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post #19321 of 26644
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Originally Posted by [B View Post

SeriousHorse[/b];21778870]Not to continue flogging a dead horse or anything, but the ability to play MKV files is pretty much established on all "mainstream" players and even TVs these days: models from Sony, Samsung, LG, Pioneer and JVC all support it.

roflmao

blairy
post #19322 of 26644
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Any sort of copying is forbidden.
-Bill

This, of course, is not true. Maybe in the US, some forms of (digital) copying may be prevented by regulations, but not only content of which you hold the copyrights yourself, or no copyright is applicable or implied, also if you made the content, this all is not forbidden. Even more so, besides having a copier in every business office, also analog content is often free to copy (except when copy-rights are mentioned specifically).

But most importantly, in many countries in this world, you are allowed by law to make one personal copy used as a back-up of any content you paid for, including copy-righted content! I am sorry for many of you in the US in this respect, but to help you guys out: if you, for example, buy a domain and have your website hosted in one of the countries where personal back-ups are no problem, you can load as much copies on your own foreign website as you'd like (make sure you use a password to access them); just a thought, nothing illegal thus far. Now, sharing them would indeed be illegal, but many (including myself) are not interested in that anyway.
post #19323 of 26644
Alright, I'm gonna show my ignorance here. What exactly is this ISO support that has everyone up in arms? Is it simply ripping and burning a movie to disc? Lol. I don't even use it but y'all got me the jitters to upgrade my player.
post #19324 of 26644
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Originally Posted by hammer66 View Post

Said the innocent young virgin to her new husband .

You "mount" the ISO image file to a virtual drive (i.e. using Clone Drive, Power ISO, etc). When you now click on the virtual drive where the ISO is mounted, you will see the BD folders.

Ahhhhh .... so! Thank you.
post #19325 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Alright, I'm gonna show my ignorance here. What exactly is this ISO support that has everyone up in arms? Is it simply ripping and burning a movie to disc? Lol. I don't even use it but y'all got me the jitters to upgrade my player.

Yes. People want to copy multiple shiny discs to a hard drive and have them play back as if they were still shiny discs. ISO format is the most convenient and robust way to do that at this point.

But alas, the studios don't care. They want ISO playback on the banned list for Blu-ray players. And they have the licensing clout to enforce their will. They have chosen to rear up on their hind legs and exercise that clout.
--Bob
post #19326 of 26644
With everyone else throwing in their two cents . . . I can’t resist my own pocketful of change.
I’ve had my OPPO 93 for a little over a year and have read every post on the Oppo 93 Owner’s Thread. (yes, all of them from the beginning)
I bought the 93 to play regular DVDs and especially Blu-Ray Discs that two other, cheaper players refused to do with any type of regularity and consistency (like skipping whole chapters and freezing up – even after being upgraded).
The Oppo 93 has played every single disc that I’ve thrown at it. No glitches, no failures, no problems whatsoever. I use none of the “extra” features (Netflix streaming , for example). I dropped Netflix streaming and use my Roku for Amazon. I did not even know about ISO before coming to this thread. (Because it isn’t officially supported then it isn’t in the owner’s manual)
So, it seems to me that the screamers on this thread for the last few weeks are upset because they can’t record the movies they’ve bought (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) to hard drives because they don’t want to expose their expensive Blu Ray discs to handling by inserting them into the player. Geez. How much does that array of hard drives cost and how many back-up copies of movies could you have bought with the money?
Anyhow, my point here is that anyone reading this thread who is thinking about buying an OPPO 93 to play and enjoy movies, please know that it’s the best thing out there. As a wise person on this thread is known to have said (more than once) buy the OPPO for what it does, and not for what it doesn’t do.
post #19327 of 26644
Soon, we will all be accessing our movies and music from the "cloud", which the studios control. Wal-mart will be the vehicle that enables this.
post #19328 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Rick Tyler View Post

With everyone else throwing in their two cents . . . I can't resist my own pocketful of change.
I've had my OPPO 93 for a little over a year and have read every post on the Oppo 93 Owner's Thread. (yes, all of them from the beginning)
I bought the 93 to play regular DVDs and especially Blu-Ray Discs that two other, cheaper players refused to do with any type of regularity and consistency (like skipping whole chapters and freezing up - even after being upgraded).
The Oppo 93 has played every single disc that I've thrown at it. No glitches, no failures, no problems whatsoever. I use none of the extra features (Netflix streaming , for example). I dropped Netflix streaming and use my Roku for Amazon. I did not even know about ISO before coming to this thread. (Because it isn't officially supported then it isn't in the owner's manual)
So, it seems to me that the screamers on this thread for the last few weeks are upset because they can't record the movies they've bought (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) to hard drives because they don't want to expose their expensive Blu Ray discs to handling by inserting them into the player. Geez. How much does that array of hard drives cost and how many back-up copies of movies could you have bought with the money?
Anyhow, my point here is that anyone reading this thread who is thinking about buying an OPPO 93 to play and enjoy movies, please know that it's the best thing out there. As a wise person on this thread is known to have said (more than once) buy the OPPO for what it does, and not for what it doesn't do.

It's not just Blu-rays, it's sometimes irreplaceable discs of all types. And then there's the convenience factor.. but we've been through this all before.

Either you value digital storage and playback or you don't. In 10-15 years, playing from discs will all seem so quaint.

By the way, nice first post.
post #19329 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Alright, I'm gonna show my ignorance here. What exactly is this ISO support that has everyone up in arms? Is it simply ripping and burning a movie to disc? Lol. I don't even use it but y'all got me the jitters to upgrade my player.

Fear not Grashopper......... if you have already decided that your player is meant to play discs (as it was intended to do) then worry not and make the "grade" (FW upgrade that is).

I kind of internally hymmed and hawed as well due to all the goings on here about ISO and finally just told myself that I ain't using it now, am highly unlikely to in the future and I bought this player to play Blu-rays and other "shiny disc" media. Once you decide why exactly you purchased your player, the choice of whether to upgrade the FW or not will be a much easier decision.

May the force be with you!
post #19330 of 26644
As I am home sick today anyone have any iso files that need testing on the old firmware? I have three musketeers being ripped to hard drive right now (3d version) as well as ripped versions of hugo 2d and 3d I plan on testing to see if they play. Lady and The Tramp comes to mind as well. Will report back later..
post #19331 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Yes. People want to copy multiple shiny discs to a hard drive and have them play back as if they were still shiny discs. ISO format is the most convenient and robust way to do that at this point.

But alas, the studios don't care. They want ISO playback on the banned list for Blu-ray players. And they have the licensing clout to enforce their will. They have chosen to rear up on their hind legs and exercise that clout.
--Bob

Got it. Basically one is making a cheaper version of a Kaleidescape. Which is in it's own heap o' trouble with the Hollyweird lawyers.
post #19332 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

Fear not Grashopper......... if you have already decided that your player is meant to play discs (as it was intended to do) then worry not and make the "grade" (FW upgrade that is).

I kind of internally hymmed and hawed as well due to all the goings on here about ISO and finally just told myself that I ain't using it now, am highly unlikely to in the future and I bought this player to play Blu-rays and other "shiny disc" media. Once you decide why exactly you purchased your player, the choice of whether to upgrade the FW or not will be a much easier decision.

May the force be with you!

Yeah, I more than likely will upgrade my player. But there's a part of me that says, don't do it. Indecision may or may not be my problem.
post #19333 of 26644
I updated the software after much deliberation for the improved Netflix picture. By the way, there is a worse player than Oppo for Netflix, the Windows one.
post #19334 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Richard in SF View Post

"If you want to talk about iso, please open a new thread."

And take the beta-tester bashing to private email. It's juvenile and offensive.
post #19335 of 26644
Lady And The Tramp full iso ripped with anydvd and imgburn plays fine on "old" iso capable firmware.
Hugo 2D version, anydvd and imgburn does NOT play and simply hangs at a black screen. This is with bd live enabled in the player. Tried also "limited" bd live and "off". no change..
Same file plays fine on my Dune media player.
Hugo 3D version plays just fine with bd live diasabled.
Three Musketeers 3D version also appears to play just fine with bd live disabled on the player.

To clarify. All Discs are being ripped to a hard drive using latest anydvd and imgburn (creating the iso file) and being played back from attached usb "toaster" style dock from said hard drive.
Firmware is 1219.
post #19336 of 26644
streamerlover-

FYI my firmware is at 1219.

I had a similar symptom with Footloose last week. It was a rental 2DBD. The disk played fine in my PS3. My Hugo 3D played fine in OPPO. All disks. Can you test your original disk vs. image burn on Hugo to see. Maybe your image burn was corrupted.

BTW- when you say "imgburn" I take it you were not testing an iso file but actually did a burn to BD-R media. Please clarify.

As my OPPO is disconnected from internet physically, I don't have BD Live enabled.
post #19337 of 26644
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Originally Posted by streamerlover View Post

Lady And The Tramp full iso ripped with anydvd and imgburn plays fine on "old" iso capable firmware.
Hugo 2D version, anydvd and imgburn does NOT play and simply hangs at a black screen. This is with bd live enabled in the player. Tried also "limited" bd live and "off". no change..
Same file plays fine on my Dune media player.
Hugo 3D version plays just fine with bd live diasabled.
Three Musketeers 3D version also appears to play just fine with bd live disabled on the player.

Keep in mind that AnyDVD and other ripping tools do, by default, remove various protections that also can effect playback.
post #19338 of 26644
^ The problem fixed in the 0302 firmware affected loading of certain 2D discs but NOT their 3D counterpart discs. Hugo is an example.
--Bob
post #19339 of 26644
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Keep in mind that AnyDVD and other ripping tools do, by default, remove various protections that also can effect playback.

which would be my point in testing them! If I can remove all the silly ass protections and the iso file still plays I will never need to update my firmware!


I will be happy if I can continue to BUY my 3D titles and have their contents ripped to the hard drive if they continue to work!
post #19340 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Theresa View Post

I updated the software after much deliberation for the improved Netflix picture. By the way, there is a worse player than Oppo for Netflix, the Windows one.

NetFlix is best on the PS 3 and not on any Oppo player.
post #19341 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ The problem fixed in the 0302 firmware affected loading of certain 2D discs but NOT their 3D counterpart discs. Hugo is an example.
--Bob

Bob, Hugo played fine 2D/3D on the old official FW on my 95. Why does it not play on some Oppo players with the same FW?
post #19342 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Brian-HD View Post

Bob, Hugo played fine 2D/3D on the old official FW on my 95. Why does it not play on some Oppo players with the same FW?

I don't know the details of the bug that was fixed, but evidently it is related to the way the 2D disc manages the playback of the previews that it streams over the internet upon loading. That will naturally vary between setups.
--Bob
post #19343 of 26644
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Originally Posted by citysoundman View Post

The latest firmware version that still supports iso is BDP9x-61-1219. I've saved it on my drive, just in case.

I went to this link:



http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-9...e-61-1219.aspx

It has a download link to firmware BDP9x-61-1219. Currently I have firmware BDP9x-57-0917

I read the release note and it did not say anything about removing .iso capability.

So it will still be safe for me to upgrade to this new BDP9x-61-1219 firmware and I will still be able to play 2D .iso and 3D .iso right ?
post #19344 of 26644
^ Yes. NOTE: That firmware is for a US player, not an EU player.
--Bob
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Anyone try out the US BD release of Game of Thrones?

I'm on the latest official firmware and have seen problems getting the discs to load: that is switching discs cause a black screen and resuming playback after a power cycle also results in a black screen. Power cycling the BD player with the disc out usually gets it going.

Load times are atrocious too. Sometimes quick, sometimes 2-3 minutes before the FBI warning. If not, then black screen.

No problems with any other titles.

BD Live is off, settings are pretty much default.
post #19346 of 26644
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Originally Posted by streamerlover View Post

Lady And The Tramp full iso ripped with anydvd and imgburn plays fine on "old" iso capable firmware.
Hugo 2D version, anydvd and imgburn does NOT play and simply hangs at a black screen. This is with bd live enabled in the player. Tried also "limited" bd live and "off". no change..
Same file plays fine on my Dune media player.
Hugo 3D version plays just fine with bd live diasabled.
Three Musketeers 3D version also appears to play just fine with bd live disabled on the player.

To clarify. All Discs are being ripped to a hard drive using latest anydvd and imgburn (creating the iso file) and being played back from attached usb "toaster" style dock from said hard drive.
Firmware is 1219.

So please make a Test with any DVD for creating the iso, no imgburn but with speedmenu from anydvd.
By the Way, i do not understand why you use imgburn to create an iso for playing from an external Drive? You Need only anydvd
post #19347 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Vancomycin View Post

I went to this link:

http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-9...e-61-1219.aspx

It has a download link to firmware BDP9x-61-1219. Currently I have firmware BDP9x-57-0917

I read the release note and it did not say anything about removing .iso capability.

So it will still be safe for me to upgrade to this new BDP9x-61-1219 firmware and I will still be able to play 2D .iso and 3D .iso right ?

I remember someone saying that there are some issues playing Universal disks with BDP9x-61-1219, who knows (I'm keeping 57-0917 for now). Here is the link: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post21550618
post #19348 of 26644
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

Anyone try out the US BD release of Game of Thrones?

I'm on the latest official firmware and have seen problems getting the discs to load: that is switching discs cause a black screen and resuming playback after a power cycle also results in a black screen. Power cycling the BD player with the disc out usually gets it going.

Load times are atrocious too. Sometimes quick, sometimes 2-3 minutes before the FBI warning. If not, then black screen.

No problems with any other titles.

BD Live is off, settings are pretty much default.

Same problem here. Takes forever to load. What makes it worse is the HBO menu system. You never know what episodes are on what disc. Which is why I'm going to rip all the episodes to ISO so I don't have to waste my time with HBO's BD discs.
post #19349 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Vancomycin View Post

I went to this link:



http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-9...e-61-1219.aspx

It has a download link to firmware BDP9x-61-1219. Currently I have firmware BDP9x-57-0917

I read the release note and it did not say anything about removing .iso capability.

So it will still be safe for me to upgrade to this new BDP9x-61-1219 firmware and I will still be able to play 2D .iso and 3D .iso right ?

I updated to v.1219 and still play ISO's, I have not experienced any issues with playback of standard or blu ray discs although I have not tried the troublesom Hugo blu ray.
post #19350 of 26644
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Originally Posted by honda steffen View Post

So please make a Test with any DVD for creating the iso, no imgburn but with speedmenu from anydvd.
By the Way, i do not understand why you use imgburn to create an iso for playing from an external Drive? You Need only anydvd

Because for quite awhile there were issues creating iso's straight from anydvd. I circumvented them by using imgburn and as I have NEVER had an issue with imgburn I decided to stick with it.
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