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Another Encore Blu-ray Bug Solved…

Posted by Jon Geddes
11:36 am on October 11th, 2013

Recently on a Blu-ray authoring project in Encore, we chose to combine multiple encoded videos on a single timeline, preserving how they were provided to us. We’ve done this on many occasions in the past but with one small difference. These clips were intended to play seamlessly from one to the next, and did not fade to black between them. This is what caused us to notice another Encore bug…

If you combine multiple encoded videos into a single Encore timeline, the disc is programmed to not play through them seamlessly. This causes a pause between the clips, and on some players (Samsung, etc) it will even cut to black for a second or two between clips.

BDedit to the rescue! Opening the built Encore folders in BDedit, you can access the “playlist” for that timeline and change the Connection Condition value from “1” to “5” on all clips after the first clip. The Connection Condition column is represented by a ‘c’. Right-click and switch into Edit mode to modify to 5. (see below)

connection_condition

Once you change the connection condition value to 5, the player will now seamlessly link the clips in the playlist (timeline) without even the slightest pause. The first clip does not seamlessly connect to a video before it, so you should leave it as “1”.

Or, if you don’t want to deal with this issue, you could just encode all the clips into a single video so you don’t have multiple clips in one timeline.

One Response to “Another Encore Blu-ray Bug Solved…”

  1. Mike Jensen says:

    BDedit does not appear to be available on mac:(

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