Originally Posted by mmace
hi guys, could someone let me know what software is out to create your own BDMV disc (with menu etc)
been trying to "get" DVDit Pro HD but with no success so far
can anyone list me any other pieces of software that will allow you to create BDMV discs?
If you bought a BD burner like Sony BWU-100A or the panasonic, it should come with Cyberlink's PowerProducer 3 for BD. This doesn't work so well for me, but there is a $39 upgrade to PowerProducer 4 (just registering after you install the sw will get you an emailed invite to upgrade).
PowerProducer V4 creates what a BDAV disk and you can add simple menus (nothing fancy). If you have MPEG2 files lying around (eg : HDV) you can add MPEG2 files and create up to 25GB (actually 22.5GB if G=1024x1024 x1024) of video in there.
On the samsung with latest firmware, the disk will play but chapter additions will not work. Each mpeg2 file you add into a folder can be played as individual files ( but there is no chapter marks when playing files like this - meaning no nextchapter). The samsung seems to play practically any BDAV containing esoteric quirks such as 25P, 24P, 60I, 1440x1080, 1280x1080.
On PS3, it doesn't work. But most MPEG2 files can be written directly onto disks and played. PS3 refuses to play some types of MPEG2 and most types of AVC files. They seem to look for very narrow types of files and chokes if it sees a header flag it didn't like.
On Panasonic, it seems to work - ie : recognized the disk and navigation (but it has a problem with certain formats of files --- 25fps HD doesn't work). I only got the Panasonic this week, and have not played enough with it. It did not work with this short 25fps test file I had lying around. Put this down as a maybe.
One of my projects in the new year is to try to move my X-Files SD-DVD boxsets into BD-RE and see if I can fit one season per disk.
Roxio DVDit ProHD I did not like - it tries to decode and reencode any mpeg2 file I throw at it. Roxio's Easy Media Creator works up to 4GB and then chokes with an AS_Error: 7 for me,
I could not get Ulead's MF5 BD support to work for me either.
Cyberlink's PowerProducer4 seems to be the only one that was able to create a full 25GB disk of HD video and not mangle the original files - but you need the samsung to play this as PS3 FW 1.32 doesn't recognize the disk