Originally Posted by Yosh70
Unfortunately all of my BD ISO's are "obtained" thru other channels so no disc to pop in.....too bad you dont utilize any of the features of the Oppo like streaming or connecting a HDD. You could've saved a few hundred bucks and just got a Pana or Sammy instead.
LOL, and some folks wonder why the studios want manufacturers to eliminate iso capability and anything resembling it. Did you really want to advertise what you do to everyone? All it does is make you look bad, and the rest of us who just want the ability to archive our collection and store them safely are made to suffer because of it.
I just got done archiving my Star Wars BD set and it occurred to me (as it did when I first opened it) that BDs that are packaged like these, in particular, are ideal candidates for archiving. I HATE the idea of any type of slipcover cases especially for BDs. One tiny speck of dust/dirt and the action of sliding the disc in or out of the slipcover can potentially scratch it. Scratch a disc slightly in just the wrong way and it could cease to continue playing glitch-free. Then again, maybe that was intentional. Lucas after all, IS the master of coercing people into rebuying the same product over and over and over again.
My favorite types of cases are the ones with the hinged center holder, where you push your finger down on the center and it pops and folds at the hinge leaving the disc free to be removed easily. To secure the disc back in the case, just place the hole over the center and push down gently at the edges of the hole in the disc and the center hinge pops back flat securing the disc. Some of the friction fit centers hold the disc so tightly, it flexes so much while trying to remove it that I worry that the disc might crack. Years of flexing the disc in this manner can, I'm sure, speed up the delamination of the data layer of the disc.BTW, for the folks who DO archive their BD collections
I use the iso feature simply because I know it creates a data image identical to the original and as mentioned, it allows for glitch-free 3D playback.
I haven't really looked into other options as yet though and was curious if there is anything akin to FLAC for music files as far as BD files go? i.e. something that is identically lossless with some compression advantages?
Many of my BD isos are 47-48GB in size, which means the 2TB limitation for drives connected to the Oppo can only hold on average, about 40 movies.
I'm not even close to having all my BDs archived as yet, but what do folks do when they have 500+ movies (or even anything upwards of 200 which requires more drive space than 4 2TB drives can hold in iso. form)? Keep adding drives with a hub? I think the largest hub I'v heard of someone having success with is an 8 USB port hub. In theory, this could hold somewhere between 320-350 HD movies.
Any other viable solutions out there that are capable of playing 3D BDs glitch-free without these hard drive limitations?