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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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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 30th Sep 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 2:45 PM
    I really don't understand what you are trying to do. I don't even know what writer.disx might be.

    Are you wanting to stream 4k video?
    • A Pandiculation
    • By A Pandiculation 30th Sep 18, 3:07 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:07 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:07 PM
    Do people really buy physical disks any more?
    Unless you really have some desperate need to hold physical media just download your movies (Amazon for example will let you do this) and you can then convert to whatever file type you want FOC if you know how, complete with 5.1 sound tracks if you have the capability for that.
    The 80 that would be for your burner buys quite a bit of storage for you to store the files.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 30th Sep 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:32 PM
    Do people really buy physical disks any more?
    Unless you really have some desperate need to hold physical media just download your movies (Amazon for example will let you do this) and you can then convert to whatever file type you want FOC if you know how, complete with 5.1 sound tracks if you have the capability for that.
    The 80 that would be for your burner buys quite a bit of storage for you to store the files.
    Originally posted by A Pandiculation
    Thanks excellent idea -are all movies downloadable via Amazon UK
    I have found The Gril with the dragon tattoo trilogy via blue ray though not yet via download.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 30th Sep 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:33 PM
    I really don't understand what you are trying to do. I don't even know what writer.disx might be.

    Are you wanting to stream 4k video?
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    I had intended to purchase a blue ray drive external that I could connect to my laptop.
    This drive could read/view blue ray movies+copy or write movies to a blan disc.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 30th Sep 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:34 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.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    All Blu-Ray external drives are USB 3, though of course they will work in a USB 2 port but it would take much longer.

    external Blu-Ray is expensive unfortunately, internal desktop drives are far cheaper. If you have access to a desktop it will be far quicker to get this done than on a laptop.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 30th Sep 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:41 PM
    I had intended to purchase a blue ray drive external that I could connect to my laptop.
    This drive could read/view blue ray movies+copy or write movies to a blan disc.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    I didn't understand why you need them on an optical disc.
    But now you seem to understand that you do not. You can play files directly.
    In addition to this, the Blu Ray disc on Amazon might not be 4K media. The 4K Ultra version is different. So it might just be Full HD; 1080p.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 30th Sep 18, 5:43 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:43 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:43 PM
    All Blu-Ray external drives are USB 3, though of course they will work in a USB 2 port but it would take much longer.

    external Blu-Ray is expensive unfortunately, internal desktop drives are far cheaper. If you have access to a desktop it will be far quicker to get this done than on a laptop.
    Originally posted by Neil Jones
    Thanks though I'm restricted to i3 laptop.
    Though I've since been a dvised I could use a blue ray rom drive to read purchased discs and use software to transfer them onto HDD -before using more software to copy them into iTunes library which I could then access via Apple4kl t.v.
    Small purchase dvd rom from 25x and 3 blue ray movies 15. -approx give or take a pound or pence.
    This is worth trying -no idea what time it will take via i3 laptop.
    Thanks mse'r seems Amazon yet again for almost all tech purchases.
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 30th Sep 18, 5:59 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:59 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 5:59 PM
    Thanks though I'm restricted to i3 laptop.
    Though I've since been a dvised I could use a blue ray rom drive to read purchased discs and use software to transfer them onto HDD -before using more software to copy them into iTunes library which I could then access via Apple4kl t.v.
    Small purchase dvd rom from 25x and 3 blue ray movies 15. -approx give or take a pound or pence.
    This is worth trying -no idea what time it will take via i3 laptop.
    Thanks mse'r seems Amazon yet again for almost all tech purchases.
    Originally posted by Dandytf

    Honestly, don't bother. Buy the BluRay and then download the file from elsewhere.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 18, 8:53 AM
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    Honestly, don't bother. Buy the BluRay and then download the file from elsewhere.
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    Buy the blu ray I understand.
    Download the file from elsewhere I. Don;'t know what you mean.
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 1st Oct 18, 9:15 AM
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    Then you should check your private messages...
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 18, 10:03 AM
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    Then you should check your private messages...
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    That's quality.
    What I've since done is bid for Asus BDXL writer -in progress via e-bay as I enjoy the idea of copying some purchased discs to rip convert and transfer by myself -push i3 laptop to it;s limits -if possible.
    Meanwhile mauybe what I could try is adding this to my iTunes library if I can take myself away from. Ipad 1.05 and switch on laptop.
    Thanks!
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    • abssorb
    • By abssorb 1st Oct 18, 10:56 AM
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    Have a thought though that making a duplicate of a blu-ray is definitely not a plug-and-play experience and buying the writer will not make it possible, any more than buying a guitar will make you able to play it.
    The blu-ray disks have heavyweight protection on them. There are ways to manage it but be prepared to do a lot of learning.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 18, 11:28 AM
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    Have a thought though that making a duplicate of a blu-ray is definitely not a plug-and-play experience and buying the writer will not make it possible, any more than buying a guitar will make you able to play it.
    The blu-ray disks have heavyweight protection on them. There are ways to manage it but be prepared to do a lot of learning.
    Originally posted by abssorb
    Some of which I have info from mac forums.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 1st Oct 18, 11:47 AM
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    wongataa
    Have a thought though that making a duplicate of a blu-ray is definitely not a plug-and-play experience and buying the writer will not make it possible, any more than buying a guitar will make you able to play it.
    The blu-ray disks have heavyweight protection on them. There are ways to manage it but be prepared to do a lot of learning.
    Originally posted by abssorb
    It pretty much is a plug and play experience (well click one button) with the correct software which is readily available. The encryption is trivial to break.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 18, 4:25 PM
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    Congrats you are a winner!

    https://imgur.com/a/GZTWHd7
    https://imgur.com/a/jqtQAUS

    Amazing found Plex app_Plex media server

    Hardware required, i3 Kabey Lake Laptop
    Apple 4k t.v.
    Sony 4k t.v.

    Software required

    Plex media App -from Apple App Store
    Plex Media Server -Win10

    Thanks mser's success indeed!
    Last edited by Dandytf; 01-10-2018 at 4:30 PM.
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 1st Oct 18, 8:09 PM
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    congrats you are a winner!

    https://imgur.com/a/gztwhd7
    https://imgur.com/a/jqtqaus

    amazing found plex app_plex media server

    hardware required, i3 kabey lake laptop
    apple 4k t.v.
    Sony 4k t.v.

    Software required

    plex media app -from apple app store
    plex media server -win10

    thanks mser's success indeed!
    Originally posted by dandytf


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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 1st Oct 18, 8:30 PM
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    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    Any tips if I'm successful in blue ray writer purchase via e-bay.
    What will I need software wise to make a copy of a purchased disc (my home use only)
    Is it too difficult to learn
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 1st Oct 18, 10:08 PM
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    Any tips if I'm successful in blue ray writer purchase via e-bay.
    What will I need software wise to make a copy of a purchased disc (my home use only)
    Is it too difficult to learn
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Not difficult initially, but a lot of unnecessary work these days.

    I used to utilise Magic DVD Ripper. It's sister product Magic Blu Ray Ripper and Copier would have been my recommendation back then.
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 1st Oct 18, 11:03 PM
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    Makemkv is what I have used.
    It's free while it's in beta, and has been in beta for years.
    Last edited by emptybox; 01-10-2018 at 11:08 PM.
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