Hey everyone, Im new to the BluRay Authoring world.
Last night I tried to burn a BluRay disk
- First ever attempt
I may need to buy a dedicated BluRay Player, but at the moment I have the Pioneer drive and the video wont play on there. I tried it in my Xbox One and no luck there. It seems like theres SO many different types of settings and maybe the burner drive and Xbox cant read it...?
Do I need to do any pre-burning formatting?
Heres what I used and the settings:
Pioneer BluRay Burner BDR-XD05S
Verbartim BD-R 25GB 6X Speed
Burner Software: Wondershare DVD Creator
Software Settings: (Selection bolded) Fit to disk - Standard - High Quality
Frame Rate: 23.976
File Type: .MKV
Frame Width: 1920
Frame Height: 800
Total Bitrate: 10199kbs
Frame Rate: 23 FPS
Video Tracks: H264 (High @L4.1)
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Last edited by RELiG; 20th Jun 2017 at 14:02.
All authored media formats (AudioCD, VideoCd, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray3D...) should be burned as Disc-at-Once (or Session-at-Once for EnhancedCds), never with "formatting". Formatting as you are describing sets up the discs for multi-session packet writing, allowing you to use the disc as a sort of re-burnable backup hard drive.
You need to get a better, compliant Blu-ray authoring software (e.g. DVDArchitect, BluStudio, or maybe multiAVCHD if on a shoestring budget), and then use a good burner software like ImgBurn.
Look above at "What is Blu-ray?" for examples of what your discs' contents should look like.
Certainly not MKV. Mkv, great container that is, is not used in any authored format, and authored formats are the kind of standardized playback that guarantee (near-universal) consumer compatibility with discs.
@RELiG The problem could be with the software Blu-ray authoring and burning software you used, or with the Blu-ray drive. USB 3.0 Blu-ray drives tend to be more problematic for burning than internal Blu-ray drives.
Can your computer read the BD-R disc that you burned using the drive that created it? If yes, are you able to play the m2ts file (located in the BDMV folder's STREAM folder) containing the movie?
Authoring software creates the files and folders needed for creating a Blu-ray disc. Converting audio and video for compatibility with the Blu-ray spec is often done separately with other software before authoring takes place.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 20th Jun 2017 at 15:50.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
first you need to create blu-ray compliant video and audio streams. then import them into an authoring program to produce the disc structure needed to play as a "blu-ray" disc. a decent free blu-ray authoring program is blu-disc studio lite.--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
The video in the MKV file isn't Blu-ray compliant since the resolution is 1920x800 rather than 1920x1080. I think it will need to be re-encoded to use the free authoring software mentioned above. If I recall correctly, neither multiAVCHD nor Blu-Disc Studio Lite are able to re-encode video and audio to comply with the Blu-ray spec.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
@Usually_quietCan your computer read the BD-R disc that you burned using the drive that created it? If yes, are you able to play the mts file (located in the BDMV folder's STREAM folder) containing the movie?
Im just unclear on the steps I need to take. Like, if I knew I was doing all the necessary steps in burning the BD, then I could focus my attention to a certain area for problem solving.
- So, you have the original source file (Which is generally which format?)
- Using appropriate software to covert audio and video
- Then you use a authoring software to create the files and folders needed for the burn...?
For what it is worth, if it turns out that the USB 3.0 drive you already have is incompatible with your laptop, it is often possible to replace internal DVD drives in laptops with an internal Blu-ray laptop drive.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
A MediaInfo report for that .m2ts file should reveal whether or not it is Blu-Ray compliant. After downloading the the portable version of MediaInfo from VideoHelp's software section, Open MediaInfo. Drag the the .m2ts file to MediaInfo, and then click "View" on the menu bar followed by "Text" on the drop-down menu. Cut and paste the report into a post.
If the m2ts file is compliant, and you are satisfied with it's quality, then you can use the m2ts file with other software for authoring and burning.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord