Convert Blu-ray Disc to WMV-HD: How long would it take?

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#1

Has anyone ever tried converting a movie that’s on Blu-ray Disc to WMV-HD format and if so:

  1. What program did you use for the procedure?
  2. How long did it take to convert?
  3. What type of CPU do you have?
  4. Is it possible to fit a full length WMV-HD 1080p movie on a DVD+R DL?

#2
  1. What program did you use for the procedure?

I’ve tried some conversion from standard definition and Blu-ray to WMV-HD but only with Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate. It is a new product and Studio 12 supports M2TS. :wink:

  1. How long did it take to convert?
    Interestingly:
  • From SD camcorder AVI to WMV-HD 5mbps/5.1 Dolby digital, it took about 10 mins per 1 min video. I tested a 720x480 NTSC SD AVI (722MB, 3:15 mins), Studio 12 finished the convertion to WMV 1920x1080 5.1 DD in about 30 mins. All 4 cores of Q6600 showing 90% CPU usage.
  • From Blu-ray M2TS 1920x1080, 5.1 DD to WMV-HD 1920x1080 it took longer, around 15-20 mins per min of video. However the CPU cores only showing 45-60% of usage (each core). :frowning:
  1. What type of CPU do you have?
    Quadcore 2.4Ghz Q6600 overclocked to 3Ghz.
  1. Is it possible to fit a full length WMV-HD 1080p movie on a DVD+R DL?
    I believe so. With Pinnacle Studio 12, I believe the video bitrate is locked to 5mbps (unfortunately, since I’ve seen 8mbps WMV-HD).
    The convertion of a 2:30 mins 500MB 1080p M2TS resulting about 95MB WMV-HD in 1080p (5mbps). So technically around 40MB per min.
    A 8GB DVD+R DL will be able to hold around 200 mins of 1080 WMV-HD.

Despite a reduce bitrate of originally 30mbps to 5mbps, the WMV-HD result is “pretty good” on my 42" plasma, but I don’t think I can wait 40 hours to convert a 2 hour Blu-ray movie.


#3

step one, don’t use pinnacle or any other program of that type. Cheap consumer programs really are not that good.

AutoMKV is not only better but also free
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=136007