So I get this error every time I try to encode my Blu-ray disc. I am assuming that the bit rate I used to encode from Premiere was too high. Am I correct? If so, does this mean that I need to re-encode all of my assets at a lower bit rate before bringing them into Encore? Or is it some other issue? I did read all previous posts on this topic and couldn't really find an answer.
Thanks for any help.
I think my first route will be to reencode everything with the H.264 Bluray preset at a lower bitrate. Perhaps 25Mbps? Should I switch to VBR instead of CBR?
If that doesn't work I will try the MPEG-2 Bluray preset instead.
Sound like a good plan?
What is your audio in Encore? Does it stay PCM, or transcoding to ac3.
The problem with 35Mbps as a rate, is that there is relatively little extra room once you add the audio rate. While the PR/AME export should not allow any peaks, there has been some suggestion that peaks may be at issue in some of these errors.
I agree with trying to reduce it, but I would make a modest drop - say 32 or 30 - before I drop all the way to 25.
I don't think VBR helps here.
I don't fully understand either of your questions, but I am sure I can provide an answer that you will understand so here goes.
My audio files in Encore are actually wav files, but in my the root project folder they are ac3. Is ac3 an audio codec or something? I don't understand this. I guess they are session files, whatever that is... And why does this matter?
And what do you mean that Premiere and Adobe Media Encoder should not allow any peaks. Do you mean bit rate peaks?
And my only worry with making a modest drop in the bit rate is the fact that I have to render out almost 20 files before I can test out my Bluray burn again. This obviously takes some time to do and if it ends up not working it can be quite frustrating.
Thanks again for all of the help Stan. Hopefully I can fix it by just adjusting the bit rate.
By root folder, if you mean that in the transcodes folder the audio files have been transcoded to ac3, that means your Encore project audio is set to dolby. The audio files use much lower datarate than if you left them as wav. So that is not an issue.
Yes, bitrate peaks.
I understand about the time to transcode. If 25 works, and you don't like the quality, you could decide whether to try again somewhat higher.
That's a sight for sore eyes.
And yeah thanks Stan I noticed the Bluray Transcode Status column immediately after I posted that question. Haha.
So I reencoded all of my sequences at CBR 25Mbps and I was able to build 2 Bluray Disc Images. Tomorrow I am going to run out and buy some blank BD-Rs and see if I can make it work and check it out on a Bluray player. I will post a follow up. Thanks again Stan.