I'm confused as to why folks put an avchd file to a dvd? The disc still has to be played on a BD player or worded a different way; can NOT be played on a dvd player, even though the medium is a dvd. Is an avchd put to a dvd 9 better than if the file was a standard mpeg-2 dvd 9?
If mpeg 2 quality is the same as avchd, and it's a cost factor of blank BD discs, then why not just burn as mpeg 2?
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In this case "the medium is NOT the message!" To be a "DVD" in the normal meaning the video - audio and extras and subss etc HAVE to be "authored" ie a process that makes VOB, IFO and BUP files so that the DVD player "knows" the disc is a DVD video.
When AVCHD is burnt to a DVD blank it is done so as Data not authored as a DVD video. The specs of a DVD video does not allow the higher resolutions of Blu ray.BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
[QUOTE=When AVCHD is burnt to a DVD blank it is done so as Data not authored as a DVD video. The specs of a DVD video does not allow the higher resolutions of Blu ray.[/QUOTE]
Ya but you're still restricted by the 8.5 gig limit of a dvd 9. Blank BD's arn't much more than blank dual layer dvd's. Seeing how you're limited on only playing this disc on a BD player, why not just go all the way and burn a BD?
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DVD media is much cheaper than BD media, for one.
And more computers has DVD burner drives than BD drives.
But DVD I think is limited bandwidth to about 18 Mbps.
H264 is also better more efficient compression in bandwidth/quality ratio - so those 18 Mbps can produce better quality than MPEG-2.
So very practical if not needing full feature film length on things.
AVCHD also has formats for random access removable media like memory drives, which I find practical.
Always potential problems with DVD RW media as I discovered.
PowerDirector and Nero Video allow to burn AVCHD to removable thumb drives and SD cards.
Premiere Elements does not, you need DVD media.
Last edited by larioso; 11th Apr 2017 at 03:36.
I apologize; I meant in DVD-Architect I get a message to insert a BD disc.
My ultimate goal is (for the dvd-9) to be played on a set-top BD player. Although user "netmask56" a few posts above says avchd would read as a data disc. I've completed my Fan edit of Star Wars The Force Awakens and burnt it to BD, now I want to burn a avchd h.264 dvd-9 (like Harmy did for his Despecialized Star Wars A New Hope) so maybe I can upload that for folks to download. I don't really want to upload 22gb worth.
I'm still fascinated that you can put HD data on a dvd. My lack of creatively, imagination would never have though of that. I'm guessing the concept is sort-of like putting video on a cd?
And the more I read about avchd, should I render my BD with the codec? Every web site and message board says to use "main concept mpeg-2 1920x1080.
Oh, and I rendered this h.264 as an AVI file, because that's what most sites said. I'm confused...why render something, just to have to converted it in another program?
Last edited by clashradio; 12th Apr 2017 at 19:30.
I have been having problems with multiavchd. it makes the folders but after burning, the disc does not play in the blu-ray player. tsmuxer does a better job but that software is hard if you have more than 1 file, multiavchd can handle multiple different files
is there a way to make the avchd or blu-ray folder structure and then add the files and then burn using imgburn and get it to play on blu-ray players
I see the folder structures always look the same initially but I think there are probably some subtle differences that make it play or not play
Even I am holding the same doubt from past few days. Thanks for raising this question, learned many new things from your thread.