Sharing 4K videos with family and friends  


  1. Posts : 3,461
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
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    Sharing 4K videos with family and friends


    I remember in the 80's and 90's when one wanted to share a home video with family and friends he would connect the camera to a VHS recorder to create a copy to tape.

    A little before the end of the century he would create a copy on DVD to share.

    For high definition video he would share a Blu Ray disc, but there is a much cheaper alternative, AVCHD-DVD which is a standard DVD-R disc containing high definition video and can be played in a standard Blu Ray player.

    My question is, what is the alternative for 4K Ultra high definition video? Obviously it is not cost-effective to share a UHD Blu Ray, let alone I don't have an UHD BD-R drive in my computer. Is there any format that I can record 4K video on a standard 25GB BD-R disc, or even better a standard DVD-R disc? Does this format play on any standard UHD Blu Ray player? If I create a data disc with an AVI or MP4 or MKV file 4K video, does it play on a standalone UHD Blu Ray player? Does this plays automatically upon inserting the disc?

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. Posts : 1,634
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
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    People still record to slow and relatively-fragile optical disk?

    My family's videos (and photos) have been online for years, not just from my Google drive but also from my internet-connected NAS.

    For family members and friends with poor internet I post the videos/photos on a microSD card (and adapter). They appear to be admirably suited to this. However, a few family members/friends like to plug directly into their TVs... so I also have multi-gigabyte USB sticks (which are not so easy to post in an ordinary envelope).

    Last 'Black Friday' I treated myself to several 512GB SanDisk microSD cards (at a fraction of their normal retail price) for sending UHD content to and fro.

    Hope this helps...
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    spapakons said:
    I remember in the 80's and 90's when one wanted to share a home video with family and friends he would connect the camera to a VHS recorder to create a copy to tape.

    A little before the end of the century he would create a copy on DVD to share.

    For high definition video he would share a Blu Ray disc, but there is a much cheaper alternative, AVCHD-DVD which is a standard DVD-R disc containing high definition video and can be played in a standard Blu Ray player.

    My question is, what is the alternative for 4K Ultra high definition video? Obviously it is not cost-effective to share a UHD Blu Ray, let alone I don't have an UHD BD-R drive in my computer. Is there any format that I can record 4K video on a standard 25GB BD-R disc, or even better a standard DVD-R disc? Does this format play on any standard UHD Blu Ray player? If I create a data disc with an AVI or MP4 or MKV file 4K video, does it play on a standalone UHD Blu Ray player? Does this plays automatically upon inserting the disc?

    Thank you in advance.
    Hi there
    Just rip the DVD to even a Blu Ray ISO image and then on the client computers / Other type Amazon sticks etc install KODI which will play the content without any problem.

    You need initially to rip / de-crypt the original DVD / Blu Ray disc -- software like Slysoft's software (or whatever they call themselves these days) : AnyDVD. This works absolutely 100% = de-regionalises and de-crypts DVD's so it will do that - then using KODI on the client devices the DVD will play (including all its menus etc).

    Of course on the HOST computer allow the clients (whether computers or things like Amazon / ROKU TV sticks etc) to share the "ISO image". You might need to enable SMB1 for this type of sharing / streaming.

    Then it all works -- you don't need to install any !"Server" media stuff on your Windows OS.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 3,461
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for your reply. I use several applications (Virtualdub, TMPGEnc, Nero Video, MultiAVCHD, IFOEDIT etc) to create a standard DVD-Video or AVCHD-DVD with the maximum possible bitrate (maximum quality). Thank you. My question was what is the equivalent of AVCHD-DVD when it comes to 4K video. Which application can produce that format? Is there an application that can produce the format WITHOUT recompressing the original video (without reducing quality) ? For HD video I use MultiAVCHD that can produce an AVCHD-DVD without recompressing the original video. This is much faster and preserves the original video quality. For DVD-Video I separate the original MPG file into elementary streams (M2V file for video and AC3 file for audio) and then use IFOEDIT to create the DVD files (VOB) without recompressing the original video.

    Thank you again.

    PS: If I just copy the original AVI/MP4/MKV file into a DVD disc (data mode), will it play in a standalone UHD Blu Ray player? Will it start playback upon inserting the disc?
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