AuthorScript® Video RT

AuthorScript Video RT, a component of the AuthorScript Video SDK, is a comprehensive real-time video recording solution that enables direct burning of high definition content to recordable/rewritable Blu-ray Disc media in the BDAV format and standard definition content to both DVD+VR and DVD-VR.

AuthorScript Video RT includes all functionality required for successful preparation of specification-compliant volumes for BDAV, DVD+VR, and DVD-VR:

Record from streams:

  • define a recording session based on a buffer containing audio and video data in format-compliant streams;
  • write data from buffer to disc (supports multiple buffer writes);
  • retrieve indices for recorded Real PlayList PlayItems (BDAV), Recordings (DVD+VR), or Programs (DVD-VR).

Record from files (BDAV only):

  • define a recording session based on desired video and audio attributes for the recorded Clip;
  • write data from file to disc with real-time transcoding;
  • retrieve IDs for recorded Real PlayLists and indices for their PlayItems.

Manage recorded clips:

  • edit recorded material: delete, delete range, split, merge (edit options vary depending on output format);
  • create and manage Virtual PlayLists (BDAV) and Playlists (DVD-VR);
  • add/delete Marks in Real and Virtual PlayLists (BDAV);
  • associate thumbnails (BDAV) and representative pictures (DVD-VR);
  • get clip information (e.g. count, type, duration, etc.);
  • set settings (e.g. name, entry points, erasure protection, etc.).

Manage volumes:

  • create new volumes or open existing volumes for additional recording;
  • retrieve volume-level information;
  • set volume-level settings;
  • modify the VRMI/VMG data of a volume or its Recordings (DVD+VR) or Programs (DVD-VR).

Integrate with DirectShow:

  • create a DirectShow filter and complementary IBaseFilter interface;
  • write data with a DirectShow FilterGraph;
  • retrieve indices for recorded Real PlayList PlayItems (BDAV), Recordings (DVD+VR), or Programs (DVD-VR).

AuthorScript Video RT supports recording from a broad range of formats:

BDAV stream recording:

  • BDAV-legal streams in ATSC, ISDB, DVB, SESF, HDV, or DVSD.

BDAV file recording:

  • Video source files: .mpg, .mpeg, .m2ts, .m2t, .ts, .dvr-ms, .dvrms, .avi, .wmv, .dvsd, .asf, .vro, .mov, .qt, .dv, .dvr, .m1v, .m1p, .mp1, .mv1, .m2p, .m2v, .mv2, .mov, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, .mp4, .mpe, .mpv, .vbs, .vob, .wm, .wmv, .xtl, .divx, .flv, .ivr, .3gp, .3gpp, .264;
  • Audio source files: .abs, .ac3, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .au, .dts, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, .wma.

DVD+VR stream recording:

  • MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 program stream data.

DVD-VR stream recording:

  • MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 program stream data.

AuthorScript Video RT provides several different physical media options for recording BDAV, DVD+VR, or DVD-VR:

Media for BDAV:

  • BD-R or BD-RE.

Media for DVD+VR:

  • DVD+R, DVD+R DL (12cm or 8cm), or DVD+RW.

Media for DVD-VR:

  • DVD-RW or DVD-RAM.

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3 recommended)

Processor Speed

  • 2GHz


  • 1GB minimum

Disk Space

  • 20MB for SDK libraries


  • DirectX 9.0c or later (10.0 or later for video slideshows)
  • Windows Media Player 10.0 or later
  • Windows-compatible sound card