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by thetoad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02 and problem reading DVDs
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Re: ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02 and problem reading DVDs

I've ripped 10s to hundreds of DVDs with this drive. Now, its not a particularly fast DVD ripper, but it rips them without any issues/
by thetoad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: DVD & Blu Ray Extras...
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: DVD & Blu Ray Extras...

lots of discs these one gets these days from non retail sources are clearly marked "rental only" and are just the main feature. can see this from netflix, redbox and even some discs from various libraries
by thetoad
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Masterpiece Les Miserables help
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Masterpiece Les Miserables help

This is what I use. I have not watched each episode to verify. Episode 1: 00731.mpls Episode 2: 00578.mpls Episode 3: 00332.mpls Episode 4: 00576.mpls Episode 5: 00817.mpls Episode 6: 00545.mpls anydvd concurs [disc] type=BD-R version=AnyDVD HD 8.3.6.0 (BDPHash.bin 19-05-23) totalsectors=20356480 l...
by thetoad
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: make a decrypted backup from encrypted backup?
Replies: 0
Views: 563

make a decrypted backup from encrypted backup?

It seems impossible to take an encrypted backup and turn it into a decrypted backup. (i.e. makemkv goes directly to the title selection and makemkvcon backup requires a disc input). Any chance support for taking an encrypted backup and turning it into a decrypted backup can be added? edit: take the ...
by thetoad
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: document discatt.dat format?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: document discatt.dat format?

ok, need to figure out how to wrap my head around coding up something simple for it then.
by thetoad
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: document discatt.dat format?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

document discatt.dat format?

Is it possible to document the discatt format? The reason I ask is that while I like makemkv if I'm making mkv's, if my goal is to make a full disc backup that is playable, I need to use a tool like anydvd (while makemkv works for non java discs, it mostly doesnt for discs with java based protection...
by thetoad
Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: usb to sata adapters?
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

usb to sata adapters?

Anyone know of any usb to sata adapters (externally provided power most likely) that work with desktop optical drives? I got a cheap one from ebay that has a 12v input and it works with my desktop sata hard disks (so its not a loss, and for under $1 after ebay coupon was willing to risk it), but doe...
by thetoad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Better way to use ddrescue? (or how do BluRays do error correction?)
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Better way to use ddrescue? (or how do BluRays do error correction?)

I'm wondering if I'm using ddrescue in a manner that is optimal in regards to the error correcting codes on a bluray. namely: do blurays error detect/correct codes on a 2048 byte block boundary or is it larger. i.e. I use ddrescue -b 2048 -d to read the discs in a direct io manner, and even with dif...
by thetoad
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep Orginal MKVs or Recompressed?
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: Keep Orginal MKVs or Recompressed?

In the US, you can get an 8TB external drive regularly for $130-$140ish (not every day, but regularly). Lets say its 50GB (this is very conservative, probably on average in the 30-40GB range) for a movie, that's about 160 movies you can fit on a single drive. so each movies basically costs less than...
by thetoad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Hardwre difference between BDXL and UHD Drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Hardwre difference between BDXL and UHD Drives?

ok, that's what i was interested in.

Is the higher bit density only for UHD discs?
by thetoad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Hardwre difference between BDXL and UHD Drives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Hardwre difference between BDXL and UHD Drives?

So obviously there's a difference, as not all BDXL drives can read UHD discs, I've just done a lot of googling and see people asking this Q but never getting a technical answer as to what is the difference. i.e. a regular 1080p bluray video disc is just a regular Bluray in terms of bits on disc with...
by thetoad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: HD-DVD - 1080p false advertising?
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: HD-DVD - 1080p false advertising?

depends on how static the image is. There's reason ABC/ESPN decided to go with 720p for sports insted of 1080i. For constantly changing scenes, 720p is a constant 720 lines of vertical resolution, while for fast moving things 1080i will devolve to 540 of vertical resolution https://www.reddit.com/r/...
by thetoad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: libredrive bypass bus encryption?
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: libredrive bypass bus encryption?

this is very useful for trying to recover broken discs (where one might use multiple copies to fill in the blanks). Is it possible for you to add a command line option to makemkvcon to basically say ("insert libredrive, but don't do anything else) so I can then just use ddrescue. i.e. today for DVDs...
by thetoad
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: libredrive bypass bus encryption?
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

libredrive bypass bus encryption?

Not that it matters in the context of MakeMKV, but for discs I have that are scratched and unable to be fully read easily, bypassing bus encryption would be useful for making ddrescue images of them especially if one tries to read different portions on different machines.
by thetoad
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Backup to Blu-ray ISO files
Replies: 8
Views: 11215

Re: Backup to Blu-ray ISO files

There's really minimal point to MakeMKV attempting to make an ISO, at least for any BD-J disk, as it does nothing to protections that might exist with in the bd-j code. More often than not with BD-J, you'll end up with an ISO that is not playable. Even for non BD-J discs, it wont remove region code ...