I'd like to know if its possible to define a label & thumbnail to Blu-rays in Encore thats compatible with the Playstation 3. For example when I insert a comercial movie the PS3 will display the movies name and a thumbnail. How would I do this to my own Blu-rays?
Thanks Stan but I'm not refering to actualy buttons in the menu, when you insert a Blu-ray into a player before it actaully plays the Blu-ray it shows you info about the disc in the system menu. The one of the left is what mine looks like authored via Encore & the right is a comercially bought Blu-ray.
Ah; here's a comment on a different matter from Neil Wilkes:
"...a written disc is technically not a BluRay disc, and no players are actually required to play them at all.
This is why duplicated discs should not ever carry the BluRay logo (they are, to use Sony's terminology, "non compliant products" as they are BD-ROM finalized as BDMV)
Only replicated (pressed) discs can be guaranteed compliant - and even then, some players will not play all discs."
His comment re BDMV is the relevant part. You can see that "BDMV, BD-R" is what is being displayed instead of the title and a "disk" rather than the thumbnail. Two possibiities. One is that the BDMV nature of the disk does not provide what is needed. The other is that it is possible, but if it is, Encore provides no direct way to access it.
I know that with DVDs to get that thumbnail image, you need the JACKET folder authored on the disk along with AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. I assume something similar applies to BDs.
Encore currently doesn't do this.
I think you are referring to what is called the "Loading Screen".
Not sure if this is supported by Encore or not. It is a small PNG file usually, with the limited size because the image buffers in BD players kinda vary in size.
Sorry I cannot be of more help.
I could not find anyway to do this directly in Encore CS6.
But it is possible to do manually.
This will make a folder in the directory you specified with all the contents of your Blu Ray.
Now the manual work begins:
Add a folder named: BDMV/META/DL
In this new folder you need:
The XML File needs to contain:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<disclib xmlns="urn:BDA:bdmv;disclib" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:BDA:bdmv;disclib disclib.xsd">
<di:name>Your Discs Title Here</di:name>
<di:thumbnail href="./ThumbnailLarge_640x360.png" size="640x360" />
<di:thumbnail href="./ThumbnailSmall_416x240.png" size="416x240" />
Burn the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folder to a Blu Ray (I suggest using a rewriteable first to test).
When you load it into your PS3 the preview icon and title will display.
Unfortunately when I press Play I get an invalid disc error.
I did not make this method up. I found it in another forum posting here:
Other folks have gotten it to work completely so I must be doing something wrong in the last steps.
I just bought a cheap batch of BD-RE's and plan to experiment more. If I find a way to get it completely working I'll post a follow up.
New Egg currently has the best deal on Rewritable blu rays I have seen. 10 for under 20 bucks. (usually it's $15 for just 1!).
If anyone else figures out a better way please share.