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post #1981 of 2482
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Originally Posted by lmenningen View Post

I, too, make videos and am trying to include Blu-Ray for HD playback, but alas, I can't find any standalone players that will play them (plays fine on a computer). HOwever, someone said the Blu-Ray spec DOES optionally allow for playing these disks, but the player manufacturers aren't incorporating it.

Something is wrong with your process. I can author Blu-ray disk using video from HDV and AVCHD camcorders with multiAVCHD, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6+ with HD pack, and those BDs play perfectly on my PS3 and JVC stand alone player.
post #1982 of 2482
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Originally Posted by MozartMan View Post

Something is wrong with your process. I can author Blu-ray disk using video from HDV and AVCHD camcorders with multiAVCHD, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6+ with HD pack, and those BDs play perfectly on my PS3 and JVC stand alone player.

PS3 is a known exception - it has code explicitly permitting it to play non-DRM disks, but some other players don't. The ones I made play on the PS3, all have multi-level menus, video buttons, motion backgrounds, stuff than Encore CS4 provides, but they won't play on some stand alone players (fine on the computer's BR player, of course)

What is your JVC model? What would also be helpful would be a web site that identifies which players will and which won't, without trying each player brand and model.

One videographer reported on a forum that he went to BestBuy armed with disks and could find only one player of those he could try, that would play them. (I couldn't tell you when he went.)
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

The licensing and DRM issues only come up if you are ordering pressed discs from a replicator...

Actually if you go to the licensing site it says one is not even allowed to slap the Blu-Ray logo on a disk without paying. But you're right if it's family, or even a wedding customer who gets only three copies, or anything that isn't distributed widely. At least that is the way it *should* be. But is it that way?
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

...If you are using a professional tool like Scenarist to author you need to be careful that your discs are not set with the copy protection flag. This would indeed prevent playback. However this is not an issue with any consumer authoring tool. Since you're using Encore your problem lies elsewhere...

OK, but I was told Blu-Ray doesn't have a copy protection flag like DVD's have. Indeed, I don't see a place in Encore to set it like it has for DVD's.
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

Some of the early players were physically incapable of playing BD-R so check into that too.

My Sharp BD-HP20U claims to honor BD-R but someone on a forum somewhere said Sharp made an executive decision to not include code for playing non-DRM material. Is that true? Has anyone else heard that?
post #1983 of 2482
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Originally Posted by lmenningen View Post

What is your JVC model?

JVC XV-BP1. Great player. It even plays MPEG2 HD from DVD disks authored as AVCHD disk (like PS3).

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1131998
post #1984 of 2482
Somewhere on this forum is a thread showing a chart of the different players and what kind of disks they will play. The Sharp players were the few that would only play pressed disks. As I remember the Sony players played almost everything and the Panasonic's were also pretty good also, so don't use the Sharp players as a reference sample.

Mike T
post #1985 of 2482
Alright Fellas,

So, here it is.

I have a 26" LCD for my computer which supports HDMI output, it is literally 2 feet away from my 42inch Vizo LCD HDMI ports, I use a ps3 as my Blu-ray Player, also just purchased a 3 piece Bose speaker system. Its time I tak advantage of all my components!

I just bought and installed Pioneer BDR-205 Blu Ray Burner:

It supports
12x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL, 2x BD-DE, 16x DVD+-R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 8x DVD+-R DL, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 40x CD-ROM, SATA

I have 1 BD-RE which I bought to experiment with.

All of my media is in .MKV extensions.

I made an attempt to use "ImgBurn" in UDF and the film did not play on my ps3.

Questions:

1) Which software is suitable for MKV files?

2) Can I hook a HDMI cable between my LCDs and then play blu-ray on my computer which then will play on my 42'' through the HDMI cable without sacrifice quality of audio/video?

3) Anything else I should know/consider?

Remember Im a rookie, go easy!


TIA!!!!
post #1986 of 2482
http://tversity.com/

And you may want to post this in the HTPC or Home Theater Gaming areas of the forum for more and better responses.
post #1987 of 2482
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Originally Posted by StantonSteel View Post

Questions:

1) Which software is suitable for MKV files?

TIA!!!!

I would try multiAVCHD:

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143744
post #1988 of 2482
I hope this the right forum to get help? If not IM sorry.

Hi Forum: I have tried all kinds of blu ray software combinations to burn the movie only to a 25GB R-DVD with no success. I like the Guide to blu-ray backup: by milOtis> and yes I have downloaded all the necessary software required to make this guide work. The truth is all would work except for BD_REBUILDER latest version. I have downloaded all the latest software from videohelp.com.

Sly soft anydvd hd purchased
Haali Media Splitter
Avisynth
FFdshow
Deamon Tools
ImBurn
Avchd-Patcher
BD-REBUILDER?

The problem with the BD-Rebuilder is when I extract it to the Desktop and the build
Folder with it components parts, I click on the BD-builder icon to run the software, a warning message pops up> Component MSCOMCTI.OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly register: a file is missing or invalid<>and I can't continue to use it. I have tried many different ways to get it running. I have uninstalled many times, I have uninstalled the other required software components to start the installation first with BD_Rebuilder or Uninstall it last and still it doesn't make a different, that warning message pops up and I can't use this software. I have built a brand new computer from brand new component parts and VISTA 32 bit O/S. I have used DVDFABHD and ANYDVDHD (purchased) but the dvdfabhd is only a trial version. The full version, costs a lot and I already pd for the other lifetime supportIf this bug with BD-rebuilder continues to give me problems, could someone direct me to a better solution in burning from the HHD to a 25GBR-DVD. I would greatly appreciate it, plus a guide of how to make it work. Thanks a lot.Raul










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post #1989 of 2482
go to the doom9.org forum and there's a bug report thread check for BD-Rebuilder at the end of the thread someone had your same problem and they'll tell you how to fix it .....
post #1990 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Hef View Post

go to the doom9.org forum and there's a bug report thread check for BD-Rebuilder at the end of the thread someone had your same problem and they'll tell you how to fix it .....

Indeed a new version's been posted there which I think may address the OCX problem.
post #1991 of 2482
hello I have a question and I was wondering if someone could help me, I am trying to convert my mpv file into an vc1 file, but nothing happens I just get this.

Quote:


C:\\vc1conv> vc1conv C:\\vc1conv\\original_clip.mpv C:\\vc1conv\\converted_clip.mpv
vc1conv VC-1 Elementary Stream Converter 0.4
Sequence Header found
0 frames before first I-frame
Reserved Profile
Level = 1
Chroma Format = 4:2:0
Horizontal size = 2310
Pulldown = 0
Interlace = 0
Aspect ratio = unspecifed
Forbidden Frame Rate!
Forbidden Frame Rate!
Frame Rate = -1.#10
frames = 0, running time 0:0:0.000000

can you tell me what I am doing wrong
post #1992 of 2482
Please forgive me if this has already been answered, but I've searched this thread and other sites, but can't find an answer to this problem.

I've been very successfully creating AVCHD discs to play in my Blu-ray player from MKV files. The files are often 2.35:1 aspect ratio 720P files, which come out to something like 1280x544. I run it through Ripbot to add the necessary lines to make it compliant (1280x720). Once it finishes reencoding, I run it through TSMuxer to create the AVCHD and then burn with Nero.

However, I cannot figure out how to make a proper AVCHD from a 1.33:1 (4x3) file. The native files are approximately 944x720 and no matter what I do, the final burned AVCHD comes out with no black bars on the side, but rather occupies the entire TV frame and is squashed and elongated. The procedure includes running it through Ripbot to make it a compliant 1280x720, then creating a final disc, after repeating the procedure above (authoring the AVCHD with TSMuxer and burning with Nero).

I've done everything including using Clipinf Editor to change the header information on the clipinfo file from 16x9 to 4x3. It yields no change. I've also used MKVToolnix to patch the actual MKV, forcing it be 4x3. But TSMuxer forces it back to being 16x9. Again, no matter what I do, the image is squashed.

I've been tinkering with this problem off and on for months and have never read a solution, which I'm sure is pretty simple.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #1993 of 2482
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Originally Posted by clayface1000 View Post

Please forgive me if this has already been answered, but I've searched this thread and other sites, but can't find an answer to this problem.

I've been very successfully creating AVCHD discs to play in my Blu-ray player from MKV files. The files are often 2.35:1 aspect ratio 720P files, which come out to something like 1280x544. I run it through Ripbot to add the necessary lines to make it compliant (1280x720). Once it finishes reencoding, I run it through TSMuxer to create the AVCHD and then burn with Nero.

However, I cannot figure out how to make a proper AVCHD from a 1.33:1 (4x3) file. The native files are approximately 944x720 and no matter what I do, the final burned AVCHD comes out with no black bars on the side, but rather occupies the entire TV frame and is squashed and elongated. The procedure includes running it through Ripbot to make it a compliant 1280x720, then creating a final disc, after repeating the procedure above (authoring the AVCHD with TSMuxer and burning with Nero).

I've done everything including using Clipinf Editor to change the header information on the clipinfo file from 16x9 to 4x3. It yields no change. I've also used MKVToolnix to patch the actual MKV, forcing it be 4x3. But TSMuxer forces it back to being 16x9. Again, no matter what I do, the image is squashed.

I've been tinkering with this problem off and on for months and have never read a solution, which I'm sure is pretty simple.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The correct image would be 16X9, 1280X720 with a 168 pixel wide black border on left and right. I have not used RipBot for awhile, can you see the avs resizing script and it should have "addborders(168,0,168,0)" to add a 168 pixel black border to the left and right sides of the image. If it has it this way, then there may be a bug somewhere in Ripbot as a HD image formatted as 4X3 is not to common. You would probably do better by asking on the Doom9.org forum in the RipBot thread.

Mike T
post #1994 of 2482
I really appreciate the help, mtallent. It's still not working, but I think you've pointed me in the right direction. I've followed your instructions, but for some reason, the results are the same (squashed picture). Perhaps it's because I'm running an old version of Ripbot.

I'll tinker again tomorrow and report back with my results. Thanks again.
post #1995 of 2482
Success! I tried one more time before going to bed and finally got it! I needed to download the latest version of Ripbot. Then, I had to set to custom size, but leaving the settings intact. This enabled a script for resizing and I just added the addborders in the same line which contained the 944x720 info.

I ran the finished MKV through TSMuxer and burned a perfect 1.33:1 AVCHD.

Thanks again for your help, mtallent. I honestly couldn't have figured this out without your very kind assistance.
post #1996 of 2482
Great that you got it working, now I know how to do a 1.33:1 AVCHD if I ever need to do that someday. Happy to help as I got a lot of help myself.

Mike T
post #1997 of 2482
Mike, after your initial suggestions, what tripped me up was using an old version of Ripbot that wouldn't accept the "addborder" script. I thought it was something I was doing, but because you suggested that it might a Ripbot issue, I downloaded the latest version and it worked like a charm.

Might be nice for anyone else trying this to know that they should keep their freeware updated! Thanks again...
post #1998 of 2482
I'm not sure why you have to run the RipBot output through TSMuxer before burning with Nero? I don't have to do this step (I just remove the offending directories for my particular Blu-Ray player).
post #1999 of 2482
Stanton, I started doing it this way a long time ago, probably from reading some guide, and never thought about changing -- despite the option being available in Ripbot. Just sorta fell into the habit.

That said, because Ripbot takes so long to process, I like being able to easily manipulate the finished MKV after the fact -- making subtitles the way I want them, inserting chapters, spliting into two discs, if necessary, etc. If I mess up or don't like the results, with TSMuxer, I can redo it in a couple of minutes, not hours.
post #2000 of 2482
I have been successful in using BDInfo, AnyDVD, TSMuxerGUI, and IMGBurn to strip out movies that are under 25 GB and putting them onto 25 GB BDs. However, I am having issues with TV show disks and would like some help if possible.

Most TV show BDs have 4 episodes on them and their combined size is over 25 GB. What I would like to do is grab only 2 of the episodes as their size is under 25 GB and I should be able to burn them onto a 25 GB BD. I do this all the time with regular DVDs with no issues whatsoever.

I use BDInfo to get the episode info and the I use TSMuxerGUI and grab the two episodes I want and mux them. When finished I get a single .m2ts file which I can play on my PC fine. However, when I burn it using BDInfo and play it in my PS3 it doesn't work.

Does ayone have any thoughts as to why this is the case? Does anyone have any guides or suggestions as to how I can get this to work? TIA!
post #2001 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Upinit View Post

I use BDInfo to get the episode info and the I use TSMuxerGUI and grab the two episodes I want and mux them. When finished I get a single .m2ts file which I can play on my PC fine. However, when I burn it using BDInfo and play it in my PS3 it doesn't work.

Does ayone have any thoughts as to why this is the case? Does anyone have any guides or suggestions as to how I can get this to work? TIA!

no idea, but why on earth would you combine them? use multiavchd to put them on disc instead, that way you get them as separate files and can even add chaptermarks.
post #2002 of 2482
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Originally Posted by ouagadougu View Post

no idea, but why on earth would you combine them? use multiavchd to put them on disc instead, that way you get them as separate files and can even add chaptermarks.

What an idiot. I knew I had used a piece of software about 6 months ago that did this but I couldn't remeber what it was. I just used it and was able to burn a disk just fine. Thanks for jogging my memory!
post #2003 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Upinit View Post

What an idiot. I knew I had used a piece of software about 6 months ago that did this but I couldn't remeber what it was. I just used it and was able to burn a disk just fine. Thanks for jogging my memory!

does this work with vc1 files
post #2004 of 2482
will the playstaion 3 play bde's
post #2005 of 2482
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Originally Posted by kirtis_mcleskey View Post

will the playstaion 3 play bde's

Did you mean BD-REs? If yes, then yes.
post #2006 of 2482
I have been shrinking my BDMV files (Copies with anydvd and dvd fab) with BD Rebuilder. Everything works perfectly, but I need to put spanish subtitles on the disc. For some reason, even though I specified to put the subs in, the final file only has english subs.

Question: It took a long time to shrink these to a DVD size, so I was wondering if there is any way to take the 4gb file and add the subs directly and if there is somewhere I can download them.

Thanks.
post #2007 of 2482
ENCORE CS4 and LG BD-390

Recently I burned a BD-R using Adobe Encore CS4. The (Memorex) discs play perfectly on my old Phillips 9000 and a Samsung 1500, but give an "ERROR" message when attempting playback on the LG BD-390. The LG WILL play a disc authored with Final Cut without incident, so is this a known issue with Encore and the LG players?

Any input would be appreciated.
Ben Hardy
H & G REcorded Productions
post #2008 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Ben Hardy View Post

ENCORE CS4 and LG BD-390

Recently I burned a BD-R using Adobe Encore CS4. The (Memorex) discs play perfectly on my old Phillips 9000 and a Samsung 1500, but give an "ERROR" message when attempting playback on the LG BD-390. The LG WILL play a disc authored with Final Cut without incident, so is this a known issue with Encore and the LG players?

Any input would be appreciated.
Ben Hardy
H & G REcorded Productions

Ben,

Did you just author with Encore, or author+burn with it?
If you authored+burned with Encore I think it is more of Encore issue rather than LG player.
Are you on Mac or Windows?
If you are on Windows you can try ImgBurn http://www.videohelp.com/tools/ImgBurn
It is the best burning application in the world.
post #2009 of 2482
MozartMan

Thanks for your help. After posting this, I checked with the provider (relative) of the "Final Cut" authored discs and learned that one of them had been burned using CS4.
He suggested that it might be a media problem (Memorex Branded BD-R), so I ordered three different brands of media and hope that one of them will play on the LG 390.
I'm using WinXP and Adobe CS4 Premiere and Encore. Yes, I author and burn using Encore. I'll certainly give ImgBurn a try, as you suggested.

Thanks again for your advise,
Ben
post #2010 of 2482
MozartMan,

You Nailed It! I burned the Image File with ImgBurn as you suggested and presto, it played perfectly!

Thank you so much and Merry Christmas,
Ben
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