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Blue Ray content on "plain old" DVD

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gverig
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Might seem like a dumb question but is there a way to encode a blue ray content standard onto a DVD?
I would like to play with BDJ but I don't want to buy a blue ray burner (I don't want to play with it THAT much).

Thoughts?
Thank you.

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Bill Foote

bd-j-dev@mobileandembedded.org wrote:
> Might seem like a dumb question but is there a way to encode a blue ray content standard onto a DVD?
> I would like to play with BDJ but I don't want to buy a blue ray burner (I don't want to play with it THAT much).
>
> Thoughts?

Yes and no, but in the end you can get what you want another way.

There is a standard for using DVD-ROM to carry a Blu-ray image, called
BD9 (9 for the 8.6 GB you get on a double-sided DVD). You'll note that
I said BD-ROM. I don't know what happens if you put a BD-9 image
on a recordable DVD. I'm also not immediately familiar with what's
different about a BD-9, though I suspect it's pretty much the same as
a BD layout, except perhaps some file naming conventions (like maybe
a mapping to stick to 8.3 filenames or something like that).

Another alternative, especially if recordable DVD turns out not to
work, is to use a BD-RE "boot disc" that you get someone to burn for
you, and then use BD-Live to download a disc image on your player.
In cookbook, we do have the source for such a "boot disc". Once you
burn it, you'd want to be careful to hold onto the security database,
so you can sign your test images with the same certificates!

Perhaps if someone does this latter, they could share their experiences
with us?

Cheers,

Bill

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gverig
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Kewl! Thank you!
There also seems to be BD-5 spec that doesn't require dual layer blanks. I'll try to play with this (not sure when though) and will let you know.