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Windows 7: Which program to create AVCHD DVD?


15 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Which program to create AVCHD DVD?

Using MakeMKV I can backup my Blu-ray movies. This takes huge space on the HDD.

Is there a simple program to create an AVCHD DVD disc? Then I can burn the AVCHD to low-cost DVD and play it on my PS3, preserving my original Blu-ray disc.

I have very little knowledge of the video terminology and conversion. So the program should be simple to execute with just a few clicks.


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15 Aug 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Sony Picture Motion Browser is supposed to do that - but in bad quality. Another option is Corel. It costs money but they have a free trial. You can also try DVD Flick which is free.
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15 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions.

May be I was not clear in what I stated. I do not want to convert AVCHD into DVD format. Rather I want to write my blu-ray movie backup (about 40GB) into AVCHD format compressing it to near 4.7 GB so that it can be written onto a DVD. The AVCHD on DVD can then played with most Blu-ray players and definitely on the Sony PS3.

Sony PMB seems to be specifically intended for Sony HD Camcorders for organising/managing camcorder video clips/pictures and I doubt whether DVDFlick can author/encode to AVCHD, unless someone has used it to create an AVCHD format DVD.
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15 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unfortunately I have no AVCHD file to try it out. But maybe you try DCDFlick and see what happens. Else you can try a file conversion with Format Factory. Here is a little tutorial I made that shows you how to handle it: If you want to compress 40GBs into 4.7GB, you will have to choose a high loss format - e.g. .flv. - and even then I am not sure whether it would reduce it that much. Matter of trying.
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15 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

I have great experiences with DVDFab Blu-ray Copy. It is not free but, imo, has the best read and conversion to BD9 or BD5, allowing instant burning on a DL-DVD (BD9) or even a normal DVD (BD5).

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15 Aug 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
I have great experiences with DVDFab Blu-ray Copy. It is not free but, imo, has the best read and conversion to BD9 or BD5, allowing instant burning on a DL-DVD (BD9) or even a normal DVD (BD5).
He wants to write a 40GB file to one DVD (4.7GB). Do you think that would work with this program?
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15 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
I have great experiences with DVDFab Blu-ray Copy. It is not free but, imo, has the best read and conversion to BD9 or BD5, allowing instant burning on a DL-DVD (BD9) or even a normal DVD (BD5).
Thanks for the suggestion. But DVDFab Bluray copy costs anywhere between $60-106 depending upon the subscription period.

I am looking for a simple freeware solution and I think I have got my hand on one after searching the internet.

It is this: BDtoAVCHD - Create an AVCHD disc (BD5/BD9/BD25) from a Blu-Ray or MKV from BDtoAVCHD - Create an AVCHD disc (BD5/BD9/BD25) from a Blu-Ray or MKV | Blu-Ray to MKV | Blu-Ray to AVCHD | MKV to AVCHD | Blu-Ray 3D to MKV 3D SBS | Connecta 2000 and it seems to fit my bill.

I have installed v1.6.0 and right now my system is chugging along creating the AVCHD for Night at Museum2 from the blu-ray backup folder done with MakeMKV. Shall report when the trial succeeds.
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15 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

MultiavcHD. Also can create BDMV on ordinary DVD (SL/DL) media, if you want to create BluRay for small videos and don't want to waste an expensive BD blank.







There used to be a dedicated Forum, but the author has taken it down about three months ago. Now it is supported strictly through the multiAVCHD thread on the Doom9 forum.
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15 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You have 2 options.

1) Buy a Bluray burner, and copy the BluRay 1:1 to a blank BD disc.

2) Burn to DVD or Dual Layer DVD as a AVCHD disc using multiAVCHD.

The problem with option 2 is that you need to compress a 25-45GB BD disc down to at least 8GB for DL DVD, or just over 4GB for a DVD.

To do this, you'll specific setting in the encoder to make it BluRay compatable.
Also, downsizing the video to 720P will be a very good idea, depending on the legnth of the movie, and what type of disc you intend to use.

High Bitrate 720P will look better than low bitrate 1080P.



What I do .. and would recommend, is using MeGUI to recode the movie at 720P.
Then, use multiAVCHD to create a Bluray structure to burn to DVD.

This makes for an excellent looking backup, and at 720P allows for higher bitrates that will fit on a standard DVD.

The downside is that MeGUI can be slow (depending on settings & how much CPU power you have) especially using higher bitrates and settings.
But if done properly, the results will be hard to distinguish from the original.
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16 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
I have great experiences with DVDFab Blu-ray Copy. It is not free but, imo, has the best read and conversion to BD9 or BD5, allowing instant burning on a DL-DVD (BD9) or even a normal DVD (BD5).
He wants to write a 40GB file to one DVD (4.7GB). Do you think that would work with this program?
yes, it will...
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