Work Flow for burning to Blu-Ray

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  1. dwiener

    dwiener New Member

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    Could anyone recommend a work flow and software for burning Tivo HD files to a Blu Ray disc? Right now I tranfer to my win7 computer using Tivo Desktop using Video Redo, but it can only create a DVD. I recently bought a Blu-Ray burner and would like to burn a full HD disc.
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I use Nero to burn to DVD and BD.
    I use TiVo desktop and VideReDo as well. But it is rare I burn it to a disc. Since it's much easier and quicker to transfer it to a hard drive and play the content from the hard drive.
     
  3. sathead

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    Do you want to simply burn the mpeg2 based TiVo hi-def to BD as a large .mpg file for archiving or do you want to transcode the recorded content to actual BD video on a 25gb BD that you can pop in into BD player and watch?

    For simple archiving- you can use any BD burning program (Nero, CD Burner XP, ImgBurn, etc..) and simply burn the mpg2 file to the BD.

    For true BD creation- you need to transcode the original mpg2 video file to H.264 based video with a transcoding program like Handbrake or MeGui then author that file to BD folders with tsMuxeR then burn to BD with ImgBurn.

    Of course the first step no matter which method you choose is to edit out unwanted segments with VideoRedo.
     
  4. ddunnrn

    ddunnrn New Member

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    Try AVS video converter from www avs4you dot com . Also, the new upgrade for video redo is really worth the price.

    Dave Dunn
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You don't need to transcode it to MPEG4/H.264. A BD can just as easily have MPEG2. It works fine creating a BD with MPEG2 content.

    Heck I have many commercial BDs that are only MPEG2. There were over 230 BD titles produced that used MPEG2 for the main feature.
     
  6. dwiener

    dwiener New Member

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    I was looking to burn an HD Blu-Ray that I can watch in a player. I'm not real crazy about the dvd quality that I get from VideoRedo. I tried both the transcoding programs you recommended. Handbrake gave me an error when I tried to load a .tivo file. I couldn't figure out how to get megui running.

     
  7. sathead

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    You have to open the .tivo file with VideoRedo (because VideoRedo accesses your file with your individual TiVo media access key) and save it, even if you aren't doing any edits- then run it through Handbrake.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Why not use VideoReDo to turn it into an mpg file from the .TiVo file. It only takes a few minutes for an hour long HD show and then with that you can create the BD using the mpg file. The HD and audio content will be identical to the .TiVo file which is HD using mpeg2 with DD audio.
     
  9. dwiener

    dwiener New Member

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    Thanks
    Thats what I wound up doing. I was then able to bring the file into encore for authoring to DVD or Blu-Ray. The file can also be used in Premiere for easier editing than in VideoReDo.
     
  10. Robert2413

    Robert2413 New Member

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    I transfer using TiVo Desktop, edit in VideoReDo, save out as .MPG, author the BD using multiAVCHD, and burn the BD using ImgBurn. No transcoding is required, so the quality of the BD is the same as the quality of the original TiVo recording.

    I haven't figured out yet how to preserve closed captioning as BD soft subtitles (or even if it's possible).
     
  11. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7812248#post7812248 was my workflow for burning onto DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD-RW in AVCHD format since I don't have a BD drive and didn't want to pay the big bucks (at the time) for the media. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD plays back fine in my PS3 and some of the BD players I've tried.

    One can use tools like http://ccextractor.sourceforge.net/ to extract the subtitles. Ripbot264 lets you import the subtitles produced by the above or http://t2sami.com/t2samisite/.
     

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