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Having trouble converting Hal9000's 1080p MKV's to Bluray

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I can’t seem to convert Hal’s Star Wars fan edits to Bluray properly. I have the 1080p MKVs designed for burning on Blurays. After I convert any of them using tsMuxer, the resulting m2ts file jerks and pixelates.

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When I convert Harmy’s ESB 2.0 MKV to Bluray, it works perfectly.

Help!

Harmy said:
It’s like it’s quite possible that Picasso would have loved to use Photoshop for some of his paintings if it was available back then, but if you take a picture from Picasso and recreate it in Photoshop, it’s not going to be the same picture and it can hardly be used to demonstrate Picasso’s brush techniques.

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For Hal’s, you need to select “Do Not Insert VUI/SEI Data” (I think those are the abbreviations. Still dunno what they are or do).

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Hi

I’m experiencing the similar issues, so must be either converting the MKV to the wrong format is tsMuxeR, or selecting the wrong burn option from ImgBurn. However, I managed to burn the Harmy Trilogy okay.

Can anyone help with the correct steps to follow?

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towne32 said:

For Hal’s, you need to select “Do Not Insert VUI/SEI Data” (I think those are the abbreviations. Still dunno what they are or do).

This fixes it.

Harmy said:
It’s like it’s quite possible that Picasso would have loved to use Photoshop for some of his paintings if it was available back then, but if you take a picture from Picasso and recreate it in Photoshop, it’s not going to be the same picture and it can hardly be used to demonstrate Picasso’s brush techniques.

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Thanks very much for the reply.

I’ve tried changing that setting, but must be doing something wrong elsewhere in the process.

Which format do you convert the MKV file to, with tsMuxer?

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The only options I have on tsMuxer 2.6.12 are “Do not change SEI and VUI data”, “Insert SEI and VUI data if absent”, and “Always rebuild SEI and VUI data”. I also have an option to “Continually insert SPS/PPS”

I’ve tried playing around with these a few times, but still can’t get to a functional Blu Ray. Any thoughts would be massively appreciated.

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Are you playing it on a PS4 by any chance? Unfortunately, even changing that setting isn’t enough to prevent the green scrambled flashing screen of death on a PS4 (though PS3 is fine with the same disc). This also means it is quite possible that other players will still have issues with the disc.

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I’ve tried playing the burned Blu Ray through both my PC, and Sony Blu Ray player. It wont play at all on my PC and, although the sound works on my Blu Ray player, the picture stands still, and only changes once every few seconds.

I think I’ve tried most conversion options on tsMuxer, but nothing seems to work.

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Hi

I’ve attempted to play the burned Blu Ray on both my PC Blu Ray drive, and Sony Blu Ray player. The disc doesn’t play at all on my PC and, although the sound works perfectly on my Blu Ray player, the picture stands completely still, and only updates once every few seconds.

I think I’ve tried most conversion options on tsMuxer, but nothing seems to have produced a working Blu Ray, as yet. Which tsMuxer output worked for you, and did you burn it straight to disc, or create an ISO of it, then burn it to disc?

Thanks

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Thanks to Hal 9000 for making these available.

I just got the 1080p mkv v5 from Google Drive and I’m having trouble converting to Blu-ray folders in txMuxeR. Has anyone been able to do this successfully, and if so, could they pinpoint what I’m doing wrong?

Thanks for the help!


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I was able to convert Cloak of Deception to Blu-ray ISO without issue. I did this last week, so I don’t remember if I set the “Do Not Insert VUI/SEI Data” option or not. I have not yet burned it to disc, as I am still waiting for my BD-50s to arrive from Amazon, but I did watch the ISO file with my computer’s Blu-ray software. However, my 15-year-old computer does not play GB-sized files smoothly, so I cannot say if it is completely without issues. Beyond that I don’t know what else I might have done differently. I’ve downloaded Eps 2 & 3, but am not planning to mux them until I get the BD-50s and burn Ep 1. Also I see Hal posted today there is an issue with Ep 2 and will be reposting that one in a few days.

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Thanks for the input joshuabri. I figured out what my problem was: Bitdefender was preventing tsMuxeR from modifying the mkv, but wasn’t telling me about it.

I now have BDMV and Certificate folders, but ImgBurn is warning me that there isn’t enough room on a BD25 (it’s about 800MB over for Ep1). I’m going to attempt an overburn and hope for the best.

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That might be the DTS file being too large and/or high bitrate, as I doubt HAL considered that when making the video stream. Earlier versions would only work with one of the AC3 tracks for Cloak of Deceptions, but not both. It’s possible that a single DTS track pushes it just over the BD25 limit. =/

I suppose I could provide ~700Kbps DTS tracks as an alternative to the ~1500Kbps one, but I don’t know that that would be much of an improvement over the 640Kbps AC3.

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Unfortunately I just tried burning the AC3 track only, and it’s still too big for a BD25. Can you recommend a program to re-encode the mkv to a smaller file size?

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Well, that’ll lose quality no matter what, and you’ll need to be sure it keeps Blu-Ray conformity. I think I usually use meGUI for that, but I’m always encoding from a lossless AVI file, never from h264 to slightly smaller h264. Some other members here would probably be more help than myself on that front.

Did over burning not work? I figured at worst you’d lose some of the end credits that way…

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It was painfully close to the end credits when it crapped out 😛

Not the end of the world, I can still watch it via USB. I’m just a little OCD when it comes to keeping physical copies on the shelf!