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by jonghotti
Mon May 27, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: New LG
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: New LG

This applies to WP50NB40, BP50NB40 and BP60NB10:

-these drives do not have a SATA port to connect to, only USB
-there are no publicly available flashers that work over USB
-hopefully those in the possession of usb flashers will stop just talking about them and start sharing them :-)
by jonghotti
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives
Replies: 219
Views: 35694

Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

I've read allot on the forum ... probably too much ... and am confused about what belongs where. (Would "archiving" the obsolete/old-info/wrong-info threads help?) So, where do I stand with this (from the slim-drive label): HL Data Storage (Hitachi-LG) UHD Blu-ray / DVD Rewriter ROM ver: 0415 model...
by jonghotti
Sat May 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 643
Views: 256054

Re: UHD drives

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:18 am
Alex, you do know that either flasher can flash both LG and ASUS drives (plus other branded clones), don't you?
I do yes, but I still like to "brand match" whenever possible.
Sure wish we had a flasher for the BP50NB40....
by jonghotti
Sat May 25, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 643
Views: 256054

Re: UHD drives

Use the DE_LG_BU40N_100.bin that's packaged with the updated flashers these guys have been so awesome to share with us. MakeMKV now prints a log message that implies it's looking for a libre drive when it encounters a drive with the old school firmware on it.So it's DE or MK firmware foe me! Which ...
by jonghotti
Thu May 23, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 643
Views: 256054

Re: UHD drives

Use the DE_LG_BU40N_100.bin that's packaged with the updated flashers these guys have been so awesome to share with us. MakeMKV now prints a log message that implies it's looking for a libre drive when it encounters a drive with the old school firmware on it.So it's DE or MK firmware foe me!
by jonghotti
Thu May 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails

"Explicit HDR" is a term I came up with an actual technical term :)

My bad, I was under the impression that every component in an HTPC, from the mobo > CPU all the way to the display had to support HDR10 to be able to display it properly. Thank you for explaining it the way you did, I get it!
by jonghotti
Wed May 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails

Screenshot taken to preserve for all of time. LOL So you don’t feel you’re missing anything without explicit hdr support? I’m genuinely curious and trust your opinion since you’re viewing the result on an LG OLED. Says you have excellent taste in televisions (I’m a proud Sony OLED owner, practically...
by jonghotti
Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: bu40n UltraHD drive may work, GTX 1060 and PowerDVD fails

Congratulations on the 9900K machine, that is sweet!

So unless you've got one of a small list of motherboards with HDR10 support, won't direct disc OR file playback looked washed out as we've seen reported so many times in other setups?
by jonghotti
Wed May 22, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: usb to sata adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: usb to sata adapters?

BlueMac77 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
And you can flash any 4K uhd friendly drive using this Unitek Y-1034?
Any drive with a SATA connector on it yes. I have two of the Vantec's for $13 each, shipped, if anyone needs one.
by jonghotti
Wed May 22, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: usb to sata adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: usb to sata adapters?

My mistake, I meant Vantec, and they’re awesome yes no problem flashing.
Sure wish we could flash the drives with usb only.
by jonghotti
Sat May 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 643
Views: 256054

Re: UHD drives

st4evr wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm

No. You are late to the game to be able to simply get one from Amazon ready to go. Drive manufacturers/vendors caught on months ago.
Like 18 or so, on the day after that initial "key drop" in December 2017 right? :)
by jonghotti
Sat May 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 180
Views: 22860

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

ubuntuuser wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:58 pm
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058
A motherboard having SATA controller set as IDE (not AHCI !!!)

Is this change needed for the new method too?
Absolutely not.
by jonghotti
Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: LG BP5050NB40 support
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: LG BP5050NB40 support

It's already available Use USB Emulator & Linux Devil Claw Firmware Extractor modify and reflash https://github.com/devilsclaw/flasher/releases/tag/Current_Release Also some hardware versions available but very very expensive mostly used for forensic Superspeed USB3 Host emulator Connectivity work....
by jonghotti
Fri May 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Problem with The Fifth Element 4K and LG BU40N
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Problem with The Fifth Element 4K and LG BU40N

you dont have libre drive enabled send a screenshot of the main info page on makemkv it not downloading the sdfs or something or you didnt downgrade How do you enable/disable libre drive? On that note, I keep reading postings which to me sound like having libre drive firmware installed is a require...
by jonghotti
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware

Redyul, There is a regression with BD and DVD ripping speeds. In past versions ripping BD and DVD was 50 to 100% faster than 4K UHD . I remember observing speeds of 12 to 14x ripping a BD and currently it's around 4 to 6X. If you really wanted to,<doozah> maintains the library of daily builds so one...