> Alternatively, one could render the AE project in media encoder, but I don't see that being any different.
Actually, it's a lot different.
The MPEG-2 and H.264 exporters in After Effects have a lot of problems that the corresponding formats in Adobe Media Encoder (AME) don't have. Whenever possible, use AME for exporting these formats.
What I do is export a lossless master/archive file out of After Effects and drop that into a watch folder for AME for all of my distribution formats.
Cool. My master though is a 1.6TB EXR sequence from Resolve. Can't just drag and drop that in AME.
If this is the case, I'd feature request removing the bluray presets from AE if they are indeed broken.
> If this is the case, I'd feature request removing the bluray presets from AE if they are indeed broken.
I agree. I can't comment on work that may be currently underway, but I will say that you'd be well advised to move all such output to AME (as much as is feasible for you).