Got my LiteOn iHBS112 in the mail yesterday. Would have been 2 days sooner but Amazon decided they didn’t have any left of the one I ordered in their discount warehouse so they sent me an empty box with bubble wrap instead so I complained, got a complimentary credit on top of my refund and went to newegg where I should have gone in the first place. Ugh… anyway.
So, my question now is, should I continue to use the same software I have been for burning or are there some other programs people prefer for blu-ray? I use Nero for data burning, DVD Decrypter and Imgburn for ISOs. I guess I’ll need something new for ISOs?
Finally, as far as I know there’s no problem reading discs from other regions with this drive and burning them to watch on my computer, but is there a set of instructions for how best to do this?
I find Imgburn to be the best option for burning data or video to BD-R. As well as ISO’s. I use ANYDVD HD to rip a Blu-ray to the hard drive and BD Rebuilder to fit it to a 25GB BD-R. Usually choosing movie-only for anything over 30GB to preserve video quality. BDRB does an outstanding job of preserving that quality. You will be hard-pressed to detect a difference between most originals and re-encodes. BDRebuilder can also automatically give you it’s output in ISO form via ImgBurn to enable you to view the result before burning it with VirtualCloneDrive and any playback software you might use like PowerDVD or TotalMediaTheater.
There are also a few freeware BD decrypter programs you may wish to try found in this thread. I haven’t tested them yet.
Regions completely cease to be an issue with the likes of ANYDVD HD.