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  1. Hey everyone. I've done some reading and viewed some old threads and decided it was time to actually login and get some help. I am a boxing head and I have tons and tons of old fights on dvds. I spent so long trying to get the hang of getting the fights on dvds, I haven't been in any hurry to move to blu-rays. I think the time has finally come. The world of boxing, we get video from all over the world in varying formats and qualities. What I am looking for or need some instruction to read on is:
    1.) Can I move all my old fights from DVD's to blu-ray for space? If so what changes would have to be made? I don't care about keeping menus etc. I can author new ones.
    2.) Can I mix stuff up? For example I have MPEG videos to start and some newer fights will be HD.

    What I am thinking is that I will rip each individual fight off the DVD's. Then if I have a new fight in HD, I will add that to the mix. I have no idea what format a BD requires though. Am I simply able to author the Blu-ray with mixes of MPGII and other formats?

    This is not a quality issue. This is more of a space issue and keeping HD in HD formats rather than scaling it down so it will fit on a DVD. Chronologically, I will have a fight that is SD then goes to HD then back to HD or some weird combination like that.
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  2. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    Take a look above at the "What is..." section.

    It shows that most of what is regularly used for DVD (MPEG2 SD D1 interlaced video, AC3 or LPCM audio) is totally compatible within BD, in addition to BD's expected AVC (or occasionally VC1) HD video and DTS or lossless forms of audio. Now, depending upon structure, you may not be able to put both forms within the same titleset, but there are ways to get them to reside on the same disc, or easily put them on separate discs.
    Note that there are some elements that don't work - MPEG1, or Less-than-SD-rez MPEG video, MP2 compressed audio. And yes, menus will not translate anyway (they're completely different formats with differing capabilities).

    IIWY, I'd get a full-featured BD authoring app. Adobe Encore (you should still be able to get Encore CS6 by getting Adobe CC and then DL'ing the Premiere CS6 bundle as well for free). Or DVD Architect (was Sony, now owned by Magix). Blu-Disc Studio. Don't think you'll need beyond that (Scenarist, etc.)
    Not necessarily cheap, though.

    May want/need to extract your mpg + audio as elementary streams, as they will need to be recompiled & remuxed from VOB (MPG2-PS) to M2TS (MPEG2-TS) during the authoring anyway.

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  3. I think I can do that last bit with video-redo.... I have an option to save the video and it says "remux entire file" to a large number of formats... one of which is mpeg-2 transport stream (.ts) file extension.

    That's not hard. I love video-redo. It's possibly the greatest single piece of software I own. Can handle just about anything I've tried to do.

    Thanks for the info. Will look at all of the mentioned above. I think, at this point, I should be able to get everything straight off the discs, use VRD to move to a .TS file, then get after it. This would vastly cut down on space and allow me to squeeze some whole career sets on BR discs. I've always been good at finding work-arounds and getting stuff to work. Usually just takes some time and perseverance. I think with your help, this should be gravy.

    Thanks, much appreciated. If anyone else has anything to add, I'm all ears to tips/tricks etc. that you've learned along the way.
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    SD rez MPEG2s are not wonderful in their robustness to further compression, particularly if some of your material is taken from broadcasts/streaming.
    So tread lightly in converting from mpeg2 to avc (as that last "squeeze" post of yours leads me to believe).

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    yearofthespider2k3, in the future please use a more descriptive subject title in your posts to allow others to search for similar topics. I will change yours this time. From our rules:
    Try to choose a subject that describes your topic.
    Please do not use topic subjects like Help me!!! or Problems.
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  6. Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    SD rez MPEG2s are not wonderful in their robustness to further compression, particularly if some of your material is taken from broadcasts/streaming.
    So tread lightly in converting from mpeg2 to avc (as that last "squeeze" post of yours leads me to believe).

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    Sorry, I'm not sure what you're meaning on that post. If I understand, you're thinking that my MPEG2 files won't look very good if change them from mpeg2 to mpeg .ts files?
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  7. Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    SD rez MPEG2s are not wonderful in their robustness to further compression, particularly if some of your material is taken from broadcasts/streaming.
    So tread lightly in converting from mpeg2 to avc (as that last "squeeze" post of yours leads me to believe).

    Scott
    Sorry, I'm not sure what you're meaning on that post. If I understand, you're thinking that my MPEG2 files won't look very good if change them from mpeg2 to mpeg .ts files?
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    Moving mpeg2 from vob (mpeg-ps) to m2ts (mpeg-ts) by reauthoring+recompiling is just a container change for the existing mpeg2 video - no loss, no diff in quality, slight change in header overhead-, but if you intend to "save space" by re-encoding your mpeg2 video into avc video (in addition to the container change), you run the risk of worsening the quality.

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    Dunno if its updated anymore but multiavchd did that for a few years ago.not the easiest thing but it took a mix of mpeg2 files and reautored them (no recoding) to a bluray disc. If you want something a bit easier and don't mind recoding look into tmpegs authoring products. The cost some cash but will do all the proper work for you
    if all else fails read the damn manual
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