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Windows 7: Recordable BD disks

05 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Recordable BD disks

Hey all,

I recently bought a new video converter that is capable of converting 2D film into 3D film (oh yes, it's 3D). I can change the bitrate so the output file is 21 gigs, but the problem is that I won't be able to use dual layer DVDs to burn it.

So I hit up newegg and looked for some 25 gigger disks and they're all Blu-ray burnables. It seems that it will only take a Blu-ray burner to utilize them, at least that's what I've found.

My question is can a regular DVD burner even burn 20ish gigs of encoded video onto a Blu-ray disk? Keep in mind that I'm not authoring actual Blu-ray movies, only ones that are converted into .wmv 3D to Windows DVD Maker.

Thanks in advance!

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05 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

No is the simple answer. Just as a CD-writer is unable to read/write DVDs, a DVD-writer will be unable to read/write Blu-ray disks. Optical drives are backwards-compatible though (on the whole). This means that a DVD-writer will read/write both CDs and DVDs and a BD-writer will be able to read/write Blu-ray disks and most CDs/DVDs.
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05 Jul 2011   #3

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

No, you'll need a Blu-ray burner.

I have the LG Black 12X BD-R Super Multi WH12LS30 featured at the top:

It may be the cheapest one price-wise, but it's super fast and has yet to produce a coaster for me.

EDIT: Dwarf clicked in while I was looking. Very fast guy, that Dwarf...
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05 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the clarification!

I guess what I'll have to do then is to convert the video to 3D, then reconvert it down with a lower bitrate and send that off to burn with a dual layer DVD. Bob Saget!
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