Has anyone tried successfully playing back decrypted Blu-rays (the back up discs that some of us make to keep our original store bought discs in pristine shape) on any of the new Blu-ray players lately?
My process is:
1. I use MakeMKV to produce unencrypted BDMV and Certificate files
2. I use BD Rebuilder to put those files back together
3. Then I use Imgburn to create one unencrypted Blu-ray disc that will play in my Blu-ray player.
I've never had any serious problems playing back a Blu-ray in my Sony GoogleTV Blu-ray player, though on a Sony Playstation the audio would cut out after 20 minutes. That however would NOT happen when we played a Blu-ray on an Xbox. It played perfectly using an Xbox.
But now I am considering buying a new Panasonic 4K Blu-ray player (the DP-UB820) and I'm wondering if "my process" above will result in Blu-ray Discs that will play correctly in the new player all the way through. Or will I lose the audio after 20 minutes? Has anyone had any actual experience with this lately?
At one time, I thought that there was something that Blu-ray Player manufacturers were required to install in a Blu-ray player that would stop the audio after about 20 minutes, but I don't know if that is true any more. Can someone wise me up?
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the audio cutting out sounds like a cinavia issue.
you would need to use a program such as dvdfab that can repair
the audio track ( providing the disc is supported, "most are"). so it isn't a issue with your player.
Last edited by october262; 8th Mar 2019 at 18:12.
Thanks guys!! I must really be getting old to have forgotten about Cinavia. But when you mentioned it and I then read the link, it all came flooding back. Using a Blu-ray player that doesn't check for Cinavia, I'd pretty much forgotten about the problem. But with a new 4K Blu-ray player on the horizon, the Kracken has re-arisen.
DVDFab, here I come! Hope you can handle converting 4K originals into 4K 25GB Blu-rays with Atmos sound and with Cinavia removed! We shall see.
Plus, assuming it works for UHD Blu-ray, you may need to accept something other than Dolby Atmos. If you read the product information for DVDFab DVD & Blu-ray Cinavia Removal, there is no mention of Dolby Atmos. The best Blu-ray audio format that the product information says this software can process is DTS HD Master Audio, and that is output as a DTS-HD audio track.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
DVDFab now lists a Cinavia removal product specifically for UHD Blu-ray, DVDFab UHD Cinavia Removal.
[Edit] It looks like the UHD version can't process Dolby Atmos audio either. It is still appears to be limited to DTS HD Master Audio (output as a DTS-HD audio track) for its highest quality UHD Blu-ray audio option.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 10th Mar 2019 at 14:34.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Ditch the standalone player and play the file on a mediaplayer that so far don't have to have Cinavia.BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
The majority of hardware media players don't support Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, but then again many 4K TVs don't support those features either.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Just mentioning 2
Popcorn (Cloud Media) and 4K
and quite a few others support Atmos
whilst there are a lot of very cheap media players out there you get what you pay for really.BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
I said that hardware media players with Atmos and Dolby Vision support are few in number because if LoydS wants a media player that can replace a good UHD Blu-ray disc player for playing commercial UHD Blu-ray backups, then he's going to need a media player with Dolby Vision support as well as Dolby Atmos support. That is a rare combination of features for media players at this point. I can't tell from the specs that I saw whether or not Cloud Media or Dune has a player which supports both. I have not yet seen any other media players that can provide both at this point.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 12th Mar 2019 at 10:16.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord