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Jon D

Cant Seem To Copy Mkv File To Dvd To Make It Work

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Hi,

 

I recently attempted to copy a MKV file (Blue Ray Rip/720p) to turn into a DVD, which would be used for playback on my DVD/Mac/XBOX 360, etc. So it needs to be multi-zone.

 

The disc I am using is a Sony DVD-R (120 minutes4.7gig).

 

When I get to the video menu, I select the file, which it recognizes and tells me I have 197.4mb left in space.

 

The MKV file has this listed (video; avc/h.264,1280 x 528, 23.98 fps) (audio;DTS, 5.1, 48000 Hz)

 

I attempted to burn this as is, which it did burn the MKV file to a disc, but once in the Mac drive, it does not recognize it as a DVD (double clicking this file, shows the MKV is on the disc) and it does not recognize this on other devices.

 

Can you tell me where I am going wrong, please?

 

Regards

 

Jon

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I'm confused. You say you are making a DVD and are in the Toast Video window, but you say the burned DVD has a MKV video on it. If you selected DVD video as the format in the Video window then the disc would have a VIDEO_TS folder on it. Also, Toast won't decode DTS audio so I'm hoping your source video also has Dolby Digital AC-3 audio. Tell me more about the settings you are using.

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Dear Tsantee, Your answer to this question/thread has some guidance for my issue. I had earlier tried to burn a Makemkv video file to a blu ray disc. In this instance the blu ray burned but there was no audio. The mkv source file was dts 5.1. So if I understand correctly toast Titanium doesn't decode the dts, hence my loss of audio on the burned blu ray disc. Is that correct?

 

If so, is there a seting in the Makemkv ripping process to convert the dts 5.1 to standard stereo? Also, when I tried a different original disc, I again created a .mkv file of the main feature and tried to pull that into Toast, only to get an error message that it was not a file format that toast could handle. I thought Toast 11 was able to burn a .mkv file to a blu ray disc. Can you help?

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You can use the open source program tsmuxer with your mkv file to select whatever audio file is available. You can create a blu ray file structure and burn with toast. This advice is only for non commercial blu rays.

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Thank you and yes this is only for non commercial back up situations. I have a six year old and would prefer he play a $2 back up than the $20 original, they seems to be scratched and broken regularly. Do you know if the tsmuxer is compliant with os 10.8.2 Mountain Lion? I tried to download it and installed it and it would not successfully open. Happy to try again but wondered if there were a version you knew was complaint? What is the output setting for Blu Ray file structure? Do you need to change to dolby stereo from DTS 5.1 for Toast Titanium 11?

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I am sorry, the company smartlabs no longer supports. The last stable version was for 10.5.8. I wish you the best of luck.

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Again Thanks Tsantee, I did look into his blog and found a stable version where he had you remove some Korean fonts to get tsmuxer to work on Snow Leopard. On Roaring apps, I found that at least the reported saidf it still worked on Mountain Lion so I gave it a try. Although I got the initial error that if didn't recognize the stream, it them loaded into the gui and I ran the muxer with Blu Ray out put. I ended up with a 27.99 GB file and the Finder tells me it is AVCHD content.

 

So I tried to take that into Toast and it loaded in the Blu Ray Video window. In the Video window, the details are Video: H264/AVC, 1920 X 1080, 23.98 fps Audio DTS 5.1, 48000Hz (English) All of this looks good till you see the output information: MPEG-4 AVC, 8.0Mbps (16.p Mpbs max), reencode never, 16:9 Audio Dolby Digital 192 kbps with a file size of 930.1 MB. So my question is how to make it truly a full size (not downsized) copy at a minimal compression to hit under the 25 GB disc size, can you help?

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Again Thanks Tsantee, I did look into his blog and found a stable version where he had you remove some Korean fonts to get tsmuxer to work on Snow Leopard. On Roaring apps, I found that at least the reported saidf it still worked on Mountain Lion so I gave it a try. Although I got the initial error that if didn't recognize the stream, it them loaded into the gui and I ran the muxer with Blu Ray out put. I ended up with a 27.99 GB file and the Finder tells me it is AVCHD content.

 

So I tried to take that into Toast and it loaded in the Blu Ray Video window. In the Video window, the details are Video: H264/AVC, 1920 X 1080, 23.98 fps Audio DTS 5.1, 48000Hz (English) All of this looks good till you see the output information: MPEG-4 AVC, 8.0Mbps (16.p Mpbs max), reencode never, 16:9 Audio Dolby Digital 192 kbps with a file size of 930.1 MB. So my question is how to make it truly a full size (not downsized) copy at a minimal compression to hit under the 25 GB disc size, can you help?

As far as I've seen, Toast always re-encodes MPEG 4 video (which is what your h.264 source is) when it creates a Blu-ray disc. I don't see in your description that it is going to downsize that video, unless you're referring to the file size being small. You still have DTS audio. If there are multiple audio formats on the source, you should be able to select the one you want by clicking the Edit... button and clicking on the audio description in the window that appears. If clicking that description does nothing then there is no other audio track to select. In this case you still won't have any audio because Toast doesn't decode DTS.

 

There may be an easier solution. My Sony Blu-ray player will play many kinds of video files burned as data discs. You may be able to take your original source video stream and burn it in the Toast Data window with DVD-Rom (UDF) as the file format. That disc may play in your player. In this case Toast does no encoding but you have no menu, either.

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