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by philb1701
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...
Topic: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,USB,USB C,sleep bug fix,Remote Flashing,Tested no read errors
Replies: 157
Views: 116006

Re: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,usb,sleep bug fix,LibreDrive Enable,Remote Flashing,Tested no read erro

Just got my new 4K-compatible drive and enclosure from Billy Carlson.
The drive works as good as it looks and it arrived just in time for me to try
it out on a set of Ghostbusters 4K blu-rays. Each disc scanned perfectly and
VERY quietly.

Mahalo Nui Loa Billy!
by philb1701
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: New version looks fantastic
Replies: 9
Views: 4993

New version looks fantastic

Downloaded the newest version of makeMKV and what did my eyes feast upon but a great DARK MODE display.
Looks as good as it works!

Well done all.
by philb1701
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K
Replies: 9
Views: 6981

Re: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K

Just to bring an end to my part of this conversation... After having determined that it was indeed the media itself (due in no small part to the good offices of Billy Carlson), I ordered a third one. This one I got from a different vendor, in hopes of getting it from a different batch then the first...
by philb1701
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Can't Rip Rise of Skywalker Screener
Replies: 5
Views: 6173

Re: Can't Rip Rise of Skywalker Screener

If memory serves me, a screener is an advanced copy of a movie usually sent to vendors before the actual product is released. Back in the old days of VHS, they were used so the retailer could see the product ahead of time, to decide if they wanted to order it. That's how I originally saw Planes, Tra...
by philb1701
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: Loss of subtitles
Replies: 18
Views: 8769

Re: Loss of subtitles

It's a little off-topic, but I feel your pain with regards to managing large libraries. I'm retiring twin 10TB external drives and am moving to twin 20TB RAIDS (in 5-bay containers) to manage my ever-growing library. These RAIDS have an ultimate storage capacity of 64TB (4x16TB each; I'm leaving one...
by philb1701
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: What do you use after makeMKV?
Replies: 12
Views: 4943

Re: What do you use after makeMKV?

I’ve tried using Handbrake for UHD transcoding but it has a very washed out look to it, not to mention it takes a really long time. I’d be happy to know what your settings are when using it.
by philb1701
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Grease 40th blu-ray
Replies: 0
Views: 5542

Grease 40th blu-ray

By any chance does anyone know which of the English subtitles contains the sing-along portion that can be selected when the disc itself is playing? I'd rather not get all the dialogue with it if I can avoid it.

Thanks.
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: MakeMKV - Mac compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 4867

Re: MakeMKV - Mac compatibility

I ran into a similar issue with MakeMKV when running Sierra (10.12), regarding the OS not wanting to properly install the program after downloading it. I just did the Control-Open trick to override it and all was well. Yes, I had to do this every time I installed an updated version of mkv, but it's ...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Forced subtitles
Replies: 13
Views: 7848

Re: Forced subtitles

Assuming that you are not trying to transcode a UHD mkv file, Handbrake should solve your subtitle problems. First off, check to make sure the subtitles you want are turned on in makemkv before you rip the media. Then once you get the mkv file, do the transcoding in Handbrake. It will let you turn o...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Hitchcock - The Lady Vanishes
Replies: 6
Views: 7115

Re: Hitchcock - The Lady Vanishes

Something I've noticed with ripping standard DVD's that might help in this instance. Once I installed the patch to a new external blu-ray/UHD drive so it would properly handle UHD media, the drive no longer likes regular DVD media. It would eventually just grind to halt during the initial scan proce...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Subtitle process (MakeMKV and Handbrake for Blu-ray)
Replies: 14
Views: 16970

Re: Subtitle process (MakeMKV and Handbrake for Blu-ray)

I usually don't have an issue with HandBrake doing the transcoding of my mkv files from standard DVD or blu-rays. In those rare instances where I've discovered a foreign language is being used after the conversion, I reburn the mkv and then turn off those languages I don't want, leaving only English...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: What do you use after makeMKV?
Replies: 12
Views: 4943

What do you use after makeMKV?

Aloha These questions are specifically related to MAC users who transcode UHD mkv files so they can be watched from iTunes or AppleTV via iTunes. What software are you using to do the transcoding of your UHD mkv files? How long does it take to do the transcoding? Does it leave the forced subtitles i...
by philb1701
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...
Topic: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,USB,USB C,sleep bug fix,Remote Flashing,Tested no read errors
Replies: 157
Views: 116006

Re: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,external usb,sleep bug fix,LibreDrive Enable,Remote Flashing,

I''m beginning to think my Blade Runner 4K problems might be hardware related, since it won't even mount the disc without ALOT of effort, yet regular blu-ray discs work just fine.

Have dispatched a message to the legendary Billy for a replacement.
by philb1701
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K
Replies: 9
Views: 6981

Re: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K

Already submitted two separate support requests.

Am interested to see if anyone else has had any problems or had any success in making an mkv file from it?
by philb1701
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K
Replies: 9
Views: 6981

Blade Runner Final Cut 4K

Has anyone had any success making an mkv file from a Blade Runner Final Cut 4K disc?

I've tried several (OK - 2) and neither can be be read by makemkv, yet other 4K discs work fine.

Would love to know where and when you got them.


Mahalo