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by VarHD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: The Shape of Water (UHD)
Replies: 1
Views: 591

The Shape of Water (UHD)

I tried to rip it, but... "computer says no" ;)

AACS dump file sent to Mike.
by VarHD
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Men In Black International - 2 Main Features
Replies: 15
Views: 7016

Re: Men In Black International - 2 Main Features

I figured it out. I made a backup and watched all 4 .m2ts files (338, 342, 343 and 343) which are short 21 second scenes where the agent enters an area and she looks at a screen/monitor. In each file, there's different content on the monitor - the first one shows Elon Musk, the second one shows Pier...
by VarHD
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Men In Black International - 2 Main Features
Replies: 15
Views: 7016

Re: Men In Black International - 2 Main Features

I'm just about to rip this movie (the 4K version) and I also see 8 versions. They're all the same length, but they refer to different segments: Men In Black- International_t01.mkv Source file name: 00252.mpls Segment map: 1,337,342,339,340 Men In Black- International_t02.mkv Source file name: 00257....
by VarHD
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Progress on AACS 2.1?
Replies: 45
Views: 16354

Re: Progress on AACS 2.1?

Procat wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 am
You must be part Wizard
I heard that Mike read the entire encrypted binary content of each disc and based on that he calculated the encryption key in his head. True story.
by VarHD
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Progress on AACS 2.1?
Replies: 45
Views: 16354

Re: Progress on AACS 2.1?

mike admin wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 pm
In a week :)
That's fantastic news! Finally I'll be able to rip my UHD "Zombieland" disc :)
by VarHD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keeping Blu-ray files?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Keeping Blu-ray files?!?

I was thinking it has to be better resolution since the file is so much bigger Not resolution, but quality. They're big because there's more information describing each frame in those files than there is when you convert them. Whether you can see the difference is something you'll have to test and ...
by VarHD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

Thanks for the reply.... Since ATV 4K and iPhone do not decode DTS at all you will always be hearing the results of a transcode, yes? Yes, of course there will still be devices that can't decode even the lesser track, but if it's something like a phone then honestly at that point I don't really car...
by VarHD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

In the end, it's completely up to you, there's no "officially correct" way, but... personally, I'm always ripping two tracks - the highest quality and the second-highest so based on your example, that would be "DTS-HD MA" and "DTS". Why? I generally prefer using a "raw" stream of a "worse" track tha...
by VarHD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Looking to buy a "ready" out of the box ripper
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: Looking to buy a "ready" out of the box ripper

I am buying 2 8GB Western Digital Drives in a bay. The thought is to load all our blu ray movies (as well as photos and songs) on them I hope that's a typo and you mean two 8 TB drives, not 8 GB because one single Blu-ray movie (not 4K) requires 20-30GB. If you want to sacrifice their quality, you ...
by VarHD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Some Discs Fail to Rip Half Way Through
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Some Discs Fail to Rip Half Way Through

no physical damage on discs What made you sure about this? Did you use a microscope to check the entire surface of the disc? Especially if those were 3-layered discs, the damage can be really small and it will be enough for the drive to fail to read it. Based on what you describe it sounds exactly ...
by VarHD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: asus bw-16d1ht SUCCESS because of you lot.
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: asus bw-16d1ht SUCCESS because of you lot.

I'm glad all the info here helped you, enjoy the world of high quality media stripped of all the ads and FBI threats ;) Next challenge is to try a UHD Blu-Ray, although I don't suspect this will be a problem Well... I don't want to sound negative so I'll just say this - I hope all your 3-layered dis...
by VarHD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: WH16NS40 and WH14NS40
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: WH16NS40 and WH14NS40

While I can't say if "Lucy" is a known bad release, I can definitely confirm that this is a possibility and something that happened to me with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - I bought 3 different copies of it, a UK, Australian and German release. Both the UK and Australian will not work on two d...
by VarHD
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

If you want my whole story, check out this thread: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19726 Short version, I now own 3 copies of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", the only one I could rip was the one slightly lower quality release that's on a 2-layered disc. The other two releases that c...
by VarHD
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

Why remove functionality that your own product supports deliberately? Pressure from Film Industry and their associated cronies (...) It could be much simpler - it just doesn't work reliably and they don't want to sell you something that doesn't work. I mean if you saw an ad on the box saying "reads...
by VarHD
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ASUS BW-16D1HT Reliability?
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: ASUS BW-16D1HT Reliability?

You're saying you're happy it came with the UHD friendly firmware, but please note that you can flash a friendly firmware to it even if it came with one that's not friendly. With the official ASUS flasher posted here https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933 it's super easy and 100% s...