A question on 4k players

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (UHD only)' started by shaunvis, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. shaunvis

    shaunvis Member

    I just got a 4k friendly burner. I made a backup of my 4k Starship Troopers disc. It ripped to an iso fine. It burned fine. I can play it on my PC with VLC fine.

    But I put the disc in my LG UBK90, it tries reading it for a minute, then ejects the disc.

    Is there something different with burning 4k vs. standard BD?

    Are some players not capable of playing BD-XLs? If that's the case, is there a list of players that do?
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  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    I'd say most players are not capable of playing BD-XL. There are a few. My UB820 is not one of them unfortunately. But a few players do have the capability.
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  3. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    The only player I know that plays BD-R XL for sure is the Panasonic DMP-UB900.

    There are some that play XL as a data disc, meaning they'll read them and play .mp4, .mkv, etc files off them but will not play them if they are backups of discs/.iso's.

    The UB900 plays XL as a data disc or a backup disc.

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  4. shaunvis

    shaunvis Member

    Well that's disappointing news.

    Why are people bothering with them then? Do they just play them on a pc? Or hoping for a future player that works?

    Just wondering if it's worth the hassle yet.
  5. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

    Anyone who rips or burns UHD discs do it for the main reason to use MadVR on the PC, otherwise, why not just use the original in the stand-alone player.
    And of course if one has uncontrolled kids around that don't respect things...

    Note too, that you don't even have to rip or burn the disc to use MadVR, RedFox allows decryption on the fly, I do this all the time.
  6. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure a lot of people do burn to XL. Maybe as you say as a backup to use in the PC only?

    I would bet a lot more people use CloneBD to compress a UHD to 50G and burn to BD-R DL. Then just play those in their player.

    Almost every UHD player I've seen that won't play XL discs will play them if they are on DL discs.....

  7. shaunvis

    shaunvis Member

    Cool, thanks for the info. I always forget about CloneBD. I bought it and almost never use it. I'll give it a shot!
  8. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    CloneBD is a tool that I don't use a great deal either but I'm glad it's in my toolkit -- because what it can do is priceless.

    Yeah, definitely give it a shot!

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  9. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member