, surround, animation and the new segment, superheroes. Additionally, the disc showcases the Home Theater / TV setup from the contributing members plus a special appearance of Landshark1’s theater. Thanks for sharing your spaces too.
As we learned with the prior project, BD9s are not compatible with all bluray players, but will play in most of them. I had included an additional index and Movieobject files with the segments discs with the prior project, I had decided not to do this with this project but rather have a “howto” on how to convert the BDMV structure to a AVCHD structure using MuliAVCHD if your player has difficulty playing the BDMV structure. I’ve found that using MultiAVCHD adds to the compatibility of playing BD9s, thus no Index or Movieobject file will be included. I recommend you using MultiAVCHD for maximum BD9 compatibility if your player has any issues playing these discs. The MultiAVCHD option is ONLY is you are using DVD DL media, there has not been any problems reported whatsoever when burned to bluray media.
We’ve also learned that the most effective way of getting these type of discs out is through torrent. It has been discussed and suggested to use newsgroups. For those that use newsgroups they are welcome to uploaded it(them) there, however, it(they) will be put out via PRIVATE torrents. Thus, you will need a torrent client to download the segments/disc such as utorrent.
The discs are in a compress format, RAR. I’m aware that this is an extra step that might be skipped, nevertheless, I believe that having the disc(s) contained in a RAR alleviates problems with disc structure and conflicts with file/folder resolving structures from different operating systems. Thus, you will need an um-compress software such as WinRAR.
If you are going to burn this to physical media, be it DVD DL or BD50, you would need burning software. The burning software need to be able to use UDF 2.5. An excellent burning software, plus is free, is Imgburn. It can burn to DVD DL, BD50 and/or format and burn BD-RE.
Finally for BD9 compatibility, I found that the best way to accomplish this, if your player won’t play the BD9 directly as a BD disc, is to run the BDMV structure through MultiAVCHD using the reauthoring mode. Thus you would need MultiAVCHD
Getting the Disc(s)
In order to get the disc you would need to have the torrent client and the uncompress software installed.
The next thing would be to download the torrent link to your computer. The torrent link(s) will be available at their corresponding segment posts.
Once you’ve downloaded the torrent link either open that file on your torrent client or simple double click on the torrent link to start the disc download.
Once the download start you will be able to monitor its progress. The speed and how long it takes to download each file is dependent on your internet connection speed as well as how many seeds are available. The more people seeding the file(s) the shorter the download time, so as etiquette to others you should seed at least the same amount of time as it took you to download the files.
Before the files are usable they need to be uncompressed using winRAR or similar software. Once unpacked you can play the disc using your computer, stream the individual clips or burn it to physical media.
- Bass Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #3
Bass Disc Fan Art
- Surround Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #4
Surround Disc Fan Art
- Music Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #5
Music Disc Fan Art
- Visual Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #6
Visual Disc Fan Art
- Animation Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #7
Animation Disc Fan Art
- Superheroes Disc (segment) link can be found on POST #8
Superheroes Disc Fan Art
- Reference 2: Blu-Ray Demo Disc link can be found on POST #9
Reference 2: Blu-Ray Fan Art
Disc Label & Cover (bluray)
Original colored cover
Bluray Box Disc Cover
Original colored label
Full Cover Disc Label
White Bluray Cover
Bluray White Box Cover
Full white Label
Edited by superleo - 6/18/13 at 6:29am