LG BE14NU40 for Ripping 4K UHD

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Sush1988
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LG BE14NU40 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by Sush1988 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:31 pm

Guys,
I have the LG BE14NU40, I can rip regular Bluray discs with no issues.

I tried using the drive to RIP 4K UHD discs unsuccessfully.

I tried using the MAC and when I insert the disc it just gets ejected and the Makemkv drive doesn't read the disc.

I tried the windows OS (VMware VM on my mac) and also copied the hash text file yet Makemkv still doesn't read the disc.

Can you guys suggest me where am going wrong? I really appreciate your suggestions.
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Woodstock
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Re: LG BE16NU50 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by Woodstock » Thu May 17, 2018 5:55 pm

Does the label on your drive show a service code of "NS50"?

If it does not, it isn't capable of reading BDXL disks, which are the basis for UHD. It will behave as you describe - saying "no disk" when a UHD disk is inserted.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

Sush1988
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Re: LG BE16NU50 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by Sush1988 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:38 pm

The screenshot has everything. Svc code is not 50 but the LG website says it can read BDXL drives. Am confused.


http://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg- ... -dvd-drive
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st4evr
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Re: LG BE16NU50 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by st4evr » Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Simple, you need to ensure you are on the correct firmware. There are literally hundreds of posts in this forum and around the web on this subject/issue. You need to do some further reading/research to ensure you have the correct firmware/hardware combo for proper UHD BD ripping.

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Re: LG BE14NU40 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by Woodstock » Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Unfortunately, the NS40 service code is a no-go as far as BDXL, even though the website says it supports BDXL. I know; I have an NS40 drive, and it cannot read a UHD disk.

The difference seems to be BDXL data vs. video disks. The NS40 service code drives can deal with a triple-layer data disk, but not a triple-layer video disk. And the only place you see triple-layers right now is in video disks.

NS50 fixed that, and the difference apparently isn't just in the firmware.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: LG BE16NU50 for Ripping 4K UHD

Post by st4evr » Thu May 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Sush1988 wrote:The screenshot has everything. Svc code is not 50 but the LG website says it can read BDXL drives. Am confused.
What Woodstock said plus Read:

https://www.myce.com/news/the-ultimate- ... ive-83254/

You have an old version of the drive "pre-UHD Friendly" manufacture date.

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