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JackDog
2013-03-06, 08:13 AM
Why are some videos authored to Bluray when they're small enough to fit onto a regular dvd or a dual-layer dvd? Do HD videos need to be on Bluray? If not, it seems completely unnecessary to make them Bluray since the vast majority of potential downloaders don't have Bluray players.

AAR.oner
2013-03-06, 08:51 AM
to keep it true HD quality, you have to use Blu-ray...to burn to regular DVD [or use a standard DVD player for playback], the HD footage would have to be converted to SD

jabulon
2013-03-06, 09:28 AM
There is a way of burning HD material to a DVD 5/9, which can be played on HD equipment, but that wasn't the question I think. Why not use a streamer for playing your video material (HD and/or SD), that way you don't need a DVD/Bluray player/burner at all. Some mediaplayers (and consoles like PS3) will playback HD files from a USB stick (or external disk) as well.

Unidecker
2013-03-06, 10:31 AM
i just play them off a hdd with the right software burning disc's is so 1997...
media is dead so just learn the game and play them off hdd as .iso i just make the brd.iso and watch em on my new tv =) wiiin winner.

bluray/dvd players are a waste as well when you can use software to do the same with a much better sucess rate. and no skips or freezing.

Unidecker
2013-03-06, 10:32 AM
ps3 has cinavia so that's more of a headache then its worth..
there are ways around that as well but i make all my BRD to .iso with imgburn and play from hdd as so perfectly.

thumraider
2013-03-06, 11:51 AM
if you author a Bluray Vidoe, and only get 7 or 8 GB for example, you can burn it on a DVD-DL blank, you have a BDMV and a CERTIFICATE folder and its still HD...

Unidecker
2013-03-06, 12:47 PM
burning to a DL disc would be backwards ... imho just put it on a hdd as those dirs then use imgburn to iso. those files and archive as so..

JackDog
2013-03-06, 08:52 PM
to keep it true HD quality, you have to use Blu-ray...to burn to regular DVD [or use a standard DVD player for playback], the HD footage would have to be converted to SD

Just to be clear, you're talking about the initial authoring of a video file, right?


There is a way of burning HD material to a DVD 5/9, which can be played on HD equipment, but that wasn't the question I think.

Not HD equipment but a regular dvd player and tv. For instance, let's say I record something in HD from tv onto my computer and it's 3 GB--could I author it to be burned to a dvd5 without harming the quality? Or would it be converted to SD? I'm just confused about why Bluray authoring is necessary if it's small enough to fit on a dvd. Am I mistaken that dvd's and Bluray discs are just storage containers of different size, or do Blurays have something that dvd's don't have?

xjsb125
2013-03-06, 11:03 PM
If you want to put Blu-ray on a standard dual layer disc, you can if the file size is small enough. Standard DVD players, however, aren't going to play HD video. At all. I would listen to the advice of others. Get a streaming box from Western Digital, Roku, or one of the other many available, and watch it over your in home network, or direct from a hard drive. No need to burn discs or do conversions. Just watch it as is.

Sukhakulii
2013-03-07, 05:04 AM
Personally I just hook the pc right up to the tv, in my case using a dvi-hdmi adapter, and the sound through seperate digital spdif to a receiver. For storage I use a Thermaltake BlackxDuet, which is a self powered usb drive dock, it holds 2 drives at once, connected through a single eSATA or usb cable. This makes keeping everything backed up and organised a snap, and saves a crapload of $$$ and trouble in the long run. Gone are the days of skipping dual layers, coasters, or piles of scratched disks laying about after every party!;)