Publishing to bluray disc
I went to publish a show to bluray disc. After completion I went to play on my PlayStation 4 which is bluray compatible. and it said it didn't support the disc. when I played it on another bluray player it opened up as folders instead as a video. had to scroll down to folder that said streaming. opened that and clicked file and video would play. Just wanted to know if anyone else has had that problem. Joshua from Photopia is aware of this.
I’ve had two problems with BluRay publishing, Richard.
1. A large 8 show project consistently crashes about 30-90 minutes into creating an .iso file. Joshua is aware and they are looking at it.
2. To satisfy myself that it could create an .iso file, I created a BluRay from a small single show project. When I tried to play the disc in my Samsung BluRay player the disc was not recognized. If I play it in the PC, then it works.
I think they have a couple bugs to sort out in their BluRay creation routines. I have generated DVD .iso files and created working DVDs from them. Hope this info is helpful. I feel your pain!
We do have some issues to resolve where Blu-ray output is concerned and we're working on those problems. Unfortunately, they've proven to be a bit more complicated than expected so we're not quite ready with any fixes. Rest assured that these are some of our top priorities and we hope to see them resolved as quickly as possible.
Small show created for MP4 and DVD work just fine with some crashes.
Same show creating an iso for blu-ray created successful using audio LPCM, but couldn't play on sony blu-ray player.
Created same show for iso file using AC3 codex for audio, and it just stops before creating the Blu-Ray Structures:
Encoding Show – 31%, 83%, 98%, Complete
Menu audio fast
Menu Page – fast
Menu Page video – Fast
Blu-Ray Structure – Siad it was complete VERY fast – didn’t create it. Just said Output Complete.
John R. Chambers
Small show.... Oh, I'm also running Windows 11, latest updates.
I'm also using Photopia Creator, lates version
Personally, I would use a stand alone authoring program. This will give you more latitude if you are doing more complicated slide shows or a lot of them. The workflow changes to: 1). Export your project file, or files, from Photopia; 2). Import these files into your Authoring program and Author the BD or DVD; 3). Burn with Imgburn. When I was churning out BD's, I used Adobe Encore. All Authoring programs are going to have a learning curve, so expect that. If I have to make a DVD/BD, I now use TMPGE Authoring Works 6. There is a free trial on the website: Free Trial
Whether you author within Photopia or using a 3rd party software, I would use Image Burn to burn the disc. This is free and easy to use software. I've never had a bad burn when using Imgburn.
John, it has been a while since I burned to disc but I remember taking the "mkv" file and running it through "tsMuxerGUI" and then burn the results with "ImgBurn". The beauty of this was the ability to use a DVD+R DL disc instead of the expensive Blu-Ray disc. For the most part they play very well on a Blu-Ray player.
Hope this helps.