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Make sure you only use BluRay Disks that are 2X or 4X

Encode the Surround Sound Channels into a Surround AC3 file.

Launch Compressor

Select the "Add Surround Sound" icon

This window will allow the selection of the surround audio files to be assigned to the appropriate channels

When all channels are assigned the icons should look like this. Then click OK

The Surround entry will be saved in the batch window of Compressor now the AC3 encoding setting must be applied to the Surround file loaded in the Compressor batch window

Drag the Dolby Digital Professional 5.1 setting from the PRESETS go to "Settings Tab>Formats Folder>Audio>Dolby Digital Professional 5.1" Select this and drop it on the "Surround" entry. This will apply the AC3 encoding settings but there are some adjustments that need to be made before encoding


Launch Adobe Media Encoder

Import the file to compress to Blu-ray
Go to >File>Add

Click on (Yellow Settings) Choose the Export Settings and choose H.264 Blu-ray

Set to HD 1080P 23.976

Click on the "Yellow" text to check the presets. You can leave most of them the same.

Choose to Export Video Only!!

Choose the Output Name – If you want to change it click on the "Yellow" text

Click on the Video Tab

Use the default settings shown here

Bitrate settings use the default settings shown here.

If you have a longer program like 90 minutes or so may need to adjust the target bitrate lower so it all fits on the disk

You can see Estimated File in the lower left of the Export Settings dialog box

Can also choose the inpoint and outpoint of the file to compress when >Source Range > Custom is selected
Click OK to apply

Choose Output File and navigate to where to save the .m4v file

Choose the destination for the saved file and click "Save"

Click the Green triangle when ready to start the encode.

Open Encore

New Project


Import the Assets

Go to >File>Import As>Asset

Import the .ac3 file


!!! If you decide that you need to add more drama to your disc by adding a

little extra time before your media starts playing you will break the 5.1 AC3 audio!!!

To be clear - don't modify the timeline by inserting black before first picture. If you want a few seconds

of black before first picture you must do that before you export your QuickTime and .ac3 audio file.

Import the h264 quicktime

Select the Image file and the aC3 file and right click them and choose >New>

The timeline will default as a first play timeline.


skip the next several steps about making a menu.

To make a menu with a background still from the clip on the DVD load the timeline that you want to take a frame grab of and place the timeline indicator on the frame that you want to use.

Go to >Timeline>Save Frame as File

Choose a place to save the file.

Then go to >File>Import As>Menu and navigate to the file you just saved.

In Encore>Change the workspace to Menu Design. Go to >Window >Workspace >Menu Design

Click on the Text Tool.  Type on the menu the titles of the DVD buttons you want to create.

Type on the menu the titles of the DVD buttons you want to create.  When finished select them all. Rt. Click and choose to Convert to Button.  Buttons will get a green outline when they are converted to buttons.

To Change the menu color go to >Menu>Edit Menu Color Set

Choose the Color Set to Menu Default  Click OK  You can change the color of the selected and activated highlight colors

Now you can choose – Which Highlight Group you want to use that you have adjusted in the previous step.  Check "Create Text Subpicture"

One option available is to select to Distribute the buttons.  Go to >Object>Distribute> Relative to Safe Area

Another option available is to Align the buttons  Go to >Object>Align> Center-Left or Right

To set the buttons select the button.

Click on Link>  Then choose the asset to link to and select Chapter1

After all the links to the buttons are created then choose to make the Menu First Play. RT. click on the Menu 01 in the bin and select. >Set as First Play.

Click on the timeline in the "Project" window and go to the "Timeline Properties" and

Choose to set the End Action to "Return to Last menu" or whatever you want the disk to do.

Preview the disk by selecting the "Disk Preview"

Finally Burn the Disk


You can also select "Shift and Space Bar" to preview.

If the disk works then build the disk.  Go to >Build>Disk

Choose to "Check Project"

Then hit Start to start the "check project" process

If the only error you have is. "title remote not set" that is fine to ignore.

Burn the disc

Make sure you only use BluRay Disks that are 2X or 4X

Format Blu-Ray
Output Blu-Ray Disc

Then Press Build to start building the disc