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No option to select Blu-Ray folder as source when trying to burn to Blu-ray disc

Feb 19, 2013 8:20 AM

Tags: #no #blu-ray #folder #disc #option #source



I've created a project at home that I want to put on Blu-Ray. At home I don't have a Blu-Ray burner so I created a Blu-Ray Folder in Encore and brought over to a friends house to burn using Encore. But in Encore it doesn't have the option to select Blu-Ray Folder as a Source, only current project or disc image. I know when doing this with a DVD it gives the option for current project, disc image AND DVD folder. Why not for Blu-Ray? Anything I can do with out having to redo as a Blu-Ray disc image? Thank you

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    Feb 19, 2013 8:31 AM   in reply to CLCTV

    Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE to write files or folders or ISO to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)

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    Feb 19, 2013 8:55 AM   in reply to CLCTV

    I always use ISO not a folder, so I have no idea... I just pass along what others have said about Imgburn and folders (I do use Imgburn for general backups of files and/or folders, and it works perfectly... I just don't do video folders)

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    Feb 19, 2013 10:12 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Can't speak for Blu-ray, but with DVD, it is very important that the disc be burned as "DVD Video". For instance in Windows, if you simply drag the VIDEO_TS folder to a blank disc and burn as "Data", it is not going to play in most DVD players.


    A computer will usually recognize the content of the disc as being DVD material and will likely play it. But DVD players are expecting a disc formatted a certain way, which a data disc is NOT, and therefore will not play the "data" disc.


    A lot of the newer DVD players will play more types of media, such as MP3 and stuff, so possibly more of them would now recognize a VIDEO_TS folder on a data disc, but to do it right, you must burn as a DVD Video.


    Most disc burning software will offer options of "DATA" or "DVD VIDEO" because there IS a difference in track layout, and there is special info written to disc that identifies it as a "DVD" also.


    In the case of creating a Disc Image, or .iso file, from Encore, then that is a "snapshot" of the DVD with all the right stuff in place, so any software that can use an .iso will make a proper DVD. But again, you cannot just burn the .iso file straight to a disc as data, the software must be capable of creating a disc from an Image.


    Hope this makes sense




    Jeff Pulera

    Safe Harbor Computers

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