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Playing BD-RE discs on some Samsung players

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billf
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Joined: 2004-02-13

Hi everyone,

I just learned a little trick for getting test discs to run on at least one Samsung players. I thought I'd pass it on, in case it helps someone out there.

It turns out that at least one Samsung player (and I suspect others) will refuse to play a disc if it has no A/V assets. AFAIK, having A/V assets on a disc isn't a spec requirement, and I ran an image through one of the verifiers, and it agrees with me. However, adding something to the PLAYLIST, STREAM and CLIPINF folders make a BD-RE disc playable on the player I was investigating.

To get some A/V assets, I just grabbed the ones from the cookbook disc, over at http://java.net/projects/hdcookbook/downloads. I'm sure the player doesn't verify the contents of the media assets, so something much shorter would most certainly do, too. For all I know, zero-length files would be fine!

This is a useful little workaround for what I believe to be a player bug.

Cheers,

Bill

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thunderdog
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Joined: 2010-09-13

Hi Bill,
I would be interested in knowing which Samsung player you found this anomaly on. I have had some experience with the Samsung players and D6700 did not replicate this problem.
cheers,
~A