I apologize if this has been asked before but I've been searching for WEEKS on the answer.
I have an MKV file roughly 25-30GB
I want to burn it to a blu-ray disc so I can play it on my home theater system
How do I do this on a Mac without Quality loss?? I've tried handbrake and that was a waste of time for me. I'm honestly at a dead-end. Nothing is supported by MKV for me. Everytime I use Toast 11 I can get it through the endecoing process about 50% of the time then it fails to burn. I don't want to keep wasting discs.
On a side note, I use Mac Blu Ray Player to watch the file and it works Flawlessly so I know the file works.
Here's what I'm working with:
Mac Pro Quad Core (2010)
2 x Blu-Ray Burners
I'm using TDK 50GB BD-R DL
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I'm not sure which method would be best. Pretty much just want to be able to successfully burn the file so it's watchable and doesn't have any quality loss.
If that means I have to convert it first I'll do that. Handbrake says it sucessfully converted the file. Then I play it back and its just a White video with nothing. Plus the size of the file ends up being 100+ gigs. Maybe I don't have the settings right on it.
Does your home theater system supports mkv/mp4/etc from a bdr disc? If not you must probably make a real blu-ray from it.
That I'm not sure about. How would I go about burning it to a Blu-ray format? I'm assuming we couldn't go wrong doing it that way.
I was under the assumption that I would first have to convert the file then use toast 11 to burn. I figured toast can't handle MKV files correctly.
The easiest way by far is feeding the file into your playback system as it is. Even burning it to a precious BD-R as a file could be unnecessary.
If your playback system is capable of handling an mkv file from a BD-R, this BD-R will not really be standard compliant and could fail in any other playback device.
I think as a first step you should analyze your file to see if it contains BD-compliant audio and video. If audio and video (and maybe other streams in the mkv, if you need them) are compliant already there is no need to convert anything. In that case, it's just a matter of remuxing and authoring a "proper" BD.
Last edited by Lowlander; 8th Jan 2013 at 09:34.
Check the manual? Or burn a smaller mkv sample from your big mkvs and see if they work.
Another method would be to stream to your home theatre system...if it has any lan/wifi network and DLNA support then. You can use Plex Media server for example.
Install MediaInfo and post back here what is says about the contents of the MKV file. MKV can hold almost anything, so it could be that tsmuxer is trying to tell you in a bad way that video and/or audio are not valid for BluRay format. BluRay format cannot hold almost anything. There are restrictions. AAC audio is very common in MKV files and it's not allowed in BluRay format.
TDK discs are not the best. The ONLY reliable BD-DL discs are Verbatim's and some players don't even like those very much.
ok so heres the update... the windows version of tsmuxer opened the mkv file fine. I checked the DTS-HD audio and Video file only and saved it to blu-ray format! that was a success!
Now toast is giving me an error when I tried to burn the blu-ray formatted file.
Is there a better or different program for Mac OSX i can try to burn the Blu-Ray File?
After I clicked "OK" it said
Last edited by bbren43; 8th Jan 2013 at 14:27.
Toast successfully for a while now.
In TOAST I use the DATA tab, then the "DVD-ROM(UDF)" setting. Drop the MKV file in there and burn.
It will play fine in a Bluray DVD player.
From what you're saying I think you may be using the VIDEO tab and then (perhaps) the "Blu-ray Video" setting. Is that right?
It would explain why Toast decides to re-encode the file. Re-encoding isn't necessary.
Handbrake is useful for re-encoding files to change it size, (I've shrunk MKV files to 4.4GB to burn on DVD, these play fine in a Bluray Player), or to correct an MKV file that wasn't encoded properly.
Try what I've suggested and let me know.
Hope that helps a bit.
PS Try VLC (if you don't already have it) as a free option for playing MKV files on your Mac. And if you haven't got them; MakeMKV; MKV Tools; MP4 Tools and MKVToolnix are all quiet useful. (They may take a while to learn).
hi did u manage to do it??? had same prob and tried lots ofways, found one that works if ya still looking