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by morbius
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: ASUS BC-12D2HT
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: ASUS BC-12D2HT

I believe there are two versions of this drive? Mine is a 2016 model and it reads UHD discs as the factory firmware is friendly, I keep this one in reserve in case my daily driver Asus ever gives up. but think there is an older version with no UHD capability?
by morbius
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Audio Problems with Bee Gees One Night Only Blu-ray
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Audio Problems with Bee Gees One Night Only Blu-ray

I only have two titles with 96khz audio and they both rip fine, so I'd assumed that 96k is not an issue, but curious to hear how you get on with the Bee Gees title.

My Fair Lady special edition bluray: 7.1 TrueHD
Queen at the Bowl DVD: 5.1 DTS
by morbius
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Subtitle process (MakeMKV and Handbrake for Blu-ray)
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

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

Likewise I tend to pop a disc that might have forced subs into a an actual player first as this can give some clues.

As mentioned, most titles handle this via a dedicated track. Game of Thrones uses forced subs on many episodes, embedded in the main track, as per Avatar.
by morbius
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT
Replies: 11
Views: 3355

Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

I have an Asus BW-16D1HT on factory-fitted 3.00 firmware, i.e. it is already UHD and LibreDrive friendly. It sounds like there is now a way forward for getting latest firmware without losing these key features. However, I'm a bit nervous about doing that as I don't have any issues with the drive. If...
by morbius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Ho hum. I run a registered version of makemkv and I think it's outstanding and Mike is a wizard, just had not occurred to me that there would be less functionality with DVD than with bluray. I don't have much need for full disc back up so I still think makemkv is fantastic, but I did stumble on this...
by morbius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

So I gathered. Can anyone advise why this functionality is not enabled for DVDs but it is for blu rays ? Does not seem intuitive.
by morbius
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Backup option greyed out for DVDs but not for blu ray

Does makemkv not have the option to create a decrypted backup for DVDs ? Just noticed it's not available for me (I know that you must not "open" the disc first). The option works for blu rays so why not DVDs? Seems very odd. Looks like I'm about to dust off my ancient copy of DVD Shrink!
by morbius
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Bluray players that'll play a processed Blu-ray?
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Bluray players that'll play a processed Blu-ray?

Well this may not be helpful, but if you want a disc spinner with good mkv support then Oppo is very good. Supports 24p, HD audio and UHD. Last time I tried (about a year ago since I experimented with one in person), it did not have automatic enabling of forced subtitles in mkv files even if correct...
by morbius
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Bluray players that'll play a processed Blu-ray?
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Bluray players that'll play a processed Blu-ray?

If considering Panasonic, bear in mind they have poor mkv support over a network, 24p is force converted to 60hz and no support for HD audio.
by morbius
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: The Mummy and TextST subtitles
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Re: The Mummy and TextST subtitles

I wanted to post the solution I found for the forced subtitles on the 1999 version of The Mummy as there aren't many useful hits via Google, so this might help others. On the UK blu-ray, the forced subtitles are in track 64 which is a textST stream. Makemkv can import it but Kodi won't play it (at l...
by morbius
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: New Feature - MakeMKV now extracts closed captions and saves them as text subtitles
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: New Feature - MakeMKV now extracts closed captions and saves them as text subtitles

On the subject of subtitles, has anyoine found a way of dealing with the forced subtitles on The Mummy blu ray? I think makemkv can read the TexTST track but Kodi cannot show it? That's one anomaly in my library I'd like to fix. (The 1999 version)
by morbius
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: 5.1 Audio from BluRay
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: 5.1 Audio from BluRay

Here is an easy workflow for beginners. Create the mkv file for the title as usual. Drop the mkv file into MKVToolNix (it supports drag and drop of files). On the Output tab set the split mode to "Before chapters" and type "all" in the Chapter numbers field. On the input tab if I am only interested ...
by morbius
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Approach to version control
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Approach to version control

I was pleased to see the LibreDrive feature enable itself today on my Asus drive and want to thank/acknowledge the continued development on makemkv. However, having functionality install itself via a back door without user consent raises certain issues? E.g. what happens if an update breaks somethin...
by morbius
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Weird subtitle problem - Black Panther UHD
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Weird subtitle problem - Black Panther UHD

I've never tried full-disc back-ups with Kodi but never had a problem with forced subtitles provided the title-level mkv is authored correctly. In my experience all Marvel titles have a separate subtitle track just for the "forced" subtitles (and many Marvel films have these). My workflow is to iden...
by morbius
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Doctor Who - The Collection (new BBC copy protection?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Doctor Who - The Collection (new BBC copy protection?)

What drive are you using? My main drive is an Asus BW-16D1HT on factory-fitted 3.00 firmware and it's ripped all of S12 without a glitch. I just tried the first disc from S19 and makemkv opened it without blinking. Up to around two years ago, I was using a Pioneer blu-ray drive for ripping duties an...