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  1. Member
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    I needed a new Blu-ray player for play back at the hockey rink. I took my disc, that plays fine in my computer and on my Samsung Blu-ray player at home, to Best Buy and tried several new players. None of these played my disc. Any answers what I need to do?
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    Is this a commercial disk or one you made yourself? If you made it yourself, how was it authored?
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  3. Member Noahtuck's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by smrpix View Post
    Is this a commercial disk or one you made yourself?


    Thread: My recorded BD-R discs won't play on new Blu-ray players
    Any answers what I need to do?
    Yep, provide a LOT more information.

    Besides what was used to author it, media brand and type ?
    So many possibilities, is it an actual BluRay structure or file(s) burned onto a BluRay disc ?
    Model of player it plays on, etc etc etc......
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    Is it an LTH type of BD-R disc? It will say so on the disc itself unless it's got an inkjet printable face. LTH discs are iffy and older players and some computer drives can't read them.
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    I use Sothink HD Movie Maker. I made it with my AG-HMC-150 Panasonic AVCHD video camera. Optical Quantum 25GB BD-R disc. I also, burned one on a Verbatim BD-R with same results. My burner is an LG Blu-Ray burner in my Dell computer. My home player is a Samsung Blu-Ray player. My program to play it back on my computer is Power DVD.
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    Can't tell without you providing spec info, but I'm guessing your "Sothink HD Movie Maker" might be cheating and is making discs that are AVCHD-compatible rather than strict BD-compatible. If your Samsung is AVCHD-compatible (most are), burning to AVCHD could exhibit the kind of problems you're seeing.

    BTW, Sothink HD Movie Maker is a not-so-good paid app that uses freeware (incl. ffmpeg) for it's engine. You can probably find better (free?) options on this site.

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    Originally Posted by Noahtuck View Post
    Originally Posted by smrpix View Post
    Is this a commercial disk or one you made yourself?


    Thread: My recorded BD-R discs won't play on new Blu-ray players
    Wouldn't be the first time I've misread a topic -- nor would it be the first time it's been changed after my initial reply.
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    Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    Can't tell without you providing spec info, but I'm guessing your "Sothink HD Movie Maker" might be cheating and is making discs that are AVCHD-compatible rather than strict BD-compatible. If your Samsung is AVCHD-compatible (most are), burning to AVCHD could exhibit the kind of problems you're seeing.

    BTW, Sothink HD Movie Maker is a not-so-good paid app that uses freeware (incl. ffmpeg) for it's engine. You can probably find better (free?) options on this site.

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    Well, first before you get ANYTHING, I suggest you DL a copy of a known-good already-authored BD disc image. In keeping with copyright restrictions, I recommend an open-source movie, such as Big Buck Bunny, Elephant's Dream, Sintel, etc.

    Burn that to a BD-R and test it in both your PC, Samsung player, and at players in the stores. If that plays ok everywhere, it means the difference is NOT in your burning medium nor your burner, but in the encoding, authoring & disc image creation software. If it DOESN'T play, you are more likely to have media/burner quality problems.

    Scott
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    Burn with ImgBurn only. That removes another variable, that is, wrong settings (e.g. udf) in the burning program.
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    My software company finally got back to me and told me that they haven't updated their program and it is most likely the problem.

    It's time for a new program. What do you suggest? SoThink was so easy to use. Is there other programs you would recommend that is easy to use?

    Thanks
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