Enable LibreDrive

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
bigozbear
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Re: Enable LibreDrive

Post by bigozbear » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:41 pm

took a photo of the model details on its base... easier than describing it
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MartyMcNuts
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Re: Enable LibreDrive

Post by MartyMcNuts » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:23 pm

bigozbear wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:41 pm
took a photo of the model details on its base... easier than describing it
I'm not sure what actual manufacturer/model drive is inside that Buffalo enclosure.

However, from your previous post:

Drive Information
OS device name: /dev/rdisk9
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: BUFFALO
Product: Optical Drive
Revision: BN10
Serial number: KZ8H92J1011
Firmware date: 2117-05-30 17:24
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 68

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959



Since the drive platform is MT1959, you could try flashing the BU40N Buffalo BU10 firmware to the drive using the modified ASUS flasher. By using this firmware, your drive will be identified as a BUFFALO BRUHD-PU3-BK "Official" UHD drive with libredrive enabled.

Please let us know if this works for you.

Cheers.
Cheers :D
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bigozbear
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Re: Enable LibreDrive

Post by bigozbear » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 am

Thanks for the tip
But, what do you mean by “flashing?”
...sorry, not THAT tech savvy :cry:

MartyMcNuts
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Re: Enable LibreDrive

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:30 am

bigozbear wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 am
Thanks for the tip
But, what do you mean by “flashing?”
...sorry, not THAT tech savvy
To enable libredrive (and UHD reading) you need to change the drive's firmware. This is done by flashing a different firmware to the drives EEPROM.
Cheers :D
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st4evr
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Re: Enable LibreDrive

Post by st4evr » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:41 am

bigozbear wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 am
Thanks for the tip
But, what do you mean by “flashing?”
...sorry, not THAT tech savvy
Read the forum stickies/guides. They are there to assist with these common questions.

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

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