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by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 23141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

Thank you @SamuriHL for the links and explanation. About the patched MK Firmware, to my understanding unless I'm wrong, Mike modified the MK Firmware so it can By-Pass the Downgrade Restriction on the newer Asus BW-16D1HT drives that comes with the 3.10FW manufactured this 2019? For example, if I p...
by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 23141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

The big warning and caveat is to make sure you know what you're flashing to your drive. E.G. NS40 owners *MUST* make sure they have a SVC code of NS50 and that the drive is mfg'd after 2015 before flashing anything. Thank you @SamuriHL for the links and explanation. About the patched MK Firmware, t...
by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 23141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

Just a suggestion to avoid confusions on downgrading custom firmwares, maybe we can have just one “Wiki” thread dedicated to discussing firmware usages. And all the firmwares can be downloaded from that one thread. In other forums, they would have a “Wiki” thread dedicated to a specific topic.
by BlueMac77
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT

Thanks for the detailed info, Rojma. It’s good that the replacement drive is on it’s way. Exploded discs inside the optical drive seems rare as I haven’t read any articles or posts in forums about this problem.
by BlueMac77
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT

I purchased an Asus BW-16D1HT drive just under a month ago and put it in an Vantec NexStar external enclosure. I downgraded the firmware to 3.02 successfully and started ripping my movie and music collection successfully with MakeMKV. I was able to rip my CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and 4K Blu-Rays. Anyon...
by BlueMac77
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MakeMKV licensing question
Replies: 8
Views: 5705

Re: MakeMKV licensing question

@nanoman06 I’ve changed computers and reformatted the OS many times and the key always works fine, no need for reactivation. MakeMKV is a proficient app and worth buying the license. It’s versatile that it works on all 3 platforms - Windows, Mac and Linux.
by BlueMac77
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Blu Ray Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 4911

Re: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Blu Ray Issue

@wodie I was able to rip Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse blu-ray successfully. I’m using a Pioneer BDR-209 DBK drive connected externally via Firewire to my Mac. Using OS 10.9 Mavericks. You can try isolating the problem by using a different optical drive, change the USB cable or air-blow the drive...
by BlueMac77
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Pioneer optical uhd drive
Replies: 7
Views: 6002

Re: Pioneer optical uhd drive

Greetings: I have one of the pioneer uhd optical drive bundled with power dvd. It is of no use when it comes to ripping uhd. I am always getting certificates revoked error message. Is it possible to downgrade the firmware to use any of the available types for use as a libredrive ? Another question:...
by BlueMac77
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: DVDs not ripping
Replies: 10
Views: 7255

Re: DVDs not ripping

I have had the same problem consistently. Maybe three of the last 12 or so DVDs I tried to rip would rip properly, and the usual symptom was the spinning with no progress being made. I'm wondering if this is due to something changing in Windows, because I haven't had this problem in the past. I did...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: New Blu-ray player/burner ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2576

Re: New Blu-ray player/burner ?

The best blu-ray drives you can check out are the LG WH16NS40 or the ASUS BW-16D1HT. If you’re into 4K UHD viewing too, these drives can read 4K discs with the correct firmware. Personally I prefer big 5.25 drives with its own power supply. The bigger drives can handle ripping large files better.
by BlueMac77
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Frustrated trying to rip.
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Re: Frustrated trying to rip.

All discs for the most part open without issue and I am able to select main title and audio track. Sometimes they fail quickly, other times its after almost an hour of ripping. All discs are in EXCELLENT condition. NO smudges, "haze" or scratches. Also tried older 1.12.2 and 1.12.3 versions with la...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly
Replies: 13
Views: 13383

Re: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly

Are you sure that I can I run 4K HDR Bluray .mkv directly from HDD by plugging it to the TV. Is there any requirement of software etc. Your HD TV needs to be connected to your computer to play .mkv movies. The TV needs to be compatible with your computer. You’ll need a third party player like Power...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly
Replies: 13
Views: 13383

Re: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly

Hello I am new to this 4K world as I am planning to buy new 4K TV. I wanna know that will I need some special equipment to play 4K HDR Bluray rip .mkv file or can I directly play from my external HDD. You can play and watch UHD movies from your HD. Use MakeMKV and rip your UHD 4k movies to your HD ...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 694
Views: 565362

Re: UHD drives

Well you guys are the experts. Can you hook me up with a model of both? I'd like to stay in this community so I should go internal with enclosure. You guys were by far and away the most prevalent that I could find and most recommended at that. Thank you again for the assistance your knowledge is mu...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Suggest 4K UHD PC Monitors for Watching 4K Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 2399

Re: Best 4K UHD PC Monitors for Watching 4K Movies

i dont have a recommendation but i have a few very important tips i have a sony 830c 4k tv i use as a monitor i use hdmi 2.0 with a 1070 Ti. The UHD Blu-rays do look better its noticeable but its not like i cant go back to regular blu rays but your new screen for watching UHD Blu-rays needs to be h...