WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

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mBrane
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WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by mBrane » Sat May 23, 2020 12:58 am

So, given the new hex edited firmware as laid out by Mike, what is the dead simplest way to take a current retail WH16NS40 to WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk?

I'd like to hit the 30 min 49 sec rip time noted in https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19387.
* this actually calls for a BH16NS40, but can the same be achieved with the WH16NS40?

Any help appreciated. Thx in advance!
- mBrane

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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by Billycar11 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:01 am

mBrane wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:58 am
So, given the new hex edited firmware as laid out by Mike, what is the dead simplest way to take a current retail WH16NS40 to WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk?

I'd like to hit the 30 min 49 sec rip time noted in https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19387.
* this actually calls for a BH16NS40, but can the same be achieved with the WH16NS40?

Any help appreciated. Thx in advance!
top pinned comment of this section i have a how to video

mBrane
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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by mBrane » Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 am

I appreciate the reply. When I look at the top of the "UHD drives" forum, I see your thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19634

However, when I scroll down to the video section, the first video is from puddingistastyapples, where he talks about 32-bit Windows PE and IDE settings. I thought that Mike got us past that. Am I looking in the right place?
- mBrane

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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by Billycar11 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:26 am

mBrane wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 am
I appreciate the reply. When I look at the top of the "UHD drives" forum, I see your thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19634

However, when I scroll down to the video section, the first video is from puddingistastyapples, where he talks about 32-bit Windows PE and IDE settings. I thought that Mike got us past that. Am I looking in the right place?
yes we are past that puddingistastyapples is me you clicked on the obsolete link click on the one above it. that shows the lg and asus flasher the asus has been updated since the video but its the same idea as the lg use either and select 1.02mk wh16ns60 and you are done.

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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by mBrane » Wed May 27, 2020 1:02 am

Quick follow-up: Just received my WH16NS40 1.04 unit and loaded WH16NS60 1.02MK firmware. Worked fine. Backed up UHD DVD via MakeMKV just fine. However, neither VLC nor 5KPlayer will play actual disc. Also, playing MKV *freezes* my entire system (sometimes plays smoothly for a minute, but randomly just freezes mouse and entire system and I have to reboot). I can play regular Bluray MKVs with VLC all day long, no stuttering... even with CPU stress test running simultaneously. Feels like an HEVC CODEC issue. I'm currently transcoding to H.264 @ 1080P30 (will be a while!), just to prove source file is OK and likely CODEC related.

So, any idea why I can't play disc directly and - more importantly - how the heck I go about troubleshooting this complete system freeze? No smoking gun in Windows Event Viewer. Thoughts?
- mBrane

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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by Billycar11 » Wed May 27, 2020 1:18 am

mBrane wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:02 am
Quick follow-up: Just received my WH16NS40 1.04 unit and loaded WH16NS60 1.02MK firmware. Worked fine. Backed up UHD DVD via MakeMKV just fine. However, neither VLC nor 5KPlayer will play actual disc. Also, playing MKV *freezes* my entire system (sometimes plays smoothly for a minute, but randomly just freezes mouse and entire system and I have to reboot). I can play regular Bluray MKVs with VLC all day long, no stuttering... even with CPU stress test running simultaneously. Feels like an HEVC CODEC issue. I'm currently transcoding to H.264 @ 1080P30 (will be a while!), just to prove source file is OK and likely CODEC related.

So, any idea why I can't play disc directly and - more importantly - how the heck I go about troubleshooting this complete system freeze? No smoking gun in Windows Event Viewer. Thoughts?
what are your specs?

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Re: WH16NS40 with WH16NS60 FW v1.02mk

Post by mBrane » Wed May 27, 2020 12:35 pm

I appreciate the continued interest with helping me. In general, I would expect spec issues to result in video stuttering, playback refusing to start, or some other performance-type issues. Ripping control away from the Windows 10 kernel and freezing even the mouse is completely different and indicates something at Ring 0 gone rogue. OK, here are my specs:

- 6-core/12 HT Core i7 3930K (liquid cooled and running stably at 4 GHz for years now, including gaming and complete system stress tests that run overnight).
- Dual 680GTX (have tried in SLI mode and not. These cards are fully 4K capable, but worth noting that I'm only driving two HD/1920x1080 monitors)
- 32GB of quad-channel RAM (also liquid cooled)
- 1200w Corsair PS
- Entire motherboard liquid cooled, including voltage regulators
- Mix of SSD and mechanical hard drives (all SATA 6).

My rig stays on 24x7 for years on end. A real workhorse. I'm not one of those guys that just deals with reboots on the regular. That's why this stands out so much. Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere.
- mBrane

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