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Encore-created Blu-Ray: Playing the .m2ts file in the Streams folder

Dec 3, 2012 6:12 AM

Tags: #cs5.5 #blu-ray #encore #stream #cs6 #m2ts #bdmv

Suddenly I can't do this anymore!

 

In order to review a Blu-Ray video I made in Encore, I currently need to burn an actual disc from the ISO image I created and play that (wasting a blank disc).

 

I've heard that UFUSOFT Blu-Ray player plays mounted ISO files (but it costs $40); Cyber-Link 8 (not Ultra) on my PC won't do it (claims unsupported media format). But I used to be able to get VLC Media Player to play the .m2ts file (0000.m2ts) that's located in the STREAMS directory of the mounted ISO file (or in the BDMV/STREAMS folder of a Blu-Ray folder created in Encore). Suddenly (with the newest VLC), it won't recognize those .m2ts files anymore. VLC Media Player, probably the most tolerant of playback engines, now says: "VLC could not read the file (Bad file descriptor)." As a troubleshooting exercise, I mounted an older ISO image (from about two years ago) and that .m2ts file won't read anymore either.

 

Why is a file labeled as .m2ts some kind of mutant that won't play like a normal .m2ts file?  I can tell you that at one point in time they used to be playable in an earlier version of VLC. The file won't mount in Premiere as a clip, either, but Premiere's excuse is: "The file has an unsupported compression type."

 

I know that if I was able to find a way to play the .m2ts stream I would sacrifice the menus, but the discs I create don't usually have menus; they are generally full-length opera performances from local New York companies that I have the company's permission to sell back to the singers (who just want to put the disc in the player and press "Play").

 

I'd love to get this solved; Blu-Ray blanks are still about $1.00 each (vs. DVDs at about 20 cents or less if you know where to shop). It's not the end of the world but it does add up. Buying Ufusoft's solution might not be a bad idea but one would have to waste a lot of Blu-Ray discs to justify its $40 cost...

 

Jay

Windows 7-64

Premiere CS6

i7 processor, 12G RAM, NVIDIA Mercury-compliant video card

 
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:27 PM   in reply to ElJayBronx
     
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    Dec 9, 2012 10:29 AM   in reply to ElJayBronx

    it actually doesn't solve the problem.

     

    It did for me in that it plays BD files without issue (and it's the only freeware player I found that would).

     
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    Dec 9, 2012 11:48 PM   in reply to ElJayBronx

    . But I used to be able to get VLC Media Player to play the .m2ts file (0000.m2ts) that's located in the STREAMS directory of the mounted ISO file (or in the BDMV/STREAMS folder of a Blu-Ray folder created in Encore). Suddenly (with the newest VLC), it won't recognize those .m2ts files

    The file won't mount in Premiere as a clip, either, but Premiere's excuse is: "The file has an unsupported compression type."

     

    Strange...my files extracted from BD -   BDMV/STREAMS folder  ( 0000.m2ts).. I can play this file in VLC and I have no problem in opening this file in Premiere CS6 also

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:16 AM   in reply to ElJayBronx

    or playing from ISO (which I can’t)?

     

    Correct.  VLC will do it for DVD images, but I haven't found any software that can for BD images.  You will need the actual video files.  I recommended that player because in the past, even the venerable VLC could not handle BD video files.  (Seems that may have changed with recent updates, if you say it now does..)

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:09 PM   in reply to ElJayBronx

    I use Virtual Clone Drive and Power DVD for viewing BD iso's.

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:21 PM   in reply to ElJayBronx

    Has anyone found an answer on how to burn a BluRay disc in Encore CS6? I have burned a dozen bluray disc coasters trying to burn my video file to disc through Encore CS6. I've seen numerous issues in Adobe forums recounting this same Code 3 error failed to write M2S file "create stc sequence". I had to purchase Nero to burn the blu ray image created in Encore CS6. After spending big bucks on Adobe CS6 Creative Production Premium! With so many customers experiencing this same issue, it seems that the Adobe folks didn't even try to test the bluray burning application. And, Adobe still has not provided a fix for this issue to their loyal customers. This is totally unacceptable and reprehensible customer service.

     

    Adobe, when will this issue be RESOLVED!!!!!

     

    Irritated Customer!

     
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