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gmoniey
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Hi,

I wanted to play around with blu-ray development a bit, but I'm not sure exactly where to get started. I have looked at the java.net hd cookbook project, but I am still pretty lost as to what I need to do.

Do I need a blu-ray burner to start with (I hope not), or can I get away with a simple dvd writer?

Initially, I would like to get a simple 'Hello World' type of app up and running, then move onto playing videos, and finally, playing a video off of the internet.

If there are any available, could someone point me to any tutorials or examples of ramping up with blu-ray development?

Thanks!

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markkurvers
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Don't think you need a Blu-ray burner, as you can probably create a Blu-ray disc structure in a folder on your hard drive and use a software player to playback the image.

There are a couple of threads on this forum that could help you getting started, I think these are usefull:

http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=37530&tstart=50
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=42240&tstart=15

(but there probably are more usefull starter threads on this forum).

Bill Foote

I'd recommend checking out the authoring guidelines
wiki, at http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Mobileandembedded/Blu-RayDisc.
For getting started, the argicle about finding PC player software
should be helpful.

Also, not to self-promote or anything, but have you looked into
getting a copy of the book?

Cheers,

Bill

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gmoniey
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Thanks for getting back to me.

In regards to getting the book, I want to first play around a bit, and if its something that I feel I have the time and resources to actually sit down and implement something fun, then I would definitely grab it.

Right now, I kinda just want to create a proof of concept. I suppose I can run everything off of my machine during development, but to get a real POC, I would like to eventually have it in distribution form (i.e. where I can pop the dvd into PS3). Thats one area where I was a bit confused; as to whether I needed an actual blu-ray burner.

chihiro_saito
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Hi,

Whether you need a BD burner or not depends on whether or not you need to run your POC on a hardware BD player, such as PS/3.

You can't burn the BD structure to a standard DVD and expect hardware BD players to recognize it as a BD. In theory, there is supposed to be a way to use a DVD (and there are some discussions on this on this forum too) but I haven't heard any success story.

PC players require the same disc structure as the hardware players for a BD playback. So, your process will be to test your disc structure on your PC by reading it off directly from a hard disk, and once you're satisfied with it, burn that structure onto a BD using a BD burner and pop the resulting BD to a hardware player.

Hope it helps,
Chihiro