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How do I correctly put AVCHD structured files onto a SD Card to play on my Blu-ray player?

With Nero Video I can generate an AVCHD output to a SD card. However, to do so I have to go through a 4 hour process to finally write to the SD card. Is there a way to directly take Hard disk structured output and put it on the SD card; so I can play it on my panasonic blu-ray player?
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  • Does your blu-ray player have a slot for a SD?

    For the blu-ray player to be able to automatically play a AVCHD, the project has to be in the AVCHD-DVD format. Thus, I don't see how you can avoid the four hour process.

    If your blu-ray player can read a data disc from which you can select a file to be played, you could simply copy the video files to the disc. Of course, you wouldn't have the luxury of a menu or chapters. If you already have the AVCHD folder (which is what Nero Video creates for a AVCHD-DVD project), you could copy it to the SD but, once again, that would be a data disc. However, selecting that folder to be played, should give you the menus and chapters.
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  • Yes, my Blu-ray has an SD Card slot.

    I was able to play SD card generated by Nero Video directly. However, taking an already generated Harddrive generated files and copying them to the SD Card does not run on the my bu-ray player.
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  • That's because it's a data disc, as I mentioned.

    When you burn your project in Nero Video directly to a disc, it formats the disc appropriately.

    I don't know if you can overwrite your SD (I don't use them) or what Nero Video recognizes it as. However, if it treats it the same as a DVD, then you should be able to burn any AVCHD folder to it in Burning Rom as a AVCHD-DVD and it should automatically playback on your player. No 4 hour wait for encoding.
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  • The standard folder structure depending on the used player is:

    [...] = Folder
    --> [...] = Sub folder
    (...) = single file

    [Private]
    --> [AVCHD]
    -----------> [AVCHDTN]
    -----------------> [BDMV]
    ------------------------> [Stream]
    ------------------------> [Clipinf]
    ------------------------> [Playlist]
    ------------------------> [Backup]
    ------------------------> (INDEX.BDM)
    ------------------------> (MOVIEOBJ.BDM)

    Some players need the "AVCHD" folder to be in the "Private" folder, others don't.

    Some stand alone players aren't able to play back AVCHDs from external hard drives or SD cards, but only from DVD. Check your player's manual.

    So you'll have to test it by yourself.
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  • When generating the file structure with the same options, I noticed that the streaming types are different:
    File Structure output - 00000.m2ts
    SD Card - 00000.MTS

    I deleted the SD Card sub directory AVCHD under PRIVATE directory and copied the file structure AVCHD under the PRIVATE directory on the SD card.
    Put in my blu-ray player and it did not work.

    Does NERO support know how to fix this?
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  • All the "2" means is that long names are supported (blu-ray) where as in AVCHD, long file names aren't used, thus they're in the .MTS format. It really wouldn't matter as far as the way the video plays.

    I'm not sure what you mean in regards to "generating the file structure with the same options". How did you generate the file structure?

    Did you try using Burning Rom?

    Please note that neither myself nor Mister_M are Nero employees. However, Mister_M is more knowledgable of video of anyone I know. I suspect he'll help you out.
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  • I am using Nero 2014 and Nero Video. When you open it I specify creating AVCHD under that option you can create a hard disk files (what I call file structure), DVD or SD card.

    I looked at Burning Rom and Recode and neither writes to SD card format or a revised file structure for SD cards.

    It is sad that Nero developers are not monitoring this in timely manner to give us some insight.
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  • I just finishing doing a detail compare of SD card files and the DVD files.
    SD card uses the old file system of all upper case letters with max of 8 characters for file name and 3 for file type.
    DVD files use Upper and lower case characters and a 4 character file type.
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  • Solution:
    Rename all files to their upper case filename (max 8 characters) and 3 character file type

    did this and the blu-ray player recognized it.
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  • I guess my clarification of .m2ts vs .mts led you to this solution.

    It's the first time I've heard of a burning issue as a result of long file names in Nero Vision/Video. On the other hand, I think this is the first time anyone has mentioned burning to a SD card.

    Thanks for mentioning how you got to the SD option. I didn't know it was there. I learn many new things every day.
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