BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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littlegandhi1199
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BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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I want to run BDInfo on my entire disc collection and share the bitrates with blu-ray.com
I have it working now doing a disc backup (with decryption enabled) and pointing the software at this. I don't want to wear out my hard drives doing 60-100gb clones over and over.

I wonder if anyone knows how to integrate MakeMKV into BDInfo ...or... if you can point me at software that will achieve this.
Perhaps anyDVD or something like that re-mounts the disc virtually to your computer and decrypts the files as you request them from that virtual drive.

Will MakeMKV ever do this?
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littlegandhi1199
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Re: BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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Actually ANYDVD HD does do this currently with my x2 WHNS40 I could pay them $115 USD
It's awesome and I could pay them that money or I could just bring my business to you for you to give it an old college try.
I did not go to college and make no further claims to my bloated skill levels since I clearly don't have a ghost of a clue of how to do any of this myself.

@mike admin
You are amazing just the way you are. You have been keeping up with those universal re-branded 100 places...software that mostly does nothing. Did you code all this yourself?

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What's your background? Do you still take satisfaction in completing this task or has it become arduous to continue tweaking?
I generally lean towards a pain to debug my code and re-write it. Maybe that's why I'm an amateur perhaps
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Re: BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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I've never used BDInfo. What bitrates does it calculate that you want to share with blu-ray.com?

Whenever I need to know the details of a file I use mediainfo.
littlegandhi1199
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Re: BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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Yes. I use MediaInfo for all my data gathering once the disk is on the drive. However Blu-ray.com has also used BDInfo for a long time to grab bitrates off discs and they match 1:1 to MediaInfo for average audio and video bitrates and mention HDR Dolby vision ETC like MediaInfo.

Now with AnyDVD all I have to do is plug in the disc and wait about 30 seconds. Then BDInfo and any other software for playback can see all the contents decrypted.
Main menus intact and all.
MakeMKV does or did? supply a UPNP option to retrieve decrypted files without ripping to your drive but I'm not sure but that's pretty close to what I am describing.
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Re: BDInfo Help --- Virtual Drive

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If you have the paid-for version of MakeMKV, it has the ability to do decryption for other external programs.

http://www.makemkv.com/libmmbd/

They way it is used most of the time is for someone to use VLC to play a blu-ray from the optical disc in their drive.
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I do have the fully paid license. Yep. And I did forget about that. Thanks for the reminder.
A friend of mine posted on BDInfo's github here https://github.com/UniqProject/BDInfo/issues/32 to see if that dev will implement libmmbd if possible.

I suppose libmmbd already supports the biggest softwares for the purposes of playback which makes sense to call it a good day's work on mike admin's side of development :P
I still may be able to re-enable the STREAMING option see if I can mirror that with some other software?? to a virtual windows folder then point the other scanning software at that folder forcing it to eventually pull the decrypted m2ts through the daisy chain back to makeMKV.
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