Blu-ray authoring is the process of creating a Blu-ray disc from a video file. The file must be in the .MP4, .AVI, or .MKV format. Blu-ray discs are Region Free and can be played on any Blu-ray player.The steps involved in blu ray authoring are as follows:
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1) Convert the video file to a playable format compatible with Blu-ray players.
2) Create a master copy of the video file.
3) Make any necessary adjustments to the video file, such as cropping or adding subtitles.
4) Create a menu and navigation layout.
5) Burn the master copy to a Blu-ray disc.
6) Insert the disc into a compatible Blu-ray player.
Challenges for blu-ray authoring
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that it will offer a royalty free suite of tools to help content creators create Blu-ray discs. The tools, known as Blu-ray Authoring Kit (BAK) will include a Blu-ray authoring software package, a video editor, and an audio mixer. The BAK suite is designed to make it easy for content creators to create high-definition discs with menus, chapter markers, and special features. Furthermore, the BAK will support editing of BD-Live content.
Blu-ray discs are significantly more expensive than DVDs. This has prompted some consumers to question why they should pay more for a disc that offers no discernible advantage over DVDs. One reason Blu-ray discs offer an advantage over DVDs is that they can store more data. A single standard DVD can hold up to 4GB of data while a single standard Blu-ray disc can hold up to 50GB of data.