HD DVD & H.264
by fhammond on Apr 19, 2006 at 6:14:07 pm
Has anyone been successful in creating an HD DVD using H.264 that will play on Toshiba's new HD DVD player? If I use MEPG-2 the disk will play correctly. However, if I use H.264 I get a black screen and a snippet of the audio repeats several times, with a gap between each repeat, until the player says it can't read the disk.
Re: HD DVD & H.264 by jhankins on May 2, 2006 at 6:53:28 pm
So can you explain what you have used to get DVD content to play on the new Toshiba? I'm interested in purchasing but obviously want to know if I'll be able to produce content that WILL play. Sorry can't help on your h.264 question, I assume the motivation there is how much you can fit on a DVD?
Re: HD DVD & H.264 by Pfrederick on May 2, 2006 at 11:33:37 pm
I'm curious about this too. How does HD-DVDs you made look compared to the ones you buy commercially?
I tried to bring one to Best Buy to test and they couldn't get their player to eject! Not so sure I want a first generation model!
I've been unable to get commercial HD-DVDs to play on my MAC however, so I was beginning to think they were incompatible. That you had success, is good news indeed!
Re: HD DVD & H.264 by WTS(JManz) on May 3, 2006 at 9:04:37 pm
See my post on the other HD thread. The HDV content looks (IMO) spectacular. I took a ~20 minute HD disc I made with DVDSP out to Best Buy to test the Toshiba before I bought it, and it drew a small crowd because: A. people were amazed you could actually make one at home, and B. the quality was gorgeous.
There are three main codecs for HD content, two of which Apple definitely supports--mpeg and H264. I'm not sure that wmv is supported on a Mac, and if the HD-DVD disc was created with that, that might be an issue. My bet however is that the real problem is you have a red laser dvd player/burner and you are putting a blue laser disc in it and it's not capable of reading it.