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by starmax
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: last jedi
Replies: 16
Views: 19167

Re: last jedi

Anyone know how to extract the "score-only" track? I extracted the 3 english tracks and they were: normal audio, descriptive/visual impaired, and directory commentary
by starmax
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

Same UHD disc (Amazing Spider-man 2)

LG with 1.02 FM is getting about 25 M/s peak
ASUS with 3.01 FM is getting about 32 M/s peak

Will definitely be looking into x-flashing the LG before putting into the closet as a backup drive.
by starmax
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

Mine arrived from Newegg today, funny.. I feel like I won something!
by starmax
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

by starmax
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

I can confirm I did get a sv50 unit with a date of manufacture of august 2017. looks like it might be refurb units mine came in bubble wrap only with no documentation Maybe, maybe not. Lots of "OEM" drives just come in a plastic bag. If you go by a place like Microcenter, they have a bin full of "n...
by starmax
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

I think its the SVC code everyone's worried about.
by starmax
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

I would say so, but the prices fluctuate. I bought mine in Dec from Amazon for $63 + $25 rebate, which I just got confirmation ASUS is actually going to process :o I did order one of these LG's from Newegg for a backup, but totally forgot it has to be SVC code NS50 to work. Mine should arrive on Thu...
by starmax
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

Newegg has the WH16NS40 on sale right now for $50 w/promo code EMCXERV33 in case anyone is interested.
by starmax
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD drives
Replies: 692
Views: 329881

Re: UHD drives

Decided to buy a second ASUS BW-16D1HT for peace of mind. First one was Dec 2016 3.00. New one is Jan 2017 3.00, and is also working just fine. My regular Blu-ray drive for ripping, an LG GGC-H20L, is still running happily since 2008! This! Just went out to check prices and ouch! $85-100+ now for t...
by starmax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Processing UHD rips with Handbrake or other software
Replies: 51
Views: 37687

Re: Processing UHD rips with Handbrake or other software

The other tool I occasionally use is RipBot264. Its windows only, and a bit to setup but thei latest release notes imply they fully support HDR.
by starmax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Processing UHD rips with Handbrake or other software
Replies: 51
Views: 37687

Re: Processing UHD rips with Handbrake or other software

I guess the nightly builds of Handbrake support HDR for x265 encodings. I haven't tried this yet since I have had troubles with using the nightly builds and release builds on the same machine and don't want to mess with my normal release-version of handbrake. But if you are looking for a Mac solutio...
by starmax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: A little confused
Replies: 49
Views: 15706

Re: A little confused

Thanks for running the test!!! :D I asked the Shield and it lead me to videos that helped me figure out the audio. Like you found VLC worked with no adjustment. The next and bigger problem if I'm trying to play 4k HDR videos on my 1080P set they look washed out. Both VLC and Kodi looked the same. W...
by starmax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: A little confused
Replies: 49
Views: 15706

Re: A little confused

Well, I'm a Plex guy, so I use Plex. I have Kodi installed on my Shield, but never use it. I'll play around with it this weekend and let you know. I don't know for sure if VLC is in the TV Google store, but you might check that out. Edit: checked the Google Store, says VLC is compatible with all ve...
by starmax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: A little confused
Replies: 49
Views: 15706

Re: A little confused

Well, I'm a Plex guy, so I use Plex. I have Kodi installed on my Shield, but never use it. I'll play around with it this weekend and let you know. I don't know for sure if VLC is in the TV Google store, but you might check that out. Edit: checked the Google Store, says VLC is compatible with all ver...
by starmax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: A little confused
Replies: 49
Views: 15706

Re: A little confused

Like I thought for me the Shield is no good for watching 4k movies. I figured out how to get it to decode DTSX and Atmos files. I posted up at the Nvidia forum so far no response. I guess there is no way to fix it. Seems like a pretty big loss of quality. The mkv files look great from the Sony play...