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  1. Thank you, Lightening. I think that's the rub with this program when you encode video streams that don't simply "pass through". Can you recommend a program that functions as a virtual burner? Thanks again.
  2. IsoBuster complained that only a session/track layout could be found (see cap). I hit the "make it so" button and it seems to be finding the missing files... Here is the result of the IsoBuster session: What's your verdict?
  3. IsoBuster complained that only a session/track layout could be found (see cap). I hit the "make it so" button and it seems to be finding the missing files...
  4. ISObuster shows it as a "blank CD".
  5. Unfortunately, the ability to author to a .iso file was removed in Roxio DVDit Pro HD in one of the most recent version "updates". While Roxio won't comment publicly as to why it was removed and writing to .gi and folders was retained, I can speculate that it probably had to do with pressure from the Entertainment Industry. Seems that the ability to mount and view Blu-ray folders has also been removed from many commercial software players, so I'm thinking they are trying to make it very inconvenient to rip and store Blu-ray images to drive when it is not possible to play them back with mainstream software. Probably, for 95% of all casual computer users, that will be enough to discourage them from doing it. Roxio says that their Creator 2010 Pro software CAN generate an .iso from the .gi files DVDit Pro HD generates, but why buy yet another package to clutter my production machine for only one function? This and the fact that it still takes considerable time to burn a BD-R directly from the .gi files through DVDit Pro HD, makes me wonder if the .gi files are standard format or proprietary. I mean, it has already gone through a 2 to 3 hour encoding process (doesn't like Encore Adobe Media Encoder files), so should it just be a quick image burn function? So many variables... I'm still trying to copy that portion of the file. Thanks for your help.
  6. Thanks for all the help; I'm going slower than I like, doing this between renders and such. Not having much luck copying the first 5MB of the #1 .gi file; my command line skills have atrophied over the years... Will keep trying. Be back, have patience!
  7. I can't explore the mounted image, although it did mount. The real (empty) drive properly claims no disc inserted when I attempt to explore it.
  8. Tried again, Tools -> Build .DVD file, navigated to the directory, loaded all .gi files, put them in proper order and ImgBurn declared sucess, I navigated to the director and found a 2KB .DVD file that will mount but Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra says "No disc in drive". I opened the .dvd file with wordpad and got: MediaType=BDR Whitney AGB Program B and F (1).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (2).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (3).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (4).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (5).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (6).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (7).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (8).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (9).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (10).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (11).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (12).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (13).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (14).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (15).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (16).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (17).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (18).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (19).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (20).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (21).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (22).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (23).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (24).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (25).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (26).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (27).gi Whitney AGB Program B and F (28).gi I see references on the Net about building BD .ISO files with ImgBurn, so I am sure its me somehow. I just don't know what I am doing wrong...
  9. kinohead

    .gi to .iso BR file image disc function?

    OK, did I do something wrong? Hello?
  10. kinohead

    .gi to .iso BR file image disc function?

    I have attached a screenshot of the directory in which the .gl files reside. As you can see the (0) file is 4K, but the (1) file is 2GB! Looks like 2,097,12KB is the max. container size for that file. I have 4 assets and 1 menu; 1 asset has 2 elements with jointed chapters. Source is 1920 x 1080 60i HD. The 15GB .iso is one of the few valid BR .iso files I could force from Encore with the original source material. The first 12GB .iso is a concatenated file using the ZW GI to ISO freeware program. It simply refuses to launch the BR player in Elaborate Bytes Virtual Clone Drive 5.4.3.2; mount it and you get a "No disc in drive" error. The 2nd 12 GB .iso file is one generated by ImgBurn using folder to image method and it brings up the directory with .gi files in it when mounted in the virtual drive I wonder if the .gi files are not written to standards by DVDit Pro HD? I can take the same .gi files and import them into Avidemux 2.5 and it will index them and produce a valid MPEG image,but without menus. Try as I may, the simple copy/B command only produces 1K files IF I put a blank txt file in the directory and rename it ot the desired ISO file I wish to copy to; otherwise it bombs with "the system cannot find the file specified", which makes me assume it needs a blank file to copy everything to, right?. I put, " copy /B file 1.gi + file 2.gi file3.iso. (It may be the blank spaces in the .gi files that is throwing the DOS copy command.) Frank ImgBurn.log
  11. Hello, First of all, I have to add my kudos to your superb program. Love it. I have been using Adobe Encore CS3 to burn BR .iso images that can be mounted in a virtual drive via Elaborate Bytes AG's "Virtual Clone Drive 5.4.3.2" (freeware too) so I can check the function of the image PRIOR to burning any Blu-ray media to save money. I gave up Encore due to its buggy nature and my inability to author anything over 17GB in size and moved to Roxio DVDit Pro HD. In my prior workflow, I used Imgburn to burn any .iso images I successfully made with Encore, as Encore would invariably bork the BR media if you tried to author and burn in one stroke! I would like to retain this flexibility and use of Imgburn in my new workflow, but the problem with DVDit Pro HD is that it saves the Image file as a series of .gi files NOT a .iso file. Simple concatenation of the .gi files just gives me a .iso that mounts but will not play back as a valid BR MPEG-2 image; it merely shows up as the original series of .gi files. Without knowing what amount of work I am asking you to do, would it be relatively easy to implement a routine that would make a valid BR image from these .gi files? Thanks a ton for such a fine program; better than most corporate software! Frank
  12. Thanks Mmalves. I tried your suggestions and none worked; MDS only seems to want to generate SD DVD images (at least, that's all you can select) and while the DVD option DOES build a .dvd file, it is only 1K in size and is not recognized when I try to mount it in Virtual Clonedrive. Am currently trying "ZW GI to ISO" a freeware concatenation program from Tucows, but so far no luck. Thanks for the suggestions, however. Frank
  13. OK, so I have 22 .gi files that make up a Blu-ray image folder generated from Sonic DVDit Pro HD and I am trying to concatenate them into a valid blu-ray .iso file so I can mount this image in a virtual drive to play and check. This workflow is a good, cheap way to verify functionality of the blu-ray image before you have to burn expensive media, so I am hoping Imgburn can do the job for me, but I have the sneaking suspicion that it will only handle single .gi files in standard definition. I successfully generated a .iso file using Imgburn from these 22 .gi files using the "Create Image File from Files/Folders" button, manually chose the files and then successfully wrote the .iso image, but when I tried to mount the .iso in a virtual drive, it only brought up a directory showing the .gi files, NOT the typical BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders you see on a BD .iso file. Any ideas? Love this program. Best burner ever!
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