Drive not found in Make MKV

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Drive not found in Make MKV

Post by jens123 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:17 pm


I used a LG external BD drive on my MacBook Pro for some time without any problems. Now after two month without use the drive isn't found by Make MKV. In OS X the drive and the disc is found without problems.

This week I did a clean set up of the MacBook and directly testet if the drive is found by Make MKV. This was successfull. But after installing all the software I usually use now the drive is not dectected from Make MKV anymore. I didn't use other software than before.

Does anyone have the same problem or anyone a solution how to solve this problem? I really don't know which of the software could be the problem.

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Re: Drive not found in Make MKV

Post by Woodstock » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Did you restart the computer after installing all the software?

The usual issue is that some software (sometimes the operating system itself!) takes control over the drive, and it no longer gets reported as an optical device when MakeMKV asks.
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Re: Drive not found in Make MKV

Post by Videocassette88 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:31 pm

Sometimes unplugging the drive and plugging it back into the computer resolves this problem. I've had this myself last night and this solved it

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Re: Drive not found in Make MKV

Post by mbnwa » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:36 pm

I know this is an old(er) thread, however I have recently started to have this same issue with my MBP

I get the following error in MakeMKV
MakeMKV v1.14.3 darwin(x64-release) started
The program can't find any usable optical drives.

however in System Profile I see the following
External Blu-ray Writer:

Product ID: 0x2571
Vendor ID: 0x152e (HLDS (Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.))
Version: 1.00
Serial Number: HITACHLGDA00000000E
Speed: Up to 5 Gb/sec
Manufacturer: HLDS Inc
Location ID: 0x02200000 / 2
Current Available (mA): 900
Current Required (mA): 96
Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
Capacity: 65.33 GB (65,325,432,832 bytes)
Removable Media: Yes
BSD Name: disk4
Logical Unit: 0
Partition Map Type: Unknown
USB Interface: 0

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Re: Drive not found in Make MKV

Post by PaulM2019 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:53 pm

For what it's worth, I've started having the exact same issue. MakeMKV has always seen the BD drive since I plugged it in about 6 months ago (a highly recommended LG unit), and worked flawlessly. Suddenly, the OS sees the BD drive (it never has), and now it's not available as an optical drive for MakeMKV any more. It can open as a hard drive, but that too seems to present challenges.

Mac Pro 5,1; macOS 10.13.6

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