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Hd And Dv Compatible Content On A Single Dvd?


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Hello,

I'm creating a DVD slideshow for a local theatre. The images (naturally) look much better in HD, so I've started using the High-Definition DVD-Video plugin for Toast 11 (MacbookPro running 10.6.8). In addition to the HD slideshow, I used Toast's "Include DVD-Rom content" option to include JPEGs of all the photos.

The disk plays nicely on a PS3 and on Blu-Ray players, and I can explore the content on my MBP. However, the disk shows up as blank in a standard Windows PC DVD drive. (Tested on a Dell Inspiron and an HP G72).

Is it possible to format the disk such that it automatically plays HD on a Blu-Ray player, but on a PC with a standard DVD drive, the user can open the saved JPEGs? If so, I can include an .mp4 or .mov of the slideshow that they can watch as well.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Since you burned this to regular DVD media the only thing keeping it form working on a PC is the PC's software. The disc is burned in UDF format which PCs should have no trouble reading the photos burned as data. Any computer does need to have an application that can play Blu-ray format video in order to play the HD slide show. For instance, Roxio Video Player in the Toast Extras menu can play the video on a Mac. You might try VLC player on the PC.

 

Of course none of this explains why the disc is appearing blank on the PC. I can't think of a reason for that to occur.

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Thanks for the feedback. I've noticed that the DVD does not want to eject from my MBP ("The disk wasn't ejected because one or more programs may be using it."). A quick disk Verify using Disk Utility gives some strange results. 4 billion files and no folders? I'm going to burn another copy and see if that changes anything. More to come.

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I'm not sure how, but I resolved the problems with reading the disk on a PC and ejecting from the MBP. I created a new project, and made sure I was using one of the standard encoding options (Good/Better/Best). Also, for the DVD-ROM content, after clicking "Change" to open the file window, I created a folder using the icon at the bottom right (a folder with a plus sign). Then, I added my files into that folder.

From reading other websites, it seems unlikely that I can burn a disk to play automatically in both SD and Blu-Ray settop players (at their optimal resolution). However, by burning an SD disk with an HD .mp4 copy of the slideshow among the DVD-ROM content, people can play the disk however they want.

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