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Three new guides added to guide section

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Mar 2008 10:21 User comments (8)

Three new guides added to guide section Today we have added another three guides to our Guide section. The first guide covers a program we forgot to cover long ago called VobBlanker. The guide shows basically how to "blank" anti-piracy videos, copyright warnings, studio logo videos and whatever else you are forced to sit through (by PUOs) before you get to the menu of the DVD disc you just bought. It also shows how to strip streams from features on the disc.
The other two guides were just basic guides to a rising piece of software that certainly makes your life easier; tsMuxer. A guide for taking an MKV with H.264/AVC and AC3 audio and converting it to an M2TS file (with AVC level changed if necessary) which will work with the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console was added and then semi-cloned for plain transport stream (.TS) rips (again, AVC / AC3, process may be necessary for H.264 Level change).

VobBlanker


How to remove copyright ads, logos, warnings etc. from DVDs:
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_remove_copyright_ads_logos_warnings_etc_from_dvds.cfm

Download VobBlanker from:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/vobblanker.cfm

VobBlanker Homepage:
http://jsoto.posunplugged.com/vobblanker.htm


.M2TS for PS3 with tsMuxer


How to play MKV content on PlayStation 3 (PS3) (M2TS):
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_mkv_content_on_playstation_3_ps3.cfm

How to play .TS content on PlayStation 3 (PS3) (M2TS):
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_mkv_content_on_playstation_3_ps3.cfm

Download tsMuxer for Windows here

Download tsMuxer for Linux here

Visit Smartlabs tsMuxer homepage:
http://www.smlabs.net/tsmuxer_en.html

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8 user comments

126.3.2008 10:51

Dela, just a tip...

In your tsMuxeR guide, it says that DTS audio wont work with this process and we should use mkv2vob for Matroska files containing DTS audio. Whilst this is true for the m2ts container. tsMuxeR is capable of Blu-ray folder output. DTS audio is supported in Blu-ray folder structure. After tsMuxeR has exported Blu-ray folders, all that needs to be done is to burn the Blu-ray output onto a BD-R or DVD-5/DVD-9 (AVCHD). To burn onto a DVD, burn the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders as a UDF v2.5 disc. Nero and ImgBurn can do this without a problem.

The added benefits for using Blu-ray output are multiple audio tracks, chapter points and switchable subtitles. I don't think mkv2vob supports these features (eg: mkv2vob hardcodes the subtitles).

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Mar 2008 @ 12:42

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

226.3.2008 14:29

Hi Ryu77, yep there's a few things I have to add to these but the reason I haven't added anything about creating the Blu-ray folder structure yet to either is I first favored the idea of a stand-alone guide for AVCHD and then to link to it from the existing two guides, as as far as I am aware, the AVCHD output playback is not limited to PlayStation 3, but will work with most Blu-ray hardware?

Thank you for your tip though and if you have any more please don't hesitate, it helps us to make our guides better. I also have noticed that you gave done a lot of work with this on the forum, and I think we are both working towards the same goals in terms of content, and it's good to know that I have somebody looking over my back when I upload these because the amount of different things I'm working on at once doesn't allow too much time to follow these updates.

This morning for example, my MKV -- M2TS article was much longer because I was using external programs for features I had no idea were part of tsMuxer now, so I ended up scrapping the most of it :-)

326.3.2008 19:52

Originally posted by Dela:
AVCHD output playback is not limited to PlayStation 3, but will work with most Blu-ray hardware?
Yes, that is 100% correct. The Blu-ray output can be burnt as AVCHD for Blu-ray stand alone players too. As I mentioned, tsMuxeR can also be used to "re-mux" in preperation for BD-R's too. If you had a 50GB (dual layer) Blu-ray source and you wanted to do a DVDshrink type scenario and reduce it down to 25GB (single layer), then tsMuxeR would be the application you need.

1) tsMuxeR de-mux.
2) Re-encode video/audio streams as needed.
3) tsMuxeR Blu-ray re-mux-->Blu-ray output.

Glad to help! That is why I used AfterDawn in the first place. I joined here for the huge help it gave me. It feels good to be able to return that favour by helping others.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Mar 2008 @ 0:42

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

427.3.2008 14:06

Quote:
Originally posted by Dela:
AVCHD output playback is not limited to PlayStation 3, but will work with most Blu-ray hardware?
Yes, that is 100% correct. The Blu-ray output can be burnt as AVCHD for Blu-ray stand alone players too. As I mentioned, tsMuxeR can also be used to "re-mux" in preperation for BD-R's too. If you had a 50GB (dual layer) Blu-ray source and you wanted to do a DVDshrink type scenario and reduce it down to 25GB (single layer), then tsMuxeR would be the application you need.

1) tsMuxeR de-mux.
2) Re-encode video/audio streams as needed.
3) tsMuxeR Blu-ray re-mux-->Blu-ray output.

Glad to help! That is why I used AfterDawn in the first place. I joined here for the huge help it gave me. It feels good to be able to return that favour by helping others.
Yep, I have some HD DVD here on my HDD and I have been meaning to write up some HD DVD --> Blu-ray articles for those who have HD DVD discs and vice versa, Blu-ray --> HD DVD for those with HD DVD hardware and let's say a BD-ROM drive.

Anyways, I'll post up MKV --> AVCHD shortly and then you can give me some feedback on it :-) I'll be sure to link back to your forum threads.

57.4.2008 18:19

Brilliant so easy to get my mkv files running on PS3 now.
but having problems trying to burn onto a DVD UDF V2.5 as Ryu77 suggests.

Firstly
I added my mkv files to tsMuxer and changed them all to level 4.1 and selected the createBlu-ray disk option which quite happily created the BDMV and Certificate folders.
I then went to Nero Burning Rom selected DVD-ROM(UDF) changed options to manual - UDF Partition Type "Physical" and selected File System Version UDF 2.50.
Burnt it
But it won't play on PS3

Where am I going wrong please?

69.4.2008 3:14

I was going to ask in the same direction:
When trying to burn a DVD-ROM UDF with Nero Burning Rom, there are 3 UDP partition type options in the menu: Physical, virtual and separable partition. Which one are we to use here? Is physical the correct answer?

79.4.2008 5:49

javadudd, it's more than likely that your video is actually encoded above the 4.1 level boundaries that the PS3 can decode. Your only option is to re-encode the video.

You might want to check out these two threads. All the information that you need is on these threads. You will just need to look through them. :-D

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

Also, if you want me to confirm if your media file is playable on the PS3 or not, grab MediaInfoRaw from the above thread (I have a links section posted) and copy that information onto that thread. Please don't post it here as it will be quite a long post.


aaalp, burn physical partition v2.50 as javadudd mentioned.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2008 @ 8:31

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

89.4.2008 12:34

Ryu,

Don't know if this helps but using tsMuxer on the files individually to lower to level 4.1 works very well.
I can then play them from a portable USB hard drive.
It's just trying to do them all in a oner as it were and outputting as blu-ray folders that doesn't appear to work.
Actually I tried appending a file and the first file played ok then the second file played sound only.
I'll do a bit of reading on using tsMuxer and see if I can work it out ;-)

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