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Backup Blu-rays with BD Rebuilder

Update: This tutorial was getting slightly out of date, so I updated it to version BD Rebuilder 0.37.05 (on 2/19/2011).

Well, I’ve been getting more and more into Blu-ray backup recently, so I thought I would go ahead and post this nice tutorial and screencast combo! I’ll be detailing how to do it with BD Rebuilder today, and I will be adding how-to’s for other programs in the future.

Step 1

Rip your Blu-ray to a folder on your hard drive.

Step 2

Start up BD Rebuilder and you should see a main window like the one below. Using the Browse buttons, select your source directory. I’m using my Dark Knight Blu-ray in this example. Also, while your at it, select your Working directory. This is where your temporary files will be stored during the conversion process.

The main window of BD Rebuilder, with the "Source Folder" and "Work Folder" options selected.

Step 3

Now, since I want to backup my entire Blu-ray (menus, extras, etc), I want to check to make sure that I am in the correct backup mode by going to Mode->Full Backup. There is one thing to remember here. A full backup means that you are backing up everything, so you have less space for your main movie, which means a reduced quality overall when you compress everything down. The alternative is to use the Movie-Only Backup mode, which (as I’m sure you can guess) will only backup your main movie. That means no menus, special features, or anything else. This a very nice option, as it allows you to obtain the maximum amount of quality possible for your main movie.

The Mode Menu for BD Rebuilder with full backup selected. 

Step 4

Swing on over to the Settings menu, and after making sure that your Encoder is set to X264, go to your Encoder Settings. As you can see, I have select my encoding priority to be Normal Priority. The reason for this is that I want my encode to run as fast as possible. I won’t be using the computer during the process, so I don’t care if other applications slow down. Now, if I were going to be using the computer, I would want to set my priority to Idle.

Also take a look at my Quality settings. By default, Automatic Quality Settings is selected, which is normally what you will use/want. I have unchecked it for the sake of showing you the amount of options available if for some reason you do not want to go the automatic route. Usually I go ahead and stick with Automatic Quality Settings.

The expanded menu for the Encoder settings.

Step 5

Next, maneuver your mouse over to the Output Options menu. This is where we will be selecting our output size. As you can see, I have selected the BD-5 option. What this means is that I want to shrink down my Blu-ray until it is small enough to fit on a single layer DVD. BD-9 will fit on a dual layer DVD, and a BD-25 will fit on a single layer Blu-ray disk. I personally can’t afford to buy a blank Blu-ray disk and Blu-ray burner, but if you can, by all means go ahead. You also have the option of shooting for a custom size, but we don’t really need it in this case.

The Output Options menu of BD Rebuilder with "Taget Size BD-5" selected.

Step 6

Now, let’s go ahead and adjust the Setup of BD Rebuilder. Click on the Setup menu and you will see a window like the one below. Pretty much the only reason we are here is that we want to delete the WORKFILES after everything is finished. This just cleans up the temporary files after we are done. If you want a detailed explanation of the other options, please refer to the screencast (note: The screencast was made with a slightly older version, so not all options will be explained). Save your changes and return to the main window.

The Setup window for BD Rebuilder, with "Remove Workfiles after rebuild" selected=

Step 7

One particularly nice option about BD Rebuilder is that it supports batch conversion. For example, if you have a handful of Blu-rays that you wanted to convert, you could load up each one into BD Rebuilder and adjust its individual settings. Then all you need to do is queue them up using the Add Current Project to Bach Queue option (founder under the File menu). That way, when you are ready to press the Backup option, you will actually be backing up a multitude of Blu-rays, not just one per session. I find this to be a very useful option.

BD Rebuilder's File Menu with the "Add Current Project to Batch Queue" option selected.

Step 8

Last but not least, hit the Backup button! This will get your conversion running into high gear. Now, in the case of a particularly large Blu-ray (like mine), you may receive the following warning. All it is telling you is that you have a large Blu-ray, and shrinking it down to a BD-5 may not give you the greatest quality. I know this, but I’m still okay with that for now. Go ahead and click okay if you are so inclined. BD Rebuilder will load up your files and start chugging long. You can sit there and watch it if you want, but will will take several hours and you probably have better things to be doing.

When it is finished, your necessary files can be found under your “Working Path” in a folder named according to your input source (ex. THE_DARK_KNIGHT). Inside that folder will be the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders. Simply burn those two and you should be good to go!

BD Rebuilder Size Warning

Conclusion

All in all, it’s not a difficult process. The more you use BD Rebuilder, the more you get to appreciate its power and simplicity. If you guys have any questions, go ahead and post a comment and we’ll get you fixed up right away!

Note: For those of you having issues with VC-1 Blu-rays and Windows 7, I suggest that you read this thread.

If you have never burned a disk before, or if you a frankly just unsure about what you should use to burn your new disk, I wrote up a burning tutorial here.


  • http://macpcwiz.com/blog Sean John

    Very good. I’ll try this one.

    I just bought a USB blu-ray burner -> http://www.digistor.com/Digistor-External-Blu-ray-Burner-USB-2-0-Tray-Load -> and I wanna try this one out.

  • unklepauly

    I have used this program for some time now and it is fantastic. I have never tried a full back up though. Will it play on the ps3? Another issue I am having is with a new pc I just got with Windows 7 on it. I can get through the first audio pass and then I get a warning saying that it can not encode the video. I am getting very frustrated at this. I had no issues on vista running the program. I tries to back up Public Enemies and it would not go. Get back to me on your thoughts. Thanks.

  • http://www.adubvideo.net Adub

    I may have to install Windows 7 soon, as it seems that many people are having issues with a variety of encoding programs.

    To answer your first question, yes, the Blu-rays will play on a PS3.

    As to the Windows 7 issue, this isn’t entirely unexpected/unheard of. Windows 7 uses a new Directshow alternative called Media Foundation, which has thrown developers for a loop in the beginning. According to the author, in this thread:

    The big secret to avoiding problems with Windows 7 is to let BD-RB configure DirectShow for you when it runs the first time — and don’t change the settings afterward.

    Also, I suggest (if you haven’t already) that you go back and read the installation instructions found here and follow them to the letter. Just be comforted in the fact that the author has tested BD-Rebuilder in Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit and as long as you follow his instructions you should be fine.

  • tytyho12

    BD rebuilder keeps saying failed video encode.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Well I can’t help you without more information.

    Make sure that you have followed the BD-Rebuilder installation instructions found here. You will need FFDShow, Haali’s Media Splitter, WMV 11 (when dealing with VC-1 Blu-rays) and IMGBurn if you are going to be burning directly from BD-Rebuilder.

    If you are on Windows 7, it is highly recommended that you let BD-Rebuilder configure your FFDShow settings and then leave them be. This method has been tested on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 by the author, so it should work just fine.

  • tytyho12

    Sorry I should have given you more info. I used AnyDVD HD to rip the blue ray then followed the instructions in your guide. I tried it 3 times and had the same error code, “faile video encode.” I am using windows XP, I’m not sure if that matters. Also, should I download a UDF reader, if so, where can i get one. Free if possible. Thanks for all the info.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    You don’t need a UDF reader. However, if you would like one, I suggest that you follow the instructions found here. But, it is not necessary.

    My guess as to the reason that you are failing the video encode is because you do not have your codecs properly configured. Do you have all of the programs (besides IMGBurn) that I mentioned earlier installed? If so, make sure that under the FFDShow settings, VC-1 is set to WMV9 NOT libavcodec.

  • tytyho12

    Tried BD reader again and now it says can’t encode audio.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Try updating to the latest release of BD-Rebuilder, which offers a number of fixes and better error reporting. At this point it time it’s sound like your codecs are incorrectly configured, but without a better error report (like WHY it actually failed) I can’t tell you much more.

  • Donald

    I think I need BD-50 target size for output option, so I can keep the original video and audio. Please add it in the next release. Anyway, I want to backup my Troy blu-ray which has duration around 3 hours.
    So far I used the BD-25, I can keep encode audio with original, but it reduced the video quality.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I think you are slightly confused. I don’t develop BD-Rebuilder. I simply wrote a tutorial for it.

    If you want BD-50 target size, then there is no point of running it through BD-Rebuilder. All you need to do is rip the disk, and then burn it again. Most Blu-rays are already BD-50, however, I don’t know about the availability (and price) of BD-50′s.

  • robert

    thanks for all of your help adub. i successfully backed up a blue ray to a single layer dvd. when i attempted to play it, it was not in a dvd or blue ray structure when i played it on the ps3. i had to play it in streams. anybody else have this problem.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Hmm… It sounds like you burned it incorrectly. Make sure that you are burning the entire AVCHD directory structure produced by BD-Rebuilder.

    For a full proof method, install IMGBurn, and then set BD-Rebuilder to burn the project on completion. That way all of the burn settings will be properly handled for you, which should eliminate any issues you may have.

    Let me know if that fixes your issue.

  • robert

    thanx again adub. im backing up another one now and i will try those settings.

  • Patrick

    Hello adub, thanks for the great guide and video. I’m using v0.31.06 (beta).

    I have a question. I’m trying to burn a Blu-ray movie to a DVD-5. I used AnyDVD HD to create a source directory. Then I followed your instructions to the letter, but I chose “Movie-Only Backup mode.” I also chose “Auto-burn to Disc (with ImgBurn)” in the Output Options under Settings. But after the entire ordeal (which took over six hours and didn’t result in any error messages), the resulting DVD+R is unreadable, both in my computer and on my DVD player.

    Any ideas?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    “….and on my DVD player…..”

    Keyword here. BD Rebuilder produces Blu-ray’s and AVCHD’s that use the advanced H.264 codec. Standard DVD players use MPEG2. You will need either a standalone Blu-ray player like the PS3 or similar, or a Blu-ray drive and something like Total Media Theater, or Cyberlink’s Blu-ray software to play the disk properly.

    You could still open up the stream through your computer through a program like Media Player Classic, but I don’t think that is what you are going for.

  • Patrick

    Wow, you are correct. The DVD+R plays beautifully on my PS3. And to me, the picture looks better than a standard DVD played on a DVD player. I don’t know how this is possible since most movies are on dual-layered DVD’s and are thus bigger than that which can fit on a DVD+R. I admit it’s a little odd having a DVD that can only play in a Blu-ray player, but I can live with it.

    “…or Cyberlink’s Blu-ray software to play the disk properly.”
    Okay, this is strange. My computer is brand new and the pre-installed Blu-ray/DVD playing software is CyberLink’s PowerDVD DX. It worked fine yesterday playing an original Blu-ray, but now, after installing and using BD Rebuilder and its required software, it doesn’t even detect original Blu-ray discs anymore. Might you know what that’s about? Could using BD Rebuilder have affected my installed Blu-ray playing software?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    You may find this interesting. Since you are using a 3rd party install of Cyberlink (through Dell I assume?), you may be experiencing this issue.

  • robert

    hello again adub, i hope i can ask another question. i followed the instructions, but when i backup the entire move and let img burn it, i still get data discs. i even tried the patcher method but most of my movies the patcher just gives me error codes. thanx for any help.

  • Patrick

    Thanks, Adub. Interesting. Well, seeing as how I’ll only be using my BD-RE to rip and burn, rather than watch, I’ve uninstalled Cyberlink’s PowerDVD 8.3 that came installed on my Dell. It can be reinstalled at any time.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Robert, did you edit any of the IMGBurn settings? If you did, uninstall, remove your settings, reinstall, and try burning the disk by hand using this guide from the author. And I’m curious, how do you know that you are getting a “DATA” disk? What tells you so?

    Patrick, I’m glad that it worked out for you! Burn on my friend!

  • Raul

    Hi Adub,
    It’s my first time trying the backup, I did it, but forgot to chose “auto-burn to disc” in the output options. Can you tell me how to burn the files that bd rebuilder created. I will use imgburn with a bd5. Thanks a lot I really liked your tutorial, it helps a lot!

  • Raul

    Hi again Adub, I just saw the guide you told Robert about. I will burn the disk by hand and see how it works. Thanks!

  • robert

    hey thanks again adub. when i put the disc in my ps3 it shows up as a data disc. i can play it, but i have to go into the streams folder on the disc and click on the movie title inside.

  • Patrick

    Hello again, Adub. Is there a way to get BD Rebuilder to work from an ISO image file (as opposed to file folders) as a source? If not, do you know of a program besides AnyDVD HD that can rip Blu-rays? I’ve tried BD Decrypter but can’t get it to work.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes, you can rip from an ISO image. However, just to be clear, AnyDVD rips to other things too. You can rip to a main file structure that will require no further handling to be usable.

    To work with an ISO image you are going to need to mount it using something like Virtual Clone Drive or Daemon Tools (both are free). Simply install the software, right click on the virtual drive created, and select your ISO file to be mounted.

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  • shag9499

    ok adub i have bd rebuilder installed along with associated programs. now when i run it it has a pop up that sates it cant find a path to all the files etc that are in the tools folder ( ie mkvmerge, aften, tsmuxer etc ) within the bd rebuilder main folder any ideas?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Not really. A proper install should have configured everything for you. You didn’t edit the configuration file did you?

  • Ankrum

    Just found this site. Great job and thank you.

    I’ve been trying to burn Blu-rays for a while. I finally get to the point where I need to shrink one a bit. BD Rebuilder shrinks it, but when I use image burn, it says the file is too large for the disc. I go back to BD Rebuilder and try to shrink it a bit. This is what i get:

    [08:29:12] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: EAC3TO_OUTPUT
    – Input BD size: 23.46 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:33:31.840]
    – Target BD size: 21.92 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
    [08:29:14] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [08:29:14] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – Error in attempt to extract audio/subs.

    [08:41:31] – Failed to retrieve audio, aborted.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I suggest that you look at step 5 again. Your target size is your problem. You probably want BD-5.

  • Ankrum

    I’m using a BD-R. 25 gig capacity. ImgBurn said it was just a bit oversize.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Ah, okay then.

    Well judging from your comments (and your log) you have a few problems. For one, your audio is not being extracted correctly. Does this happen regularly or was it just this one time?

    Second, what encoding mode are you using? Are you using One Pass? If so, this may be the cause for your sizing problems. Try changing to 2 pass (which is better for hitting a specific size) and see if that fixes the problem.

  • Ankrum

    Audio problems happen a lot.

    I did not select any of the pass encodings under setup. I set it to normal and highest quality. How would I change it to 2 pass and which one should I use?

    I am keeping the HD audio.

  • Ankrum

    Audio problems happen a lot.

    I did not select any of the pass encoding options under setup. I set it to normal and highest quality. How would I change it to 2 pass and which one should I use?

    I am keeping the HD audio.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Take a look at the screenshot from step 4. If you do not have one pass selected, then you are using 2 pass.

    If you are having audio problems, then why are you trying to burn this disk? Are you sure that the output is fine?

    I think you should go about solving your audio problems before you try to finish burning your disk. Make sure that you have to necessary programs installed (Avisynth, FFDShow, Haali’s Media Splitter, etc) and configured correctly.

  • Ankrum

    I”m not trying to burn it yet.

    I used BDR and got it down to 23.45 gigs with no audio problems.. When it tried to burn it with ImgBurn, it said the file was too big. I had the audio problem when I went back to shrink it to 22.45 gigs. Then I would try to burn it.

    I had had audio problems before, but I thought they were gone. I have all the other programs installed, but I’ve left them at their default. I’m not sure what to change. I’ve done some searches, but it seems no one has put all of the settings in one place.

    I have yet to burn my first Blu-ray.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Wait. Just to be sure, you are using your Original Source Files for your second shrink, yes? Or are you using the files that came out of your first shrink? If the latter, that’s a no no.

    Use your original source files any shrink you do. If you use the original files for your shrink, do you get an audio error?

  • Ankrum

    Not using original source file. Let me try that.

  • Ankrum

    OK. I tried just using BD Rebuilder and AnyDVD HD (and not Clown BD as well). This is what I get:

    ———————–
    [07:28:13] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: THE_FUGITIVE
    – Input BD size: 23.11 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:44:12.275]
    – Target BD size: 21.92 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
    [07:28:13] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [07:28:13] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [07:42:27] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 4)
    – [07:42:27] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 187,356 frames
    – Bitrate: 20,060 Kbs
    – [07:42:28] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 2
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3222)
    [07:42:31] – Failed video encode, aborted.

    You mentioned before that the settings for the programs that BD Rrebuilder calls might not be correct. Could you possibly post the correct settings?

    Denny

  • Ankrum

    OK. I tried just using BD Rebuilder and AnyDVD HD (and not Clown BD as well). This is what I get:

    ———————–
    [07:28:13] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: THE_FUGITIVE
    – Input BD size: 23.11 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:44:12.275]
    – Target BD size: 21.92 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
    [07:28:13] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [07:28:13] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [07:42:27] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 4)
    – [07:42:27] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 187,356 frames
    – Bitrate: 20,060 Kbs
    – [07:42:28] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 2
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3222)
    [07:42:31] – Failed video encode, aborted.

    You mentioned before that the settings for the programs that BD Rebuilder calls might not be correct. Could you possibly post the correct settings?

    Denny

  • Ankrum

    Here’s the next one. I ripped to an image with AnyDVD. Got rid of protection and took trailers out.

    [08:35:35] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: THE_FUGITIVE
    – Input BD size: 23.12 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:44:12.275]
    – Target BD size: 21.92 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
    [08:35:35] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [08:35:35] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [08:48:58] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 4)
    – [08:48:58] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 187,356 frames
    – Bitrate: 20,052 Kbs
    – [08:48:58] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 2
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3222)
    [08:49:00] – Failed video encode, aborted.

    The good part is that, with your help, I think this will finally get figured out.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Okay, you have the infamous VC-1 problem. Your VC-1 decoder is configured incorrectly. Which version of Windows are you running? If either XP or Vista, open up FFDShow and go to the Video Configuration section. Under Codecs, make sure that you have WMV9 selected as your default decoder for VC-1. Note, you will need a decently recent version of Windows Media Player for this to work (WMV9+).

    Another option is to reinstall BD Rebuilder and let it configure FFDShow for you.

  • Ankrum

    I’m running windows 7. I checked the VC-1 decoder. It’s already set to WMV9. I’ve got the version of WMP that came with Windows 7.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Ah, of course you are. Windows 7 seems to have the most problems these days. Okay, so reinstall BD Rebuilder and run it as an administrator so that it can configure your DirectShow settings correctly the first time. Then don’t change them!

    Let me know what happens.

    P.S. The author has BD-Rebuilder working on both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7, so it’s just a configuration problem.

  • Ankrum

    Yes!! It finished. Thank you!

    It seems like the order in which you install the programs makes a difference. I installedd BD Rebuilder before I installed FFDShow. Would that mean that Bd Rebuilder did not get a chance to configure FFDShow?

    OK. Now that I’ve got the file, I want to use ImgBurn to burn it to a blank Blu-ray disc. Should I copy the folder or the individual files?

    Thanks,

  • Ankrum

    Getting further than I did before. Does the order in which you install the programs make a difference? I installed BD Rebuilder before I installed FFDShow. Would that mean that BD Rebuilder did not configure FFDShow?

  • Ankrum

    Oops. Looks like I have to make an iso image. Same basic question: should I make an image of the folder or the separate files? These blanks cost too much to experiment with.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Stop! You don’t have to make an ISO image!

    All you have to do is point IMGBurn at the output folder generated by BD-Rebuilder. It should recognized the format and create the necessary settings. Make sure that you are burning using UDF 2.50 at least.

    See this guide: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=9512
    It’s a good guide, and I’ll make one of my own when I have time.

  • Ankrum

    I found that guide while I was waiting for your reply. The guide says to copy the individual BDMV and Certificate folders into the ImgBurn window. Or should I copy just the folder? Or does it make any difference?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Just do what the guide says and drag and drop the BDMV and Certificate folders into it’s main window.

  • Ankrum

    I just tried to write to a blu-ray blank. Got an error. I can’t paste the printscreen to this message. If you send your email address to Ankrum@aol.com, I’ll send you a word doc with the printscreen.

    Thanks,

  • Ankrum

    Tried to copy to blu-ray blank. Got an error that I can’t copy to this post. Send me an email at Ankrum@aol.com and I’ll send you a word doc with the print screen.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Why are you consistently posting 2 comments?

  • Ankrum

    I didn’t see the first comment post. Sorry.

  • Ankrum

    Got the I\O error on the first attempt to burn to a blank BR disc. I updated the firmware. Decided to try to burn to a DVD blank (cheaper). This is what I got:

    [10:06:44] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: THE_FUGITIVE
    – Input BD size: 21.21 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:10:14.306]
    – Target BD size: 4.27 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – MOVIE-ONLY mode enabled
    – RESIZE 1080p to 720p enabled
    – Audio Settings: AC3=1 DTS=1 HD=0 Kbs=640
    [10:06:46] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [10:06:46] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [10:20:18] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 1)
    – [10:20:18] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 187,356 frames
    – Convert: 1280×720, 23.976fps, 187,356 frames
    – Bitrate: 3,647 Kbs
    – [10:20:18] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 2
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3207)
    [10:20:21] – Failed video encode, aborted

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Wait, what? Your FFDShow version changed. What changed in between your successful rip and this one?

  • Ankrum

    Hmm. All I did (consciously) is update the firmware. I’ll go back and download the latest FFDShow tomorrow. Perhaps my desktop shortcut “shortcutted” to the wrong version of BD Rebuilder.

  • Ankrum

    Same problem with the latest FFDShow:

    [01:13:56] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: THE_FUGITIVE
    – Input BD size: 21.21 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:10:14.306]
    – Target BD size: 4.27 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – MOVIE-ONLY mode enabled
    – Audio Settings: AC3=1 DTS=1 HD=0 Kbs=640
    [01:13:59] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [01:13:59] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [01:27:31] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 1)
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3233)
    [01:27:33] – Failed video encode, aborted

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Again, you are forgetting that BD Rebuilder needs to configure FFDShow. However, check to be sure that the VC-1 codec is setup correctly. Make sure that it points to WMV9.

  • Ankrum

    I’m not exactly sure how I did it, but I just burned my first successful Blu-ray. One thing (among others) I don’t understand: I burned it with ImgBurn. I clicked on build. When I clicked on write, it told me that the disc was not empty. I looked at it and then put it in my Blu-ray player and it had already burned the disc. Hmmm.

    Anyway, I’m not going to change the settings if I keep having success.

    Thank you for your help and patience.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    How very odd! At least it appears to be working now.

  • Alex

    Hi, I have the same proble here.

    [01:26:41] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: DESTINO_FINAL_4_FULL_DB50
    – Input BD size: 31,85 GB
    – Approximate total content: [03:44:43.803]
    – Target BD size: 22,46 GB
    – Windows Version: 5.1 [2600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=0 Kbs=640
    [01:26:41] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [01:26:41] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00036]
    – [01:26:41] Reencoding: VID_00036 (1 of 34)
    – [01:26:41] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 29,970fps, 210 frames
    – [01:26:41] Reencoding: VID_00036, Pass 1 of 1
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3222)
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    [01:26:42] – Failed video encode, aborted

    In the ffdshow I put wmv9 in VC1, but still failing.
    Coul you help me?

    Thanks

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    @Alex
    And have you tried my previous suggestion? Uninstalling a reinstalling BD Rebuilder to let it configure Directshow properly?

  • Alex

    Aub thnks for the answer.
    I download the BDRebuilder from here
    http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03106.zip
    No instalation is necesary, only run the exe.
    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Upon initial running, BD Rebuilder should configure Directshow for proper input. Did you install ffdshow before or after you first ran BD Rebuilder? I suggest that you delete your working program folder and start from step 1 here:
    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716

    Also, out of curiosity, you wouldn’t happen to be running Windows 7 by chance would you?

  • Ankrum

    Here we go again.

    I downloaded the latest FDDShow. Set MPEG-2 to libavcodec and selected MMV( as the default decoder for VC-1.

    This is what I got:

    ———————–
    [23:53:15] BD Rebuilder v0.31.06 (beta)
    – Source: HARRY_POTTER
    – Input BD size: 26.47 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:32:21.507]
    – Target BD size: 22.31 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – MOVIE-ONLY mode enabled
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
    [23:53:17] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [23:53:17] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [00:14:09] Reencoding: VID_00000 (1 of 1)
    – [00:14:09] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 219,177 frames
    – Bitrate: 13,781 Kbs
    – [00:14:09] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 2
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3255)
    [00:14:12] – Failed video encode, aborted

    Any ideas?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    First, I assume you mean WMV, not MMV?

    Second, are you on Windows 7 by chance? It seems that most people are having issues with Windows 7 these days.

    Again, the key is to let BD-Rebuilder make the Directshow configuration changes on it’s first run. Another thing to try is running BD-Rebuilder as an Administrator, as this fixed some issues for people from time to time.

    Try running as an administrator and if that doesn’t work, clear your BD-Rebuilder folder and re-”install” the main executable and let it configure FFDShow.

    I personally run Windows XP and it works fine, but it looks like I will have to try and get Windows 7 setup so that I can really understand what the problem is as these problems are quite frequent.

    Just a thought: Sometimes BD-Rebuilder will leave it’s Avisynth scripts in the working directory after a failed encode. Try loading one of these up into Media Player Classic, or Virtualdub or MeGUI and see if it gives you an error. If it does, it may do wonders in diagnosing the actual problem.

  • Bubba

    I noticed for backups a dvd- is used. One tutorial I read even specifically said not to use dvd+. Is there a problem using the + disks?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    “DVD -” has had a slightly better compatibility in the past. Basically, when in doubt, use DVD -. DVD+ can work and sometimes changing the book type on it helps, but it really depends on your player. If you are playing on your computer you should be fine. On a set top box, however, is another story entirely. It really depends on you testing it to see if it works.

  • Alex

    Hi Adub.
    I udes WinXp when have the problem today I have Win7 ultimate, but the problem still.

    ———————–
    [10:15:52] BD Rebuilder v0.31.08 (beta)
    – Source: FINAL_DESTINATION_4_BD50_ORIGI
    – Input BD size: 31.85 GB
    – Approximate total content: [03:44:43.803]
    – Target BD size: 22.66 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=1 DTS=1 HD=0 Kbs=640
    [10:15:52] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [10:15:52] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00036]
    – [10:15:52] Reencoding: VID_00036 (1 of 34)
    – [10:15:52] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 29.970fps, 210 frames
    – [10:15:52] Reencoding: VID_00036, Pass 1 of 1
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3065)
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    – FFDSHOW: MPEG-2 is not set to libavcodec
    [10:15:53] – Failed video encode, aborted

    I tryed with other movie (Whip it) and all was fine. the result BD25 works fine with all menues, audos, subtitles, etc, But still have problems with the VC-1 movies.

    Could you help me?

    Thanks

  • Alex

    Sorry for post again.
    I first install ffdshow and then install BDrebuilder. BDrebuilder “config ffdshows by itself” when I see fddshows config VC-1 is set to “WMV9″. But still fail.

    Any idea?

    Thanks

  • Alex

    I succes backing up 3 blurays “no VC-1″, but with VC1 the probllesms still.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    @Alex, I suggest you look at the following Doom9 thread and corresponding tool. http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=146910

    If you are having problems, yet VC-1 decoding is supposedly enabled, try loading one of the WORKFILE scripts into something like Media Player Classic and see if it plays. An alternative is to try creating your own script, with something like the following.

    Directshowsource(“Path/to/my/video.m2ts”)
    Subtitle(“I’m alive!”)

    And see if that plays properly. If not, then try using the tool that I linked above. If it does play, then there is another problem.

  • Igor

    Hi!
    I have same problem.
    But after installing
    K-Lite Codec Pack 570 full this i have no troubles.

    Before it uninstall ffdshow.

    And after installing k-lite, change settings on ffdshow as shown above.

    (Vista x64, 4gb, Core2Duo E4500, geforce 9800gt)

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Okay, I have spoken with the author and several other users about the problems that Windows 7 users are having. Basically, if you install the files provided on the main download page (haali, ffdshow, avisynth, etc) in the order it says, and you don’t modify anything, you should be fine.

    I will add a link to this conversation to the main article, but for now, see here: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1374555#post1374555

  • Igor

    Yes. I follow the recomendations on this site. But it does not help.
    After installing K-Lite Codec Pack 570 full the BD Rebuilder start to encode. And now finish convert bd50 to bd25 “Batman: begins”

  • raul

    Hi Adub, I see there’s an update for BD Rebuilder, is it a good thing to update it? How do I process? Do I just update? What about the FFDSHOW , AVISYNTH 2.57 and others packages that have to be installed in the right order the first time.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Updating BD Rebuilder is always a good idea.

    FFDShow on the other hand, may not be such a good idea. If you are on Windows 7, and you have a fully functioning setup, then there really is little point to updating FFDShow. Sure it is good theoretically, but BD Rebuilder on Windows 7 is a little…precarious. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

    If you feel that you really know what your doing and how your decoding chains work (like I do), then yes you can update all of your software. But this is a severe IF.

    Good question though, Raul. I hope I answered it in it’s entirety.

  • Alex

    Hi Adub, i desinstall the codec pack ans reinstall the programs wich are in the BD page one by one. Run the BD rebuilder and get this msg.

    ———————–
    [12:18:17] BD Rebuilder v0.32.02 (beta)
    – Source: BENJAMIN_BUTTON_BD50
    – Input BD size: 40.96 GB
    – Approximate total content: [02:51:43.584]
    – Target BD size: 22.66 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=448
    [12:18:17] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [12:18:17] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00015]
    – [12:18:22] Reencoding: VID_00015 (1 of 2)
    – [12:18:22] Collecting video information
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23.976fps, 8,160 frames
    – [12:18:22] Reencoding: VID_00015, Pass 1 of 1
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3133)
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    – FFDSHOW: MPEG-2 is not set to libavcodec
    [12:21:24] – Failed video encode, aborted

    The I gone to the ffdshow configuration, put MPEG-2 set lo libavcode and VC-1 to wmv9 and DONE, all work perfect even VC1 movies or NO VC1, all work perfect.
    Thanks alot Adub for your patience.
    If I can contribute with something, aopunt with me.
    I being around.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I’m glad that you got it working perfectly Alex! It’s good news!

  • Samurai 70

    Hi everybody, same problem as Alex.
    Running Win XP pro.
    Installed:
    ffdshow-rev3255_20100208_xxl.exe
    Avisynth_258.exe
    MatroskaSplitter.exe
    BD_Rebuilder_03203.
    I get the same log:
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    – FFDSHOW: MPEG-2 is not set to libavcodec
    Try to set manually in ffdshow but video encode fails anyway.

    Any help accepted, tanks.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    If you have the same problem as Alex, did you follow the same steps as Alex? Mainly, follow the authors instructions, step by step, in order. I can already tell from your info that you have not done so.

    If you don’t want to do what the author said, at least check to make sure that you can load a VC-1 encoded normally. Create an AVS file using Directshowsource() for your source and see if you can preview it. If not, track down your VC-1 decoder in your decoding chain.

  • Samurai70

    Seems i’m too dumb to follow simple steps, or it’s just too late to think clearly.
    I’ll read again all the instruction tomorrow. Thank you for now.

  • Samurai 70

    GOT IT!
    I always tend to consider wmp only as a player and forget it comes with drivers and codec.
    Update to wmp11 and the pie is ready.
    Thanks a lot.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Ah, good then! I was kind of suspecting that it might be a codec issue, as very few people are having issues on XP for other reasons.

  • Alex

    Hi Adub, I thinks the problems basically is for de FFDSHOW. It MUST be the 2.57 version, If you install the 2.58 version, you gonna have problems.
    No nmatter Windows XP or Seven you have.

  • Alex

    Sorry, I mean Avysinth insted of FFDSHOW.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Hmm… now that is a possibility, however a remote one. It could be a plugin conflict, or a filter difference. The odd thing is that it works for me on XP and there isn’t much of a difference in the way Avisynth works on Windows 7. But hey, I’m not running Windows 7, so it’s possible you are right. When I finally get some time on my hands, I may be able to find out exactly how right you are.

  • Patrick

    Something curious is happening when I try to use BD-Rebuilder on Ong Bak 2. I set it to movie-only mode, target size BD-5. The input BD size is 18.40 GB. After going through its extracting AV streams step, which takes ten minutes or so, rather than encoding like it’s supposed to, a window pops up that says “Windows is trying to configure Roxio Creator Premier 10,” which I don’t even know if I have installed on my new Dell. What’s weird is that when I tried the exact same thing with Law Abiding Citizen (input BD size was 28.52 GB), I made a backup to a DVD+R just fine. Both movies I originally ripped to my HDD using AnyDVD HD. Any idea why Law Abiding Citizen seems to be working just fine, but I can’t get Ong Bak 2 to work with BD-Rebuilder? (I haven’t yet tried using a target size of BD-25 with Ong Bak 2, but I’d rather save my BD-Rs for movies with good video quality.)

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Okay, well since Law Abiding Citizen is encoded with AVC and Ong Bak 2 is encoded with VC-1, I suspect that it is a decoder issue. Chances are Roxio has it’s VC-1 decoder set as a higher priority than your other VC-1 decoders. If you are not using Roxio, I would uninstall it. If you are using Roxio, do you have FFDShow installed, and which version of Windows are you running?

  • Patrick

    I was not using Roxio, so I uninstalled it. Now I get the following message:
    [21:45:38] BD Rebuilder v0.32.05 (beta)
    – Source: ONG_BAK_2
    – Input BD size: 18.40 GB
    – Approximate total content: [01:28:27.802]
    – Target BD size: 4.27 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7600]
    – MOVIE-ONLY mode enabled
    – Audio Settings: AC3=1 DTS=1 HD=0 Kbs=640
    [21:45:38] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [21:45:38] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00001]
    – [21:54:34] Reencoding: VID_00001 (1 of 1)
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – FFDSHOW Revision: (3133)
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    – FFDSHOW: MPEG-2 is not set to libavcodec
    [21:57:41] – Failed video encode, aborted
    I am using Windows 7. I’m not quite sure quite sure what is wrong, because my method has worked before using this same setup and this version of FFDSHOW. Do I have to go into the FFDSHOW video configuration and change stuff?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes, possibly. First, make sure that you have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed. Then go into FFDshow’s decoder settings and make sure that the VC-1 decoder is set to “WMV9″. While your at it, make sure that MPEG-2 is set to libavcodec, as BD Rebuilder says in the log.

    An alternative is to erase your current BD Rebuilder directory, download the latest version, and run from scratch. BD Rebuilder should do all of the heavy lifting in terms of codec configuration for you.

  • Patrick

    Thanks Adub. I changed FFDshow’s decoder settings, and BD-Rebuilder did just fine with Ong Bak 2. And yes, I did recently download the latest version of BD-Rebuilder. What’s weird is that the version I had (v0.32.06) stopped working, but v0.32.05 works fine. Don’t numbers usually go UP in these version numbers?

    Also, I’m the one who wrote a while back and told you how when copying to BD-5, the resuting DVD+R didn’t play in my DVD player, and you said that since it was encoded in AVCHD, it would only play in a Blu-ray player or PS3. Fair enough, but by any chance do you know of a way to set BD-Rebuilder so that the resulting DVD+R plays in a regular DVD player? (I’m guessing not, since BD-Rebuilder describes it as “BD-5.”)

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Unfortunately, no, there is no way for BD Rebuilder to put out a DVD compatible disk from a Bluray source. However, I happen to be working on a tutorial using another program that WILL let you do this. The ouput DVD will not have the original Bluray menu, but those are impossible to get on DVD’s anyways.

    I should have the new tutorial out by the end of the day.

  • Patrick

    Thank you again, Adub. One more question…to make BD-5s, is a BD writer necessary? Or is a DVD writer sufficient? I have a BD writer in my computer, but for future reference would like to know if a BD-ROM and a DVD writer (a cheaper option that a lot of newer computers tend to come with these days) is all that’s necessary.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    No, a BD-5 is essentially a Bluray structure stored on a DVD disk. So, no a BD writer is not necessary. A BD writer is only necessary if you are burning Bluray disks (which are much more expensive).

  • Samurai 70

    Hi again.
    Since i solved the issue last week,
    – FFDSHOW: VC-1 not set to wmv9
    – FFDSHOW: MPEG-2 is not set to libavcodec
    I can’t see any disk on my PS3.
    I convert to BD25 and the result (folder) work fine on my PC with VLC player.
    But once burn it on a BD I can’t see it on the PS3.
    It start fine, audio/video, I get to main menu, select start movie, and then only audio is fine but video is just a black screen.
    Any experience like this?

  • Samurai 70

    Right today there is a new version of BD-Rebuilder.
    In this version are solved also some video problem with PS3 player … I’ll check :)

  • http://www.girlfriendslingerie.com Dan

    Program works like a charm…. Ripped a brand new released movie with AnyDVD HD to my Hard Drive. Ran BD builder as the movie was too big for a 25G Blue ray….. Shrunk it down, burned it to a 25 Blue ray disc with ImgBurn and its perfect.. I could not believe how easy it was.

    Only question, if I set BD Rebuilder to auto burn to disc with IMGBurn, does this mean it does it on all auto once conversion is done.?

    anyways this is a great program that deserves the highest amount of Kudos possible.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes, once BD Rebuilder is done with the conversion, it will automatically load up IMGBurn (provided you have it properly installed) and begin burning the disk (provided you have a blank disk in your burner drive).

  • Samurai 70

    ops! just got this:

    - Error in attempt to multiplex: MUX_00001.meta
    - Pes packet len too large ( >100Mb). Bad stream or invalid codec speciffed.

    What is a Pes packet?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Huh, now that is interesting!

    Are you using the latest version of BD Rebuilder? If so, did you change the .ini settings at all?

    If no to all of the above, as this thread suggests, you may have a bad rip. Update whatever ripping software that you used, and try re-ripping your source.

    The thing is, this not a problem with BD Rebuilder. It’s a problem with a software that it uses called TsMuxer. But, again, as the thread I pointed to says, it could be a bad rip.

  • Samurai 70

    BD Rebuilder is last version, 0.32.08 but I see a new Anydvd 6.6.2.6 is available.
    Mine is 6.6.2.3, I’ll update, re-rip and re-encode.
    It’s going to take more than 24 hours …will let you know. Thanks 4 now.

  • Samurai 70

    I can’t gat my hands back on the title that was giving me the problem (yet), but after udate anydvd everything seems fine.
    In BDRebuilder I’m using output=BD25 with high quality (default), but I see there is an high-speed encoding option for BD25. Is there a lot of quality difference between the 2 encoder settings?
    I’m asking because it take so long to encode and compare, any opinion will be apreciated.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    The quality difference isn’t HUGE by any means, but it is certainly different. I would recommend you encode the same movie using both settings and see if you can put up with the high speed output. The quality of an encode is entirely subjective to the viewer. Some viewers can handle more artifacts, others, less.

  • Samurai 70

    Got back the movie (Pinocchio) re ripped with latest anydvd re encoded with BD rebuilder last version default settings, but got the same error:
    - [19.47.07] Multiplexing M2TS
    – Error in attempt to multiplex: MUX_00001.meta
    – Pes packet len too large ( >100Mb). Bad stream or invalid codec speciffed.
    [19.48.39] – Failed to build structure, aborted

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Hmm…and this only happens on some specific movies?

    In all honesty, I recommend that you get an account at Doom9 and post in this thread, as it is maintained by the program author and he can provide direct support that way. This is a program specific error and since I can’t look at the source code, I can’t do much more.

  • Samurai 70

    up to now now is the only title giving me hard time. I’m reading also the thread you say just to stay tuned, somebody else had the same problem in 2009 with the same title + cars.
    The problem seem to be in the rip + tsmuxer, but none has a real solution.
    Onestly I don’t care so much for this title.
    A friend of mine gave me the 5 Herry Potter and 3 Matrix, plus I want to test the “quick encode option” and compare with High quality.
    So I’ll be busy for the next 2 weeks :)
    Have a nice week end.
    Will be back on monday.

  • raul

    Hi Adub,

    I have bd rebuilder 31.0.6 and it says beta version expired. Do I only have to download a newer version of it? Or do I need to uninstall all the other sub software programs( Haali Media Splitter…) and reinstall them ? Thanks!

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes, you only have to download a newer version of it. You do not need to uninstall any of the sub software.

  • Alphamale1956

    Q about the custom size setting. Is 23450 the largest, safest setting for a BD-25 disc? If not, how did they arrive at that number? I know there’s overhead, but should we be able to set it to around 24GB without running out of space?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    This is kind of up to you. The overhead is based on a disk-by-disk basis, and 23450 has been proven to be safe. You can theoretically add some megabytes if you are so inclined, but you really do risk overshooting your final disk size, resulting in a pointless encode.

    In actuality, the increase of the final output size by a few megabytes will only increase quality by a tiny amount. A very tiny amount. Chances are very slim that you will be able to tell the difference. Because of this, I would rather not risk producing an oversized encode for an almost theoretical increase in quality.

    But, I leave the choice up to you.

  • Alphamale1956

    Adub, thanks for the response. When you say overhead is based on a disc-by-disc basis, are you referring to the blank media or the source disc? And in what way is the overhead dependent? I’ve already used “fit to BD-25″ mode and have gotten a disc around 21.5GB. The custom default 23450 has also given me something around 21 GB. Now that’s more than a few Megabytes wasted there when compared to the raw capacity of a SL BD disc. I have set the custom size at 24000 MB and seem to have no problem. My next question would be, if the rebuild goes over this amount is there any kind of warning given? Or is the output just higher than what is set in the custom size field? And if I use “Burn to disc with Image Burn” option and for some reason the amount of the output is greater than the disc will allow, do you get a stoppage and warning. I’m asking because I do unattended backups.

  • greve6

    After i have update my BD-Rebuilde to v33.04 i got this message, what programs versions shut i use insted

    – [00:25:20] Reencoding: VID_00007, Pass 1 of 1
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Encode failed. Retrying.
    – Reached retry limit. Aborting.
    – BD-Rebuilder v0.33.04 (beta)
    – Windows Version: 5.1 [2600]
    – AVISYNTH Version: 2.5.8.0, not recommended version
    – HAALI Splitter: Isn’t recommended version
    – FFDSHOW: 3356, not recommended version
    – FFDSHOW VC-1 set to “wmv9″, Ok
    – FFDSHOW MPEG2 set to “libavcodec”: Ok
    – FFDSHOW AVC set to “libavcodec”: Ok
    – X264: Ok
    – AFTEN: Ok
    – FAAC: Ok
    – MP4BOX: Ok
    – WAVI: Ok

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Use the tools listed in this post: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716

    Download links are included.

  • Samurai 70

    Hi again, just for curiosity, is it normal that my winxp does’t read blue ray?
    I have a LG blue ray burner installed, but when I insert a BD in the device can’t see the folder strucutre + I get the message to insert a disk into the device.
    Tried also whit dvdfab passkey, but whet i select with BDRebuilder G:\ (the LG device) I get the “selected source is not BD format” error.
    So at the moment I’m using DVDfab + img burner in “read to iso” mode to get the disk files.
    Is it normal or I’ve to do something in winxp?
    Still working on “pinocchio” error …

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    It’s because you don’t have a UDF driver installed.

  • Samurai 70

    U’re right (as usual), just got them from mircosoft winxp update.
    now i’m ripping with dvdfabpaskey + anydvd “decrypt disk on hd” function.
    when finish will install the udf driver.
    After that if i run dvdfabpaskey, can I simply copy and paste the folvers from BD to HD?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Woo! You don’t want to be using DVDFABPasskey AND AnyDVD together! They do the same thing and can cause serious issues. Pick one and stick with it for now. If you want some of DVDFAB’s features and a gui for decryption, you can also try DVDFAB HD Decrypter.

    But yes, if you are using Passkey OR AnyDVD, you can to a “drag-n-drop” with the folders between your Blu-ray drive and Harddrive.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub
  • Samurai 70

    Ok, I’ll follow your advice, but what I just did worked smooth.
    I’ll copy and paste now that I have the udf driver :)

  • MrFlibble

    I have the solution to the “Pes packet” error as posted by Samurai70. Yesterday I installed my new Blu-Ray burner and attempted to burn my first BD-R. I got the same error.

    Tonight I figured out what the problem was. My version of AnyDVD was only registered for DVD — not Blu-Ray. Tonight I bit the bullet and paid for the full version, and at this moment the Blu-ray disk has passed the “Extracting A/V streams” section and is re-encoding the disk image.

    In addition to the BD-rebuilder error, I also found that AnyDVD wouldn’t rip the disk, either. It kept saying “Disk is not Ready”. When I opened the console and clicked on the Blu-Ray section, everything was greyed out.

    I’m betting Samurai70 is making the same mistake I did — assuming that since you have the HD version of AnyDVD installed (which is the only option since they merged both DVD and HD executables together), you now have the ability to decode anything. Not true. You must still have a key that enables the HD options.

  • Samurai 70

    Well, my any DVD is last version available and is not giving me any problem with other BluRay. At the moment I’m using DVDFab PassKey, but have not yet tried that movie.
    Thank you for the advice.

  • Waffoo

    Great tutorial! Thanks! Do you know if it’s possible to keep subtitles on a “Movie-Only Backup”? I’m backing up a French film onto a single layer DVD. When I test the movie on my computer (playing the .m2ts file in the Stream folder), I can’t get the subtitles to show up. In the BD Rebuilder settings I’ve selected English Subtitles, but it doesn’t seem to affect it. Any ideas?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Waffoo,

    When you load up the Blu-ray into BD Rebuilder, make sure that the English Subtitle is enabled in the main movie selection. No need to go into the BD Rebuilder settings, you should be able to enable it in the main window.

  • Richard

    I am brand new to blu ray burning and saw this website and will be trying it out with my new blu ray burner and the one thing im confused about is the burning aspect of it. For years ive been using DVD shrink and it required Nero to burn. What does this software require to burn with.?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Richard, I’ve updated the tutorial with a new section at the bottom for situations such as yours. In short, I recommend IMGBurn, and here is a guide on how go about using it.

  • Raul

    Hi Adub, I just installed bd rebuilder 03406 and the speed of the encoding is much faster than with older versions like 3309, I have a dell xps with i7 and now it takes something like 2 -2;30 hours to do a bd25, it used to take around 5 hours two months ago. Is it the new version of bd rebuilder that makes it faster or maybe I did change something to my computer.

  • Alphamale1956

    To Raul, I’d check to see if Automatic Quality is set, because that is one-pass encoding not two. Maybe this is why it takes half as long to encode.

  • Raul

    @Alphamale1956, thanks, I think that’s what makes the difference because I remember in the past it did a two-pass and now only one, But I don’t really see a difference in the image quality at the end.

  • GDOG

    I just downloaded BD Rebuilder last night and went with the default settings, movie only (Tranformers 2). The ETA went from 7 hours to 78 hours so I cancelled it. I’m working with 2.2 quad core, 4gb ram, Windows 7.

    Is that a normal encode time? I saw posts elsewhere boasting encode times of 4-5 hours.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    No, that is not normal encode time. Check to see if the “Automatic Quality” encode setting is enabled. If it is, then it might be a small bug with it’s calculation (remember, BD Rebuilder is still a beta software). You can change the encoding mode to something more specific (you know, “Better”, 2-pass or something).

    Try that again and see if the encoding times are more reasonable.

  • Richard

    Not quite at the tearing my hair out stage yet but getting there…

    Any advice you could give would be appreciated. And I’m running W7 64bit btw.

    I’ve got a 40GB Bluray (not VC-1) that I want to run through BD Rebuilder and burn to a dual layer DVD using ImgBurn. I’m wanting to make a complete back up, not just the movie. I’ve had three attempts and each time I get no errors but it just shows up as ‘Data Disc’ when I pop it into my PS3. This problem was mentioned previously if I recall.

    On the third attempt last night I went right back to the beginning and uninstalled Matroska Splitter, FFDshow and BD-RB. I dug around for the leftovers and restarted. Then I followed jdobbs instructions to the letter including only installing the software versions he linked to and also re-did your ‘Chain’ advice.

    (The only point I wasn’t sure of in jdobbs info was “After the install, run “Video Decoder Configuration” for FFDSHOW from the “START/Programs” menu, and make sure MPEG2 decoding is enabled.” There is more than one mention of MPEG2 in the decoder config and there are options when you enable. But I think I fluffed my way through that. Any advice?)

    Anyhoo, I thought I was in luck when I got up this morning and a Windows pop up was telling me I’d got a BD in my DVD drive. Took it out and tried it in the PS3 and still got the ‘Data’ message.

    What on earth am I doing wrong? I’ll be trying again tonight but this will no doubt be the last time because I’ve run out of blank dual layers. I’ll do the back to the beginning thing again and also try uninstalling/reinstalling ImgBurn but I can’t really see that being the issue. But what do I know?

    Regards.

  • Alphamale1956

    >Richard: Have you tried re-installing your video/audio codecs? IIRC, there’s a codec pack, free on the internet called K-Lite Codec Pack http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm . You might wanna try this.

  • Richard

    Thanks for the reply Alphamale1956.

    I am aware of K-Lite but for a while now I’ve avoided codec packs and just concentrated on what I know I need for specific software such as BD Rebuilder/mutiAVCHD/RipBot etc. I find keeping things a little more ‘vanilla’ lessens the chance of conflicts etc. That’s one of the reasons I like Adub’s ‘Chain…’ articles.

    I could be wrong though. It has been known :)

  • Alphamale1956

    Yeah, agreed. But I thought you could do a custom/selective install and select “only these” you would like to reinstall. Do you use DiVX at all? I’ve had codec probs before associated with DiVX and usually a codec get corrupt. Reinstalling codecs basic to BD-Rebuilder.general windows environment have helped me in the past to resolve these conflicts/incompatibilities. AM

  • Richard

    I don’t use DivX at all and as far as I’m aware I’m installing/using just what jdobbs says is required. Ho hum. Well as I said I’ll have another go overnight. Unfortunately it takes about 6 -7 hours on my PC to find I’ve got another coaster!

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I SEVERELY recommend that you DO NOT use codec packs. They do more harm than good in most cases. Richard, you are correct in assuming that a little more “vanilla” approach is better.

    The DATA disc issue can be caused by several things. First, make sure that you have the latest BD Rebuilder (which I assume you do).

    Second, make sure that whatever you ripped the Blu-ray disc with is up to date. If it’s AnyDVD HD, update it, and re-rip your disk.

    Thirdly, does your final burned compilation contain any PS3_* folders?

  • Richard

    Thanks for replying Adub.

    I certainly do have the latest BD Rebuilder. As to the source. Well I ‘acquired’ it from elsewhere so I’m not sure what was used to rip it. In the back of my mind I was starting to wonder if the file I’m working with is at fault but as BD R isn’t throwing up any errors I’ve not given it too much thought. And no, there aren’t any of the PS3 folders you mentioned.

    One more thing. What about my MPEG2 query? Any thoughts on that?

    Cheers guys.

    One more thing. What about the

  • Richard

    Oops. Damn iPhone.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    The MPEG2 settings need only be enabled in one spot. For the most part you can choose between using lavcodec of libmpeg2, I leave it up to you. Either one should work.

    Here is a picture for reference: http://adubvideo.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/mpeg2-settings.png

  • Alphamale1956

    SEVERELY?? Adbub, why? Have you had trouble with that? As long as you manage your codecs (enabled/disabled), you shouldn’t have a problem. I never have using K-Lite packs.

  • Richard

    Thanks again Adub. Money says I’m back here tomorrow :(

  • Richard

    Well another day, another data disc. Surely it’s got to be the source as there are no errors shown in the BD RB log. I’d post up the log but I’m not sure if that’s allowed.

  • Alphamale1956

    “…another data disc.” ??? Before you completely tear your hair out because you’re building a “coaster” palace, you really should use a BD-RE re-writeable blu-ray disc. Or don’t they sell those where you are?

    AM

  • Richard

    This is the solution

    http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1425176&postcount=9144

    You learn something every day. Cheers all.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Wait, you were using DVD media? OH! That explains it. I thought you were using blank Blu-rays. Thanks for the tip. It’s going into my archives for the future.

    Edit: Oops. Looks like you said that earlier in your comments. That was my mistake for not catching it sooner. Apologies.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Alphamale1956, there are a variety of reasons why you should not use a code pack (bloatware is just one of them) but a quick google search brought up the following: http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archive/0001/01/01/9546.aspx

  • Alphamale1956

    I must be one of the rare lucky ones. Never had a problem with them installed.

  • Richard

    No problem Adub. Everyone’s help is much appreciated.

    I stumbled upon this about 5 minutes before Dean posted and confirmed with a little more detail. Obviously the combination of DVD and a PS3 makes things a little more complicated It’s all good, I enjoy a puzzle. I guess that’s why we’re all here!

  • Richard

    Coming back to this…

    “When using Playstation 3 you have few options:

    FULL BACKUP – use BD-R/RE media
    MOVIE ONLY BACKUP – use BD-R/RE or DVD-R media

    I believe this is your case:
    FULL BACKUP with NO JAVA (BD-J) – use DVD media (BD5/BD9) but you’ll have to patch the output (index.bdmv) with goBD tool or AVCHD patcher and PS3 will recognize it as AVCHD

    FULL BACKUP with JAVA (BD-J) can’t be used when written to DVD media.

    Dean”

    Dean has pointed out that I can’t use DVD media for full backup if the movie has Java content. Say I wanted movie only back up AND wanted to use DVD media AND the movie comes with Java. Is that possible?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes it is possible. The Java on a Blu-ray only comes into play when dealing with menus. Since you desire to create a “Movie Only” backup (aka. no menus), you should be golden!

  • Richard

    Thanks Adub. I’ll give it a go.

  • Buddy Taylor

    I’m at a total roadblock, PLEASE HELP: I have a LiteOn
    Model iHBS112 – OEM, using AnyDvd 1st-then BD-Rebuilder
    to be played on my NEW Samsung BD-P1500. If I burn a BD-R it won’t play on the P1500–but will play on a Samsung BD-C5900 in the store. Wait, this gets better: If I do a ‘double-pass’ using BD-Rebuilder–it DOES burn on an HP Hub Printable DVD-R in great quality (Movie Only now). It takes all night (8+hrs w/ a QuadCore 2.4MHz AND 8GB RAM.
    WHY does my BD player read a 35 cent DVD-R and NOT a BD-R that would hold so much more data ????????? 1 more ? please: How can I backup MY 4+GB Movies on ONE BD-R and get them to be ‘seen’ & played on my Samsung P-1500 ???????? Thank you all in advance.
    PS I DID purchase my Blu-Ray Dvds-I want to back them up and either GIVE THEM AWAY as Christmas Presents or sell them-money is getting ‘tighter’ !!! :(

  • Richard

    @ Adub. Worked a treat :)

  • Richard

    @ Buddy Taylor. Possible firmware difference/issue with the two Samsungs? There is a list of compatible hardware in the BD Rebuilder section on Doom 9. I play my backups on a PS3 so I can’t really be much help as that’s a whole different kettle of ballgames.

    Other than that I can say that 8 hours for a backup isn’t unusual. Mine can take up to 8 hours on standard settings on my i7 860 with 8GB RAM and an SSD to do the mundane stuff. Have you tried just movie only for the BD-R?

    I should also say that as I don’t have a BD burner all my backups are on DL DVDs and they look superb.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Richard is correct.

    Make sure that your firmware is up to date on your players. In addition, are you doing a full backup or just a movie only? Movie only you shouldn’t have any problems. A fully backup only tends to have problems when dealing with Java content.

    As for your “multiple movies on 1 blu-ray” question, you can use MultiAVCHD. It will automatically generate a menu for all of your imported titles, and go about handling the encoding and content structure creation.

  • Richard

    Thought I’d add that I did my first BD-5 yesterday. TBH I can barely tell the difference between that and my previous BD-9s. The quality is exceptional.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Good news. Glad to hear it Richard!

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    10-4-10 1:45PM EDT
    I just got back here to read the responces. I had forgotten I left questions HERE. I must THANK jdobbs for this Godsend of a pgm.
    It worked great UNTIL early this am (1am) when something I must have done screwed it & me all up. Here’s my explanation.
    **note: I gave the BD-1500 AWAY IT STATED IN SPECS-does not playback BDs only BD ROMS. My dumbness !
    I won a Samsung BD-C5500 on ebay–it plays most everything until lately–pixilations r showing up all over the place–i WANT & NEED to slow down ImageBurn to 2X (not the 4X it goed to) even 1X to improve quality) I tried in settings–It still seems to laugh @ me, the bugger.
    Now my present issue:
    “THE SELECTED PATH LENGTH EXCEEDS CURRENT LIMITS-can not process.”
    I’ve gotten this error 8X trying to process ‘BRAVEHEART’ & my old copy of TRANSFORMERS–after using AnyDVD to work its majic.. This, believe it or night kept me on my PC from 2am-6:30am-after my wife got up for work. I have wounds & blisters upon my forehead from banging my head against the wall. Now my visiting grandchildren wiull have nothing to watch in 1080P except what i get on the UHF antenna on my roof.
    Your help is appreciated. PS I did DL the NEW v3.11 and still got failures.
    I did a INQUIRE & got this for results–I hope this helps yoor helping me:

    - Windows Version: 6.0 [6002]
    - AVISYNTH Version: 2.5.7.0, Ok
    - HAALI Splitter: Isn’t recommended version
    - FFDSHOW: 3123, not recommended version
    - FFDSHOW VC-1 set incorrectly: [1]
    - FFDSHOW MPEG2 set to “libmpeg2″: Ok
    - FFDSHOW AVC set to “libavcodec”: Ok
    - BD Rebuilder v0.34.0.11, Ok
    - X264: Ok
    - AFTEN: Ok
    - FAAC: Ok
    - MP4BOX: Ok
    - WAVI: Ok
    - TSMUXER: Ok

    THANK YOU, DON( I have out on rent– BOLT & Braveheart I can’t keep them) oh did DL the latest required pgms that BD-re. needs from the author’s website. I really thoughyt i installed them as I did 2 weeks ago. I also made a lot of room on my 2TB Hd.
    I know i should give up–no work at home is being done–my wife wants to take the PC away w/ her to work—I just can’t accept DEFEAT. I’ll wait & wash the laundry&dishes, for your helpful suggestions. how about posting me direct ?? D
    ——————————————————-

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    Adub, Just a quick thought b-4 it dies of loneliness: From Your patient, carefully worded responces tells me you’d be the kind of friend to have over the home to watch Monday Night Football & chug a few beers.
    I have really enjoyed making OTHER people happy using this pgm.
    I have farrrr too many friends w/o jobs and who can not afford to take their wives & children to see a good movie to take their minds off their money problems. Since I don’t smoke, clubhop, do drugs (w/o my Doc’s permission) I use this “hobby” to send out & giveaway what I “create’ after we watch at home. I’m not tooting my horn, I would never sell a single ‘video”–my axiom: you get greedy, you get caught.
    Thanks for helping me HELP OTHERS. bUDDY

  • Richard

    First place I’d start would be here

    - HAALI Splitter: Isn’t recommended version
    - FFDSHOW: 3123, not recommended version
    - FFDSHOW VC-1 set incorrectly: [1]

    I don’t recognise the error you got but you need to exclude the above.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    Richard, I agree w/ u as to where to start yet, you did NOT suggest a solution as I can NOT delete any of the 3 right ??
    I DL’d ALL programs from the dobbs site. I read the install directions which stated install those pgms. THEN it mentioned installation of BD-rebuilder. Even as I type this there is an encoding session for “movie only’ using the 34.11beta v.
    I must mention, that for the 2 weeks it was working, I did indeed get those same results. I just kept right on chugging ’cause if it ain’t broke-don’t fix it. Well it broke. Yet now it SEEMS to be encoding. I’ll see what shows up on my BD-RW disk. Thansks for the responce I just wished you & anyone else would either give a HOW TO CHANGE this to that, on what page of the program’s menu would have been greatly appreciated.
    When i was a F/T touring musician 1 of my fav keyboards was a Roland D-50 (vintage 1987). I HAD to learn to dig anywhere from
    2 to 10 layers deep inside the menue screen in order to tweek & get those 4-layered sounds. I am sure i can do the same here –since i don;t have the Manual I must rely on a good teacher taking the time to instruct this good puple then in turn, I’ll “”pass it forward.”"
    Thanks, Buddy 3:55pm EDT

  • Richard

    Which OS are you running Buddy?

  • Richard

    Which OS are you using Buddy?

  • ggw

    hi there. am new to BD-RB and have had mixed results.
    please forgive if these issues have been answered.
    I have a PS3 and a bluray burner on my computer. I don’t have a “regular” bluray player.
    I have been able to backup a movie (only) using Anydvd and BD-RB and able to play that on my PS3 using a dvd-5.
    However, i tried to create a full backup disc on a dvd-5 with the above programs and it seemed to have worked but when i pop it into my PS3 it won’t play and says “data disc”.
    Do i have to patch it somewhere before i burn it in order to play full backup discs on my PS3? or are full backups on dvd-5′s not playable on PS3′s? or would i be able to do full backups using blank bd-25′s?
    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    @Buddy, as for your path length issue, it simply means that the directory path where your movie is stored is too long. Try moving the movie to a higher directory.
    Resource: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1296296#post1296296

    And Richard is correct. You really should fix the VC-1 error. The others aren’t as important. I’ve written a tutorial on how to setup a proper decoding setup here: http://adubvideo.net/how-to/setup-proper-playback-chain-windows

    Sorry for not responding sooner, I’ve been at school all day.

    @ggw
    Yes, you are correct sir. Use something like AVCHD Patcher or Dean’s goBD.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    8:10PM mON -I’m so glad u guys wrote back b-4 our Mon-Night-Football.
    Hello…Richard, I’m running Vista_64 Home Premium w/ 8GB ram & an intel 2.4 quadcore (2008 vintage).
    Adub-So it may be just my ^^^^^^^^^^^^^long titles that I make to really stannnnnnnnnnnnd out ??? Lol
    The last time I heard anything “VC” it involved a SE Asian country in the 60′s.
    I burnt, in 3:05 (hr:min) a pristine copy of BOLT on a DVD+R–imagine that. Now let’s go chance my VC TO EITHER AC OR DC. thanks again.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    8:54PM–Adub-Wheather you’re a chick or guy-you are what Tony-the Tiger would roar Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ! No shit. I was awake all night long and all i had to do was “shorten” the Dir name. What a gas. It’s working as i type this. Richard & Adub-thanks-I also changed the VC-1 to WM9 or whatever. gotta disconnect from the net, shut off my anti-V & let this wizzard of a pgm work its MAJIC !!!
    from So. America I’m tuning my Sattilite Dish now..
    .Hey, Where’s Frank Gifford, Don Meridith ?? & the guy w/ the tupee` ??? Howard Cosell !!

  • Richard

    @Buddy. Glad you got sorted.

    @ggw. Have a scroll back through these comments and you’ll see I was asking the same or similar questions which were then answered by Adub. It confused me too!

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yep, Richard is correct! That is how I knew about the solution in the first place.

    Thanks for the help Richard!

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    3:30pm 10-5
    Hi-I finally get to see the “fruits” of an ALL-NIGHT rip&burn of TRANSFORMERS 1 and there ARE stoppages w/pixle-lines !! What the hell is going on HERE w/ the burn process, my new friends ??
    Back when I 1st started burning my 45rpm & LP collection to CDs (which was so cool in the 90′s) until there were blips & other noises that I finally learned were caused by “TOO FAST BURNING SPEEDS.’ What a dummy I felt like especially, back then, music CDs were as expensive as BD-Rs were just 2 years ago. NOW, I get damn good results using a 35cent 4.2GB DVD as opposed to a 22+GB Optical Quantum BD-R ??? I mention the brand not to bitch about it, because I have gotten GREAT 5.1 AUIDO & BD VIDEO QUALITY in a doz. or so b-4 this. Now, this is like the 3rd BD-R that has issues.
    Adub, your previous blogs included cking into a “Bad Rip”. I followed
    your suggestions & made a 2nd & even a 3rd RIP(Any-D) then left it alone @ gametime-disconnected it from the Net, No Anti-V running-and i stil get pixelation stops ???
    Please point me to where I can read & lean how to control manually-the speed of the recording software.

    Wait, someone above wrote , to the effect, don;t burn at too LOW a speed. My BD-4 can do a 4X max. That’s fine w/ me !! I want to prevent those pixelation stoppages. thaks.
    Adub, how’s school ??? I’ll bet you’re the teacher. :)
    Thanks Richard & Adub…I look forward to ANY suggestions

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I must say, I’ve never had any issues burning media at 4x. Any of the media that I have had trouble with is because I went over the 4x.

    In order to adjust the burn speed in IMGBurn while using the “Write” mode, simply change the write speed to your desired speed under the “Settings” area. You can see what I’m talking about here: http://www.imgburn.com/images/screenshot_write.png

    Now, if you are having BD Rebuilder automatically burn to disk using IMGBurn, you may have to change your output to just output in file mode. You can then burn the resulting files by following this guide: http://adubvideo.net/how-to/burn-avchds-blurays-imgburn
    In this mode, you can adjust the write speed under the Device tab (I think. Try one of the other tabs if it’s not there).

    However, just be sure that the pixelation is not there BEFORE you burn the disk. If the output generated by BD Rebuilder has the pixelation, then you have another issue entirely.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    8:45PM
    ADUB–In order to save $$ & High BP, I will next use BD-Re-B to file then the next morning I should be able to do a playback in FastF & monitor/search for any imperfections.
    Adub, I do come from the school that a slow burn is a better guarantee for a ‘good’ burn.
    ****Somewhere, I forgot & apologize for asking again:
    If I want to Be able to SAVE (BURN) 4 to 5 SD movies onto 1 BD-R
    How can I ?? What program can i depend on IMG Burn ?
    How can I be assured that each movie ‘DIR” will be separate and play as I chose (meaning not in any order.).
    I have my own 2-disk set of PEARL HARBOR- I figure I’ll use Any-D to do what it does—thren what PGM to burn pEARL HARBOR, as well as Indiana Jones & more until the BD-4 is filled.
    I tried it B-4 I found your great informative site–5 DVD movies were abe to be saved w/ a lot of space remaining, si I added 3GB+ of family pics. But the damn samsung wouldn’t play them–maybe I only tried on the BD-1500 and NOT on the newer BD-5500.
    I’m sorry 2 b so wordy. As we all know money is getting tighter, at least I’m not too proud to admit this. I just wanna be FRUGGEL w/ the BD-Rs I own. I need to backup the BOXED DVDs I own–Losing minimal quality, if any by using anyDVD–so I can give them as Holiday presents. Who needs a pretty box anyway. :)
    Thaks again ahead of time. Buddy

  • Patrick

    Hi Adub, this is not a question related directly to BD Rebuilder but I thought you could answer it. Please forgive me if you’ve answered this before.

    If I want to back up a movie onto a blank BD-50, then BD Rebuilder isn’t even necessary, right? After ripping the movie using AnyDVD HD, can I just burn the BDMV and Certificate folders directly to the BD-50 using ImgBurn? Can most Blu-ray burners burn to BD-R DL? Mine’s a factory-installed burner from Dell.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yes, it is possible to combine several movies onto one Bluray. BD Rebuilder cannot do it, but multiAVCHD can. I have written several tutorials on it’s use (not on this particular topic, but similar ones) so you can read around here to get yourself oriented.

    Several people have done this very thing with the Planet Earth BBC series actually.

    And yes, if you have a BD-50, then no compression is required. A simple rip with AnyDVD and burn with IMGBurn will do the trick.

    As for if your Blu-ray drive supports BD-R DL, my first instinct is to say yes, but I can’t say for sure without knowing your drive model. IMGBurn will tell you your drive model in it’s log window, and a simple google search will confirm, if the DL logo is not already on your drive’s disk tray.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    4:30pm–hI aDUB & rICHARD & ALL: I’ve read that you, Adub , are the student yet, i can not fine, nor SEE with these 4-eyes, a “HOW to combine X-amount of SD-DVDs onto ONE 25gb bd-r . Sorry–please, please have patience. With Newegg.com selling BD-Rs for $12.29/10pak-To me, it’s a good way to combine 4-5 DVDs with NO compression. Thanks Adub./ That offer for the beers still stands. Lol.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    2:15pm thur. Hello, Am I asking too many ?s ??
    I’m just trying to be sociable, not just an igmatic person sitting in front of his monitor.
    I’d like to share that I-Man2-came out really well. Thanks 4 all your help.
    I still tried to “control” the burn speed in IMG…and got this in the log:

    “W 05:26:15 Write Speed Miscompare! – Wanted: 8,991 KB/s (2x), Got: 17,980 KB/s (4x)”
    It was very early this morning so I didn’t want to lose any more sleep. Yet, I can’t seem to ‘control’ that program. It’s got me baffled.
    Please, anyone, I have mite-hockey games & other separate video in the DVD (VOB ? mode of files) How can I put them on 1 BD-E 25 having a separate Icon, or whatever, for each differant game, movie etc. ???
    Thank you very much. :)

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    It looks like your drive will not let you burn slower than 4x. That is not IMGBurn’s fault, it’s the drive’s.

    And did you read my previous comment? I said I would try and make one this weekend if you really wanted it. Since you asked yet again, I assume you really want it then.

  • Buddy Taylor (dont811)

    7:40PM EDT -9-7
    Adub, Please forgive me. I did not see where u said you’d get to it this weekend. I only saw this: ”
    “Yes, it is possible to combine several movies onto one Bluray. BD Rebuilder cannot do it, but multiAVCHD can. I have written several tutorials on it’s use (not on this particular topic, but similar ones) so you can read around here to get yourself oriented.

    Several people have done this very thing with the Planet Earth BBC series actually.”
    Adub, I in no way wanna become a PITA or piss u or anyone else for that matter. I guess i left most if not all of my patience, amoung other things, in a rice paddy back in ’70.
    I would never have asked u if I had seen your entry. i simply would have politely asked you like my Italian Mom taught me–I’m Old school this way.
    When i read your reply yesterday, I went str8 to the ‘multiAVCHD ‘
    pg. figuring I’d find either your or Dean’s “words of wisdom”.
    I’m sure my eyes gave out as I didn’t find anything. I also don’t think this site sends an e-mail to me when there is an answer/responce-so I’m leaving you my ‘e’ to make it easy for me to know–”I’ve got mail’ that will instruct me. U C, when I’m rendering, I disconnect from the net.
    Earlier today I copied 5 Video only parts of DVD movies from my HD-renamed each part the name of the movie & let my puppy take me for a walk for an hour. i.e. Chasing 3000; BOLT; etc. When i returned home, I took the BD-R out & walked over to my BD player –and got 5
    pics of yellow envelopes -each 1 w/ a movie title. I clicked on each–and I got NOTHING but an arrow poiting up to a higher dir.
    FAILURE ! I LOSE… God , don’t u hate that ???
    I thought NERO 8 in the BD UDF-250 MODE would have been kinder to me. Hey, ya win some . . .
    That’s why we play 9 innings; 60min. etc.
    Still doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. Lol , Shoulda used my DVD-RW
    Could be a lot rouse ,
    2)Is there a way to stop that nag in ANYDVD that will not expose me ?
    Please believe me when i type, I appreciate your time, especially your genius in explainning and Dean’s w/ hie authoring.
    Sincerely, Buddy-now for some salad ;)

  • Steve

    I’m trying to install BD Rebuilder, but I can’t find WMV9 to install (I’m running Windows7 64). I had no problem finding everything else, and I was surprised no one else mentioned any difficulty finding it. what am i missing?

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  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    WMV9 is just a codec installed with the latest version of Window Media Player. Since you have Windows 7, simply make sure that your system is up to date and that you have Windows Media Player installed and you should be good to go.

  • soupdragon

    Has anyone managed to create a reencode greater than 6gb? No matter what I do it’s always this size or smaller. I’ve chosen a custom output size of 16gb, done a 2-pass encode to “other file” (MKV) movie-only format, but no matter what I do it always creates a small 5-6gb file/folder.

  • soupdragon

    I’ve tried Ripbot and although that creates a file the size I want (16gb), the audio goes out of sync… very frustrating.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Depending on the content of your video, you may just be saturating the video. There are some videos that no matter how much bitrate I threw at it, it would always fall under my desired filesize. This often occurs with really dark movies, such as Underworld.

    You shouldn’t be aiming for a size, but rather a quality level. If it looks good, who cares how small it is. You just have more space for other videos.

    Does the video look good at around 6GB?

  • soupdragon

    Actually BD rebuilder has just finished and the video size is 2.95GB… lol. It looks ok in in quiet scenes but when theres a lot of action onscreen it looks terrible.

    I’m wondering if it’s because it’s a branching title… I’m going to try and remux to a single seamless .m2ts/.mpls first and try again, trouble is it all takes so long I’ve spent almost two whole days encoding so far with nothing to show for it. Hey ho.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Huh, now that is odd.

    Did you make any edits in the .ini file that BD Rebuilder uses as its stored settings? BD Rebuilder is usually good enough to reach a specific filesize without any problems. Worst comes to worst, try a complete removal of BD Rebuilder, re-download, and try again.

  • soupdragon

    Downloaded it again, made no difference. This time the mux failed with a “Gui unable to locate hWnd” error. The workfiles indicate it would have been a small file again.

    I made a mistake with Ripbot in encodiing the audio separately before, this time I let Ripbot handle it and it turned out fine.

    I’m giving up on BD Rebuilder and sticking with Ripbot in future.

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  • Rick S.

    Adub

    I’ve been using BD Rebuilder for about 6 months and it’s been working like a charm. Completely satisfied, it would do a Movie Only BD-R 25GB in about 2 hours or less. I recently installed the latest beta version and while it still provides a great movie, it now takes about 10 hours to process the video? I’ve been using the default settings.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    If you were using a version from six months ago, chances are the “Automatic Quality” feature had not been added yet.

    This new feature will automatically choose an encoding profile for you. Since it is automatic, chances are it’s not using the same profile that you were using originally. You can disable the “Automatic Quality” setting and select a specific profile.

    That way you can use the encoding profile that you chose originally.

  • kevin

    I just download BD Rebuilder but i cant seem to get it to open. It keep giving me this error code.

  • Patrick

    Hello Adub,
    After a year or so of successful ripping and burning using AnyDVD HD, BD Rebuilder, and ImgBurn, I’m now trying to rip a 3D Blu-ray for the first time. AnyDVD HD recommends ripping to image, instead of ripping to hard disk like I’m used to. In your BD Rebuilder tutorial and screencast, it looks like you initially ripped to hard disk. Will BD Rebuilder work the same way if the source path is an image file instead of the BDMV file structure? I suppose I’ll just go ahead and try if I don’t hear back from you, but I thought you might shed some insight as to why I have to change my method because it’s 3D.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    No, not unless you mount the image file using something like Virtual Clone Drive, or Daemon Tools.

    BD Rebuilder only supports a limited subset of 3D Blurays (those that use anaglyph). In fact, 3D support is somewhat sparse in most conversion tools.

    So, if you Bluray uses MVC for it’s 3D, BD Rebuilder will not be able to convert it correctly I believe. More info here: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=155129

  • http://adubvideo.net/how-to/backing-up-blu-rays-with-bd-rebuilder David

    I used your link to using AnyDVD and the info their didn’t work with my version, 6.7.9.0. so I went to the AnyDVD folder on my start menu (within the SlySoft folder) and there was a link to AnyDVD Ripper as well as AnyDVD Image Ripper. Clicking on them only opened the regular AnyDVD program but when I opened them as “run as Administrator” they opened the separate ripper programs, AnyDVD Ripper is the one to use with BD Rebuilder.

    What I hope you can help me with is the BD Builder Mode Setting on “Movie Only” specifically the sub-settings for Other Movie and Alternate Movie. Some of the BDDVD”S have alternate endings, etc., which I wouldn’t mind burning but still I want to lose the director’s commentary and the other extras. Are you familiar with these functions and how I would determine what to include? Thanks

  • newbee

    Thanks for the easy to follow guide. Everything worked great for compressing the first BD I tried. On my second attempt however, I tried to create a 25GB BD. I had about 60 GB space on the disk. During the last step, I suppose, the remuxing of the files to M2TS file, I ran out of space and BD_Rebuilder stopped after 12 hours of processing.

    I don’t want to run the process all over again. Is there a command to run just that part? The meta file has these remuxing options:

    MUXOPT –no-pcr-on-video-pid –new-audio-pes –blu-ray –vbr –custom-chapters=00:00:00.000;00:06:17.960;00:07:53.598;00:12:04.890;00:14:00.464;00:20:00.574;00:24:00.230;00:26:53.278;00:31:41.899;00:33:33.428;00:35:43.849;00:43:31.859;00:49:23.627;00:54:29.974;00:59:56.050;01:05:10.197;01:11:36.417;01:15:11.006;01:20:29.115;01:24:41.910;01:36:04.800;01:37:55.786;01:44:33.099;01:48:15.488;01:53:53.868;01:55:32.884;01:58:38.819;02:02:05.568;02:05:33.859;02:10:01.835;02:16:07.283;02:19:50.840;02:25:50.324;02:31:14.064;02:35:05.295;02:41:40.690 –vbv-len=500
    V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC, “C:\12345\DVD\AVATEST\WORKFILES0002.M2TS”, fps=23.976, insertSEI, contSPS, track=4113
    A_AC3, “C:\12345\DVD\AVATEST\WORKFILES\AUD_00002_4352.AC3″, timeshift=-9ms, lang=eng
    A_AC3, “C:\12345\DVD\AVATEST\WORKFILES\AUD_00002_4353.AC3″, timeshift=-9ms, lang=eng
    S_HDMV/PGS, “C:\12345\DVD\AVATEST\WORKFILES0002.track_4608.SUP”,fps=23.976,lang=eng

  • Dave

    Thanks for the great guides. I feel like I’m so close to accomplishing what I want but can’t quite get there. I’m trying to back up a dual-layer movie onto two single layer BD-R’s with no loss of quality; i.e. just split it into two discs.

    I’ve purchaesd AnyDVD HD and have ImgBurn as well as Clown BD. I’ve successfully extracted the movie to disk using AnyDVD which resulted in a bunch of m2ts files. The only one I care about is the movie itself which is just over 32 gigs. I couldn’t figure out if there was a way to have ImgBurn split that so that’s when I started looking at more sites and found Clown BD.

    Clown got me to the point where I could rip each chapter to a separate file but I couldn’t figure out how to turn those into two playable BD’s with ImgBurn. The other thing I noticed is that it seems to cut off a second or two at the end of a chapter; for example, at the end of Inception it lost the part where you see the top still spinning before it goes to credits.

    So that got me searching again and your site with the BD Rebuilder guide. It looks like it would let me get the movie onto a single BD-R but with loss of quality since it has to shrink; I was curious if Rebuilder can just be used to split across two BD-25′s without reducing the quality? Or if you have any other suggestions.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Dave, right now BD Rebuilder does not offer a “Split” option. I have no idea when or if it will. However, I do encourage you try a compression test, as you may not be able to notice the difference in quality.

  • courtneyk

    hey i have a question i have a ps3 and could i do the same for my games like i have a dvd dL disc and i want to back up my ps3 games but the files are to big can i shrink them with this program as you do with a movie

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    No. PS3 games are a completely different structure, and will not function at all with BD Rebuilder.

  • courtneyk

    ok well do you know any program that will…

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    I do not know, and it is unlikely that one exists. Games are already heavily compressed in the first place, plus they have a lot of custom architecture that can be hard to handle safely.

  • Patrick

    Also, courtneyk, if you game online or use the Playstation Network at all, I’m pretty sure they can detect whether you’re using a pirated game and can ban you. Xbox Live is the same way.

  • Sonate

    Adub, I’m running XP pro Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]. Old P4 3.2 HT and 2 gb ram.

    There has never been a problem with a video recode in BD- Rebuilder, but I have never been able to complete an audio recode requiring the calling of Aften. Always a fail at that point.

    Understanding only the basics of the command line involved in the audio recode, which I was told is the only time a continuous stream of data between processes occurs in any of the BD reb functions, it seems to point to a problem with the OS’s ability to deal with the particulars of the pipe function involved and I assume the parameters of memory allocation involved.

    Though I have never had a pipe failure on anything I have run over the past 8 years, I am told that the rule is that XP handles this encoding quite easily, and so I myself assume there is something peculiar to my OS which is causing the failure even though I duplicate the same error consistently on three computers I have set up with the same version of XP.

    Since you are quite knowledgeable about BD rebuilder, and are kind enough to help many with their problems, may I ask a favor of you if there is anything you may see or suggest which might give me a lead as to how to troubleshoot this problem. And if there is any light in your past dealings with others who have reported a similar problem which can help.

    I will appreciate any advice you can give me.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Do you have a specific error message for Aften’s failure? I have used BD Rebuilder, Aften, and numerous other utilities on XP for years, and have never had a problem.

    If you continue to experience issues, I suggest you make a post in the Doom9 forums.

  • Sonate

    BD rebuilder works wonderfully but ALWAYS fails if i choose to reencode to AC3. And it throws me because nothing else ever fails on this system. J Dobbs thinks I’m having a problem with the command line from the uncompressed .wav , doesn’t channel into Aften.

    Just thought you might have helped someone who had come up with this problem before.

    - Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=1 HD=0 Kbs=448

    [21:21:09] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [21:21:09] Processing: VID_00001 (3 of 3)
    – [21:21:09] Reencoding audio tracks (if req’d)
    – ERROR in attempt to reencode audio (AFTEN) [AUD_00001_4352.AVS]
    [21:21:12] – Failed to reencode audio, aborted

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Yeah at this point J Dobbs knows far more than I do in this department. Listen to what he says and good luck!

  • Sonate

    Thanks Adub, for your help. I think the world of JD. He’s tried to troubleshoot my particular problem but to no avail.

  • Titi

    Hello dear Adub,

    I’m writing to you from Belgium… I experienced three days ago for the first time BD Rebuilder (0.39.01) and it’s absolutely fantastic! I’ve been looking for search a program for months and months! So I am grateful to you!
    I ripped my original BD with DVDFab HD Decrypter. Then, as it was a “seamless branching” BD (episodes of Star Trek TOS Remastered), this great program could easily rebuild the BD structure in order to get one single file (00000.m2ts) in the BDMV\STREAM directory. All went very fine. The output options were set to BD-25 Target size.
    However, when I tried to make the exactly same operation with BD-9 or BD-5 Target Size, the program aborted. It would appear that audio could not be re-encoded and I really don’t understand why.

    Here is a piece of log :
    [01:59:46] PROCESSING BATCH FILE [1]
    ———————–
    [01:59:46] BD Rebuilder v0.39.01 (beta)
    – Source: STAR_TREK_S1D7T0
    – Input BD size: 6,03 GB
    – Approximate total content: [00:50:29.693]
    – Target BD size: 7,84 GB
    – Windows Version: 6.1 [7601]
    – MOVIE-ONLY mode enabled
    – Auto Quality: Good (Very Fast), ABR
    – Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=0 Kbs=192
    [01:59:46] PHASE ONE, Encoding
    – [01:59:46] Processing: VID_00000 (1 of 16)
    – [01:59:46] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00000]
    – [02:01:06] Reencoding video [VID_00000]
    – Source Video: VC-1, 1920×1080
    – Rate/Length: 23,976fps, 696 frames
    – Bitrate: 15.000 Kbs
    – [02:01:06] Reencoding: VID_00000, Pass 1 of 1
    – [02:01:32] Video Encode complete
    – [02:01:32] Reencoding audio tracks (if req’d)
    – ERROR in attempt to reencode audio (AFTEN) [AUD_00000_4352.AVS]
    [02:01:32] – Failed to reencode audio, aborted
    ———————–

    I precise that I run Windows 7 x64 and that original BD is VC-1 encoded.
    Original sound is AC3 192 kbps which I wanted to keep in my BD shrinked to BD-9 or BD-5.
    Now, why should such a problem appear with my ateempts to make BD-9 and BD-5?
    Or, for such options, is it possible to shrink with no sound?
    In a nutshell, what is to be done to correct this annoying problem.
    Thanks a lot for your help!

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    For issues with BD Rebuilder, I suggest you contact the author directly. He often resides on the Doom9 forums here : http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=75

  • Titi

    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply.
    Meanwhile I could have the opportunity to search deep and try many options so that my issue is now solved.
    For other users encountering this kind of issues : just leave UNCHECKED “Strict AVCHD for BD-5/9 Movie-Only” in the Settings General Encoding Options. It worked pretty good for me!
    You insist that BD Rebuilder is a beta version and therefore it could be very unstable. Yet all my tasks with this program run rapidly and all target files are OK. Results are as I expect them to be. This is an absolutely great program!

  • Sonate

    Titi, I have not been able to re encode audio to AC3 when sizing to BD-5/9 in any occasion.

    I’m somewhat relieved to see someone else having the same problem. By now they think I’m nuts on the BD re-builder doom9 forum.

    If there is any information you can share with me as to how you got this to work, and prevent the audio failure I would be very appreciative.

  • Sonate

    To ADUB,

    I’m looking at a post where you described a crash in aften.

    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1362124#post1362124

    The crash screen you posted appears almost identical to the one I’ve been getting consistently when a similar command script based upon
    wavi x.avs – | aften – x.ac3 is run.

    I know this was some time ago, but it would be extremely helpful if you had any opinion you can share about what the actual issues in causes of this specific crash might be, and if there was a way you were able to correct the issues. Note, I’m not so much interested in simply converting the audio files as the are plenty of easy ways to accomplish that. Essentially I am very interested in any understanding as to why this script fails. Please, any insight you have will be very appreciated.

    Greg

  • Sonate

    To ADUB,

    A cure…..!
    Swapped the 236KB ” 9/10/2007 .0.0.8 version of Aften.exe downloaded from here with the one included in the BD_REB download, and now I can finally encode audio

    http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdow…=65101&t=4&i=1

    According to someone knowledgeable about aften, certain builds of aften.exe lack the ability to detect the of Streaming SIMD Extensions level of any given cpu and are friendly with only specific archetectures.

  • Patrick

    Hi Adub, after the last few times I’ve used BD Rebuilder, during playback of the disc, there is sort of a double ghosting effect throughout the whole picture. This just started happening in the last few tries. It does this for both BD-5 and BD-25 rebuilds. It’s strange because the BD Rebuilder log doesn’t indicate that there’s anything wrong. Any ideas?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Double ghosting huh? You wouldn’t happen to have a screenshot or two of the issue, would you? It sounds like a frameblending issue, but I severely doubt that BD Rebuilder would be blending any frames, as most Blurays are spotless on this regard. In addition, BD Rebuilder usually refrains from deinterlacing any content on a Bluray.

  • Patrick

    What is your e-mail so I can send you some pictures of the ghosting effect?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub
  • darkwstuff

    Adub

    Thanks for the guides and information you have provided. Just started backing up blu-rays. If you leave RB_DB set to Automatc quality setting does it just use Good(fast) profile or does it alter depending on the compression needed?

    posted this on other page!

    anyway found my answer here:

    http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1449851&postcount=3

    maybe i should learn to read;)

  • Steve L.

    I have been using BD Rebuilder for a couple of years, although not recently, and have just started trying to backup a copy of Moneyball and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and each time when trying to create an. iso file I get the following:
    Error in attempt to multiplex: MUX_00000.meta
    – Pes packet len too large ( >100Mb). Bad stream or invalid codec speciffed.
    [16:25:19] – Failed to build structure, aborted

    I am running Windows7 Professional. I saw this error from an earlier post but was wondering if there is a solution?

  • darkwstuff

    @Steve

    ‘Error in attempt to multiplex: MUX_00000.meta’
    – Pes packet len too large ( >100Mb). Bad stream or invalid codec speciffed.

    The error comes from Tsmuxer, it usually is a result of a bad rip or faulty disc, see links below;

    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=162735
    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/340118-BDrebuilder-stops-halfway-help-please

  • darkwstuff

    Adub,

    Sorry, can you remove double post. Thanks mate

  • Matt

    Any chance of being able to give the user the choice of how much to compress or just remove different parts of the disc? DVD Shrink could do this. It would allow you to pick and choose which parts to include in the final copy and then allow you compress certain parts more than the other. For example, I may want to remove the previews, and keep the extras and the movie, but then highly compress the extras leaving more room (and therefore less compression) for the actual movie. Is there any way to do that with a blu ray?

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    What you want is Blu-ray re-authoring, which is currently very difficult to do. The author of BD Rebuilder is probably working on this feature, but it will likely be a while before it is released.

    MultiAVCHD had a feature like this, but I haven’t looked into it myself.

  • Patrick

    Hi Adub, how do I use BD Rebuilder to do an encode to a BD-R DL? I understand that I can just use ImgBurn and don’t even need BD Rebuilder at all, but I’d like to do a movie-only back-up of a movie that’s 37 GB.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    You know, I’m not quite sure. I know that BD Rebuilder has a custom size option under the Output menu, so you can try setting that to the size of the DL BD.

    Another option is to maybe try ClownBD and/or ClownBD BD Copier.

  • Lee

    I get everything to work great on BD25 but on dvd5 i can’t get DTS audio to go to AC3 to conform to AVCHD standards. I checked the settings and i don’t see how to do this. My source only has DTS audio.

  • http://adubvideo.net Adub

    Are you sure that the output disc is not actually AC3? BD Rebuilder should automatically handle this conversion for you.

  • Lee

    thanks Adub I got it…now for some reason my panisonic dmpbd85 won’t play bd5′s plays bd25 just fine.

  • bobbell2

    As i know:BDRebuilder is a software to shrink a Blu-ray with all menus and extras. Backup Blu-ray to a DVDR(also called BD5 and BD9) or a BDR. Remove unwanted audio tracks, extra material or just keep the main movie. Backup Blu-ray to a single MP4 file(profiles for iPad and iPod) or a MKV file or a DVD-Video(movie only, no menus and extras). BD to MKV with H265/HEVC. Requires ffdshow, Haali Media Splitter and avisynth. Also DVD, MKV, MP4 to Blu-ray/AVCHD. Join multiple DVDs to a single Blu-ray. Blu-ray 3D support. This is NOT a decrypter, use DVDFab HD Decrypter or AnyDVD for Blu-ray decryption.
    You are excellent. Your post about Backup Blu-rays with BD Rebuilder is in very details.In a word,i’m just new to this filed.I met a lot of problems in my work,your article is written very well, there is a lot of very useful knowledge to help me solve problems.I enjoy reading your article and hope to see more.
    By the way,i have a question:
    I’ve encountered a weird issue with “Man of Steel, generated barcode 5051888154366″. When using DGdecNV, after demuxing tsmuxer closes and bdrb just “sits” there at 100% of “Extracting/indexing VID_00001″. I doublechecked task manager and it was indeed not closed. Aborting and restarting results in “directory not empty, start over?”. Extracting that way takes about half an hour and never goes into the recoding phase. Now here’s the weird part. If i swap to internal x264 LAVF frameserving the extracting completes in 17 minutes and then goes about it’s business as usual and goes into recoding phase.
    so for some reason on this movie DGIndexNV is SLOWER than LAVF (afaik it should be the other way arround), and DGIndexNV never goes into the x264 encoding phase while LAVF just operates normally.