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Is it possible to convert a DVD to a bluray (BD5?)

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So I have some dvd rips I haven't yet reburned to dvd because I didn't want to lose quality by compressing them because of their old video format. I was wondering if I could convert the disc somehow to a bluray like a BD5 format and play it on a bluray player?
post #2 of 7
By DVD rips I assume you mean uncompressed rips? because if so why not just burn them to blank DVD media?
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Because the rip is larger than the 4.5 a dvdr can hold
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Originally Posted by HelloHelloHello View Post

Because the rip is larger than the 4.5 a dvdr can hold

You can always burn them to double layer dvd media? The cost of that media has come down quite a bit - probably the same as inexpensive bd-r single layer media.
post #5 of 7
The Blu-ray spec includes legacy support for standard def video; you often see such as Blu-ray extras. I've never made Blu-ray from scratch so I don't know what the tools would be.

DVDFab will author Blu-ray from a variety of inputs, including DVD, but I suspect it upconverts to hidef. Maybe not damaging, but unneeded.

As said, I would burn the videos to DVD DL (Verbatim is what I use).

Or: recompress with Handbrake. At q=18, "High Profile", the quality on DVD looks very good to me. Typically a 2:1 space saving. You will be playing MKV or MP4 media files then, not DVD Video, so it depends on your player.

-Bill
Edited by wmcclain - 10/31/13 at 4:27am
post #6 of 7
If your Bluray player can play mkv files, you can use Mkvmerge (part of Mkvtoolnix) to import the first vob file and it will auto-load the remaining files for that title. Check the characteristics of the audio and video components are correct and then activate mux to mkv. Quality will be as per the original vob files, just put into a different container.

If you want an actual Bluray with menus and to store up to 23GB of material, you can use MultiAVCHD to import the mkv's you have created or possibly even import direct from the source DVDs, but there is a fairly steep learning curve.
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DL DVD AKA DVD9
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