Friday, November 21, 2008

burning blu-ray discs on Linux

If I actually get a camera that can do 1080p, I'm going to have to have some means of distribution.
Update 2009/01/11
Gosh darnit, I DID get a new cam! Hooray!
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Blu ray seems the best bet. For testing, I'd opt to use the Blu ray rewriteable format, BD-RE.

From a few hours of research, these facts appear:
1) It IS possible to write blu ray data discs via the dvd+rw-tools. See Technical discussion and Burning links below
2) The burning of blu ray video discs to be played in consumer players may be possible in the dvd+rw-tools, but should be definetly possible in the Nero 3 product for Linux (around $25). This bears testing.

*** Update 2010/11/04 ***
Dark Shakiri has created the world's first free blu-ray encoder:

From the comments, I hear tell that it actually WORKS too!
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Final Thoughts
Prices are still high: $300-$400 for an internal burner and roughly $10 per disc. Testing these options out will be essential.

the mule

Update 2011/02/27
AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray & MP4 Calibration
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Update 2011/01/04

Allowed Resolutions/Framerates
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Blu Ray US site

Technical discussion of dvd+rw-tools methodology

Burning BD-RE disks with dvd+rw-tools

Untested open source blu ray authoring tools *
* UDF generator, does not generate ISO9660 structures
Update 1/23/2009
Looks like these tools compile under 32-bit systems, but not 64-bit systems. A user (E Chalaron) got this to work under 32-bit Ubuntu Feisty. Thanks E!
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Nero 3 Linux product

Recent prices

LG BE06LU11 Blu-ray
LG GGW-H10N Blu-ray/HD-DVD
LG GBW-H10N Blu-ray
Panasonic SW-5582 Blu-ray

Playing BluRay/HDDVD under Ubuntu

Other Options
Perhaps run HD DVD Fab under Wine

Google, dammit

Other BluRay references

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