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Best Buy has LG 8x External USB 2.0 Blu-Ray Double Layer Disc Rewriter (Black; BP50NB40) on sale for $79.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free curbside pickup as an alterative option. Thanks sxw88

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  • Blu-Ray Drive Install Disc for Windows
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I have been looking for an external Blu-ray drive to rip 4K UHD disk for Plex. I did extensive research. This LG BP50NB40 is one of the cheapest and most reliable options to achieve it. You need to get some files from MakeMKV website to flash the correct firmware. This drive doesn't say that it officially support UHD, but the actual drive in it is the same as the drives that officially support UHD. They are just rebranded with different firmware

I picked mine up, and it came with 1.02 firmware. You want 1.01 or 1.02. Here are the steps to flash it.

1. Download two files from this thread. https://makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933​ [makemkv.com]

ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip
and
Hybrid_Firmware_for_BP50NB40_to_BP60NB10.zip

2. Unzip the ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip file go into it and find the file HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.02-NM00700-211811011016.bin under the folder
[mk-firmware-pack-20200720] -> [MK] -> [old]

3. Flash the bin file with the .exe file that comes with the zip. You will now have the MK version of the 1.02 firmware.

4. Then use the same .exe file flash the DE_LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD.bin file from the 2nd zip. You will now basically have the LG BP60NB10 drive.

5. Remember this guide is for firmware 1.02 only. If you get firmware 1.01 or 1.03 the instructions are different.
Now you can use MakeMKV to rip UHD Blurays. I just used it to rip the Dynasties from the recent Best Buy deal.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-8...Id=9243009
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I have been looking for an external Blu-ray drive to rip 4K UHD disk for Plex. I did extensive research. This LG BP50NB40 is one of the cheapest and most reliable options to achieve it. You need to get some files from MakeMKV website to flash the correct firmware. This drive doesn't say that it officially support UHD, but the actual drive in it is the same as the drives that officially support UHD. They are just rebranded with different firmware

I picked mine up, and it came with 1.02 firmware. You want 1.01 or 1.02. Here are the steps to flash it.

1. Download two files from this thread. https://makemkv.com/forum/viewtop...t=18933​ [makemkv.com]

ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip
and
Hybrid_Firmware_for_BP50NB40_to_BP60NB10.zip

2. Unzip the ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip file go into it and find the file HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.02-NM00700-211811011016.bin under the folder
[mk-firmware-pack-20200720] -> [MK] -> [old]

3. Flash the bin file with the .exe file that comes with the zip. You will now have the MK version of the 1.02 firmware.

4. Then use the same .exe file flash the DE_LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD.bin file from the 2nd zip. You will now basically have the LG BP60NB10 drive.

5. Remember this guide is for firmware 1.02 only. If you get firmware 1.01 or 1.03 the instructions are different.
Now you can use MakeMKV to rip UHD Blurays. I just used it to rip the Dynasties from the recent Best Buy deal.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-8...Id=9243009
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Btw, just checked on amazon historic prices for the same item.. item goes on sale quite often at $70.
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Dumb question. Can this be used to rip FLAC or WAV files from an audio CD?
Sure can. I've been using EAC for years and it works great. It even finds the album art cover for you.
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Stupid question - This model is only $20 cheaper than the upgrade model OP is flashing to. How is this a slick deal?
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Question is, what software are you using after ripping with makemvk to reduce in size a bit?
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Is this Mac compatible with makemkv? I don't need 4k rips just blu ray
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I need something to rip my kids blu-ray dance recitals. Don't care about speed or writing, just need a basic external reader. This seems pricey, is it overkill?
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Stupid question - This model is only $20 cheaper than the upgrade model OP is flashing to. How is this a slick deal?
To flash 4k with MakMKV, even if you buy LG BP60NB10, you still need to flash it. The hardware is the same. That's why it's better to get the BP50NB40. This is not the cheapest ever, but with all the recent 4k deals from Prime Day, Target, and Best Buy, may people may be waiting to rip some movies.
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Is this Mac compatible with makemkv? I don't need 4k rips just blu ray
Makemkv is compatible with mac; I use on my Mac and rip Blu-ray's for plex server
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Bought this a few months back, works really well. It goes micro USB to 2x USB A 2.0 ports, one probably for power one for data. Takes about 30-45 minutes to rip a regular Blu ray with MakeMKV. I haven't tried to flash it for UHD since I don't own any 4k screens. May try it in the future though, I am using a 1440p monitor.

I like this little thing and am very impressed with it. Much better than needing a drive bay in my case, I can just store it away when I don't need it.
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Kind of reckless for anyone to suggest you can burn UHD videos this way; they probably haven't even tried. It's a total nightmare with shitty overseas software. Almost nobody makes software for that critical final step of actually mastering source video files into the proper UHD video Blu-ray format. What's out there, hardly works.
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Can this play uhd Blu-ray on computer if I have powerdvd? I am still pissed that asus never made a windows 10 driver so my external Blu-ray burner is a brick now
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this external drive can play blu-ray movie discs?
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What is procedure if it's version 1.00 or 1.03?
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Ripping is hard now a days. I got some blurays from RedBox and failed during ripping process.
So you're one of those folks who "Redfoxes Redbox?" And people still wonder why Hollywood is so against backing up our home media for us who do it honestly?
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Does it support blu ray playback?
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