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Darren Peister
BluRay done Half Way...
on Mar 7, 2011 at 1:40:29 pm

Using Compressor, I squoze an HD file down to fit a single layer BluRay blank disk. The program created an ".ac3" file and a ".264" file onto my hard drive but then failed to burn the disc! How can I take these two existing files and make a BluRay disc? Do I need Toast? Thanks

Mac Pro 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
16 GB RAM, 3Gig internal Raid

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Craig Seeman
Re: BluRay done Half Way...
on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:26:24 pm

You do have a Blu-Ray burner don't you? I assume nothing unless the information is included.
You should look at your Compressor log and see if you can find the cause of failure.
Toast would work in theory although I haven't tried this. If your computer is having problems communicating with the drive than Toast may run into the same problem.

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Michael Kammes
Re: BluRay done Half Way...
on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:42:55 pm

Yes, the Mac, by default, does not have a BD drive. Compressor, as you see, can create the h.264 and ac3, which you will have to manually use these in software (like Toast) and get a 3d party burner.

Did you use the wizard in Compressor? Or just the preset for a blu-ray disc?

You may want to looking into burning an AVCHD disc (lower bitrate AVCHD / blu-ray compliant file) onto a red laser (SD) disc. This works well for shorter projects and delivers very good HD results.


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