Well I recently purchased an ASUS Blu-ray burner off the web. I honestly haven't even tried to burn much with it besides a few data discs full of .avi movies, because 23GB of space per disc is pretty nice to store stuff away on.. plus my PS3 reads the discs perfectly and plays the movies wonderfully.
I learned the hard way trying to use the Windows 7 "Burn to Disc" built in features that came with Windows and there always seems to be a problem with closing the disc, etc... I don't care really it's fine, because I use Cyberlink Power2Go for data discs and never have a problem.
I have yet do to a backup of any of my Blu-ray movies I had on the shelf, I figure just rip an image and rewrite it? Hopefully.
I would love to figure out how to take all these old home movies that I had on VHS and imported to my PC. I got a cheap USB connector that links my VHS to my PC and it works pretty awesome, it just takes as long as the video when ripping to the PC hard drive. The files come out as .MPG and I have always had trouble burning them to DVD's in the past, just a matter of finding the correct Converting applications I suppose.
Thanks for having me I will browse around and see what types of options I have and what everyone recommends when coming to their video burning needs and likes.
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For blu-ray ripping use anydvdhd. Rip to an iso and burn with imgburn. If it's bigger than a bd-r(23GB) shrink it with bd rebuilder. Or burn on bd-r dual layer(46gb)....if your burner and ps3 supports it then.
I have never tried any video to blu-ray conversions yet. But you could always try free software first like d2mp, freemake video converter.
Or try cyberlink powerproducer or cyberlink powerdirector if you like those. Or TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works.
Newbie here, so Im reading and learning... thanks!
Read this current thread about a guy who experienced nothing but problems until he moved his new BluRay burner from one controller to another. Don't get burned by this problem too.
You really should not use anything but ImgBurn for burning BluRay. And it helps if you're willing to use better media like Verbatim. We had a post in a thread a few days ago where one of our members reported that his BluRay burns on Ricoh made discs from maybe 1-2 years ago are already now becoming unreadable. We've had issues like this reported for years with lower quality DVD media, but now it's something else to worry about with BluRay. All BluRay media is made in Japan and typically ANYTHING made in Japan has been fine, but reports like this are making me rethink that. But I stick to Verbatim anyway and we know that they are good.
BD Rebuilder, mentioned in the second post of this thread, is about as close to an equivalent program as you'll find askiplop. It can compress blu ray to fit smaller, 25gb discs, or even to fit single or double layer dvds. It can also convert to mkv or mp4 files.
But it doesn't decrypt anything. You'll need a decryption program like AnyDVD HD if you plan on working with commercially made blu ray.
Thanks for the program suggestions. So far for BR Data discs I've had lots of success using Memorex Single Layer 6x and the data discs I have burned with Cyberlink Power2Go (which came with my writer) worked very well. The discs held several files which were readable/playable on my PS3 and on the computer drive which they were written. I checked the model of writer I own and it says it is dual-layer capable, so I plan on finding a 5 pack at the store for a reasonable price to test it out. It is very nice being able to store several large files on these discs to free up HD space... but the comment above about discs becoming unreadable seems scary yet I believe it and do trust in Verbatim brand for consistency and reliability, they made the best CD's and DVD's, I'd imagine the best BR as well. It is most certainly worth it to spend a few extra dollars to ensure data is still intact years down the road.
I have had success with Slysoft in the past for my DVD burning, and I used to use DVD Decrypter for PS2 game back ups creating ISO's and writing to blank discs. I plan on testing out some of my old methods now that it seems to be an option which I did not know was a possibility figuring BR needed BR only software. As for the writing of home movies to the blank BR discs I think it may be a struggle and I am going to try figure out the most cost efficient way of figuring out what works and reporting here, nothing stinks more then wasting 3 out of 5 discs in a pack hehe. I can always change my capture methods to whatever format fits best for burning to playable discs, whether MPG, AVI, MKV, or whatever else... it's just awfully time consuming when capturing each tape. Thanks again. Let yas know what happens.
^I would rethink those Memorex blu ray discs. I burned some back in 2009 that worked just fine for three years, until they began to lose information. Of the seven Memorex blu ray with the Ritek BR2-000 mid code I burned, five were completely unreadable, and the other two would only play part way. None of them could be re-ripped successfully.
The Verbatim discs I burned during the same time period are still perfectly good. And I've switched to FTI Falcon Smart-blu discs with excellent results so far.
Well sorry to bring this thread back up. I finally got a 25 pack of verbatim 24GB Blu Ray discs and will be doing some testing/working this weekend...