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Old 06-20-2021, 06:31 AM   #1
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I want to burn a disc containing a blu-ray grade mini movie about 15 minutes long.

Does anyone know if most authoring software will be able write something like that to a regular DVD-R? I've heard a little bit about BD5 and BD9 discs; DVDs using high definition video and lossless sound written with blu-ray codecs thus requiring blu-ray players to read.

Is that what the "AVCHD" option I see on multiAVCHD is?

I also might try to burn it as a data disc; most blu-ray players can play files off those too.
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I want to burn a disc containing a blu-ray grade mini movie about 15 minutes long.

Does anyone know if most authoring software will be able write something like that to a regular DVD-R? I've heard a little bit about BD5 and BD9 discs; DVDs using high definition video and lossless sound written with blu-ray codecs thus requiring blu-ray players to read.

Is that what the "AVCHD" option I see on multiAVCHD is?

I also might try to burn it as a data disc; most blu-ray players can play files off those too.
AVCHD is a term often used to describe a way to write Blu-ray content to DVD media. This content has to be shorter, or have reduced quality, in order to fit in the more limited space, which doesn't seem to be a problem in your case.

Support for AVCHD discs is spotty across players. No DVD players support it. Some Blu-ray players support it, some do not, mostly depending on manufacturer. Sony and Panasonic Blu-ray players usually support it, others usually do not, and there are always exceptions.

Getting a Blu-ray burner and BD-R media is clearly the solution with the broadest compatibility, but it has a price tag (not that bad IMO). Otherwise just making an MKV and playing it off a data disc (DVD-R or USB) may be adequate if your player supports it.
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Getting a Blu-ray burner and BD-R media is clearly the solution with the broadest compatibility, but it has a price tag (not that bad IMO). Otherwise just making an MKV and playing it off a data disc (DVD-R or USB) may be adequate if your player supports it.
Indeed, but fear not: for I already have 2 blu-ray burners on 2 different PCs and have produced several discs. That said, BD-Rs are pricier than DVD-Rs, and I have lots of DVD-Rs standing by, so if I can get this mini-movie ready without using a BD-R that would be great.

Hrm..I've only ever tried an AVCHD format disc in a PS3. I think my LG 4k player might be able to handle it since it can read video off data discs, but perhaps we'll see.
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A BD-5 is a disc that has the specs of a blu-ray disc but fit on a dvd (either a single layer "BD5" or dual layer "BD9" disc). As long as the movie is authored properly, you can use a program such as imgburn and it'll play fine as a blu-ray disc in an actual blu-ray player.

You can get full movies in HD to fit on a dvd by lowering the bit-rate. In fact, most 1080p movies that are streamed typically will fit either a BD5 or BD9. An average 1080p movie with 6mbps encoding will average around 4-6GB in size.
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