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Burning DVD Video images to Blu-Ray discs

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For anyone who is curious, I burned a DVD Video image to a BD-RE to see if it would play as a DVD in a standalone Blu-Ray player. These players do NOT play the DVD. Standalone players apparently check the media type of the disc that is inserted and then perform whatever checks they perform on them based on the media inserted instead of looking for, say, VIDEO_TS, exclusively. The PS3 will play the streams as a Data DVD, but will not play a DVD menu because it does not recognize them as DVD Video discs. My Panasonic player recognized it as a BD-RE but opened up a photo browser interface for it.

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A DVD does contain Blu-ray compatible video--but you have to re-author it to BDMV using e.g. tsMuxeR. You'll lose all menus & extras.

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Of course one can convert a DVD to Blu-Ray using reauthoring software. The point is it shouldn't be necessary! Players should play the content based on what content is on the disc, NOT based on the type of media that is inserted into it. Meaning, if it has a VIDEO_TS folder, play it as a DVD.

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It's not just Sony. My Panasonic player does the same thing. Sony has its own myriad problems :lol: but this one can't rest squarely on their shoulders.

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