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    Imported Pal Format Dvds

    Thank you Tsantee. You help is appreciated. But to do it your way means that the Mac forces me to choose a region when inserting the PAL disk. My Mac says I can only make 3 more changes. This does not seem a good option. I guess I could dedicate my disk drive to only playing region 2 disks, but that is kind of a bummer. I cannot even access any portion of the region 2 dvd disk without first committing to a region and eventually all my choices/options will be used up. Any way around this? The reason I use EyeTV to convert to h.264 is so that I can convert blu-ray region disks from regions other than North America. But I also have non-blu-ray region disks as well which would work with your method, but only I guess if I dedicate my Mac drive to region 2. thanks
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    Imported Pal Format Dvds

    Hi I haven't seen this problem addressed anywhere. Am wondering if anyone has help or experience with making copies of Region 2 ( Europe ) PAL dvds ? I can copy the PAL Region 2 dvd with EyeTV and convert it to h.264 video format. It plays just fine on the computer. But if I burn the h.264 file with Toast 11 onto a dvd, then there is constant image flickering and video breakups. Has anyone tried to burn/copy a foreign dvd with Toast ? I am using a Mac Pro OSX 10.6.8 What other options besides Roxio Toast does a Mac user have when it comes to burning dvd disks ? Thanks a lot.
  3. Hi, I read on another Roxio forum that there is no way for a Toast 11 disc image file to be played on a PC. If the PC had Creator 2011 installed, would Creator 2011 have a video player in the program that would recognize and play Toast 11 disc image files made on a Mac ? How compatible are Creator 2011 and Toast 11 in recognizing each others files and disc images? I am looking for a way or program to play HD h.264 video files burned to BD-r media on a Mac machine and get them to play on a PC with a blu-ray optical drive. Old Archiver here on Roxio gave me this advice: "The video content of a Blu-ray disc in stored in .m2ts files. To find these files on a disc, navigate to the BDMV folder, open it, navigate to the STREAM folder, open it, and find the .m2ts files there. VLC does not play a Blu-ray disc as a whole, with menus and such. But it can play the individual video files of which it is made." Is this the only way to play media on BD-r disks? I have a Mac, but the person who I want to send BD-r disks to is not that PC savvy, and might have difficulty navigating through all those folders just to play a video file. Thanks a lot for any ideas.
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    Bluray Laptops - What Media Do They Play?

    I'm not a lawyer either, and I'm not a Napster. But perhaps I can put your eyes back in your sockets. I pay for cable TV. I pay for HD channels. I pay for their DVR machine which lets me record their programs. I am sure my cable company pays Sony, MGM, etc. for the movies they show over the air, and my cable subscription helps pay for that. What is the difference in storing programs on a DVR machine and BD-R media ? I also have a Netflix subscription. Netflix also pays Sony, MGM, et al for passing out their movies, and I in turn do the same with my subscription to Netflix. Elgato makes a product called EyeTVHD. Gee, I wonder what I'm supposed to do with a product like that? Seems to me its purpose is to allow one to record HD TV programming - duh! I'm not selling my BD-R media. Kind of like iTunes I would think, and I'm sure you've never ever "SHARED" a tune you bought on iTunes. Nah of course you wouldn't. My turn to roll my eyes.
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    Bluray Laptops - What Media Do They Play?

    Thanks again. I notice you have a PC laptop. Do you use a certain PC piece of software to view your h.264 videos or mpeg-4 videos or quicktime videos ? Since I am making my videos with Toast11, is there a Roxio equivalent in the PC world that would have a Toast player to play the videos I am making on my Mac with Toast 11 ?
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    Bluray Laptops - What Media Do They Play?

    "Do you want to just transfer the files to a disc and have the laptop play the files?" Yes, that's exactly what I want. I do have Toast11 on my Mac. I have made HD h.264 videos on regular dvds with my Mac that will play on my Sony PS3, although they do not play on my Sony BDP S1000ES, so I wasn't certain about the uniformity/compatibility of Sony blu-ray in players and laptops when it comes to blu-ray media. I don't need the laptop to burn blu-ray. I just want to buy a blu-ray laptop for a family member ( who wants a PC not a Mac ), and to have that laptop play BD-R media that I make with Toast11. I have checked some laptops on Amazon and E-bay, but I don't see optical drive specs. Thank you for the checks you have made. I also made my post to see if there was anyone who had used BD-R media with their blu-ray laptops. thanks again for your interest in my situation. I have read on some websites that one might need certain software to play h.264 files and m-peg4, and that the laptop blu-ray player will not automatically play the video files on the blu-ray media. I was hoping to find a laptop with a blu-ray player that would recognize and play the video files without additional software help.
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    Bluray Laptops - What Media Do They Play?

    Thanks for your reply. Thanks. That makes sense and that is what I assumed. The only reason I posted this question is because when I talked to a Sony rep online, he said the Vaio blu-ray laptops would not play BD-R media - just commercial blu-ray. It may seem like a lot of questions, but all I'm really asking is whether a Windows machine would have any problems playing HD h.264 video files on a BD-R disk?
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    Blu Ray Pc Laptops

    Thanks. That makes sense and that is what I assumed. The only reason I posted this question is because when I talked to a Sony rep online, he said the Vaio blu-ray laptops would not play BD-R media - just commercial blu-ray. And you are telling me that a Windows machine would have no problems playing HD h.264 video files ?
  9. I am planning on getting a PC laptop computer that plays blu-ray for a family member. My question is do all the PC blu ray laptops play blu-ray media such as BD-R and BD-E as well as commercial blu ray disks ? If an h.264 video file is burned to a BD-R disk (burned with Toast11 on a Mac computer ) , will it play on a PC blu-ray laptop? Or do they only play commercial media ? I have also read that some laptops have problems reading BD-E media or the double-layer blu-ray disks.. I would appreciate any recommendations of PC Blu-Ray laptops that anyone has had experience with - especially if you have played h.264 HD movies burned to Blu-Ray media. Did the h.264 HD video burned to BD-R media play on a PC laptop that advertises it plays Blu-Ray ? Would appreciate knowing laptop brands and internal blu-ray drives that you could recommend Would it say in the specs of the computer that it plays BD-R or BD-E etc.? I would be burning these h.264HD video files on a Mac with Toast11 onto BD-R media. The PC laptop is a gift for a family member. I want to be able to send BD-R media made on my Mac to this family member. I don't think this should be a problem, but I could be wrong. Thanks a lot.
  10. blurijj

    Blu Ray Pc Laptops

    I am planning on getting a PC laptop computer that plays blu-ray for a family member. My question is do all the PC blu ray laptops play blu-ray media such as BD-R and BD-E as well as commercial blu ray disks ? If an h.264 video file is burned to a BD-R disk (burned with Toast11 on a Mac computer ) , will it play on a PC blu-ray laptop? Or do they only play commercial media ? I have also read that some laptops have problems reading BD-E media or the double-layer blu-ray disks.. I would appreciate any recommendations of PC Blu-Ray laptops that anyone has had experience with - especially if you have played h.264 HD movies burned to Blu-Ray media. Would appreciate knowing laptop brands and internal blu-ray drives that you could recommend. Would it say in the specs of the computer that it plays BD-R or BD-E etc.? I would be burning these h.264HD video files on a Mac with Toast11 onto BD-R media. The PC laptop is a gift for a family member. I want to be able to send BD-R media made on my Mac to this family member. I don't think this should be a problem, but I could be wrong. Thanks a lot.
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    Toast 11 And Eyetvhd

    hi Has anyone used Toast 11 with EyeTVHD ? EyeTVHD has an encoding option for Toast burning - but I got EyeTVHD before Toast 11 came out. I have noticed that Toast has lot of quirks. Just the other day I was trying to copy a copy of a dvd movie. Toast 10 would not even recognize the dvd disk I was trying to copy, but Toast 9 did, and it copied it. I want to get Toast 11, but it has to work with EyeTVHD files that have been encoded to h.264. thanks
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    Problem With Source Material

    All your detailed suggestions are much appreciated. After following your steps - this is what I get - using Toast 10 1) I can go to custom encoder and set it to Never Encode BUT I cannot choose MPEG4 because the only option is MPEG2 ( there are no others ) 2) Even after setting the option to Never Encode - Toast still goes into encode mode. I have never seen it say multiplexing all the time I've had this program. I guess it reverts to encoding because it is working with a mp4 file and the only Toast option is MPEG2. Handbrake converted the mp4 to a m4v file ( not a m2v like you mentioned ) It does have audio. Toast burned the m4v file, but the blu-ray formatted disk will not play on PS3. I notice that EyeTV has Quicktime encoding options such as h.264 mpeg4 and HDV1080i - how does Toast handle these options if you know ? How does Quicktime h.264 differ from the other eyetv h.264 I am using now? Does choosing Mpeg4 as an encoding option if it were available to me degrade the resolution any in the final product ? thank you much Tsantee
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    Problem With Source Material

    Hi Tsantee, Thanks for taking an interest in this. I got a response from an EyeTV tech guy. He said if the h264 encoded videos play by themselves it should not be a problem with the 'source material'. It is a Toast problem. The videos do play without stuttering in Real Player and Quicktime but they do stutter with VLC. All I do is slide the h264 encoded videos onto the Toast menu - and select Blu-Ray. I don't make any other custom option changes. Will Toast 11 give me any better options? When encoding to Toast in my present EyeTV would the Toast 11 still recognize it? Are there any other programs beside Toast that can burn HD video recordings ? Getting pretty frustrated with Toast. *** One more thing - I tried encoding the h264 finished EyeTV recording ( an mp4 format ) and ran it through Handbrake (high profile selected) - which came out as an m4v video format. Interestingly, Toast burned it - it took over 12 hours - but Toast burned it ok - but it would not play on the PS3. Nor of course does it play on my Mac. What is the difference between mp4 and m4v anyway? Both play on my mac and I can't tell much difference in video quality but the m4v only takes 2GB (1906 x 1072 dimensions ) and the mp4 same video takes 6.64Gb at 1920x1080 dimensions. Not sure what you mean by - "Can you add them using the EyeTV setting in the Toast Media Browser's video section?" I have encoded with the Toast option in EyeTV and added it to the Toast main window for burning with Blu-Ray checked. Toast takes it but then rejects it after a while with the faulty source material message. What exactly is the Toast Media Browser video section ? thanks again
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    Problem With Source Material

    I have EyeTVHD . I also have Toast 10. With EyeTVHD I have encoded an HD tv show into h.264 AND Toast video formats. Toast 10 will not encode and burn either video format. I get a Toast message box saying there is a problem with the source material. I also get the same message when trying to burn it as a disc image. Toast has not even gotten to the burn/write stage when this message pops up. My clean disk is ejected. How can I burn HD video in HD resolution ? I was using a DVD-DL disk and selecting the Blu-Ray option in Toast 10. if I purchased Turbo264 HD - does it encode with better compatibility with Toast 10? And what about Toast 11 ? Is any elgato product compatible with Toast 11? Any other way to burn HD without Toast without buying a $2000 software package? Thank you very much.
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    Toast Hd On Mac

    For some reason you don't have much faith in my technical expertise, Tsantee. thanks and glad you're around
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