Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

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chewy
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by chewy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:18 am

d00zah wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:38 pm
Hmm... engineering releases ain't what they used to be. Even F/W archive sites don't offer 'em:
You're right, we're far and away from transparency. They didn't even go for clever verbage, choosing straight censorship instead.

Can anyone else vouch for the FW 3.02 blocking certain discs that 3.01 will support?

jonghotti
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by jonghotti » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:41 pm

I can testify to the fact that I only use 3.01 or 3.00. I don't trust multiple releases using the same version numbers :)

st4evr
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by st4evr » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 pm

chewy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:18 am
Can anyone else vouch for the FW 3.02 blocking certain discs that 3.01 will support?
That's not how this works. Between the two 3.02 firmware revisions released by ASUS either the loophole is present and allows for ripping or it's been patched/fixed and disallows ripping. It's black and white. No gray area where some discs will work and some will not.

You either have the "clean" revision or you don't, in which case you need to downgrade to a previous version or flash the clean revision of 3.02 if you don't.

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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by bludvddsl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:28 am

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Here we go. :D
Thanks for sharing this.

Do you have any instructions for this program? Is it as simple as opening the exe and choosing the firmware file? Do I need to follow any other instructions for this?

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:34 am

bludvddsl wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:28 am
TeddyRaspin wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Here we go. :D

Do you have any instructions for this program? Is it as simple as opening the exe and choosing the firmware file? Do I need to follow any other instructions for this?
here are the instructions viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058 if you cant do it contact me ill do it for you

TechNoApe
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by TechNoApe » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 pm

st4evr wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 pm
chewy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:18 am
Can anyone else vouch for the FW 3.02 blocking certain discs that 3.01 will support?
That's not how this works. Between the two 3.02 firmware revisions released by ASUS either the loophole is present and allows for ripping or it's been patched/fixed and disallows ripping. It's black and white. No gray area where some discs will work and some will not.

You either have the "clean" revision or you don't, in which case you need to downgrade to a previous version or flash the clean revision of 3.02 if you don't.
First off just want to thank everyone for the info on here, which I've.. erm.. been reading for over two weeks before I joined :oops:

I can comfirm what st4ever said above, in answer to chewy, and what a few others on here have said...

There ARE diffent Asus BW-16D1HT drives available supposedly on the same v3.02 f/w release, but Asus must have tweaked the v3.02 at the end of 2017, or the beginning of 2018, and then also realesed it as v3.03 for drives on v3.02 (or earlier) that had the 'un-tweaked' version, as the tweaked version of v3.02 DOES remove the abilty to read UHD pressed discs, just as v3.03 does.

The 1st drive I purchased was the Asus BC-12D2HT from Currys in the UK, and it had the v3.00 f/w on it, and it worked with MakeMKV right out of the box. Then I realsied it wasn't a Blu-ray buner, it only reads Blu-ray and DVD's, but only writes to DVD - and M-Disc, which is what made me think it was a Blu-ray writer :oops:

So I then decided to purchase an Asus BW-16D1HT from Amazon, which btw was the OEM version in a retail box, not the retail version in a retail box :? It is the same drive, but the variant is "90DD0200-B28000" for model number, and when I installed it, it MakeMKV rerported it had v3.02 f/w :D

Put in a DVD and it could see all the vob's, even under Windows 10 File Manager, same for a Blu-Ray could see all the video files, the full file structure, but put in a UHD disc... spun for a few seconds, stopped... nothing, no disc inserted, under Windows 10 File Manager or MakeMKV. :cry:

What I did notice, was when I ran MakeMKV, when I seleteced the BC-12D2HT it said "Highest AACS version: xx" under the right window, when I selected the BW-16D1HT... it didn't.

After reading everything on here, I decide to flash the drive to v3.00 f/w, using the (Windows Method) on this great guide on here : viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058 and the 'Clean' v3.00 f/w from here the 1st link from Badnews in the last posts here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058

Worked like a charm :) The BW-16D1HT now reports as v3.00 f/w in MakeMKV and reads UHD discs without a problem, and again I can see the entire file strucure in Windows 10 File Manger :D

Did a full rip of Star Trek Beyond UHD HDR to Mkv, and streamed it back from my NAS drive to my Panasonic 4k TV.

So once again, many thanks to all, I hope this helps anyone else who has the same problem I did.

Now all I've got to do is find a good solution for burining the Mkv to 50Gb discs, as a Blu-ray... more digging methinks.

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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by railgun » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:39 pm

Howdy all. Found some good info that led me to picking up this Asus drive. It's a newer drive, made in early 2018 which I assume is the "fixed" 3.02 FW. Took the 3.01 FW and following viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058...I seem to have an issue in that it's been bricked.

Won't power up at all at the moment, and bringing it back to the other PC used to flash does nothing...which doesn't make a lot of sense. Can't say I've ever seen one not even power up in this context. Not be recognized, sure, but not...nothing.

I'd flashed it once before using the BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched file found elsewhere on the site, but that didn't have any effect in that UHD disks were still not being seen.

I'm guessing this isn't recoverable at this stage, but am open to suggestions.

TIA

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:44 pm

railgun wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm guessing this isn't recoverable at this stage, but am open to suggestions.

TIA
probably not if it wont even power up to flash the original firmware

ziggyspider
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ziggyspider » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am

This is the only Drive in the market that rip 4K discs?

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:00 am

ziggyspider wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am
This is the only Drive in the market that rip 4K discs?
no

this is the full list only the friendly rip for now the wh16ns60 can be made to rip

UHD friendly drives:

LG BE16NU50
LG WH16NS40
LG BH16NS40
ASUS BW-12B1ST
ASUS BC-12D2HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO
LG BH16NS55
LG WH16NS58

UHD official drives:

LG WH16NS60
LG BU40N
LG BU50N

i recommend
ASUS BW-16D1HT build date 2015+, the 1.00 ones are not compatible
LG WH16NS40 SVC NS50

they are the easiest to get

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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by jonghotti » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm

ziggyspider wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am
This is the only Drive in the market that rip 4K discs?
With all the ASUS love going on you'd think so, but no, it's just the only firmware in the market that's worth using :-)

ziggyspider
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ziggyspider » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:00 am
ziggyspider wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am
This is the only Drive in the market that rip 4K discs?
no

this is the full list only the friendly rip for now the wh16ns60 can be made to rip

UHD friendly drives:

LG BE16NU50
LG WH16NS40
LG BH16NS40
ASUS BW-12B1ST
ASUS BC-12D2HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO
LG BH16NS55
LG WH16NS58

UHD official drives:

LG WH16NS60
LG BU40N
LG BU50N

i recommend
ASUS BW-16D1HT build date 2015+, the 1.00 ones are not compatible
LG WH16NS40 SVC NS50

they are the easiest to get
thanks, I thought buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Interna ... +BW-16D1HT

but just two questions:

1. $100 ouch! is not cheap for a drive... that's the regular price? is not possible get it for less money?
2. ok that amazon link is the correct one? I mean if I buy it from Amazon why I get, I get the 2015+, I read some reviews of people that get a actual firmware but they just go back and works.

by the way, I'm on mac and I use my drives with this enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-536S3 ... 4457YMMDDD I hope the ASUS BW-16D1HT works well, I have other Asus DVD drive and works well here.

Any help? I'm new, and I looking for info to buy the right BluRay Drive.

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:37 pm

ziggyspider wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Any help? I'm new, and I looking for info to buy the right BluRay Drive.
You don't have to get the Asus newegg is haveing a sale on LG wh14ns40 for $49.99 with code EMCPYRP59
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6827136250
Also if you don't think you can flash it yourself with this guide viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058 it might be better to send it directly to me to flash it for you see my thread viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17831

r3dstang66
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by r3dstang66 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 pm

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:14 pm
ron spencer wrote:I have 3.01...can anyone point me to 3.02, which I guess is the last "safe" version to use. Are people ripping UHD fine with 3.02. I'd just like to be sure.

thx
You can find it here.
Lots of information on downgrading. I just purchased my drive (BW-16D1HT) on amazon retail box. It seems to come with 3.03. Does this firmware work as a standalone firmware down grade or do i still have to get a dump and modify 3.02 firmware to a test.bin?

Thanks

TeddyRaspin
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by TeddyRaspin » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:31 pm

You have to dump your 3.03 firmware first and then use the hex edit method in order to properly accomodate needed data into 3.02 bin file and flash it.

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