How to Burn the Blu-ray Format to a Standard DVD in Nero Vision

by Daniel Hatter

The differences between the Blu-ray and DVD formats involves more than just the available space on the discs. Blu-rays have an entirely different file structure than DVDs, which, lacking the proper software, makes the two formats incompatible. With Nero Vision, you can get around the Blu-ray and DVD structure differences and convert one to the other. Say you have a Blu-ray video on your computer but lack a Blu-ray disc or Blu-ray burner, you can use Nero Vision to burn it to a standard DVD.

1

Click the "Make DVD" option on the Nero Vision Start page. If the Start page isn't open currently, click the "Back" button (repeatedly, if necessary) to return to it.

2

Click the "Import" button and then click "Import Files." Navigate to the folder containing your Blu-ray, open the "BDMV" subfolder and then open the "Stream" subfolder contained inside. Click and drag to select the M2TS files inside (these are the actual Blu-ray video files) and then click the "Open" button.

3

Click a video file in the list in Nero and then click "Edit" if you want to modify its starting or ending points. Follow the onscreen prompts to make and save the adjustments. To change the order of the video files in your Nero DVD project, click a file and then click "Move Up" or "Move Down." Follow the prompts in Nero Vision if you want to adjust the chapter markers, remove videos or combine videos.

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Click the "Save" button to save your Nero Vision project (useful if you want to make additional edits at a later time). To burn it to a DVD, click the "Burn To" button, select your DVD drive, insert a writable DVD, type a name for the DVD and then follow the prompts if you want to change the optional burn settings, such as burning speed and DVD book type (it is safe to use the defaults). Click "Burn" to burn the DVD.

Warning

  • Nero Vision will not circumvent the copy protection on copy-protected Blu-rays or DVDs. Don't attempt to copy videos you don't have the rights to.

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Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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