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Paul Culley
Multiple DVDs on a Blu-Ray?
on Nov 26, 2008 at 12:04:29 am

I am looking for a way to place multiple full DVDs on a Blu-ray disk. I would like to have a top level menu that selected from the available DVD images, and then have the selected original DVD menu come up. Any ideas on tools?

As a second level question, I would also like to re-encode the mpeg files to one of the more advanced codecs supported by blu-ray to pack the disk a bit more.

And of course to do all of this without having to recreate the menus, chapters etc.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Noah Kadner
Re: Multiple DVDs on a Blu-Ray?
on Dec 1, 2008 at 5:57:08 pm

I can't see a way this would work to be honest. No DVD player has the capacity to play multiple DVD images- it only looks at the VIDEO_TS folder which cannot have multiple disc images in it. And a Blu-Ray player can't shift from Blu-Ray to DVD playback on the same disc as far as I know. The only way this would work would be to load the Blu-Ray disc as a data disc on a computer with a Blu-Ray drive and manually select the Video_TS folder of the disc image you wanted to play. Maybe you could make a flash directory that automated this but I don't see where it's worth the effort vs. simply offering multiple physical discs. Or you reauthor each individual DVD disc as a Blu-Ray title but again way more effort than you'd gain a benefit from and probably wouldn't permit more than a couple of titles on a disc once everything is upconverted to be a proper Blu-Ray title.


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