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How to label / thumbnail Blu-ray for PS3?

May 12, 2013 4:20 PM

Tags: #adobe #blu-ray #encore #label #thumbnail #ps3 #playstation #adobe_encore

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?

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    May 13, 2013 7:05 AM   in reply to nicholas-dk

    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.

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    May 14, 2013 3:51 PM   in reply to nicholas-dk

    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.


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    May 15, 2013 4:39 AM   in reply to nicholas-dk

    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.

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    Aug 31, 2013 1:26 PM   in reply to nicholas-dk

    I could not find anyway to do this directly in Encore CS6.


    But it is possible to do manually.


    1. Create your entire blu - ray (except the thumbnails) in Encore.
    2. Go to the "Build" tab and select: "Blu-ray Folder"
    3. Click Build.


    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:

    • An XML file named: bdmt_eng.xml (for US players)
    • One 640x360 Jpeg
    • One 416x240 Jpeg



    The XML File needs to contain:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <disclib xmlns="urn:BDA:bdmv;disclib" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:BDA:bdmv;disclib disclib.xsd">

      <di:discinfo xmlns:di="urn:BDA:bdmv;discinfo">


          <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.

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    Jan 7, 2014 1:19 PM   in reply to xavierpayne

    Hi nicholas,


    have you found a way to solve this Problem, i have the exact same here


    You have written:

    • An XML file named: bdmt_eng.xml (for US players)


    Is there another filename for EU Players, and do you know it?

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    Jan 9, 2014 2:38 PM   in reply to nicholas-dk

    Okay, i found the solution for me. I burned with Toast, and i did burn the Bluray Folders as a Data Disc. Then i found under Video in Toast "Burn BDMV folder" with this option selectet i dragged my folder BDMV and Certificate into toast and now its working fine!


    Perhaps this will help

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    Jan 9, 2014 3:11 PM   in reply to Attorulez

    You get the thumbnails? If so, what did you do? The burn method is simply the correct way to burn an Encore BD folder with Toast.

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    Jan 9, 2014 3:42 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Of course you have to do the steps that xavierpayne describe, an then the right burn method was the key.


    Look at the following postings, there  can download the files you need, i have mine from there too.


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    Jan 9, 2014 4:44 PM   in reply to Attorulez

    Thanks for confirming!

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    Jan 10, 2014 12:33 AM   in reply to Stan Jones

    So we were talking about the loading image then?

    FWIW, this is set differently for PS3 as well......

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