UHD support

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bbraskey67
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Re: UHD support

Post by bbraskey67 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:25 am

Went to rip a couple of new 4K discs tonight. First disc went fine. The second disc gave me this error: "Automatic SDF downloading is disabled or failed". I've tried a number of other discs including the first one that worked and none of them will work. My Internet connection is fine. Any ideas?

st4evr
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Re: UHD support

Post by st4evr » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:28 am

bbraskey67 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:25 am
Went to rip a couple of new 4K discs tonight. First disc went fine. The second disc gave me this error: "Automatic SDF downloading is disabled or failed". I've tried a number of other discs including the first one that worked and none of them will work. My Internet connection is fine. Any ideas?
The posts right above your discuss how to enable the downloading of that file.

Forum search function works and provides dozens more conversations/posts on that topic with possible troubleshooting steps:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... ownloading

And where you can download it manually to further troubleshoot or if you have connectivity issues connecting to MakeMKV servers.

Is your setting to contact MakeMKV servers enabled as discussed in those posts?

Did you already try to manually download it to see what happens?

jonghotti
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Re: UHD support

Post by jonghotti » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 am

Quick question: is there a search function available in the makemkv forums? (Ducking)
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st4evr
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Re: UHD support

Post by st4evr » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 am

jonghotti wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 am
Quick question: is there a search function available in the makemkv forums? (Ducking)
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:P

Such a troll you are. :lol:

Toleedo
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Re: UHD support

Post by Toleedo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:34 am

Quick question. I have the LG WH16Ns40 with fw 1.00 being reported by makemkv. UHD discs will not open when I put them in the drive, but regular blu-ray does. Is there any FW I need to install?

I read about using LibreDrive but this is what the SW shows me:

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1939
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw data read: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw metadata read: Possible, not yet enabled
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

How do I go about enabling?

Thanks.

SamuriHL
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Re: UHD support

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:53 pm

It's not a quick question. To quote Yoda on this subject, "much to learn you still have." DO NOT flash anything to that drive until you do some reading. There's like a dozen threads on that drive and what you need to ensure BEFORE you brick the thing by flashing the wrong thing. The short version is, you MUST make sure the drive has the NS50 SVC code on the sticker. The drive needs to be mfg'd late 2015 or after in order to be compatible with UHD's. Failing to heed my advice here and blindly flashing ahead will likely end in a bricked drive that is a pain in the ass to recover. Do the homework, know what drive you have, and then worry about whether to flash it or not.

Toleedo
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Re: UHD support

Post by Toleedo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Yeah, I guess it is not a quick question. Not sure what the code is, will need to uninstall, but I bought it back in Nov. 2014...guessing there is no point in going through the hassle to uninstall as it is probably too old.

I saw LG had FW 1.01-1.03 available on their website for this drive, but it sounds like I shouldn’t even bother with updating? I just assumed it was the FW as libredrive said HW was supported but not FW. Guess I will have to get a new drive.

Thanks!

SamuriHL
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Re: UHD support

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 pm

If you bought it in Nov 2014 then yes, the drive is too old. Please do NOT flash it as you will brick it. You will need a new drive for UHD support.

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD support

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:36 pm

Toleedo wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:34 am
Quick question. I have the LG WH16Ns40 with fw 1.00 being reported by makemkv. UHD discs will not open when I put them in the drive, but regular blu-ray does. Is there any FW I need to install?

I read about using LibreDrive but this is what the SW shows me:

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1939
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw data read: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw metadata read: Possible, not yet enabled
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

How do I go about enabling?

Thanks.
The main thing to note here is "Drive platform: MT1939". This is a dead giveaway that the drive is not and won't ever be UHD friendly. All UHD friendly models are MT1959 and as @SamuriHL mentioned, these are manufactured from late 2015+.

SamuriHL
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Re: UHD support

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 pm

Ah, yea, I didn't even see that it was a MT1939 chipset. Good catch.

Woodstock
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Re: UHD support

Post by Woodstock » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:11 am

"Not yet enabled" means that MakeMKV hasn't enabled it yet - it's not something you can do on your own.

There are a number of drives that can have features enabled with LibreDrive, but UHD isn't one of them if the hardware can't do it. One of the benefits is not having to worry about having your drive "locked out" by a AACS revocation.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

Toleedo
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Re: UHD support

Post by Toleedo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:26 am

Thanks for all the info everyone, it’s appreciated. I ordered today and actually just received (gotta love same day shipping) the asus bw-16d1ht...think I read that it should do the trick, unless I mixed up model numbers.

Toleedo
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Re: UHD support

Post by Toleedo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 am

One more question, hopefully....I am still getting a "no disc" when inserting a 4k disc now into the Asus BW-16D1HT....I do not get this with regular bluray.

Here is the right pane print out in makemkv:
LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 3.10
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

I'm assuming I must still be missing something. I tried a few different 4k's. a newer one and some older releases from last year. This is the version of makemkv:
MakeMKV v1.14.5 linux(x64-release)

Thanks for any help

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD support

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:53 am

Toleedo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 am
One more question, hopefully....I am still getting a "no disc" when inserting a 4k disc now into the Asus BW-16D1HT....I do not get this with regular bluray.

Here is the right pane print out in makemkv:
LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 3.10
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

I'm assuming I must still be missing something. I tried a few different 4k's. a newer one and some older releases from last year. This is the version of makemkv:
MakeMKV v1.14.5 linux(x64-release)

Thanks for any help
You need to flash your drive to allow UHD reading. I'd suggest ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.10_MK.

st4evr
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Re: UHD support

Post by st4evr » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:15 am

Toleedo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 am
One more question, hopefully....I am still getting a "no disc" when inserting a 4k disc now into the Asus BW-16D1HT....I do not get this with regular bluray.

I'm assuming I must still be missing something. I tried a few different 4k's. a newer one and some older releases from last year. This is the version of makemkv:
MakeMKV v1.14.5 linux(x64-release)

Thanks for any help
As you were previously advised, you need to do some reading and do your homework. We can’t do that part for you. Start here:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

That sticky post has a lot of useful information and links to guides. Pay attention to the sticky post across the forum. They are there for a reason and can provide useful information and answers.

Forum search function also works and will provide dozens of discussions regarding that drive and what needs to be done:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... D1HT+flash

As well as plain informational discussions regarding UHD Ripping with that drive.

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