BD to DVD question

Discussion in 'High Definition Software' started by tobar72, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. tobar72

    tobar72 Active Member

    I have some blurays that my niece wants to watch on a DVD player. Does anyone know of a program that will take CloneBD's mkv with chapters output and convert it easily to simple DVD while retaining chapter marks? I know there is picture quality loss and conversion to mpeg2, but who cares for kids and cartoons?

    Any help would be appreciated. If there is no program, just a suggestion that CloneBD have an option (or a plugin) to output a bluray title to DVD iso in DVD format while retaining chapters. I would pay more for that.
  2. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    BD Rebuilder.
  3. tobar72

    tobar72 Active Member

    I just downloaded BD Rebuilder and maybe I'm missing something. I thought BD5 only played on bluray players. I want the resulting DVD to be playable as a DVD movie with chapters on an old time DVD player.
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    BD-5 is a Blu-ray structure. It won't ever play on a DVD player regardless of burning it to a DVD. A DVD player has no idea what to do with it. It requires a Blu-ray player.

    That said, BD Rebuilder can convert a Blu-ray to a DVD movie-only backup:

    Mode > Move-Only Backup > - Alternate Movie-Only Backup > Alternate Backup > DVD-5, 720x480/576, AC3 Audio or DVD-9, 720x480/576, AC3 Audio

    Thread moved to the third-party software section.
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  5. tectpro

    tectpro Translator (ms_MY)

    Alernatively but not free you may try VSO ConvertXtoDVD.
  6. Martin

    Martin Well-Known Member

    I don't understand. If I choose my Destination size, there is shown: "BD-5 (DVD-SL 4.7 GB)" -- same as "BD-9 (DVD-DL 8.5)".

    What does this mean?? Is BD-5 the same like DVD-5 or is it just to show that it's possible to burn this to a DVD-5, and the Blu-ray structure continues??
  7. Hackerjac

    Hackerjac Well-Known Member

    BD-5 and BD-9 is BD structure on either a DVD-5 or DVD-9 disc, and it can't be played on a DVD player
  8. tobar72

    tobar72 Active Member

    First of all, thank you DrinkLyeAndDie VERY much for one helping out with pointing out BD Rebuilder and Alternate Backup step and helping in general. Secondly, thank you for you kindness in response. All to often I read responses from other people that simply make me afraid to post anything (question or answer).

    With that said, I hope someday CloneBD integrates the ability to convert Bluray title to DVD-Video disc to use in old DVD players (like in automobiles and portable DVD players). I'm not in a hurry, just hopeful somday with CloneBD's nice GUI.
  9. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Never be afraid to ask any questions. If you don't ask them, we can't help you with answers :)
  10. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Glad to help. BD Rebuilder does have a learning curve but it's a very handy program and does an amazing job given it's freeware. IMO, the quality of BD to DVD conversion is better than a number of shareware products that I've tested.

    I agree that this would be nice to see but I honestly don't know of Elaborate Bytes' development plans.