HD-DVD to BD?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by mmace, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. mmace

    mmace Member

    I've seen a couple of posts on here asking if people have tried converting an HD-DVD to Blu-ray

    Does anyone have a tutorial about how to do this?
    I have DVDit Pro HD with PS3 patch (uses MPEG2 only) and I will also be getting Encore CS3 later in the summer (uses h.264 and MPEG2 only)

    does anyone know how to rip the HD-DVD and convert the main movie to mpeg2?
     
  2. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    What's the "PS3 patch" and how much did you pay for the DVDit Pro HD? It's not a cheap application, is it?

    Converting HD DVDs needs:
    - demuxing HD DVD audio and video into separate streams
    - re-encoding video to Blu-ray specification MPEG-2
    - re-encoding audio to Blu-ray specs
    - authoring a Blu-ray disc with DVDit Pro HD or equivalent
    - burning the authored data on BD
     
  3. mmace

    mmace Member

    the PS3 patch means discs created with it work on the PS3 with menus etc

    I paid full price for it, the most I've ever spent on software!
     
  4. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    What was the full price, then? $499? I saw a post in Adobe forum from someone claiming they paid $129 for it.

    Anyhoo, I tested an... "unofficial version" of it and burned a ripped Blu-ray movie on a BD-RE. The disc worked perfectly in PS3, and I didn't use any patches. However, the app itself is incredibly unstable. I wanted to test it for authoring purposes, and found it useless for that task. Also, burning stopped working once I installed AnyDVD HD in the same PC.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2007
  5. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    Why the need to convert to MPEG-2? Blu-Ray supports H.264 and VC-1 as well... shouldn't the actual video aspects of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray be fairly compatible... and the audio as well, in most cases.
     
  6. HD43

    HD43 Well-Known Member

    Why not convert to AVCHD with Nero 7 and burn to a BD for the PS3?
     
  7. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    I mentioned MPEG-2 because OP posted "DVDit Pro HD with PS3 patch (uses MPEG2 only)". Yes, BD supports the same video codecs, and mostly the same audio codecs as HD DVD.
     
  8. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    Perhaps because the disc would be unplayable in most other BD players?
     
  9. mmace

    mmace Member

    I want to create discs with menus, at the moment I can only afford DVDit Pro HD which only accepts MPEG2 so AVCHD/h.264 and VC-1 are not an option (though h.264 will be when Encore CS3 is out in July)
     
  10. HD43

    HD43 Well-Known Member

    Have you tried converting HD-DVD to AVCHD with Nero and either:

    a) burning to a BD and playing on PS3

    b) burning to an external hard drive and playing on PS3

    c) adding your own titles and credits and claiming the movie is your own
     
  11. mmace

    mmace Member

    I'm wanting menu's etc and it's not just for a PS3

    still no idea how to convert an HD-DVD, anyone got any ideas/links etc?

    If I can get it to any sort of video format, even .mp4 (avc/h.264) then I have found how to convert to MPEG2 (procoder), any ideas how to get a video stream from an HD-DVD?
     
  12. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    What software will convert hd dvd/blu ray files to avchd? And if placing on a hard drive and plugging it into the PS3, I am sure it will be larger than 4GB. And PS3 doesn't recognize NTFS formatted hard disks, only FAT32-which doesn't allow files larger than 4GB.
     
  13. mmace

    mmace Member

    sorry I mentioned the PS3, this post has nothing to do with it, I'm just wanting to know how I can get an HD-DVD to a usable video format in a program stream
     
  14. HD43

    HD43 Well-Known Member

    Nero 7 upgrade
     
  15. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    Nero 7 ultra enhanced works with avchd, but I don't think it actually will convert files to avchd.
     
  16. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    With the high definition plugin, you can use the recode portion of Ultra to handle that