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Is there ANY kind of reliable, workable Blu-Ray burning software out there?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #1 of 13
    Lord Vader

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    I just picked up the Hauppage device about which sigma here told me. It allows me to record HD recordings to my PC from my DirecTV receivers so I can then burn these to a BD disc for safekeeping. As someone who's new to Blu-Ray disc burning, I admit that I'm quite disappointed on the lack of user friendliness of BD burning software. The software that came with the Hauppage device I got is terrible. I've tried a couple other programs like ImageBurn and others, but so far, I have been unable to burn my recordings to BD discs. With ImageBurn I get "IO error" when selecting my external BD drive as the destination to which the burned image/file is supposed to end up. With the included Arcsoft software of the Hauppage HDPVR, I'm unable to select my BD drive and its 25GB disc onto which I wish to burn a recording. My Blu-Ray burner included Cyberlink burning software, but I have been totally unable to burn a BD disc using that, despited numerous attempts to do so. In short, the whole experience of trying to do a "simple" thing like burning recordings to a BD disc has been disappointing and frustrating.

    I realize BD burning isn't the same as a simple, traditional burning of a CD or regular DVD, but this is ridiculous! To say I'm very frustrated and disappointed is an understatement. Isn't there any user-friendly Blu-Ray burning software out there? I'd prefer the free programs, but I'm willing to invest in something if it isn't ridiculously expensive.
     
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    dennisj00

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    Lord Vader

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    Thanks. I'll give that a shot when I get home. I just hope it's as "easy" as it's made to appear.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Ugh!!! :flaiming

    Just what the hell does it take to be able to burn a damn Blu-Ray disc?!?

    I downloaded this program, browsed through it, and thought, "Wow. Looks easy and just like what I need." Well, when setting the destination to a BD disc that is 25GB in size--I'm trying to burn a 17GB, 3-hour HD recording--the damn program kept telling me that there wasn't enough space on the disc because the file was over 39GB in size! I'm like, "WTF!"

    I can select the next size down, an 8GB DL disc, and the file size then shows it's a little over 7.5GB. Huh???

    Why the hell is it reading the size so wildly different from what it is, that being a 17GB recording. I spent well over 3 hours--almost 4, to be exact--for the program to convert and doo all the pre-burn prep work--only to be stopped when it ejected the disc and told me to use a larger disc.

    I just can't win in finding a damn good program to burn a Blu-Ray disc!
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 #7 of 13
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    Ive been burning BluRay for some time and this company http://www.dvdfab.com/ has the most reliable and versatile software I've found. It's broken into modules, buy only what you need. Out of roughly 200 burned movies I have ruined only one, and it was probably my fault. Great product, easy to use.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Which one are you using? Their descriptions make it seem like they only do ripping of movies that you can burn or copy to a BD disc. I'm looking to take recordings sitting on a PC and burning them onto a BD disc from scratch.
     
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    What format are the recordings currently in?
     
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    Using FCP X on my MacBook Pro to burn my blu-rays. Very, very easy to use.
     
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    DVDfab will handle that.
     

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