Confirming Compatibility

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baker12
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Confirming Compatibility

Post by baker12 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 am

So I have an older LG WH12LS30 Blu-ray Drive that I got from a friend a long time ago, and have been using it to rip my BD movies with MKV for awhile now. I just recently heard about LibreDrive, however this is what I see on my drive info:

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Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH12LS30
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: K9JACNE0729
Firmware date: 2013-11-06 12:34:56
Highest AACS version: 66

Disc Information
Label: STAR_TREK_S2D3
Timestamp: 2010-01-05 15:27:41
Data capacity: 43.89 Gb
Since I don't see anything mentioning LibreDrive does that mean mine doesn't support it? Or am I missing something? I even upgraded from FW ver 1.00 to 1.02 this evening to see if that would help.

Thanks!

Woodstock
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by Woodstock » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:51 am

Your drive was built in 2013 - it won't have UHD capability (nothing older than mid-2015 can do UHD) and its chip set was not recognized as being compatible with LD.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

baker12
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by baker12 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:40 pm

Cool. That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure.

Thanks!

mike admin
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by mike admin » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:28 am

baker12 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 am

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Firmware date: 2013-11-06 12:34:56
Since I don't see anything mentioning LibreDrive does that mean mine doesn't support it? Or am I missing something? I even upgraded from FW ver 1.00 to 1.02 this evening to see if that would help.
That means that MakeMKV knows nothing about this drive - which is strange. Please make sure that you have a setting "allow contacting web server for updates" enabled. If you still see no LibreDrive info, please send me all files named dump_SD_xxxxx.tgz from MakeMKV data directory (if any) to support@makemkv.com. Thanks!

conrailguy
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by conrailguy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:15 pm

mike admin wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:28 am
baker12 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 am

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Firmware date: 2013-11-06 12:34:56
Since I don't see anything mentioning LibreDrive does that mean mine doesn't support it? Or am I missing something? I even upgraded from FW ver 1.00 to 1.02 this evening to see if that would help.
That means that MakeMKV knows nothing about this drive - which is strange. Please make sure that you have a setting "allow contacting web server for updates" enabled. If you still see no LibreDrive info, please send me all files named dump_SD_xxxxx.tgz from MakeMKV data directory (if any) to support@makemkv.com. Thanks!
Please excuse me in advance for horning in on this thread,but I found a similar drive.I was wondering if this is or could be a"friendly" drive?

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom1
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH12LS39
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: K9HB8FA5409
Firmware date: 2013-11-06 12:34:56
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 60

Disc Information
Label: TOMBSTONE_USA
Timestamp: 2010-02-12 16:58:16
Data capacity: 37.88 Gb
Disc type: BD-ROM
Number of layers: 2
Channel bit length: 74,5 nm (25.0 GB max. per layer)

st4evr
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by st4evr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 pm

conrailguy wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:15 pm

Please excuse me in advance for horning in on this thread,but I found a similar drive.I was wondering if this is or could be a"friendly" drive?

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom1
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH12LS39
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: K9HB8FA5409
Firmware date: 2013-11-06 12:34:56
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 60

Disc Information
Label: TOMBSTONE_USA
Timestamp: 2010-02-12 16:58:16
Data capacity: 37.88 Gb
Disc type: BD-ROM
Number of layers: 2
Channel bit length: 74,5 nm (25.0 GB max. per layer)
No, that drive is too old for “UHD friendliness”. It will NOT have the internal hardware required for reading UHD BDs.

Libredrive compatibility and UHD Friendliness can be separate. One does not require the other as they have separate functions.

This thread can be of some help as well:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19145

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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by mike admin » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:29 pm

conrailguy wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Please excuse me in advance for horning in on this thread,but I found a similar drive.I was wondering if this is or could be a"friendly" drive?
Product: BD-RE WH12LS39
This drive won't read UHD, but this drive can be made LibreDrive-compatible. This has some benefits for regular blu-ray as well. Please do send all dump_SD_xxxx.tgz files from MakeMKV data directory to support@makemkv.com .

conrailguy
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Re: Confirming Compatibility

Post by conrailguy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:15 pm

Thank you st4ever and Mike for your rapid reply and time,I appreciate it.Now I know what I have got here now!Mike,I just sent the dump you requested.
Thanks again

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