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by nicolaidenmark
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

I see.

If I get the ASUS BW-16D1HT, I would still have to do firmware downgrade in order for it to read / rip 4K?
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

So, my drive is BDXL compatibile?
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

nicolaidenmark wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:26 am
I just realized: I can't seem to find any info that my BDR-209D(BK) supports BD-XL? Isn't BDXL compatibility required for even the slightest chance of my drive becoming UHD Friendly in the future?
No answer to this?
by nicolaidenmark
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

I just realized: I can't seem to find any info that my BDR-209D(BK) supports BD-XL? Isn't BDXL compatibility required for even the slightest chance of my drive becoming UHD Friendly in the future?
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

I already sent in a dump of the firmware. So if you need a drive working now with UHDs, better go with the Asus. Update: with the new 1.46 release MakeMKV starts to read an UHD but then says that a libre-compatible drive is needed... Do you get a "keep fingers crossed" status on the right pane? If ...
by nicolaidenmark
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

My advice is to ditch backing up optically. It is unreliable and more expensive per GB. If you have a reasonably large collection backing up to HDD makes much more sense providing you triple your redundancy - high initial investment but pays you back in under 3 months with media costs in mind. If y...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

UHD Friendly / Official 4K

Hi all, I have a Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209D revision 1.34 which works great fore 1080P BDs. However, as 4K disc releases are increasing in number, I was wondering if there's an inexpensive, easy way to get a drive that will do this? Previously, I was told on this forum that my current drive cannot be ma...
by nicolaidenmark
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

I can't put it any other way: with hardware players capable of playing this content there's NO NEED for conversion. You would simply playback the files from your NAS. Well, seeing as VLC for Android won't let me choose the Danish audio track or any subtitles included in the MKV, I'm converting for ...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

Tried with VLC on the Sony TV: No problems with VC-1, it seems... However, some reason VLC on my TV can only "see" and play one of the two audio tracks within the MKV: I ripped the CW to have Danish Audio as standard (for the sake of my son) and the original English as a second track. Also, PGS Dani...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

I'd rather invest in cheap media players that can handle VC-1 instead of wasting time and energy on conversion. Plex would then simply deliver the content without on the fly encoding and you can watch the original rips. My Synology NAS IS my Plex Server, so is it possible to have anything BUT Plex ...
by nicolaidenmark
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

nicolaidenmark wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:31 am
xr200 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:13 pm
https://forums.plex.tv/t/batch-converti ... v/166921/3

says you can do it with mkvtools. YMMV.

Good Luck.
Doesn't say HOW.... as far as I can tell
My bad. Some how "MKVTools" became "MKVToolnix" in my brain. I found MKVTools, and it seems to do the job.

Thanks,
by nicolaidenmark
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

xr200 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:13 pm
https://forums.plex.tv/t/batch-converti ... v/166921/3

says you can do it with mkvtools. YMMV.

Good Luck.
Doesn't say HOW.... as far as I can tell
by nicolaidenmark
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

Hi all, I enjoy MakeMKV for ripping my original discs to my Synology NAS / Plex server. I have ripped Star Wars - The Clone Wars Season 1-5 for my son (and myself) to enjoy via Plex. Problems is that some episodes (basically all from Season 1 and some from Season 2) have the VC-1 codec, which means ...
by nicolaidenmark
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8912

Re: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversio

Hi all, I found the problem: Power lines connected to a power strip. Now plugged into the wall outlets, the problem has gone. I have read that a regular blu-ray is like 100 mbs when playing? Is this correct. When I play my MakeMKVs untouched (I didn't convert to 264 or 265) It seems they stream at a...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8912

Re: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversio

OK: Can someone tell me why MAKEMKV .mkvs and Plex aren't compatible as is? A member on the Plex forum said Plex had to convert my sound as it is DTS HD MA and Plex can only handle 2 channel audio ACC? So far so good, however, what is with the picture from MakeMkv that makes it incompatible with Ple...