Using Blu-ray media for non-Blu-ray stuff

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#1

I use a slide show product to organize and share my photos taken throughout the year and was wondering if I could write it to a Blu-ray disc even though the files are not formatted for Blu-ray to take advantage of the higher storage capacity available on the media.

Has anyone ever tried this or know if it’s possible?


#2

Of course it’s possible. We don’t know what program you are using now but have you checked the documentation to see if it’s supports blu-ray? I believe even Nero can do this (I’m not a fan). http://download.videohelp.com/tin2tin/ is a freeware app you can use.


#3

The product is ProShow Producer and does support Blu-ray but none of the files I’m using i.e.the slideshow, photos, etc. are Blu-ray so I wasn’t sure it could be done.


#4

What is the resolution of your photos? All you will be doing is creating a blu-ray folder and then burning it to disk. The image quality could be lousy or not.
Use a rewritable disk if you have one to experiment.


#5

Blu ray players are required to support mpeg2 video codec, which is what is used in dvd-video. Most slideshow programs I’ve seen lately output as dvd-video, so this should work ok from blu ray media.

Where do you intend to play them back? You’ll need either a stand alone blu ray player, or a blu ray drive in a computer.