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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 30th Sep 18, 2:16 PM
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    External blue ray writer
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    • 30th Sep 18, 2:16 PM
    External blue ray writer 30th Sep 18 at 2:16 PM
    Suggestions as external blue ray drives seem rather expensive.
    Plan to purchase some blue ray movies from amazon.
    Burn them via i3 laptop to writer.disx and transfer them to Apple 4k t.v.
    Usb3 preferably -choice seems limited.
    Maybe I could avoid the higher cost drive from 80 etc.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Oct 18, 8:37 AM
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    the cable you want is the one posted above by Everywhere, 2 USB male to USB mini connector. post a photo of the hole in the writer into which the cable goes
    Originally posted by tonyh66
    Are MSEr's agreed if the Asus side connection takes USB mini connector.
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    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 14th Oct 18, 8:39 AM
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    yes thats a mini USB, the cable posted by Everwhere will fit. 2 male USB to male mini USB 10 pin
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 14th Oct 18, 8:41 AM
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    Looks like Mini USB to me.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Oct 18, 10:03 AM
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    This is very difficult, Amazon won;t allow cable only to be ordered without Add on purchase which I don't require
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Oct 18, 10:12 AM
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    Thanks msr's re ordered via Amazon
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/C2G-USB-Mini-b-Male-Y-Cable-Black/dp/B001U3ZP1A

    Could arrive tomorrow -I'll ignore 16GB memory spec meanwhile

    I requested E-bay cancel though that cable was <2
    And I'll keep Wed's Amazon delivery as that inlcudes blue ray movie (with the cable I might not need )
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Oct 18, 5:00 PM
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    That's totally out of focus. Take a picture of the drive's connector.
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    I need to pracivce photo's with my Xs then.
    Think I did have a shot of some Xs photo 'features' recently -is it that out of focus
    The Drive mini usb photo' was via IPad pro10.5
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Oct 18, 10:31 AM
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    As posted on another forum
    Called Asus tech line this morning and exlplained my blue ray drive is dropping from device manager only when a disc is inserted.
    Their advisor agreed I should try the Y double usb 2 to mini connector which I hope to receive from Amazon today as my Asus drive includes model D whereas its Model C -that needs only one usb connector so dual connector is way to go -hopefully.

    And I got small refund from e-bay with the cable I had ordered which is nice.
    Only Amazon;s Wed's delivery cable in error though I'm not sure if I could cancel one of two items as I would like at least Blue ray movie to arrive.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Oct 18, 2:43 PM
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    Received Miniusb to Y dual usb2.0 cable from Amazon today.
    Amazing as I also ordered a blue ray movie which is playing fine.
    I can only assume Asus Tech advisor was correct this mormning in advising the blue ray rrive requires the dual usb cable which provides enough power to drive External Writer.

    Thanks mser's success indeed and it is mini usb.
    Lesson. Learned as I have 2nd delivery from Amazon with another cable- It could be returned
    Nice afternoon with tech resolution.
    Maybe I'll find time to purchase a small pack of blank blue ray discs in a few weeks.
    What a difference models make with 'C' using single usb and my 'D' using dual usb.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Oct 18, 3:04 PM
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    https://imgur.com/a/EdWStxY

    https://imgur.com/a/h1fjO2R

    https://imgur.com/a/uEg1utA
    Last edited by Dandytf; 15-10-2018 at 3:06 PM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Oct 18, 7:23 PM
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    Found streaming movie to Sony t.v. Via Plex today.
    Trialed a few mins of another dvd movie-uploaded via plex server late afternoon as I forgot where the add to library tab was on left menu.
    That's my final post as I can enjoy blue ray writer if and when required.
    Result in able to add one or two DVD movies to Apple 4k t.v.
    Getting used to Plex or maybe Infuse.
    Haven't got any blank discs yet-maybe in a few weeks I'll try writing function
    Last edited by Dandytf; 17-10-2018 at 8:09 PM.
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 17th Oct 18, 1:51 AM
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    Found streaming movie to Sony t.v. Via Plex today.
    Trialed a few mins of another dvd movie-uploaded via play server late afternoon as I forgot where the add to library tab was on left menu.
    That's my final post as I can enjoy blue ray writer if and when required.
    Result in able to add one or two DVD movies to Apple 4k t.v.
    Getting used to Plex or maybe Infuse.
    Haven't got any blank discs yet-maybe in a few weeks I'll try writing function
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    We are happy that you are happy.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 20th Oct 18, 12:11 PM
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    Yet another multiforum post

    Managed 5 mins of blue ray rip to ssd+5 mins dvd rip(to 4k format)-ssd.
    Went well, noticed my 4k from dvd 5 mins used 1gb approx.

    As my initial 5 mins rips were successful, I need to invest very soon.
    1. Tipard blue ray converter s/ware-37 Uk pounds
    2. External hdd or if I wait until 2019-maybe external. Ssd's could reduce in cost
    3. Haven't yet purchased blank discs-for the purpose of trying writer functions

    Maybe I'll try. 4K blue ray in very near future.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 21st Oct 18, 10:31 AM
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    Yet another multiforum post

    Managed 5 mins of blue ray rip to ssd+5 mins dvd rip(to 4k format)-ssd.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    DVD is not 4K. It is standard definition. There is no point in upscaling it to 4K.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 21st Oct 18, 2:11 PM
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    DVD is not 4K. It is standard definition. There is no point in upscaling it to 4K.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Found my dvd to 4k test very nice quality results indeed.
    My intention is to copy some DVD's to add to Plex server and view via Apple 4k t.v.
    Thanks for your basic dvd thoughts
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 21st Oct 18, 5:44 PM
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    Found my dvd to 4k test very nice quality results indeed.
    My intention is to copy some DVD's to add to Plex server and view via Apple 4k t.v.
    Thanks for your basic dvd thoughts
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    It would likely look just as good playing the native resolution DVD rips on the Apple TV with the benefit of smaller file sizes.
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