UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

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xman111
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UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:37 am

Hey guys, very new to this. I was able to get a LG WH16NS40 locally and downgraded it to 1.02. The drive now reads Jurassic World 4k, and i was able to make an mkv file and watch it with MPC HC. I downloaded the trial of Powerdvd and it says it doesn't support this type of disc. Is this because it is only UHD friendly and not a real UHD drive?

Billycar11
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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:40 pm

I did a test with this even if you flash it to a WH16NS60 power DVD will not decrypt it because the drive has no aacs 2.0 crypto chip
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xman111
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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:49 pm

thanks Billy. so I guess the drive is for only ripping to file then?

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:03 am

Well there is playback software that can play 4k disks with uhd friendly drives vlc is one if you use the makemkv libs/dlls the only problem is the sleep bug but you can fix it by crossflasshing it to a WH16NS60

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:07 am

Billy,

is there any downside to flashing my WH16NS40 to the 60 firmware?

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by SamuriHL » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:57 am

There's no upside to it at all.

(Ah, I missed his comment about fixing the sleep bug. Yea, there is that so no, there's isn't a downside)

xman111
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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:13 am

use the makemkv libs/dlls

just don't understsnd this. googled it but couldn't find anything. have a link?

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 pm

xman111 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:13 am
use the makemkv libs/dlls

just don't understsnd this. googled it but couldn't find anything. have a link?
1. Install VLC and MakeMKV
2. Go to the MakeMKV installation directory (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\MakeMKV) and copy libmmbd.dll to the VLC installation directory (usually C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC) twice
3. Rename one of these copies to libaacs.dll and the other to libbdplus.dll
4. Open MakeMKV and activate.
5. You should be able to play BDs in VLC using the Media > Open Disc... function 4k disks need menu disabled.

some people reported the 32 bit version of vlc this does not work so use the 64 bt if you have problems

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:18 am

thanks Billy, you are a great asset to the community.

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 pm

did all of it, wasn't sure about the activate mkv step. but it didn't work.

said something about couldn't read disk. Was just trying to watch the extras on the Ready Player One disk.

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:58 pm

xman111 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 pm
did all of it, wasn't sure about the activate mkv step. but it didn't work.

said something about couldn't read disk. Was just trying to watch the extras on the Ready Player One disk.
is it a UHD disk? if so you need to select bluray and uncheck menus

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:11 am

it is a UHD disk.. i will try that and report back. Thanks for your help, appreciate it.

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by xman111 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:00 am

this is what I got..

Blu-ray error:
This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///H:/'. Check the log for details.

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Re: UHD Friendly Drive and PowerDVD

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:38 am

xman111 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:00 am
this is what I got..

Blu-ray error:
This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///H:/'. Check the log for details.
does your vlc directory have those 2 files renamed from the make mkv install folder
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and as i said a few posts ago try the 64 bit vlc as others have had problems with the 32 bit one and this method

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