Woodstock wrote:Best guess is that the Mac is keeping MakeMKV from seeing the disk change.
I would have thought it would be more consistent. And like I said, non-copy protected Blu-Rays don't appear to have the issue at all.
Does Finder change the label on the disk when you make the change?
Yes, the disc appears normally with the correct label.
Quitting MakeMKV doesn't affect the finder representation at all as far as I can see. After I quit/exit MakeMKV, restarting MakeMKV allows it to see the disc and rip it normally. I don't have to power off anything or unplug anything, etc. I just have to exit/restart MakeMKV for each (protected) disc I want to rip. It's a small hassle so I never bothered mentioning it until now. I thought maybe it was a brand/model issue or even USB related. I don't know how many Mac users are on here if any of them have the same issue or not. No update of MakeMKV has ever improved the situation, however. I'm more curious if any other Mac users have the issue or not. I saw a thread with a Windows laptop user having to reboot, but he actually got errors (not it just not seeing the disc) and I don't have to reboot or anything, just restart MakeMKV.
What happens if you do not insert the first disk until after MakeMKV is running (i.e., give MakeMKV a change to control the drive) ?
I just tried this with Ted (the movie). It says, "Opened disc in DASPI V1.5 mode" and waits for the disc to be detected (showing the disc spinning animation, etc.) but once the disc is detected by OS X, the disc icon ghosts over (same as if it were a second disc). In other words, I have to let the disc detect FIRST in the macOS or MakeMKV won't see it correctly.
Actually, now that I look, it says Type: Data
below the drive type, but no label or protection is listed (just blank). It does show the disc capacity on the right side of the window and it says it's a BD-ROM disc. When I clicked QUIT this time, it says "Fatal Error occurred. Program will now exit." It's never said that before when it couldn't read a second disc.
Restarting MakeMKV produces (in addition to a working icon to start the rip):
Protection: AACS V31
The right side is the same still as far as I can tell (still says type BD-ROM and the sizes/layers are the same), except the "Label" field is now filled in with TED_DOM there too. It still said the opened disc in Daspi V1.5 again. I think when I click to rip is when it says something like "Using Direct Drive mode" or something to that effect (I thought maybe that DASPI mode thing was the wrong method for a protected disc or it saw it as a data disc instead of a movie disc or something, but as for the former, it said the same thing while scanning, but the result when it wouldn't rip it was (as I indicated above) "Type: DATA" instead of "Type: Blu-Ray" so that might be key to how it's seeing it wrong. WHY it sees it wrong if it's running when the disc is being scanned by the operating system is unknown.
Like I said, once in a great while, it will see a second disc without restarting (and every time AFAIK when it's not protected), but it definitely didn't see a third disc correctly. I can only guess it's missing something during the scan or trying to read it before the OS determines what it's looking at or something. The disc will still play in a software blu-ray player regardless of how MakeMKV sees it (i.e. OS and other programs seem unaffected; I just tried that with Ted after ejecting and closing the drive again with MakeMKV running). Hovering the pointer over the disc rip icon says, "Disc Can't Be Opened" and again, the "label" is missing on the right and says TYPE: DATA instead of TYPE: Blu-Ray. Exit MakeMKV and restart and it correctly shows TYPE: Blu-Ray and is able to rip.