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by BlueMac77
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware

@Majorkottan Good that your problem was resolved. I ‘m also using an Asus BW16D-1HT blu-ray drive with Firmware 3.01 in Mac OSX. For the time being will be using Firmware 3.01 until such time I would decide on the MK3.10. Average ripping time for 4K UHD discs is 35 mins to 50 mins depending on the f...
by BlueMac77
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: burn mkv to blu ray disc
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: burn mkv to blu ray disc

Is there a free option to take an mkv file and burn it to a blu ray disc that can be played on a blu ray player? thanks As far as I know, if you burn a MKV movie file to a blu-ray disc, it cannot play as a regular movie in a blu-ray player. MKV is a “Container” only enclosing the movie chapters for...
by BlueMac77
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Bumblebee 4k UHD
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: Bumblebee 4k UHD

sare19 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:12 pm
And that was the missing piece. Didn't realize the updates were coming from MakeMKV now. Thank you!
Just also make sure, in MakeMKV Preferences, the function “Allow contacting web server for updates” should be checked and enabled.
by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 1141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

Thank you @SamuriHL for the links and explanation. About the patched MK Firmware, to my understanding unless I'm wrong, Mike modified the MK Firmware so it can By-Pass the Downgrade Restriction on the newer Asus BW-16D1HT drives that comes with the 3.10FW manufactured this 2019? For example, if I p...
by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 1141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

The big warning and caveat is to make sure you know what you're flashing to your drive. E.G. NS40 owners *MUST* make sure they have a SVC code of NS50 and that the drive is mfg'd after 2015 before flashing anything. Thank you @SamuriHL for the links and explanation. About the patched MK Firmware, t...
by BlueMac77
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 1141

Re: Custom firmware discussion

Just a suggestion to avoid confusions on downgrading custom firmwares, maybe we can have just one “Wiki” thread dedicated to discussing firmware usages. And all the firmwares can be downloaded from that one thread. In other forums, they would have a “Wiki” thread dedicated to a specific topic.
by BlueMac77
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT

Thanks for the detailed info, Rojma. It’s good that the replacement drive is on it’s way. Exploded discs inside the optical drive seems rare as I haven’t read any articles or posts in forums about this problem.
by BlueMac77
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Exploding Blu-Ray Disc In Asus BW-16D1HT

I purchased an Asus BW-16D1HT drive just under a month ago and put it in an Vantec NexStar external enclosure. I downgraded the firmware to 3.02 successfully and started ripping my movie and music collection successfully with MakeMKV. I was able to rip my CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and 4K Blu-Rays. Anyon...
by BlueMac77
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MakeMKV licensing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: MakeMKV licensing question

@nanoman06 I’ve changed computers and reformatted the OS many times and the key always works fine, no need for reactivation. MakeMKV is a proficient app and worth buying the license. It’s versatile that it works on all 3 platforms - Windows, Mac and Linux.
by BlueMac77
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Blu Ray Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Blu Ray Issue

@wodie I was able to rip Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse blu-ray successfully. I’m using a Pioneer BDR-209 DBK drive connected externally via Firewire to my Mac. Using OS 10.9 Mavericks. You can try isolating the problem by using a different optical drive, change the USB cable or air-blow the drive...
by BlueMac77
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Pioneer optical uhd drive
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Pioneer optical uhd drive

Greetings: I have one of the pioneer uhd optical drive bundled with power dvd. It is of no use when it comes to ripping uhd. I am always getting certificates revoked error message. Is it possible to downgrade the firmware to use any of the available types for use as a libredrive ? Another question:...
by BlueMac77
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: DVDs not ripping
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: DVDs not ripping

I have had the same problem consistently. Maybe three of the last 12 or so DVDs I tried to rip would rip properly, and the usual symptom was the spinning with no progress being made. I'm wondering if this is due to something changing in Windows, because I haven't had this problem in the past. I did...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: New Blu-ray player/burner ?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: New Blu-ray player/burner ?

The best blu-ray drives you can check out are the LG WH16NS40 or the ASUS BW-16D1HT. If you’re into 4K UHD viewing too, these drives can read 4K discs with the correct firmware. Personally I prefer big 5.25 drives with its own power supply. The bigger drives can handle ripping large files better.
by BlueMac77
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Frustrated trying to rip.
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Frustrated trying to rip.

All discs for the most part open without issue and I am able to select main title and audio track. Sometimes they fail quickly, other times its after almost an hour of ripping. All discs are in EXCELLENT condition. NO smudges, "haze" or scratches. Also tried older 1.12.2 and 1.12.3 versions with la...
by BlueMac77
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Playing 4K HDR Bluray RIP directly

Are you sure that I can I run 4K HDR Bluray .mkv directly from HDD by plugging it to the TV. Is there any requirement of software etc. Your HD TV needs to be connected to your computer to play .mkv movies. The TV needs to be compatible with your computer. You’ll need a third party player like Power...