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Game of Thrones is now available on DVD and Blu-ray and digital download. When I saw the commercial I understood that as a green light to go download it.
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Originally Posted by tomandbeth View Post

For a $50 player, how much is a warranty worth onless it's DOA? I also bought one of these (OEM) and holding off on installation while following comments and researching. Since I have the Lite-on in another build, should I just flash it with it's disk, don't flash but install with whatever Windows has, or ???

I'd be grateful if you tried flashing to see if that fixes the problem, before I build mine this weekend.

Has anybody just tried having anyDVD running to cut any protection and then use makeMKV over the top of it to rip? I haven't used makeMKV yet so I have no clue if that is a possiblity, but it could be an option.
post #11673 of 15901
From what I see in this article:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/i...ore-i7-3770k/1
Ivy Bridge graphics will be the major improvement.
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Originally Posted by Ducati 1098 View Post

From what I see in this article:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/i...ore-i7-3770k/1
Ivy Bridge graphics will be the major improvement.

Even at a 20-50% boost in iGPU performance it may be new for gaming and madvr but not a whole lot different otherwise for 1080p/HD.

Still a good improvement.
post #11675 of 15901
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3 new JRiver guides today which starts to make my transition into the JRiver Audiophile part of the JRiver guides.

Guide JR6: Gizmo Tablet Control (HTPC Setup)

Guide JR7: Gizmo Tablet Control (Tablet Setup)

Guide JR8: Gizmo Tablet Control (Using Gizmo)

That marks 100 guides total now.

And this thread is now at over 1,000,000 views I just noticed.
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Originally Posted by jrock18 View Post

I'd be grateful if you tried flashing to see if that fixes the problem, before I build mine this weekend.

Has anybody just tried having anyDVD running to cut any protection and then use makeMKV over the top of it to rip? I haven't used makeMKV yet so I have no clue if that is a possiblity, but it could be an option.

I went to Lite-on's website and downloaded their "all in one utility" which includes a firmware update. If I'm reading it right it won't install if it isn't one of their products. I'll use the Lite-on in another build as it's first test, then see if I can play a DVD. I haven't done any HTPC improvements from the paid guides on this one yet, so looks like I'll be working on this bad boy tonight.
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Are you talking about the background in MB or the background in WMC?


Sorry it took so long to answer your question to mine .

I have posted a pic of MB , 7mc and a shot of my tree .

Just guessing here but i think the answer is that I have not gone far enough through the process .

MB is completely set up but no art work has been established yet
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Read! (just kidding again)

As I state you need 3 files for it to show. Add a few more shows.
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Even at a 20-50% boost in iGPU performance it may be new for gaming and madvr but not a whole lot different otherwise for 1080p/HD.

Still a good improvement.

What makes a difference for me is Ivy Bridge supports 4K resolution, which on a 2D TV which means nothing unless you're over 80 in. But as I'm into 3D, Ivy Bridge makes glasses-free 3D work. 4K TV's should be released to market late 2012. It's all in what you want.
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Can somebody point me to a thread or explain to me how to merge two disks into one file, for example The Lord of the Rings, each movie has two disks, is there a way to merge them as one MKV?
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Originally Posted by vidikron25 View Post

Can somebody point me to a thread or explain to me how to merge two disks into one file, for example The Lord of the Rings, each movie has two disks, is there a way to merge them as one MKV?

Here you go.
post #11682 of 15901
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Originally Posted by vidikron25 View Post

Can somebody point me to a thread or explain to me how to merge two disks into one file, for example The Lord of the Rings, each movie has two disks, is there a way to merge them as one MKV?

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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Here you go.

Here's Damian's write up on the subject. He's a regular on here.. I think there's issues with mkvmerge and am going to do this with tsMuxeR when I have a chance.

EDIT: Check step 4 before going to step 3...
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Read! (just kidding again)

As I state you need 3 files for it to show. Add a few more shows.

I actually knew you were going to "ding" me on that one and of course the humor is appreciated . Wouldn't be you with out it . Me either for that matter .

Here is my point though :

I have a folder called "tv" . It has three sub folders (I have added one more folder called "How I met You mother" since my last post). In the "Big Bang" folder there are three files , one file = 1 episode = 3 files total cause I have 3 shows or files in the Big Bang sub folder.

It is a terminology distinction between what is a file (to me that is ) and what is a folder . It doesn't change what is required by MB to get the desired effect .... but it is quite confusing when it is referred to as "needing three files before MB will recognize" . What Really needs to happen is you need three folders !

Side Note : You sir have so many congratulatory comments coming your way that I do not know where to even start !!!

SOOOOO ...... Congrats !! , and no one deserves the success more than you . You have paid the price and earned every bit of what you get .... and more.

Many , many well wishes

-flocko
post #11684 of 15901
Thanks Assassin and Sammy2 for the quick responses. I'll have a look at each of the links provided and see what works best. Thanks for all the help everyone on here has provided. This whole experience has been very fun and I've been learning a lot from all of you.
post #11685 of 15901
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Originally Posted by vidikron25 View Post

Thanks Assassin and Sammy2 for the quick responses. I'll have a look at each of the links provided and see what works best. Thanks for all the help everyone on here has provided. This whole experience has been very fun and I've been learning a lot from all of you.

Amazing how the information is out there if you know where to look.. This is definitely the place to look..
post #11686 of 15901
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Originally Posted by jrock18 View Post

I'd be grateful if you tried flashing to see if that fixes the problem, before I build mine this weekend.

Has anybody just tried having anyDVD running to cut any protection and then use makeMKV over the top of it to rip? I haven't used makeMKV yet so I have no clue if that is a possiblity, but it could be an option.

OK, this is what I have done:

1st computer- older build with Lite-on BR reader. Bone stock as far as MPC, LAV splitters, etc.
2nd Computer: Added the Asus "$50" BR player from Newegg. This has many of the "Feature Improvements" from the paid guides. Both Computers have Shark007.

Downloaded "Lite on Firmware and Update" from their support page. Installed as Admin on 1st computer. Ran program, it found an update, downloaded and installed. Played movie from DVD flawlessly.

Installed Asus player in 2nd computer. Start->administrative tools->Computer Management-> device Manager-> DVD/CD. Clicked on the BR player, chose DVD region, set it for 1. Ran Lite on Firmware update which came back with "No updates available". Played DVD movie flawlessly.

OK, I believe the issue is ripping the movie. Is that correct? I was using a recent release "Rango" and I believe someone was running a SD type movie?
I can go further but would have to install MakeMKV.
post #11687 of 15901
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Originally Posted by tomandbeth View Post

OK, I believe the issue is ripping the movie. Is that correct? I was using a recent release "Rango" and I believe someone was running a SD type movie? I can go further but would have to install MakeMKV.

Yes, It will PLAY SD DVDs just fine. It will not rip them without the error in MakeMKV. If you ignore the "error" it will rip, but I've yet to get everything properly set-up to validate it will play of not. That's the "final" test confirmation we need. Install MKV and try ripping SD DVD.

Also, as Assassin mentioned, way too many flavors of optical drive out there, especially Lite-On drives to do comparisons/evals on them all.
post #11688 of 15901
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Originally Posted by flocko View Post

I actually knew you were going to "ding" me on that one and of course the humor is appreciated . Wouldn't be you with out it . Me either for that matter .

Here is my point though :

I have a folder called "tv" . It has three sub folders (I have added one more folder called "How I met You mother" since my last post). In the "Big Bang" folder there are three files , one file = 1 episode = 3 files total cause I have 3 shows or files in the Big Bang sub folder.

It is a terminology distinction between what is a file (to me that is ) and what is a folder . It doesn't change what is required by MB to get the desired effect .... but it is quite confusing when it is referred to as "needing three files before MB will recognize" . What Really needs to happen is you need three folders !

Side Note : You sir have so many congratulatory comments coming your way that I do not know where to even start !!!

SOOOOO ...... Congrats !! , and no one deserves the success more than you . You have paid the price and earned every bit of what you get .... and more.

Many , many well wishes

-flocko

You need to add 1 more step to it. It needs to go 'Big Bang Theory' ---> 'Season 4' ---> 'Episode 1', 'Episode 2'

I use a program called 'theRenamer' to properly name and order my files, it's a pretty sweet program and I have no problems with it recognizing file names or anything.

Mediabrowser has a really helpful knowledge base if you go to their site. It has everything you would need to know about folder naming and so much more.
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Thread Starter 
Its all in the guides. I think I even have a few links to the MB naming knowledge base. I provide a bunch of specific examples as well. All with screenshots of course.
post #11690 of 15901
Assassin,
I am trying to do the 5V mod to my GD05 case fans, but how in the heck do you get the molex connectors out?

EDIT: Youtube helped...got it thanks!
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Originally Posted by Tizi View Post

Assassin,
I am trying to do the 5V mod to my GD05 case fans, but how in the heck do you get the molex connectors out?

I used a little micro flathead screwdriver and pushed in the little flanges.

Then pulled the connectors out.

Then used the same micro screwdriver to gently pry the flanges back out.

The inserted the connectors back in.

Guess I should have made a guide!
post #11692 of 15901
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Originally Posted by cyberguy34 View Post

Yes, It will PLAY SD DVDs just fine. It will not rip them without the error in MakeMKV. If you ignore the "error" it will rip, but I've yet to get everything properly set-up to validate it will play of not. That's the "final" test confirmation we need. Install MKV and try ripping SD DVD.

Also, as Assassin mentioned, way too many flavors of optical drive out there, especially Lite-On drives to do comparisons/evals on them all.

Hopefully it does play and then MakeMKV will just provide a fix to the error in their next update. What version are you using of MakeMKV?
post #11693 of 15901
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Its all in the guides. I think I even have a few links to the MB naming knowledge base. I provide a bunch of specific examples as well. All with screenshots of course.

That clears it all up .... than you so much for the help
post #11694 of 15901
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Originally Posted by cyberguy34 View Post


Thanks, but I'd rather follow Assassin's advice and keep the ripping process quite simple. I'd like to use MakeMKV only and not add two additional pieces of software to accomplish the same task.

I'll work on this tonight, and hopefully find a solution without returning the drive and just utilizing MakeMKV alone.

Agreed, I prefer MakeMKV and use it 95% of the time. I just use AnyDVD and Handbrake when MakeMKV won't do it.
post #11695 of 15901
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post


That's what I meant.. I so wish I was in a FiOS service area and not Charter/Uverse...

With my wife's viewing desires it pretty much only leaves the Uverse solution.

I have Comcast. No problems converting my wtv files with MCEBuddy and viewing them in their original wtv format or converted mp4 format on either of my Xbox 360 extenders. I can also watch all my DVRs on my iPhone at the gym while I work out with Remote Potato.
post #11696 of 15901
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Originally Posted by jrock18 View Post


I'd be grateful if you tried flashing to see if that fixes the problem, before I build mine this weekend.

Has anybody just tried having anyDVD running to cut any protection and then use makeMKV over the top of it to rip? I haven't used makeMKV yet so I have no clue if that is a possiblity, but it could be an option.

AnyDVD didn't seem to work for me using MakeMKV, but it did with Handbrake.
post #11697 of 15901
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Originally Posted by vidikron25 View Post

Can somebody point me to a thread or explain to me how to merge two disks into one file, for example The Lord of the Rings, each movie has two disks, is there a way to merge them as one MKV?

MergeMKV worked for me when I combined Pearl Harbour.
post #11698 of 15901
Thread Starter 
Added a bunch more JRiver guides tonight for audiophile setup...

LINK

Guide JR9: Introduction to the Audiophile HTPC
Guide JR10: Configuring Windows for JRiver (Audiophile)
Guide JR11: Configuring the JRiver Media Center Audio (Audiophile)
Guide JR12: Configuring Other Audio Options (Audiophile)
Guide JR13: Configuring JRiver for Surround Sound (Audiophile)
Guide JR14: Ripping Audio CDs and Bluray Discs (Audiophile)
Guide JR15: Setting Up Multiple Zones (Audiophile)
Guide JR16: Other JRiver Tips (Audiophile)
Guide JR17: Multi-Room Listening and Viewing with “Satellite” Computers (Audiophile)

Enjoy.
post #11699 of 15901
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Originally Posted by Wilky13 View Post


MergeMKV worked for me when I combined Pearl Harbour.

I use mkvtoolnix to merge mine... fwiw.
post #11700 of 15901
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Originally Posted by cyberguy34 View Post

Yes, It will PLAY SD DVDs just fine. It will not rip them without the error in MakeMKV. If you ignore the "error" it will rip, but I've yet to get everything properly set-up to validate it will play of not. That's the "final" test confirmation we need. Install MKV and try ripping SD DVD.

Also, as Assassin mentioned, way too many flavors of optical drive out there, especially Lite-On drives to do comparisons/evals on them all.

I have an asus oem from newegg and have used makemkv for a few dvds and it worked fine. Didn't notice if I got any errors. They play with no problems. Been using it for two weeks now.
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