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by stigcrafter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: can't find usable optical drives on os x
Replies: 7
Views: 4397

Re: can't find usable optical drives on os x

@stigcrafter is this still an issue for you? I'm a long-time Mac user and maybe I can help you troubleshoot this. At least I'll try! Looking at the specs for those drives, I see both use SATA interface. So my first question is which adapter are you using between the drive and the MBP? At one point ...
by stigcrafter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Drive not found in Make MKV
Replies: 8
Views: 5369

Re: Drive not found in Make MKV

So I've grappled with this issue too, and it seems like it is different from case to case, but here's the issue that I ran into: The sata to usb adapter I was using didn't allow make mkv to find the drive, so I replaced it a different one and it worked fine. Hopefully this helps anyone still trouble...
by stigcrafter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: can't find usable optical drives on os x
Replies: 7
Views: 4397

Re: can't find usable optical drives on os x

I don't know if this is relevant for you, but I had a very similar problem, and solved it tonight. There was some piece of copy protection software, ProTec6, which had gotten installed by something I used, into /mybootdrive/Library/StartupItems folder. I found it by chasing down some different web ...
by stigcrafter
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: can't find usable optical drives on os x
Replies: 7
Views: 4397

Re: can't find usable optical drives on os x

The problem is the same for all the operating systems - MakeMKV asks if there are optical drives, and the operating system says "Nope, you can't see any". The usual issue is permissions; Windows will not show an optical drive to anyone but an Administrator, for example, or any remote user, without ...
by stigcrafter
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: can't find usable optical drives on os x
Replies: 7
Views: 4397

can't find usable optical drives on os x

I recently got an Asus BW-16D1HT and a powered adapter for it for my macbook pro, and while the laptop itself can use the drive, Make MKV keeps giving scanning it, then throwing up the error "program can't find any usable optical drives", even when I flashed it with both 3.02 and 3.01 firmware, and ...