What's the best bluray drive for ripping?

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#1

I’m considering buying a new bluray drive that would rip faster (if it would actually rip faster by a decent amount). I will only use the drive for ripping blurays and DVDs and I would ideally like to spend as little as possible (around $50~ I guess). My current top choice is an LG WH14NS40: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YWMCA8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=A3N7VF71PEMVE, but I’ve heard about something called Riplock, and I can’t tell if this drive has it or if there are faster drives for a similar amount.

I’m currently using an old Lite-On:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827248014 drive to rip my bluray collection (4x read speed), but it’s taking a while and I already ran into an issue in makeMKV where I tried to rip one movie and now makeMKV refuses to work for any movie (even ones that used to work). Supposedly this is some DRM related issue.

Anyway, I’m now using AnyDVD HD, which doesn’t seem to have the same DRM issues, but it also takes significantly longer to rip (makeMKV was ripping the same movie about two to three times faster). So I’m not really sure why makeMKV was so much faster, is there a reason for that?

P.s. A completely random question, how come ODDs seem to have a higher write speed than read speed? when I looked at the specs of the WH14NS40 on Newegg, it lists the read speed of blurays at 14x and the write speed at 12x.


#2

[QUOTE=djdwosk97;2766131]I’m considering buying a new bluray drive that would rip faster (if it would actually rip faster by a decent amount). I will only use the drive for ripping blurays and DVDs and I would ideally like to spend as little as possible (around $50~ I guess). My current top choice is an LG WH14NS40: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YWMCA8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=A3N7VF71PEMVE, but I’ve heard about something called , and I can’t tell if this drive has it or if there are faster drives for a similar amount. [/QUOTE]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplock

[QUOTE=djdwosk97;2766131]I’m currently using an old Lite-On:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827248014 drive to rip my bluray collection (4x read speed), but it’s taking a while and I already ran into an issue in makeMKV where I tried to rip one movie and now makeMKV refuses to work for any movie (even ones that used to work). Supposedly this is some DRM related issue. [/QUOTE]Well I still have a old Lite-On iHBS212-2 and it works just fine for DVD/BD copying. I don’t do MKV so I can say much to that. But DVD/BD 1:1 backup/playback are just fine for me.

[QUOTE=djdwosk97;2766131]Anyway, I’m now using AnyDVD HD, which doesn’t seem to have the same DRM issues, but it also takes significantly longer to rip (makeMKV was ripping the same movie about two to three times faster). So I’m not really sure why makeMKV was so much faster, is there a reason for that?[/QUOTE]Anydvd HD is a decryption program so if there is DRM it will be removed. Also AnyDVD doesn’t make MKV so not sure what program your using to do that with.

[QUOTE=djdwosk97;2766131]P.s. A completely random question, how come ODDs seem to have a higher write speed than read speed? when I looked at the specs of the WH14NS40 on Newegg, it lists the read speed of blurays at 14x and the write speed at 12x.[/QUOTE]Check this out… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_and_DVD_writing_speed


#3

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2766137]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplock

Well I still have a old Lite-On iHBS212-2 and it works just fine for DVD/BD copying. I don’t do MKV so I can say much to that. But DVD/BD 1:1 backup/playback are just fine for me.

Anydvd HD is a decryption program so if there is DRM it will be removed. Also AnyDVD doesn’t make MKV so not sure what program your using to do that with.

Check this out… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_and_DVD_writing_speed[/QUOTE]
makeMKV also decrypts the discs, but I guess it ran into one it can’t for whatever reason and that caused it to seize of and not work at all…or something like that?

I’m either going to encode the rips with Handbrake or just leave them as is. I can play .m2ts format and I have plenty of space, so I have to decide whether or not I want to spend hours encoding.

I know that there is a theoretical performance increase when going from a 4x reader to a 12x reader, but is there a meaningful difference in the real world? If it takes me 90 minutes to rip a bluray now on my 4x drive will the 12x drive do it in 30 minutes or would it probably be like 70 minutes?


#4

(From a different perspective).

I use to rip my blurays and watch the m2ts files on the computer. But I don’t do this anymore. Too much work, for very little in return.

But with that being said, I primarily use my computer bluray-rom drive for checking all my newly purchased blurays for random bad sectors due to manufacturing defects + crappy quality control. If the bluray-rom drive encounters any bad sectors on a particular movie bluray disc, I immediately return the disc to the store for an exchange (or a refund).

Presently I’m using an ASUS BC-12B1ST, which appears to be an LG rebadge. I use isopuzzle to rip an entire undecrypted bluray iso to the computer’s hard drive. The presence of bad sectors will show up very quickly on isopuzzle, since isopuzzle will try to jump over the bad sectors.

In terms of rip times, a single-layer 25 gigabyte bluray disc only takes around 10 minutes to rip the entire iso. A double-layer 50 gigabyte bluray disc takes around 30 minutes to rip the entire iso. (These times are only for ripping the entire undecrypted iso).


#5

I have looked and looked but can’t fine isopuzzle for blu ray only dvd


#6

Isopuzzle works fine on both bluray and dvd discs. (There is no bluray specific version).