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kkylp

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Recommendation on External Bluray writer
« on: 22 September, 2022, 20:50:56 pm »
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  • Hi Folks,

    I am looking to rip my collection of 4k bluray discs to an external hard disk from my window based desktop. Can anyone recommend a good and reliable external bluray burner/ripper and a external hard disk that you are currently using that can be bought locally? I currently watch 4k movies with my bluray player and also stream Netflix and Disney+ movies via my OLED TV and AVR. I am also exploring getting a media player to watch the ripped 4k movie files (if i am able to rip my physical 4k bluray discs collection successfully). Please feel free to PM me if it's not convenient to mention the brand and make here.
    Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #1 on: 22 September, 2022, 21:17:35 pm »
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  • Hi Folks,

    I am looking to rip my collection of 4k bluray discs to an external hard disk from my window based desktop. Can anyone recommend a good and reliable external bluray burner/ripper and a external hard disk that you are currently using that can be bought locally? I currently watch 4k movies with my bluray player and also stream Netflix and Disney+ movies via my OLED TV and AVR. I am also exploring getting a media player to watch the ripped 4k movie files (if i am able to rip my physical 4k bluray discs collection successfully). Please feel free to PM me if it's not convenient to mention the brand and make here.
    Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    The recommended software for ripping the 4K Blu Ray is DVDFab All-In-One.  Take the lifetime version.  Normally they run a discount and it about US$200+ for a 6-PC install option.

    The Blu Ray drive to go with this would be the LG WH16NS60 which is also recommended by DVDfab. Expect to pay about $100-$200 (SGD) for it.  I got mine from Amazon.  You cannot use any other 4K Blu Ray drives other than those recommended by DVDFab.

    You should do a "Clone" or a "Full-Disc copy" into a ISO file for completeness.  One file contains the entire disc image and when you playback with a good media player, it would feel from you are playing it from the disc.

    I recommend you to use a NAS instead of a external drive.  One terabyte could only holds about 15-18 4K UHD movies.   An 8-bay NAS with 10TB drives would be a good start.  A NAS is preferred as the movies could stream anywhere in your network and updating the files would be simple.

    I have been using Zidoo Media Player.  You can get one for as little <$300 or go for the flagship one at about $4.2K.

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #2 on: 22 September, 2022, 23:49:26 pm »
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  • Thanks Audio for the response and comprehensive information. I recently watched the YouTube viz from "TechnoDad" on ripping 4k bluray discs and saw the LG U40N bluray writer he was using. Do you have any impression on this LG bd writer and it's compatibility with DVDfab? As my current 4k bluray discs collection is small, perhaps it make more sense to just get a 12Tb to 14Tb external hard disk to start with.

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #3 on: 23 September, 2022, 02:13:02 am »
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  • Go here to read about the compatible drives to be used for UHD4K Blu Ray copying.

    https://www.dvdfab.cn/manual/uhd-copy/supported-uhd-drives

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #4 on: 23 September, 2022, 10:33:38 am »
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  • Thanks Audio for the info. Wondering if there are any shops in Sim Lim where i get these user friendly drives for 4k bd ripping or do i have to buy online.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #5 on: 23 September, 2022, 14:22:50 pm »
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  • Oh dear, I recalled I bought the drive back in 2020 and it was about $160.  Now !!

     
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    No choice.   Drive is so specialised and expensive , I donít think the dealers in Sim Lim will stock these. 

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    Re: Recommendation on External Bluray writer
    « Reply #6 on: 24 September, 2022, 00:27:24 am »
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  • Thanks bro for all the help and info!