Brian,Yes with both of them.
One was a internal and one was USB. There's an external slim USB drive recommended by TreyPoint online in his YouTube videos and that seems like the best one I've used so far. BU40N I think it is but you can get it already in a slim case
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It feels a little flimsy but works good.
I also have an old LG USB drive that also works with the mac. It's an older drive so it doesn't do UHD at all but does BluRay good.
I always go to a local drive first. And then when I transfer to the NAS, I am copying multiple titles to be stored there.MakeMKV to hard drive then copy to NAS
MakeMKV to NAS directly
I've been having sucess backing up media so far with the second option but I want to know best practices are
Edit per a little reading elsewhere seems directly to NAS is best.
Hey if the markup is too much for you just say something. I know that one cat who cannot spell John Gotti’s name correctly will work with you the price for sure. If you buy a MakeMKV license from him (at 25% off to boot) he’ll definitely knock down the total. Plus look at that feedback!I am considering getting a blu ray burning to back up my collection. How difficult is it to downgrade the firmware to a version that will work and can this be done from a Mac? Or is this have to be done from a PC? I see some sellers listed on the make MGV site that sell drives preloaded with old firmware, but decent mark up over just buying the drive, enclosure and doing it myself. Thanks.
Thanks for the reply. I guess I didnt realize the playback would be complicated, lol. I guess I should have known.Apple TV does not support any Atmos or DTS:X in local lossless format. It only supports Atmos in Dolby Digital Plus. No idea what your Panasonic player supports. WIth my past experience with Panny BD players, their capability to support local file playback is extremely limited. They also strictly enforce Cinavia so that any ripped media that contains Conavia will only be able to playback for 30 minutes before it completely turns off audio.
MakeMKV rips original content, no transcoding. How you deal with the ripped content is whole another story, much more complicated than ripping, e.g. how and whether you can playback Dolby Vision, HDR10+?
Not to mention they’re in China and god only knows what you’re opening up your PC to.MakeMKV supports new Macs. DVDfab will not rest until every visitor to their site has spent $265 for all 26 of their disc ripping modules lol.
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I backup UHD BD to a NAS and then use infuse 6 pro on my ATV4K to play them.Thanks for the reply. I guess I didnt realize the playback would be complicated, lol. I guess I should have known.
So, you get DV out of it?I backup UHD BD to a NAS and then use infuse 6 pro on my ATV4K to play them.
You don't get ATMOS from these files ... for that you would want an andoid box like Shield or any of the ebay $35 boxes though I can't offer any experiences there.
For me it's not complicated at all.... back up to NAS, play with infuse. I actually prefer it to playing the discs directly and if I ever want the ATMOS I sill have the options of playing the disc or streaming the itunes version.