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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 30th Sep 18, 3:16 PM
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    External blue ray writer
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    • 30th Sep 18, 3:16 PM
    External blue ray writer 30th Sep 18 at 3:16 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 8th Oct 18, 10:31 AM
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    I'm still struggling to understand why you want to copy a Blu-ray to another Blu-ray disc? If you have a disc already you can try it on another computer with no need for copying anything.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    I don't have another computer as I use ios devices for a few years.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 8th Oct 18, 12:38 PM
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    I don't have another computer as I use ios devices for a few years.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    That doesn't explain why you want to make copies onto blank Blu-ray discs. You don't need to do that if you just want to rip Blu-ray discs and store the resultant files on a hard disk.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 8th Oct 18, 1:58 PM
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    Anyone advise capacity of UHD Blu Ray movies.
    Could be interesting attempting copy with my soon to be delivered Asus Blu Ray writer 6x

    I want to purchase small amount of blanks discs from Amazon + uhd movie
    25GB seems to be most inexpensive though I don;t want to purchase 50/100/ etc if I don;t need additional storage
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    We are all confused as to why you want to purchase blank discs. Are you hoping to record HD material?
    It doesn't make much sense to buy Blu Ray discs, only to copy them to the same size and to another disc.. Usually you would 'rip' them from the original media, to a more manageable size and format.

    You certainly don't want to place a 50 GB folder on your storage medium for each file.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 8th Oct 18, 6:07 PM
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    Refer to 7th Oct 18, 7:10 PM

    I don't have any other reason or explanation.
    Thanks anyway
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    • abssorb
    • By abssorb 9th Oct 18, 11:52 AM
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    Given the learning involved to make a perfect duplicate, and then the effort and time to make each one, it's still much, much cheaper and simpler to just buy another blu-ray.

    Or, put up with a "lossy" copy during disk manufacture. But that's what you get with streaming. So back to square one.


    Here's a list of software:
    https://www.toptenreviews.com/software/multimedia/best-blu-ray-to-blu-ray-copy-software/

    But be prepared, their promises are not backed by any guarantees and they know you can't demand refunds for a piece of software that breaks the law by using it.
    In practice, you need to plan for a lot of wasted attempts.
    Last edited by abssorb; 09-10-2018 at 11:58 AM.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 9th Oct 18, 5:59 PM
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    Given the learning involved to make a perfect duplicate, and then the effort and time to make each one, it's still much, much cheaper and simpler to just buy another blu-ray.

    Or, put up with a "lossy" copy during disk manufacture. But that's what you get with streaming. So back to square one.


    Here's a list of software:
    https://www.toptenreviews.com/software/multimedia/best-blu-ray-to-blu-ray-copy-software/

    But be prepared, their promises are not backed by any guarantees and they know you can't demand refunds for a piece of software that breaks the law by using it.
    In practice, you need to plan for a lot of wasted attempts.
    Originally posted by abssorb
    Respect Absorb

    I shall read and maybe enjoy the info you have chosen to refer to.

    Maybe you could advise how important a 'decent' GPU is to use Blu Ray writer.
    All I know GPU wise via i3 laptop is intel integrated 620 chip can play h265 videos.
    If for example as Asus instruction pdf mentions a mid range Nvideo or Amd card is required, then my tach interest could be a non starter.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 10th Oct 18, 7:59 AM
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    Burning a Blu-ray disc does not require any GPU effort. it does not require a particularly powerful computer. Burning a disc is just writing data to a disc. The data is not accessed.


    Watching a Blu-ray will require computer of some minimum spec to play it smoothly. Computers have been able to play Blu-ray discs for years without any issues. BTW Blu-ray video is encoded with h264. h265 is newer and used for 4k content.


    It still appears that you have no need to burn Blu-ray discs though. From your original post you want to buy some Blu-ray discs from Amazon and rip them to a computer. Do you actually mean buy a film from Amazon Prime, download it, and burn it to a blank disc? If so then this is not so easy.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 10th Oct 18, 6:45 PM
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    Burning a Blu-ray disc does not require any GPU effort. it does not require a particularly powerful computer. Burning a disc is just writing data to a disc. The data is not accessed.


    Watching a Blu-ray will require computer of some minimum spec to play it smoothly. Computers have been able to play Blu-ray discs for years without any issues. BTW Blu-ray video is encoded with h264. h265 is newer and used for 4k content.



    It still appears that you have no need to burn Blu-ray discs though. From your original post you want to buy some Blu-ray discs from Amazon and rip them to a computer. Do you actually mean buy a film from Amazon Prime, download it, and burn it to a blank disc? If so then this is not so easy.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Hi Asus GPU recommendations were Nvideo 7600
    As an example not a neccesity, if I purchase a blue ray movie from Amazon-could I then with my writer play, burn and write to another blank BD or BL/BDXL disc as a single copy.
    Also I could in theory use writer to play and copy to external HDD -and use Makemkv -upload via Plex server and access and play movie via Plex App via Apple 4k t.v.
    As my write hasn't yet arrived , all I have done is play a blue ray mkv movie which another mser had kindly provided.
    From this I can Play movie via i3 laptop
    I have used another App to convert it into a format acceptable via Plex
    Uploaded the converted mkv to Plex server.
    Accessed and played via Apple 4k t.v. Via Plex App.

    The question I have is could I in theory purchase my own movies from Amazon or whichever retailer and make my own Plex compatible file to upload to my Plex server -then access and play via Plex App -Apple 4kt.v.

    I would only use this where the movie of my choice isn;t available to purchase through Apple store via Apple 4k t.v.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 10-10-2018 at 6:48 PM.
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    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 10th Oct 18, 7:49 PM
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    The question I have is could I in theory purchase my own movies from Amazon or whichever retailer and make my own Plex compatible file to upload to my Plex server -then access and play via Plex App -Apple 4kt.v.

    I would only use this where the movie of my choice isn;t available to purchase through Apple store via Apple 4k t.v.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Yes you can, using the methods already discussed in this thread.

    Just for clarity though, remember the term 'Blu-ray' only refers to the discs, not the movies or the resulting files of whatever format that you rip from the discs.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 11th Oct 18, 9:03 AM
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    Hi Asus GPU recommendations were Nvideo 7600
    As an example not a neccesity, if I purchase a blue ray movie from Amazon-could I then with my writer play, burn and write to another blank BD or BL/BDXL disc as a single copy.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Yes you could but why would you want to copy a Blu-ray disc to a blank Blu-ray disc? There is little point in doing this.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 11th Oct 18, 1:19 PM
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    Yes you could but why would you want to copy a Blu-ray disc to a blank Blu-ray disc? There is little point in doing this.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Perhaps if they are purchasing as a digital download. Though still have no idea as to why they would want to put it on BluRay media.
    If they are purchasing BluRay media, then they want 'rip'/copy the content from the BluRay media to their HDD/SSD so that it can be streamed via Plex/Apple TV.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Oct 18, 6:07 PM
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    Yes you could but why would you want to copy a Blu-ray disc to a blank Blu-ray disc? There is little point in doing this.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Only to try for tech reasons no specific necessity.
    Card from p.o. today could be collecting writer Sat morning.
    Haven't go any blue ray movies yet-could try a dvd to ensure it's working.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th Oct 18, 9:13 PM
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    Everything you copy or watch later on will be DVD quality anyway so probably best to stick to DVD's
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 11th Oct 18, 9:30 PM
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    Only to try for tech reasons no specific necessity.
    Card from p.o. today could be collecting writer Sat morning.
    Haven't go any blue ray movies yet-could try a dvd to ensure it's working.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Where are you going to store this data? Have you at least a USB 3.0 external HDD?
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 12th Oct 18, 6:08 PM
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    Where are you going to store this data? Have you at least a USB 3.0 external HDD?
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    No external hdd yet--future purchase.

    Collecting write tomorrow morning.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 12th Oct 18, 6:11 PM
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    Everything you copy or watch later on will be DVD quality anyway so probably best to stick to DVD's
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I have one or two freebie dvd movies fromSky store/
    Possible try a simple dvd copy tomorrow.
    Funny as I think the only blank disks I have stored are CD's
    Best. I get writer installed and powered up before ordering disks
    External hdd could be in.a few weeks
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    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 13th Oct 18, 11:03 AM
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    I have one or two freebie dvd movies fromSky store/
    Possible try a simple dvd copy tomorrow.
    Funny as I think the only blank disks I have stored are CD's
    Best. I get writer installed and powered up before ordering disks
    External hdd could be in.a few weeks
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Your great at ignoring the question of why you want to copy a blu-ray disk to a writeable blu-ray disc, as everyone has said there is no point.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 13th Oct 18, 3:48 PM
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    Not going as planned at all

    Unable to play dvd movie
    Either going to be driver prob or power type fault think.
    Haven't bothered with purchasing another powered hub
    ]have tried 1 or 2 drivers including editing win10 reg.
    No joy as yet, quite interesting though.
    Meanwhile I hope to get access to a desktop to rule out laptop low power possibility.
    With vlc there were similar error messages from a few years ago, iv'e tried latest and past vlc's
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 13th Oct 18, 3:49 PM
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    Everything you copy or watch later on will be DVD quality anyway so probably best to stick to DVD's
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    If I could play DVD's with todays collected writer !
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 13th Oct 18, 5:44 PM
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    Not going as planned at all

    Unable to play dvd movie
    Either going to be driver prob or power type fault think.
    Haven't bothered with purchasing another powered hub
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Why are you using a hub? Plug the drive directly into the computer. It will likely work. Windows will have the required drivers built in.
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