ASUS-BC-12D2HT - ripping Blu-Rays

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Neo207, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Neo207

    Neo207 New Member

    Dear community, please show understanding if I sound like a noob - but in this case I am a complete newbie.
    I bought a BD-drive for my PC and wanted to rip some of my favourite movies (which I own as originals!) so that I can have them on my NAS to open them quickly via Smart-TV.

    Some movies work flawless, some don't. It doesn`t look like a "scratches/defective disc" thing. It seems like the BD-drive has a problem with some protections I guess. I also tried Handbrake (incl. the needed .dll file) or AnyDVD. Nothing helped.

    I came across a file, named "ASUS-BC-12D2HT-3.11-WM00300-211902271319.bin".
    In some forums it says that I have to flash my drive so that it works better.

    1. Is it true that flashing can help in this case?
    2. How do I get to know which version my drive has at the moment?
    3. Any help on how to flash a drive? Is there a special tool or something that overwrites the original firmware with the .bin file mentioned above?

    I am looking forward to your help.

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. Neo207

    Neo207 New Member

    ok, using MakeMKV i see that my drive has the firmware 3.11 installed. but still I cannot rip ALL movies.
     
  3. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    You need the patched ASUS flasher and you have to flash the firmware you referenced.
    Run Makemkv and it will tell you your current firmware (unpatched) and after successful flashing that LibreDrive is enabled (patched). If you need help and can't find the tools send a PM and i will forward those to you.
     
  4. Neo207

    Neo207 New Member

    PLEASE forward those because I am trying to solve my problem more than 1 week now.
     
  5. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about Bluray or UHD discs. If Bluray, you don't need to flash anything. You would need to post an AnyDVD log from discs that you are having an issue with. Are you just ripping as is? Converting to mp4? Just mkv? How and what is needed.
     
  6. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    I have sent him the files to flash to LibreDrive firmware. Wait for his feedback.
     
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Before you help someone possibly brick a drive for no reason, don't you think you need to find out what they are doing or even IF they need it?
     
  8. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    His firmware date is too new to brick it. Otherwise you are right.