Saturday, 8 January 2011


Welcome to my new blog.

I make the following discs of HD gigs for myself and then share them with the world. I only ask that you enjoy them.

Here you will find HD versions of some popular Music DVDs already circulating.
Giving you HD Broadcast quality picture and sound on a Standard DVD, and of course the instructions on how to burn them to a blank Digital Versatile Disc.

or you can see them blow from the posting Published by jamel_es 06-18-2009

MKV to AVCHD for PS3 and Blu-ray without conversion


ImgBurn or Nero


After you have extracted all the files from WinRAR to a folder, run the TsMuxerGUI.exe file. This program is not very complicated at all but what it achieves is ground breaking for PS3 & Blu-ray video.Anyway, Open TsMuxerGUI.exe make sure you are in the Input tab. Look at the blank Input files field, click the Add button

Browse through your Hard Disk Drive for the folder that contains the MKV file that you want to play on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. Double-click it when you find it.
TsMuxer will now take a moment to analyze the file before it shows you any streams.

If the MKV file was opened successfully, you should now be able to see the type of streams that you have in your MKV file. In mine, I have H.264 / AVC video (1280 x 720) running at 23.976fps (click to enlarge picture) and AC3 5.1 audio, very nice.

However, there is a problem. Look closely at the track info for my video. It says..

Profile: High@5.1

This is not good because the PS3 only supports up to Level 4.1, not 5.1. However, the fix for this is easy and built right into the tsMuxer program.

Select the AVC stream that is set to Level 5.1 (if you have 4.1 or lower, skip this step) and you will see the options before the Tracks list changes (check my picture, click to enlarge).

Beside the Change Level option is a box. Click it and a green tick will appear. Now click the drop-down box and select 4.1 from the list. This should ensure that the video will play correctly.

Insert Chapter Points

Under the input tab again, you must now set the output to Blu-ray Disc. This will create a CERTIFICATE and BDMV folder inside your output directory, exactly what you need.

Now you need to set a folder where you want your CERTFICATE and BDMV folders to be created. Click the Browse button beside the Output field and a folder browser will appear. Navigate through your hard drive until you reach the folder you want to save your AVCHD into

How long this process will take depends on the length of the original MKV file

burning the compilation
run ImgBurn,you will get the welcome screen which is very easy to understand.The option you must click is Write files/folders to disc.

The next thing you will see is ImgBurn in build mode. You don't need to concern yourself with much of these settings, just make sure you have a blank DVD disc in your drive with enough capacity for your CERTIFICATE and BDMV folders.

The next thing to do is to click the Open Folder button. The open folder button is one of the small six icons beside the source box. Click it and browser for the CERTIFICATE folder and import it, and do the same for the BDMV folder... that's when you should get an alert.

For Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD, you must use the UDF 2.50 file system for compatibility with hardware. You should now receive a prompt (unless you set ImgBurn to UDF 2.50 before). It will ask you if you want it to correct the file system settings. Click Yes.

You should have the CERTIFICATE and BDMV folders in the root. Those folders must always be at the root of the disc or it simply won't work with most hardware. When you have a disc inserted you can use the calculator to check if your compilation will fit. If it doesn't, you might have some options to make it fit (but the best option is a dual layer disc).

One such option would be to compress huge DTS audio streams by converting it to AC3 to save 100s of MBs of space. When you are ready to burn, click the button with the folder and an arrow to a disc.

You will now be given an option to give the disc a Volume Label. Truth be told, this is not a very vital process at all, you can name it whatever you want.

You will now be prompted on the stats of the compilation you are about to burn. Simply click on OK button to begin.

The burning process will now commence. The amount of time this process will take depends entirely on the size of your compilation as well as the speed you are burning your disc at. It should go without errors as ImgBurn is a very reliable utility.

If you have been successful you will now be prompted with a message telling you so, and ImgBurn will play a sound (don't get a fright!).

2) with Nero
Open Nero Burning ROM (not Nero Express, fine Nero Burning
ROM in the Nero folder of your Start Menu. Look inside the Data subfolder and open Nero Burning ROM) and you will immediately see the New Compilation window.

If you do not see this window, then click File --> New or hit CTRL + N. You will now see your burning options (make sure DVD is selected, not CD). Scroll down the list on the left until you find the option for "DVD-ROM (UDF)".

ou must now set the file system to UDF 2.50 or else the AVCHD disc won't be standard and probably won't work. Click the UDF tab as shown in the picture (click to enlarge). Under options, change to "Manual Settings (advanced users only)". Change UDF partition type to Physical Partition and change the File-system version setting to UDF 2.50. Once you have done that, click the big New button at the end of the program.

You now must add your AVCHD folders to your compilation once the program has loaded correctly (sometimes can take up to a minute). On the left is the compilation (what you want on the disc) and on the right is a file browser. Use the file browser on the right to locate the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders.

When you find them, you can either add them to the compilation list on the left by right-clicking and selecting that option, or you can simple click the folders and drag them across the program, then release them into the AVCHD compilation. Make sure the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders are at the root of the disc (they aren't inside any other folder on the disc). Once you have them added, you are ready to burn.

Click the Recorder menu and click Burn Compilation

A new window will now pop-up that will give you a last chance to change any compilation settings you want, including the write speed. Whenever you are ready now, click the large Burn button to begin the process... and you will immediately get a warning (in Nero 7).

You will now get a warning informing you that the UDF 2.50 file system may in fact cause you some compatibility problems. This may be true of a regular DVD-ROM compilation, but what we are creating here is AVCHD and it must be UDF 2.50. Click the OK button to begin the burning process (for real this time).

he amount of time the burning process will take depends entirely on the amount of data being burned and the speed of the burning process.

If the burning process was a success (which is should have been) you will now be prompted with a message telling you so. Now run along and try it out.

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