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by BlueMac77
Tue May 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Video quality when backing up to blu-ray discs is reduced
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Video quality when backing up to blu-ray discs is reduced

@PaulineSinclair. MakeMKV does not downsample the quality of the blu-ray or 4K UHD movie from my experience. Picture and Audio quality has the exact same quality compared to the disc. I’ve compared a direct playback from the blu-ray disc and a playback from a MKV file. Another way to tell is compari...
by BlueMac77
Tue May 21, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Mission: Impossible Fallout UHD - Fails to decrypt
Replies: 22
Views: 5109

Re: Mission: Impossible Fallout UHD - Fails to decrypt

@RonJones. Maybe post the error messages you’re getting like what MartyMcNuts suggested. The experts here may be able to suggest options. PC Optical drives are different in hardware technology compared to home theatre blu-ray players. If the movie plays fine in HT blu-ray players, it does not always...
by BlueMac77
Mon May 20, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Mission: Impossible Fallout UHD - Fails to decrypt
Replies: 22
Views: 5109

Re: Mission: Impossible Fallout UHD - Fails to decrypt

I'm new to ripping UHD BDs and just recently installed a Asus BD burner and flashed the firmware to make it UHD BD friendly. I'm using the latest beta of MakeMKV and have successuflly ripped about 10 of my UHD Blu-rays while the only one that failed to rip so far is MI: Fallout. I don't recall if I...
by BlueMac77
Thu May 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

Re: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware

Does your speed report as "Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled"? I am investigating a weird speed issue. My BW-16D1HT rip about 50% slower than my BC-12B1ST when riping DVD? I tried WK/DE FW 3.10 and 3.02 seems to be the same. @redyul My Unrestricted Read Speed is also not yet enable...
by BlueMac77
Thu May 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Playback with chapter selection on MacOS
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Playback with chapter selection on MacOS

@arnstein If you want to watch blu-ray movies using the regular menu functions, you can try the MacGo Blu-Ray Player Pro though this is a paid player app. https://www.macblurayplayer.com/index.htm https://images.macworld.com/images/article/2011/07/mac-blu-ray-player-244761.jpg I’m using the MacGo Bl...
by BlueMac77
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: ASUS BW-1601HT best firmware
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

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: 2
Views: 629

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: 20
Views: 3465

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: 5842

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: 5842

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: 5842

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: 1329

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: 1329

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: 2164

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: 3179

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...