Blu-ray Wes Novack on 30 Jul 2008
Burn Blu-ray’s: A How To Guide For Burning BD-R discs
Burning a BD-R (Blu-ray Disc Recordable) requires a few prerequisites. You’ll need a Blu-ray burner, a BD-R or BD-RE (Rewritable) disc, IMGBurn software and some content to burn. In this guide, we’ll assume that you are burning files extracted from a BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc Read Only Memory) movie disc. To extract (rip) files from a BD-ROM movie disc, we recommend AnyDVD HD.
For this guide, we ripped the Blu-ray movie “Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid”. This title is housed on a 25GB Blu-ray Disc. After ripping a disc or obtaining the Blu-ray video files through other means, you can burn the content onto a BD-R or BD-RE disc using ImgBurn using the following steps.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 1) Open ImgBurn in Build Mode
Open ImgBurn, click on the Mode drop down menu and select Build mode. On the Device tab, you can see useful Disc Information such as: Disc ID: VERBAT-IMO-000, which means that the disc we are using is manufactured by Verbatim. Disc Type: BD-RE, which means the disc is a Blu-ray Disc Rewritable. Size: 24,220,008,448 bytes or about 25GB.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 2) Add your BDMV folder into the IMGBurn project
From Windows Explorer, you can drag and drop the BDMV folder of the movie you want to burn into ImgBurn. The latest ImgBurn will automatically create a CERTIFICATE folder so that you will only need to add a BDMV folder to the burning project. As our screenshot shows, our movie will fit a 25GB BD-RE with 86,310,912 bytes of remaining free space on the disc.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 3) Click the Burn icon
Shown below, where the mouse hand cursor is placed on the screenshot.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 4) Select UDF
If you didn’t set the options to use the UDF file system, a warning window will appear, asking to correct the file system settings. Click Yes. Thanks IMGBurn!
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 5) Confirm the Volume Label.
IMGBurn will help with that too! Click Yes – duh.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 6) Verify your settings
Next up, IMGBurn will display an informational window, allowing you to confirm all of your selections before the actual burning process starts. Click OK and the burn will start!
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 7) Burn baby burn!
IMGBurn will display a burning progress window as the burn process progresses. In our example shown below, we are burning the blu-ray movie files on to a Verbatim BD-RE disc at 2x. The total writing time was approximately 45 minutes.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 8 ) Verify the files on the disc
Once the IMGBurn burning process is completed, you can verify that your BD-R or BD-RE disc has the correct files on it by browsing with Windows Explorer. Our example screenshot below displays the content of the STREAM folder, which is where the movie is located. Note that the CERTIFICATE folder is created by ImgBurn. This certificate folder is necessary for the disc to play back correctly on some devices.
Blu-ray BD-R Burning Step 9) Play the movie from the disc!
Once you have verified that your Blu-ray movie files are now on your BD-R or BD-RE disc, you can test the disc by playing back the movie using your Blu-ray burner, a standalone Blu-ray player or a PS3. Enjoy your movie and happy Blu-ray burning!
Thanks to zevia from CDFreaks for providing screenshots and instructions.