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Scott H. Johnson
How many successful?
on Apr 28, 2008 at 10:26:58 pm

Hi-
I'm needing to create Bluray discs that loop for tradeshows. No menus, but
large files using h.264@ 720P or 1080P. It seems almost impossible to find
people who are having consistant, reliable success playing back discs in commercially
available players.
I really hope I'm wrong.... is anyone having success and just not
posting because you're not having issues? Could you please the burners and players
that are working for you?

If not, do those in the know have any idea where the root problems are. Is this simply
a matter of buggy software that could be fixed by an update from Adobe, or are the standards too fuzzy for hardware manufacturers to know how to comply?

I payed money for Encore, but am still holding off on a burner because almost no one
that I've come across has come up with a reliable solution. Should I look else where
right now, i.e. hard drive media players? Thanks in advance for your thoughts or insight...

Scott



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Brian Kennell
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:19:11 am

I've had success with Blu-ray discs burned with a Sony BWU-200S and played on a BDP-S300. Typically I use Encore CS3 to create the project and output an ISO image. I then burn it via ImgBurn. My player required a firmware update before it played BD-Rs or BD-REs. I've used this player at multiple wedding shows with no problem.

For what its worth, none of my clients have called to complain their Blu-ray discs didn't play...



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Heath Firestone
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 1:48:29 am

I've done a handful of Blu-Ray discs burned using a Panasonic Burner. I prefer to create the ISO in Encore, and do the burn using a burning program like Nero. The only compatibility issues I have encountered had to do with Blu-Ray Disc players that didn't have updated firmware allowing them to read BD-R and BD-RE discs. All existing Blu-Ray disc players, now have firmware updates available to resolve this issue, from my understanding.

Hope this helps.

Heath


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Scott H. Johnson
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 1:47:54 pm

I forgot to mention that I'm on a Mac. Appreciate all comments, but especially those that
are on the Mac platform. Thanks,

Scott



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Warren Eig
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 4:25:21 pm

[Scott H. Johnson] "Appreciate all comments, but especially those that
are on the Mac platform. Thanks, "


Scott,

I use the Panasonic SW-5583 burner and burn BD-RE discs for approval. I am on an 8 Core Mac Pro. I play back on the Sony 301 (300 is the same with out included HDMI cable). You need firmware revision 3.7 or better to play back the BD-R (RE) discs. But they play back fine so far.

Warren

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John Rich
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 5:38:37 pm

Brian and Scott,
I was looking at the specs online on the S300, and someone said there was no internet conncection, so I was wondering how the firmware update is done. Do you have to send it back to the company?
Thanks,
John Rich

JOHNR


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Scott H. Johnson
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 9:31:13 pm

"I was looking at the specs online on the S300, and someone said there was no internet conncection, so I was wondering how the firmware update is done. Do you have to send it back to the company? "

John-
Haven't any first hand experience here, but if the 300 is upgradeable at all, it may be
possible to order a CD with the update, or download from the internet and burn your own.
Not familiar with the player, but there is often a USB port to connect with. Hopefully someone
else who has worked with the unit can chime in.

Scott



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Warren Eig
Re: How many successful?
on Apr 30, 2008 at 6:37:55 am

To update Firmware, you download the .exe file. I use Crossover on my Mac Pro to uncompress it and then burn it to an ISO disc with Toast. Or you can fill out a form on Sony's website and they mail a CD-ROM in a few days.

Warren

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walter biscardi
Re: How many successful?
on May 5, 2008 at 11:39:58 am

[Scott H. Johnson] "It seems almost impossible to find
people who are having consistant, reliable success playing back discs in commercially
available players."


Zero issue here with all manner of BluRay players so far. Sony and Samsung seem to be the two players of choice. We've shipped about 60 BluRays to multiple clients around the world and all are able to play just fine. You just have to make sure all the BluRay players have their latest updates.

We use the FastMac internal burner for all our work, and we use Toast to burn the Disc Image as Encore always fails when we try to burn directly from the app, even with latest updates.

Also, we use MPEG-2 as we have had issues with Encore and H.264 in the past.

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