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post #211 of 695
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Are these available as MKV files ???
No, but you are welcome to convert them to whatever format you desire. smile.gif

It just seems easier. 99% of my content now originates from the HTPC. Getting up to put a disc in just seems silly these days. It's cheaper to buy HDD to store your media that it is to buy a rack to organize and store them. lol.


I assume I should not have any problem running MAKEMKV directly on the ISO ?

I might need some help downloading the torrents though....


Is there a password needed to unzip these ??? It's asking for one and I don't see it. Is this a download zip that contains all the torrent links? Or do I need multiple ones? I would like to download all the Demo's for both video and audio.

The winrar file I downloaded which I assumed was the torrent links inside requires a password to unzip it. Advice? I'd like to download all the demo disks. I just am uncertain if I downloaded the right thing.
post #212 of 695
Up among the first few posts are links to *.torrent.DELETE.txt files - download those, rename to remove the .DELETE.txt extension, and launch the .torrent files with your bt client. They will come down as a series of .par files, which when unpar-Ed, will give you unpacked Bluray structure and files (including the .m2ts files). Nothing is password protected, not sure why you got that.
post #213 of 695
They're .rar files. Use WinRAR to "un rar" them. I think the website to get WinRAR is rarlabs.com.
post #214 of 695
Oops, right, rar not par
post #215 of 695
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I assume I should not have any problem running MAKEMKV directly on the ISO ?
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You know what they say about assume (ASS out of U and ME). Loading the files in MakeMKV does not work as it will not read/detect all the m2ts files.. It does convert a few of them, but not all.

Like you I also prefer to use a HTPC, XBMC in my case, for watching content. I'm working on creating the .nfo files needed to load the m2ts files directly in XBMC using it's native interface. I just have very little free time, so it's taking a while..

I'll post everything when complete.
post #216 of 695
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Originally Posted by globalgreg View Post

Just tried converting to AVCHD and the 103 reads it as a data disc, no menu. Do you get a menu?

I have the same problem
post #217 of 695
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

It just seems easier. 99% of my content now originates from the HTPC. Getting up to put a disc in just seems silly these days. It's cheaper to buy HDD to store your media that it is to buy a rack to organize and store them. lol.
 

Me, too. I just leave them in BD folder format and play them with TMT5 via MediaBrowser. But, since sleep is overrated anyway (I really have to learn to stop checking in before going to bed), and I recognized your sig, just for you I took Leo's disc one (in BD format) and ran it through MakeMKV. Besides having to select every lossless audio file manually, which was a royal PITA, the process went smoothly. The 38GB BD became a 28GB folder with 30-ish (sorry, didn't count them) individual files, each of which played flawlessly using TMT5. Sorry, mwehnes, I didn't look to see how many were missing, but it couldn't have been many. No menu structure, though, which is why I leave everything as BD.

 

If it's asking for a password, that may be the torrent for disc one. The password, according to the perfectly clear directions for downloading provided by Leo (subtle hint wink.gif) is AVSFORUM.

 

I can't imagine you'll need help downloading the torrents, but feel free to ask if you do. The ridicule and sarcasm here aren't much worse than you've survived elsewhere. biggrin.gif

 

Michael

post #218 of 695
That was it. Password was avsforums. Thanks !
post #219 of 695
Thread Starter 
^^^

That one is a ZIP file. And should be ALL the links for the first reference disc, including the link for the complete disc.

The links for the Reference 2 disc can be found in the first page and are, as of now, just individual files for each segment. The links for the second discs, ALL have a "DELETE.TXT" extension and do not have any type or compression or password.

Once the files, for any of the discs first or 2, are downloaded, need to be UN-RARed; NONE of the RARed discs have a password.

So to summarized;

-First disc::
Links to the download files (discs) are password protected.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.

- Second disc:
Links to the downlosd files (discs) do NOT have any type of password and are contained with in a DELETE.TXT extension that needs to be removed.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.
post #220 of 695
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Originally Posted by mwehnes View Post

You know what they say about assume (ASS out of U and ME). Loading the files in MakeMKV does not work as it will not read/detect all the m2ts files.. It does convert a few of them, but not all.

Like you I also prefer to use a HTPC, XBMC in my case, for watching content. I'm working on creating the .nfo files needed to load the m2ts files directly in XBMC using it's native interface. I just have very little free time, so it's taking a while..

I'll post everything when complete.

These clips are short in nature. You're not going to want the clips to be represented with .nfos and presented inside any type of jukebox interface. Moreso, navigation would be cumbersome. Pop-up navigation is great on these.

Leo has taken time to author a menu with the intended purpose of clip navigation. I did the same thing with my disc(s). You will find that playing back the full menu structure will be by far the best approach. If you treat the disc as a single unit instead of making .mkv out of each clip then you can represent the complete disc in a jukebox interface.

From what I understand XBMC now supports blu-ray menu. These discs (Leo's and mine) do not use any of the advanced higher level menu authoring (java and the like). The discs are native BDMV folders but if needed an .iso could be created.
post #221 of 695
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

It just seems easier. 99% of my content now originates from the HTPC. Getting up to put a disc in just seems silly these days. It's cheaper to buy HDD to store your media that it is to buy a rack to organize and store them. lol.


I assume I should not have any problem running MAKEMKV directly on the ISO ?

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See post above. Basically same thing.

I'd argue that it's even easier doing away with an HTPC and playing back HDD stored content with a media tank/player, they do better at that then an HTPC does.

Don't be so centralized on running it though makemkv.. You can playback the complete authored disc a myriad of ways. It does not have to be burned to optical media for full disc playback.
post #222 of 695
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

^^^

That one is a ZIP file. And should be ALL the links for the first reference disc, including the link for the complete disc.

The links for the Reference 2 disc can be found in the first page and are, as of now, just individual files for each segment. The links for the second discs, ALL have a "DELETE.TXT" extension and do not have any type or compression or password.

Once the files, for any of the discs first or 2, are downloaded, need to be UN-RARed; NONE of the RARed discs have a password.

So to summarized;

-First disc::
Links to the download files (discs) are password protected.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.

- Second disc:
Links to the downlosd files (discs) do NOT have any type of password and are contained with in a DELETE.TXT extension that needs to be removed.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.

Thank you for the helpful post. biggrin.gif

Any reason someone has not hosted these without the delete required or password needed?

I'd imagine and free Dropbox account would work fine for generating a legit link and that link would not be blocked by AVS or void rules.

It would be pretty cool to download a zip folder containing every link in once place. I'm just not sure what the rules are on such things.
post #223 of 695
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

^^^

That one is a ZIP file. And should be ALL the links for the first reference disc, including the link for the complete disc.

The links for the Reference 2 disc can be found in the first page and are, as of now, just individual files for each segment. The links for the second discs, ALL have a "DELETE.TXT" extension and do not have any type or compression or password.

Once the files, for any of the discs first or 2, are downloaded, need to be UN-RARed; NONE of the RARed discs have a password.

So to summarized;

-First disc::
Links to the download files (discs) are password protected.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.

- Second disc:
Links to the downlosd files (discs) do NOT have any type of password and are contained with in a DELETE.TXT extension that needs to be removed.
Files for the discs are compressed RAR files that are not password protected.


I got the torrent going for Steve's disc right now, should be done tomorrow. Then I'm getting both of yours !! Can't wait to see all three of these, amazing stuff right there biggrin.gifcool.gif
post #224 of 695
Thread Starter 
The link for the VISUAL segment can be found on the first page POST #6
post #225 of 695
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

The link for the VISUAL segment can be found on the first page POST #6
Please tell me "Superheros" will be next. wink.gif
post #226 of 695
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

The link for the VISUAL segment can be found on the first page POST #6

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Thank You Sir ! biggrin.gif
post #227 of 695
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Any reason someone has not hosted these without the delete required or password needed?

I'd imagine and free Dropbox account would work fine for generating a legit link and that link would not be blocked by AVS or void rules.

It would be pretty cool to download a zip folder containing every link in once place. I'm just not sure what the rules are on such things.

You can't upload a file here with the extension ".torrent." There are size and naming restrictions when you try to insert an attachment, so renaming or zipping it is the standard workaround. I don't know why Leo included the password the first time, but there's no password on these.

Dropbox free is limited to 18GB, which sounds like a lot until you have a 40GB BD. So we owe a GREAT deal to those hosting and seeding these files.

I don't know what you mean by "every link." Superleo's discs are being released one section at a time to fit on a standard DVD-DL as AVCHD. Then an entire disc is released as a separate file. So you may as well just download volume one as an entire disc and ignore the others. ScubaSteve's was only released as a full BD, so that's only one file. The torrent link is on megaupload; I don't know why.

And there's also this disc:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412846/the-ultimate-bass-demo-disc

You got some catching up to do!

Michael

post #228 of 695
I used MultiAVCHD with the PS3 option to create a folder of files for the Bass disc. As per the instructions, I renamed that folder created by MultiAVCHD to "AVCHD" and copied it to the USB flash drive. It worked perfectly.

My question is, I'd like to put 2-3 of these "discs" onto a single USB flash drive. My drive doesn't have enough room to the entire bluray contents.

I've noticed that if I rename the "AVCHD" folder on the root of the drive to something different, it doesn't work. I also can't drop it into a subfolder, for instance having two folders:

\Bass\AVCHD
\Surround\AVCHD

...because AVCHD has to be the root folder. Is there any way to put two separate discs onto one USB flash drive?
post #229 of 695
Thanks!
post #230 of 695
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Originally Posted by ed3120 View Post

...because AVCHD has to be the root folder. Is there any way to put two separate discs onto one USB flash drive?

No.

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post #231 of 695
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

You can't upload a file here with the extension ".torrent." There are size and naming restrictions when you try to insert an attachment, so renaming or zipping it is the standard workaround.

I'm wondering when this is going to become a labor-SAVING device. biggrin.gif

Just to satisfy my own curiosity (and make Mfusick happy at the same time), here's the torrent for ScubaSteve's disc zipped, without using Mediafire or needing to delete anything:

 

 

 

Home Theater Demonstration Bluray v2.0.zip 235k .zip file

 

 

Keep in mind this is NOT THE DISC, just the file you need for the torrent. But it can be done this way, too.

post #232 of 695
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

I'm wondering when this is going to become a labor-SAVING device. biggrin.gif
Just to satisfy my own curiosity (and make Mfusick happy at the same time), here's the torrent for ScubaSteve's disc zipped, without using Mediafire or needing to delete anything:

Home Theater Demonstration Bluray v2.0.zip 235k .zip file


Keep in mind this is NOT THE DISC, just the file you need for the torrent. But it can be done this way, too.


Less than 1% to go for my ScubaSteve torrent, 300MB to be exact, it's coming biggrin.gif

Now to figure that post download process.. eek.gif
post #233 of 695

It may not be much of a "process." You will have two folders, just like a BD: BDMV and CERTIFICATE. You may only need to put them in one folder, you may need to use ImgBurn to create an ISO, you may need to run them through MultiAVCHD to create an AVCHD folder. That will depend on what your Oppo can read.

Good luck.

Michael

post #234 of 695
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

It may not be much of a "process." You will have two folders, just like a BD: BDMV and CERTIFICATE. You may only need to put them in one folder, you may need to use ImgBurn to create an ISO, you may need to run them through MultiAVCHD to create an AVCHD folder. That will depend on what your Oppo can read.
Good luck.
Michael

Ok thanks, I will try this tonight after work. Which one would you suggest I try first? Just put them in one folder, transfer to the USB hard drive, hook up to the Oppo 103 and see if that works??

When I rip BDs in DVDFab into M2TS, you don't see folders or anything, you pretty much just select your audio track and subtitles and hit Start (you only get the movie tract that way, no menus or extras..).. this process here sounds a bit more complicated than that... but yeah maybe I'm making more of this than I should. eek.gif

Thx ! smile.gif
post #235 of 695
I just purchased my first BluRay player and was searching for a demo disc... From what I've been reading, I guess this would be it. Thank you. Unfortunately, I don't have the know how nor the equipment to get this thing going. Is there a physical disc I can obtain from someone else here who has burned it? I will gladly pay for the final product with PayPal.

This would be my first BluRay disc as well, so "showing off" the new TV and blu ray player would be great with this disc. Can someone please PM me? Thank you. Abd thanks to everyone involved in making this.
post #236 of 695
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Ok thanks, I will try this tonight after work. Which one would you suggest I try first? Just put them in one folder, transfer to the USB hard drive, hook up to the Oppo 103 and see if that works??
 

There are several posts above from Oppo owners.

Or you can do it the hard way. wink.gif

post #237 of 695
^^^

Thx, I definitely prefer the easy way out wink.gif

Ok if I understand correctly, it seems like the poster with the 103 is saying that if converted to AVCHD, the Oppo 103 reads it as data only. So the easiest way would be to simply create a new folder (any specific naming convention for this new folder?) or do you mean take all the certificate files and drop them into the existing BDMV folder?? I'm not sure if I should create a brand new folder, and then drop both existing folders (BDMV and certificates) into it or just use one of the two existing folder and simply cut and paste all the files from the other one into this one (so in the end you have only one folder with all the files in there), or one main folder (that I must create) with both BDMV and certificate folders in there ? confused.gif
post #238 of 695
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post #239 of 695
^^^

Thx very much for finding this post !

I think I have it now, can't wait to get home and try it.. smile.gif

But what do I do with the certificate folder ?? eek.gif
post #240 of 695
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post
But what do I do with the certificate folder ?? eek.gif

Okay, who wants to be the first to tell him what he can do with the certificate folder?

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