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Re: Can Bluray Players see ISO9660 Filesystems?

> On Sun, Feb 02, 2020 at 12:36:56AM -0500, Roger wrote:
>Can bluray players view ISO9660 filesystems?
>Suggestions feedback for creating/backing-up photos/video to BDR with TV Bluray 
>player hardware support?
>(Note, I'm not concerned about creating an auto menu play system, etc, just for 
>file viewing.)

Here's an initial follow-up from my brief experience with recently purchasing 
TV Bluray players and attempting to play (after-market) standalone video 
streams recorded onto optical BD-R/DVD+R or USB flash media.

The Philips BDP1502 player refused to see anything other than AVCHD formated 
video on both Optical and USB methods, whether UDF or FAT32 formated, and tried 
using upper and lower case letters.  I tried file suffixes *.ts, *.mts, and 
*.m2ts for kicks.  Philip's manual states the player plays video formats "H264, 
MPEG2, AVCHD"; however I think they're citing Blu-ray Movie related separate 
media streams and not the combined audio/video after-market video streams.  The 
graphical interface provides a hint upon mouse-over of "Optical/VIDEO" -> 
"AVCHD" "USB/VIDEO" -> "AVCHD".  For those without knowledge of AVCHD, it is a 
folder/file structure similar to Blu-ray folder/file structures, or AVCHD is 
typically only used by camcorders, not readily end-user usable format.

A good tip or hint as to deciding whether a Blu-ray player will play certain 
media, examine the PDF user manuals.  LG's Blu-ray user manuals seem to be 
worded similar to the Philips Blu-ray player user manual, having omissions and 
vagueness when trying to ascertain the ability of playback for standalone 

Sony's well worded user manuals seemed to explicitly state their Blu-ray 
player(s) (eg. BDP-S1700/3700) will playback standalone media recorded to 
end-user optical or USB flash media, or to the extent of documenting many 
common nowadays supported after-market/end-user codecs.  Sony's Blu-rays also 
playback DSD video streams.  Their Bluray players do recognize/play both *.ts 
and *.mts files types, or their manual cites likely ignoring suffixes and 
attempt to read the file contents.  Most manufacturer users manuals more 
commonly document *.mts rather than the *.ts file suffix.  FFMpeg created *.ts 
and *.mts streams are identical (eg. diff), so I'll likely rename to the *.mts 
suffix when I check Hauppauge recorded TS streams using FFMpeg.  (eg. ffmpeg -i 
input.ts -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.mts)

If you're reading this thread for an answer, buy a Sony Blu-ray player for 
compatibility as the Sony players only require recording a compatible video 
stream into the root folder of optical or USB flash media.

Although slightly off-topic, I do not like the wireless versions nor having the 
streaming options.  I wish there were an option for turning-off all the 
undesirable features; for having the unit act as a standard Blu-ray/DVD player 
rather than a Roku streaming device.

My work-flow:

Streams created with Hauppauge ATSC TV PCIe card (WinTV-HVR-2250) and recording 
to DVD+R/BD-R media.

Verify the created transport stream conforms to some standard, with fixed/omit 
$ ffmpeg -i input.ts -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.mts

Record to DVD+R/BD-R optical media.
$ growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=1 -Z /dev/sr0 -J -iso-level 3 -no-bak -rock -udf -V "TITLE_NAME" ./*.mts

NOTE: The "-UDF"/"-udf" mkisofs option adds 505,856KB to a 21GB image having a 
root folder with four file names.

TIP: Probably a good idea to ensure any recorded stream is meeting (FFMpeg's) 
standards by performing a stream copy, whether or not the stream is of the same 
container type or file suffix.  (eg.  FFMpeg "-vcodec copy -acodec copy").  I 
find some stream errors or packet errors when running Hauppauge's or 
over-the-air ATSC TS streams through FFMPEG, of which will prevent playback on 
TV Bluray players as well as preventing some software tools from 
reading/playing.  (FFMpeg is the swiss pocket knife of the audio/video 
streaming world.)


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