or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Software › My Blu-Ray Movie Burning Experiences...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My Blu-Ray Movie Burning Experiences... - Page 32

post #931 of 2482
Nice work Tom. I'm going to try your method w/my less than perfect MPEG-TS files. They show no glitches on actual playback, but the PS3 doesn't like them as Blu-ray [AVCHD] via TSRemux. The completely error-free ones do work w/just TSRemux, but anything else results in stutters and no audio.
post #932 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Nice work Tom. I'm going to try your method w/my less than perfect MPEG-TS files. They show no glitches on actual playback, but the PS3 doesn't like them as Blu-ray [AVCHD] via TSRemux. The completely error-free ones do work w/just TSRemux, but anything else results in stutters and no audio.

Please let us know if this works.

Thank you,
Chris
post #933 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by benes View Post

So basically what you are doing is using Ulead to author a proper BDMV format and then replacing the entire structure (but not the video file itself) with a TSRemux structure. Thereby making it AVCHD that will work in PS3. Excellent.

I think this can have some advantages since using TSRemux for muxing is still considered "beta" even by the author himself. So we can use Ulead to do the actual muxing into a m2ts file. Presumably it will do a much better job. And then we only use TSRemux to simply generate the outer structure. It should not have a problem with that.

Perfectly said.

And Schlotkins, latreche34 what benes described above is possibly the fix for your stuttering on PS3 playback, for the reasons he stated.

If you're experiencing stuttering or no audio, you should try and establish that the .m2ts file is compliant, before spending much time and materials burning coasters. If it's good, the .m2ts should playback normally when using the Windows Media Player.
post #934 of 2482
Now after popping the cork in the champagne bottle, one problem came up. While the workflow works perfectly from A to Z on DVD+RW media, when I tried to burn the same collaboration on DVD-R or DVD+R, I produced coasters. When I stuck the disks in the PS3, the video icon for the AVCHD disk appeared, and it proceeded to auto-play, but after a few seconds, the PS3 said it was not a valid file or disk, gave a numeric error code.

I think if I had followed the conventional wisdom to use Nero or ImgBurn to do the burn, I wouldn't have this problem. I think I'm almost home, but I did run into this problem.
post #935 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Roper View Post

Perfectly said.

And Schlotkins, latreche34 what benes described above is possibly the fix for your stuttering on PS3 playback, for the reasons he stated.

If you're experiencing stuttering or no audio, you should try and establish that the .m2ts file is compliant, before spending much time and materials burning coasters. If it's good, the .m2ts should playback normally when using the Windows Media Player.

Ugh, I guess I'm going to have to buy MF6+ to try this out. I don't have any other use for it other than this application.

If I may ask, and I apologize for all the dumb questions, but is there a reason 1920x1080i TS-MPEG from captured from my cable box would not be compliant? Is there a way to test this without purchasing MF6+ w/ HD pack using either videoredo or something else? The thing that has me concerned about my streams is I had Nero 8 recode them and I still had problems. So, it seems while a TS playback software/hardware solution can take care of issues, even a reencode doesn't fix my problem.

I don't mind spending the cash if I can get this to work. That would be huge for me actually.

Thanks,
Chris
post #936 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by latreche34 View Post

I downloaded nero 8 trial version it's worse than roxio there no option to set UDF not even an option to set open session or open disc, what kind of nero software are you using?

Look at http://club.cdfreaks.com/f142/bd2dvd...-guide-232165/ it shows where you need to be in the Nero burning rom to create a UDF 2.5 disk.
post #937 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlotkins View Post

is there a reason 1920x1080i TS-MPEG from captured from my cable box would not be compliant? Is there a way to test this without purchasing MF6+ w/ HD pack using either videoredo or something else? The thing that has me concerned about my streams is I had Nero 8 recode them and I still had problems.

VideoReDo has a trial. You could try running the .ts through that and then try Nero again. I haven't messed with Nero much aside from looking at what it will and will not re-encode, but there haven't been reports I've read of issues directly related to Nero when it works. The major issue with Nero is that it almost always wants to transcode and it crashes. Both Nero and Ulead are similar in that if you want AVCHD (which plays on the PS3) you have to let the program transcode mpeg2 to AVC. Ulead is different in that it authors BDMV, but BDMV is not accepted on DVD by the PS3.

Mpeg2 is not what either Nero or Ulead's AVCHD options are looking for. They both seem to be able to accept compliant AVC video in some containers without transcoding, but otherwise they're going to re-encode the video. Ulead has another option called BDMV which can accept AVC or mpeg2 video without trancoding, but the format cannot play back on the PS3 from DVD.

If you can supply tsremux with compliant video and audio it will be able to use that to create an AVCHD which can play on the PS3 from DVD. I'm almost certain that tsremux stole their AVCHD implementation from Nero. I can't seem to find any way for the base version of Nero to accept mpeg2 without transcoding though. I even tried feeding it the Ulead BDMV m2ts files, and Nero still wanted to transcode. From what I've read about tsremux, the major thing that Tom is doing is putting the mpeg2 m2ts from Ulead (BDMV) into Nero's AVCHD output and all tsremux is doing is adding chapters.
post #938 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

VideoReDo has a trial. You could try running the .ts through that and then try Nero again. I haven't messed with Nero much aside from looking at what it will and will not re-encode, but there haven't been reports I've read of issues directly related to Nero when it works. The major issue with Nero is that it almost always wants to transcode and it crashes. Both Nero and Ulead are similar in that if you want AVCHD (which plays on the PS3) you have to let the program transcode mpeg2 to AVC. Ulead is different in that it authors BDMV, but BDMV is not accepted on DVD by the PS3.

Mpeg2 is not what either Nero or Ulead's AVCHD options are looking for. They both seem to be able to accept compliant AVC video in some containers without transcoding, but otherwise they're going to re-encode the video. Ulead has another option called BDMV which can accept AVC or mpeg2 video without trancoding, but the format cannot play back on the PS3 from DVD.

If you can supply tsremux with compliant video and audio it will be able to use that to create an AVCHD which can play on the PS3 from DVD. I'm almost certain that tsremux stole their AVCHD implementation from Nero. I can't seem to find any way for the base version of Nero to accept mpeg2 without transcoding though. I even tried feeding it the Ulead BDMV m2ts files, and Nero still wanted to transcode. From what I've read about tsremux, the major thing that Tom is doing is putting the mpeg2 m2ts from Ulead (BDMV) into Nero's AVCHD output and all tsremux is doing is adding chapters.

Thanks for the help.

I actually have VideoRedo as I've just been storings streams on my computer and take out the commercials. This particular steam runs through both the quickfix in VideoRedo and Mpeg2Repair without any errors. (The stream itself is actually output from VideoRedo after I cut the commercials.) I used VideoRedo to turn the TS file into a MPEG file. that file plays in WMP11 with absolutely no issues. So that means my stream must be compliant, correct?
post #939 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlotkins View Post

I actually have VideoRedo as I've just been storings streams on my computer and take out the commercials. This particular steam runs through both the quickfix in VideoRedo and Mpeg2Repair without any errors. (The stream itself is actually output from VideoRedo after I cut the commercials.) I used VideoRedo to turn the TS file into a MPEG file. that file plays in WMP11 with absolutely no issues. So that means my stream must be compliant, correct?

It really depends on the source. One of the more annoying restrictions which can be present in broadcast is the length of the GOPs. If that is longer than a certain number (which I have seen on both cable and OTA broadcasts) then the stream is not compliant with Blu-ray. The bitrate flag can sometimes be incorrect and too high for Blu-ray. Both of these can be fixed with VRD. I think there is a howto on the Roxio site (DVDit Pro HD forum) for fixing these issues with VRD.
post #940 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phloyd View Post

It really depends on the source. One of the more annoying restrictions which can be present in broadcast is the length of the GOPs. If that is longer than a certain number (which I have seen on both cable and OTA broadcasts) then the stream is not compliant with Blu-ray. The bitrate flag can sometimes be incorrect and too high for Blu-ray. Both of these can be fixed with VRD. I think there is a howto on the Roxio site (DVDit Pro HD forum) for fixing these issues with VRD.

Yeah! I was wondering sometimes why the hell Nero ShowTime was showing 125 Mbit/second when I was playing .TS file from broadcast.
post #941 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlotkins View Post

I used VideoRedo to turn the TS file into a MPEG file. that file plays in WMP11 with absolutely no issues. So that means my stream must be compliant, correct?

I would take the same .m2ts file after it's been authored by TSRemux and see how that file plays on WMP11.
post #942 of 2482
Unfortunately, that isn't a guarantee either. I have .m2ts files from TSRemux that play fine on the PC and the PS3, but as soon as it's in an AVCHD container via TSRemux, I get stutter and no audio. Tom, I'm trying your method right now, using Ulead's HD pack and TSRemux, and will report back by this evening.
post #943 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Unfortunately, that isn't a guarantee either. I have .m2ts files from TSRemux that play fine on the PC and the PS3, but as soon as it's in an AVCHD container via TSRemux, I get stutter and no audio.

Right. I just meant no need to continue on to the burning step if the TSRemux'd .m2ts doesn't play well on the windows media player, and no guarantee it will play well on the PS3 even if it does.
post #944 of 2482
Tom,

A couple questions for you. I've been following the discussion and am interested (like Brajesh) in being able to author blu-ray content on red laser media with the same (relative) ease as authoring HD-DVDs on red laser media.

1) You mention editing, saving as a program stream, only to then re-convert back to transport stream. I use VideoRedo, which allows loading a transport stream, defining cuts, and saving as a transport stream. Do you think this would work? That way, a step could be eliminated.

2) Have you tried the discs that work in the PS3 on any other blu-ray players? I guess what I'm getting at is that during my HD-DVD authoring days, I had relative confidence that the discs would work in any HD-DVD player (although I guess Toshiba is the only real manufacturer there)

I only own a PS3 right now, but I would like to know if I spend a bunch of time authoring blu-ray content on red laser media, that they'll be somewhat "future proof" and play in other blu-ray players I may get down the road, since it does appear HD-DVD may be on its way out.

That being said, like Brajesh, I plan on keeping my A2 and A3. I've authored all seven parts of PBS' "The War" on HD-DVD (as well as many other things)...they look fantastic, and I really don't feel like re-authoring them.

Chris
post #945 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by benes View Post

Yeah that could be important. If the M2R log shows the header bitrate to be above 40 Mbps that should probably be fixed. You can use Restream.exe for that too.

Well, I think my Nero ShowTime is screwed. I played HDV .M2T file, which is 25Mbit/s CBR, with ShowTime and bitrate meter went to 700Mbit/s after playing file for one minute. This is ridicilous.
post #946 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatherom View Post

1) You mention editing, saving as a program stream, only to then re-convert back to transport stream. I use VideoRedo, which allows loading a transport stream, defining cuts, and saving as a transport stream. Do you think this would work? That way, a step could be eliminated.

2) Have you tried the discs that work in the PS3 on any other blu-ray players? I guess what I'm getting at is that during my HD-DVD authoring days, I had relative confidence that the discs would work in any HD-DVD player (although I guess Toshiba is the only real manufacturer there)

1) VideoReDo can probably be expected to work for mpeg2 manipulation.

2) What Tom is doing will likely play on my BDP-S1 without issue. Most Blu-ray players offer AVCHD support, and that's what tsremux is passing the disk off as. The disk he's doing is probably outside the AVCHD spec because it seems to call for only H264 video, but a similar technique is posted for putting Blu-rays on DVD with few replies of any issues. As long as most Blu-ray players continue to support AVCHD, at the very least you might just have to transcode a disk if the out of spec format wouldn't play on a player. The encode we're using for our calibration disk is H264 rather than mpeg2 video, but after something over 1500 downloads only the dual-format Samsung is suspected as possibly not working with AVCHD.
post #947 of 2482
where do you guys suggest to get the cheapest BD 25 and 50 write once media. Seen 25gb on ebay for around $15 shipped and 50gb in high $20's low $30's
post #948 of 2482
Ok guys if you want to play your HD ts files on PS3 without having to make an autoplay AVCHD disc it's simple, get videoredo output the ts file as MPEG2 PS (Program Stream) this will not affect the video quality and it takes about 15 min for 1 hour video, than burn as data disc with any burning application no need to set UDF and put the disc in your PS3 and enjoy tried that already and it works, I'm only having trouble with authoring to AVCHD why doing that? just to have autoplay feature, hope tsremux improve by the time so I can create an AVCHD disc error free.
post #949 of 2482
Woo-hoo! Got it to work using a slight modification to Tom's method. Tried 4 different TS files that previously resulted in stutters w/o audio on the PS3. Now they all play perfectly. Tried DVD+RW, DVD+R SL and a DVD-R DL.

Here's my workflow, which is very similar to Tom's.
  1. Take your hi-def capture and run it through VideoRedo (VRD). MPEG2VCR also works according to MozartMan, but I find VRD better. Cut out segments you don't want. Click 'Save As...' and choose 'Transport Stream (*.ts)' for output. Before this, if you haven't done so just once before, after you open VRD, click 'Tools', then while holding down the 'Shift' key, choose 'Options'. This gives you extra setup options. Find the line 'Add GOP Timecode to all GOPs' and enable it to 'True'.
  2. Run your VRD-generated TS through Ulead DVD Movie Factory 6+ with their HD Power Pack plug-in. It costs $20, but Google "ulead coupon" and you might find a 10% off coupon as I did. Start the Ulead launcher w/o any disc in your drive. Click 'New Video Project' button, then click 'OK' to choose your drive, then choose 'Blu-ray' with 'BDMV' option and click 'OK'. Once you're in, disable menu option and don't add any chapters.
  3. Run your Ulead-generated M2TS file (in the BDMV/STREAM folder) through TSRemux v0.0.18 with the 'Blu-Ray' output option to another folder on your hard drive. Set chapter markers to however many minutes you want.
  4. Delete 0001.m2ts from the TSRemux-generated BDMV/STREAM folder and copy over 0000.m2ts from the Ulead-generated BDMV/STREAM folder. Rename 0000.m2ts to 0001.m2ts.
  5. Burn the TSRemux 'BDMV' and 'CERTIFICATE' folders to any DVD media with Nero 7 or 8. Make sure you choose 'DVD-ROM (UDF)', then under the 'UDF' tab, choose 'Manual settings' and 'Physical partition' with 'UDF 2.50'.
  6. Perfect playback w/DD 2.0 or 5.1 audio on the PS3 with chapters and smooth forward/reverse scan. No menus, but I don't need them.
post #950 of 2482
Nice found, I was just doing the same thing I managed to get Ulead Moviefactory 6 Plus along with HD pack for free from torrent download noticed that Ulead creates the same two folders that tsremux does but with no autoplay feature, and since Ulead have data burning function I didn't need nero I just uninstalled it and works so far, but hope tsremux got improved so no need to do all this steps, ulead good for authoring home HDV video with menus though.
post #951 of 2482
We're having fun now! Nero UDF solved the burn problem for me last nite. ...and Brajesh...GOOD GOING!!!!

I thought about VideoRedo as well. Why not if it works? I use it, and it should work. I was just eager to post a workflow that worked, any. But alluringreality speaks for me. I totally agree.

Only thing, I'd remind latreche34 that while you're right about what you say to a point, unless you get the collaboration onto AVCHD you'll run up against the 2gb file size limitation. But that method it's still handy for a quick look.

But I wanted to say this. Some of you guys are giving me props for stumbling onto something that by all rights, I deserve no credit for. MozartMan, and benes, alluringreality, Brajesh, Phloyd have been on the front lines of this. Once Mozart expained that TSRemux was modifying two files to trick the PS3, the bell went off.

I think where we're headed is toward a red laser, BDMV, AVCHD workflow that has a working menu structure. Let's hope Sony doesn't decide to lay more traps in future PS3 upgrades.
post #952 of 2482
Tom, Brajesh, and others...

Great job doing all the experimentation...I will try this workflow today as well...

I know I asked this before...but, do either of you have a non-PS3 to try these in? If not, and I know this would be speculation on your part, but what is your opinion on the compatiblity of these discs with other blu-ray players?

Thanks again for all the trial and error...and resulting success!

Chris
post #953 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by benes View Post

This has probably been mentioned before but just thought I'd share my current experience. Videoredo's QuickStream Fix feature does wonders for glitchy streams. Probably better than M2R repair.

You know, I've been thinking about that. In the HD-DVD authoring workflow, many use VideoReDo to convert the TS to a PS for Ulead. Now, Brajesh's workflow uses VideoReDo to edit and save off the TS edits.

I think, when VideoReDo saves content, it fixes along the way (I seem to remember reading that). Perhaps that's why after a video source has been processed with VideoReDo, it has a pretty high success rate in HD-DVD authored discs, and, now, blu-ray ones.

Chris
post #954 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatherom View Post

I know I asked this before...but, do either of you have a non-PS3 to try these in? If not, and I know this would be speculation on your part, but what is your opinion on the compatiblity of these discs with other blu-ray players?

I already adressed this. What is being discussed can be expected to work on most standalone players. Of course the only reason they're having to go through all the steps is that the PS3 does not play BDMV from DVD. For my BDP-S1 following http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post12788552 I could skip steps 3 and 4 because my player can do BDMV from DVD. The bonus is that I could have menus, and the downside is that the PS3 wouldn't play it.
post #955 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

I already adressed this. What is being discussed can be expected to work on most standalone players. Of course the only reason they're having to go through all the steps is that the PS3 does not play BDMV from DVD. For my BDP-S1 following http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post12788552 I could skip steps 3 and 4 because my player can do BDMV from DVD. The bonus is that I could have menus, the downside is that the PS3 wouldn't play it.

Thanks, I'm just being paranoid.

Chris
post #956 of 2482
For HD-DVD authoring, 720P MPEG-2 TS files are usable, as well as 1088i files. After saving from VideoReDo as a program stream, the files are HDPatch'd before loading them in Ulead. This tricks Ulead, so it doesn't attempt to re-encode the files. In the case of 720P, the resulting EVO files are then HDPatch'd again before burning.

Would 720P or 1088i files work with the new Roper/Brajesh master workflow?

Chris
post #957 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Woo-hoo! Got it to work using a slight modification to Tom's method. Tried 4 different TS files that previously resulted in stutters w/o audio on the PS3. Now they all play perfectly. Tried DVD+RW, DVD+R SL and a DVD-R DL. So, not just RW.

Here's my workflow, which is very similar to Tom's. I owe you a drink at least sir!
  1. Take your hi-def capture and run it through VideoRedo (VRD). MPEG2VCR may work just fine, but I find VRD better. Cut out segments you don't want. Click 'Save As...' and choose 'Transport Stream (*.ts)' for output. Before this, if you haven't done so just once before, after you open VRD, click 'Tools', then while holding down the 'Shift' key, choose 'Options'. This gives you extra setup options. Find the line 'Add GOP Timecode to all GOPs' and enable it to 'True'.
  2. Run your VRD-generated TS through Ulead DVD Movie Factory 6+ with their HD Power Pack plug-in. It costs $20, but Google "ulead coupon" and you might find a 10% off coupon as I did. Start the Ulead launcher w/o any disc in your drive. Click 'New Video Project' button, then click OK to choose your drive, then choose 'Blu-ray' with 'BDMV' option and click 'OK'. Once you're in, disable menu option and don't add any chapters.
  3. Run your Ulead-generated M2TS file (in the BDMV/STREAM folder) through TSRemux v0.0.18 with the 'Blu-Ray' output option to another folder on your hard drive. Set chapter markers to however minutes you want.
  4. Delete 0001.m2ts from the TSRemux-generated BDMV/STREAM folder and copy over 0000.m2ts from the Ulead-generated BDMV/STREAM folder. Rename 0000.m2ts to 0001.m2ts.
  5. Burn the TSRemux 'BDMV' and 'CERTIFICATE' folders to any DVD media with Nero 7 or 8. Make sure you choose 'DVD-ROM (UDF)', then under the 'UDF' tab, choose 'Manual settings' and 'Physical partition' with 'UDF 2.50'.
  6. Perfect playback w/DD 2.0 or 5.1 audio on the PS3 with chapters and smooth forward/reverse scan. No menus, but I don't need them.

Yes, I can confirm this method. I went through all these steps except step 1 because I don't have VideoReDo. Plays perfectly on PS3.

So, to summarize this:

1. VideoReDo does great job by fixing .TS files captured from broadcast.
2. TSRemux does great job by making AVCHD (BDMV) structure and allows to use MPEG-2 on DVD 5/9 playable on Blu-ray players.
3. Ulead does great job by remuxing .TS files into .M2TS files which are compliant with Blu-ray specs.
post #958 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatherom View Post

Would 720P or 1088i files work with the new Roper/Brajesh master workflow?

720p already works with MF6+ without transcoding, so that part of the HD DVD post is outdated for the current software. It's quite possible that Ulead might still not accept 1088, but I don't have any files to test. Most likely you could just use the program listed in the HD DVD thread if that was an issue.

BDMV with Ulead seems very similar to HD DVD authoring. There are only a few differences:
1) The PS3 will not play a BDMV from DVD (this is why tsremux is being used in the current discussion)
2) BDMV can use H264 from .m2ts or .ts (this is irrelevant for PS3 from DVD users, but it's not very well documented by Ulead)


If you don't need your disk right away, it is possible to use the Ulead software to transcode to H264 with the AVCHD option. The upside is that the file size is smaller, you can fit more video on DVD, it will play on the PS3, you can have menus for the PS3, and you don't have to mess with different programs. The only downside is that you have to wait for it to transcode. Some people say that there is a quality loss, but there are transcoding settings and any loss could basically be a non-issue.
post #959 of 2482
Most people will probably not be dealing with 24p, but it appears that Ulead probably cannot do 24p. I had read that already at a camera-related site, but I was hoping that it would be able to pass-through compliant 24p. Using http://www.w6rz.net/judder.zip the report appears correct. The pulldownjudder (29.970fps) can be imported without transcoding, but the filmjudder (23.976fps) re-encodes. Aside from frame rate, I can't come up with another reason why one would work and the other wouldn't.

At this point there appears to be no reasonably priced software that can fulfill our calibration disk intent of having 24p video that's playable on the PS3 with menus from a DVD. Because of how the PS3 will only use AVCHD from DVD, that severly limits what can be used. Few programs create an AVCHD disk, and even fewer create an AVCHD disk with menus. At this point Nero is the only program I know of that has any chance at all of working, but the only format it will consistantly import without transcoding is m2ts and I don't have any 1080/24 h264 files to test. Beyond that the only thing I can guess at is getting into the disk structure and altering items there. Like the current discussion it is possible to replace the Ulead AVCHD (H264) m2ts with the BDMV mpeg2 m2ts, but for some reason chapter skipping becomes messed up.
post #960 of 2482
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatherom View Post

Tom,

A couple questions for you. I've been following the discussion and am interested (like Brajesh) in being able to author blu-ray content on red laser media with the same (relative) ease as authoring HD-DVDs on red laser media.

1) You mention editing, saving as a program stream, only to then re-convert back to transport stream. I use VideoRedo, which allows loading a transport stream, defining cuts, and saving as a transport stream. Do you think this would work? That way, a step could be eliminated.

2) Have you tried the discs that work in the PS3 on any other blu-ray players? I guess what I'm getting at is that during my HD-DVD authoring days, I had relative confidence that the discs would work in any HD-DVD player (although I guess Toshiba is the only real manufacturer there)

I only own a PS3 right now, but I would like to know if I spend a bunch of time authoring blu-ray content on red laser media, that they'll be somewhat "future proof" and play in other blu-ray players I may get down the road, since it does appear HD-DVD may be on its way out.

That being said, like Brajesh, I plan on keeping my A2 and A3. I've authored all seven parts of PBS' "The War" on HD-DVD (as well as many other things)...they look fantastic, and I really don't feel like re-authoring them.

Chris

1.) Yes. Thank you for reading my post so carefully. But the only reason I outputed to program stream only to re-convert it back to transport stream is because Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD, for some reason loses the AC3 5.1 audio when exporting to transport stream. So by instead exporting to program stream, and then using Womble's own format converter utility to bring it back in as transport stream once again, I ended up with that workflow.

My experience with VideoRedo has been most successful with transport stream conversions to program streams using the Quickstream Fix tool. VideoRedo output has not been as compliant with program stream sources.

2.) I have not tried these home brewed disks in other blu-ray players, but like you, I had good success with getting the HD DVD format disks to play in all the players. As far as Blu-Ray disks on Red Laser being "future proof," that's a concern. My sentiment is that Sony would rather have us purchase expensive Blu-Ray burners and media. For all we know, the recent PS3 AVCHD red laser compatibility trick could go away in the next firmware update from Sony. Obviously, I hope not.

But like you, I'm definitely holding on to my A1 and A2 players. Format neutrality has always been my desire, but hard not to be nostalgic. While the studios and content may be going away, I think the players are here to stay, and that we'll see Blu-Ray players playing more formats going forward, including HD DVD, WMV9, VC1, DivX, Mov quicktime and others. At least I hope so.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Blu-ray Software
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Software › My Blu-Ray Movie Burning Experiences...