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by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

A DTS HD MA track contains the lossy DTS data, plus the data necessary to replace what was lost in the compression. You are never really "throwing away" the lossy part of the track - it's a necessary part of the lossless playback. The reason that MakeMKV writes a separate DTS track is that some play...
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware
Replies: 39
Views: 8504

Re: Custom firmware

If there is no LibreDrive information, your drive isn't on the list. Look at the firmware date shown in the information window; if the date is prior to 2015, the drive is too old. And even drives made in 2015 may be too old.
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

You won't find your drive on the LibreDrive list... It's too old. Only a few drives manufactured prior to 2015 are capable of having their firmware limits modified "on the fly". The oldest one I've owned that was recognized at all was a 2015 LG drive, and it didn't get any extra capabilities. Yours ...
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Workflow issue
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Workflow issue

VC-1 is a rather common codec, but there is a variant of it, VC-1 Interlaced, that a number of players do not like.

I've always used handbrake to re-encode video to h264, which fixes a myriad of compatibility issues.
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Apple TV 4k Not DTS Compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Apple TV 4k Not DTS Compatible?

Nit pick on part of your question, DTS HD MA is not "full uncompressed audio". If you have the codec playback support, it's lossless, but it isn't uncompressed. But that's only if the player supports it. Most simply play the lossy DTS portion of the track.
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

What does MakeMKV say about the drive?
by Woodstock
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: "backup" vs "save selected titles"
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: "backup" vs "save selected titles"

It isn't arbitrary or random. "Backup" is "make a copy of the disk structure, with all files", while "Open the disk and Save selected titles" involves reading the disk structure, and ONLY collecting the parts necessary to create MKV files for selected titles. If you have a BD, the backup option is o...
by Woodstock
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Best Firmware to flash an Asus BW-16D1HT?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Best Firmware to flash an Asus BW-16D1HT?

The reason cross-flashing works at all is because the controller hardware inside the drive is the same for both manufacturers. The Asus BW-16D1HT is one of THE most mentioned drives in the firmware topics, along with the firmware people have used for it. Someone even posted a speed comparison recent...
by Woodstock
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Looking to buy laptop w/ compatible optical drive that can play 4K UHD blu rays (playback only)
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Looking to buy laptop w/ compatible optical drive that can play 4K UHD blu rays (playback only)

For what you describe, you are locked in to the requirements specified on the Cyberdrive box, including processor, video, and drive specs.
by Woodstock
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MakeMKV couldn't find any usable optical drives
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: MakeMKV couldn't find any usable optical drives

Permissions. Microsoft has decided to lock down low-level access to optical disks by default. You can have a working system, do a Windows update, and have a non-working system.

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by Woodstock
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Problems converting from file structure to mkv
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Problems converting from file structure to mkv

Is your receiver being fed by the TV, by chance? On my TV, it spits out 2-channel PCM back to the theater amplifier, because PCM is the only thing the optical link allows. I have to have the amp intercept other audio codecs on their way to the TV by feeding the HDMI through the amp.
by Woodstock
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Problems converting from file structure to mkv
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Problems converting from file structure to mkv

Very strange, because the only options MakeMKV has for PCM is whether a (L)PCM source track is copied as "raw LPCM", or "LPCM in a WAVEX container". Using the FLAC profile adds "save LPCM as FLAC", and the ability to convert TrueHD and DTS HD MA as FLAC. There is no option to convert DTS to LPCM. No...
by Woodstock
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Problems converting from file structure to mkv
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Problems converting from file structure to mkv

MakeMKV won't do any conversions on video, and audio conversions are limited. The audio conversions are NOT done unless you chose either the FLAC or AAC-stereo profile, under the Advanced options (Expert mode needs to be enabled to see it). When you're playing back the MKV files, are you doing it fr...
by Woodstock
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: My Own Private Idaho (Criterion) Disc 2
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: My Own Private Idaho (Criterion) Disc 2

Set your minimum title length in preferences to a lower number. MakeMKV will ignore anything shorter than that.
by Woodstock
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Issue with 1080p playback on PLEX thru Apple TV
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Issue with 1080p playback on PLEX thru Apple TV

The Plex profile for your ATV needs to be updated to show that it can do 1080p. Plex sends what it thinks the client can handle.

You can get information on that over on the Plex support forum.