Originally Posted by Zagor
I am a bit confused...Are you saying you are actually burning HD-DVD compliant files onto regular DVD discs or are you just creating a HD-DVD compliant directory on your hard drive and then playing it with VLC?
If you are burning on an actual disc, how much video can you fit on a sigle sided disc? Will the disc play in a HD-DVD STB player?
If you are creating on a hard drive, excuse my ignorace but, what is the point? Why not leave the material in its original form (.TS, .mpg) and just use MPC with the appropriate codec for playing?
I regularly encode HD material to x264, will this work for creating HD-DVDs?
I don't think we will ever be able to just copy a HD-DVD to our hard-drive, isn't that what all this HDCP is about? To prevent ripping DVDs?
using a 360 HD Drive you can copy the complete HD DVD to your HardDisk BUT you can not play them due to AACS copy protection. Takes ~30mins for 27.4 gig (King Kong)
You can burn you MF5 HD DVD to a DVD R/DL and the Toshiba (X)A1 will play them. 360 xBox + HD addon drive as well BUT the xbox struggles with the high BR (at least for HDV 25Mbps). HDTV streams has been reported to work.
WinDVD 8 and VLC will play a MF5/VS10+ authored HDVTS folder of the harddisk. I confirm this because I did test.
To play movies of HD DVDs using the 360 HD drive you need the jap. WinDVD 7.5 version (which will restrict your output to 960x540 even if connected by HDMI with HDCP) OR wait for WinDVD 8 with HD support (Feb 2007, don't trust anouncements) OR PowerDVD + HD support (only god knows when available) OR Nero Showtime 3 + HD support (delivery promised and forgotten).
BTW. the MS HD DVD Jumpstart package + WMP 11 won't play it either.
One can get really exited about the new digital world....