LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
MartyMcNuts
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by MartyMcNuts »

Pace17881 wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:49 am
hi,

After cleaning the disc the scsi errors are gone. But the disc could not be read. After a reboot and some retries it works now. :)

Then i tried the next uhd disc (Eternals) and I got the following error:

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MakeMKV v1.17.2 linux(x64-release) started
Using LibreDrive mode (v01.0 id=489CDFD6D392)
Using direct disc access mode
Evaluation version, 19 day(s) out of 30 remaining
Loaded content hash table, will verify integrity of M2TS files.
Saved AACS dump file as /home/sebastian/.MakeMKV/MKB20_v76_MARVEL_STUDIOS'_ETERNALS_-_ULTRA_HD_FE31.tgz
The volume key is unknown for this disc - video can't be decrypted
Failed to open disc
After some retries it worked also for this disc. Is my new pioneer drive broken? I bought it yesterday....
In MakeMKV preferences, have you checked the box to allow MakeMKV internet access? This is needed so the UHD volume keys can be downloaded and kept up to date.
Cheers :D
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phantom0308
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by phantom0308 »

Hello mike, I have bought an optical drive model which is ASUS BW-16D1H-U E116. Is there any solution to get this opti could rip UHD? It seems do not have any reaction to the UHD. It shows "please insert a disc...

The opti information is below:
Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1H-U
Revision: E116
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2020-07-21
Bus encryption flags: 1B

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: RS8F00
Firmware name: PIONEER BDR-212T
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: E116/ID71
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes
Drachenlord1510
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Drachenlord1510 »

Hi. I'm completely new to this. I'm about to purchase a rebranded Verbatim clone of a Pioneer BDR-UD04. According to the first post in this topic there are four firmwares to this drive that are supported. I'd like to know if there are more than four firmwares and if I could end up with a device that is unsupported or is it safe to buy? Thank you.
Coopervid
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Coopervid »

Drachenlord1510 wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:10 pm
Hi. I'm completely new to this. I'm about to purchase a rebranded Verbatim clone of a Pioneer BDR-UD04. According to the first post in this topic there are four firmwares to this drive that are supported. I'd like to know if there are more than four firmwares and if I could end up with a device that is unsupported or is it safe to buy? Thank you.
It's safe. If unexpectedly there should be a new firmware on it, there is a way to forward that firmware to Mike and he is able to support the new firmware then.
Pace17881
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Pace17881 »

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:15 am
In MakeMKV preferences, have you checked the box to allow MakeMKV internet access? This is needed so the UHD volume keys can be downloaded and kept up to date.
Yes. It works now :) Thank you
TheMKVMaker
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by TheMKVMaker »

Has anybody tested this with the verbatim slimline 43888?
MartyMcNuts
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by MartyMcNuts »

TheMKVMaker wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:45 am
Has anybody tested this with the verbatim slimline 43888?
Pretty sure that contains a BDR-UD04 inside which is a UHD drive and is compatible.
Cheers :D
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Coopervid
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Coopervid »

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:00 pm
TheMKVMaker wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:45 am
Has anybody tested this with the verbatim slimline 43888?
Pretty sure that contains a BDR-UD04 inside which is a UHD drive and is compatible.
I said that already in his other thread.
MartyMcNuts
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by MartyMcNuts »

Coopervid wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:26 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:00 pm
TheMKVMaker wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:45 am
Has anybody tested this with the verbatim slimline 43888?
Pretty sure that contains a BDR-UD04 inside which is a UHD drive and is compatible.
I said that already in his other thread.
Sorry Coops! I wish people would stop asking the same bloody questions in multiple threads!!
Cheers :D
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Coopervid
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Coopervid »

Same here.
pilsnick
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by pilsnick »

Are you able to add Pioneer BDR-XD08UMB-S please? Thank you.
FrostBitten
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by FrostBitten »

This should be supported, but apparently is somehow different...?
Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: PIONEER
Product: BD-RW BDR-212V
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: BAxxxxxxxxxx
Firmware date: 2021-07-20
Bus encryption flags: 13
Highest AACS version: 76

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: Pioneer RS8F00
Firmware version: ID06
Coopervid
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by Coopervid »

FrostBitten wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:02 am
This should be supported, but apparently is somehow different...?
Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: PIONEER
Product: BD-RW BDR-212V
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: BAxxxxxxxxxx
Firmware date: 2021-07-20
Bus encryption flags: 13
Highest AACS version: 76

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: Pioneer RS8F00
Firmware version: ID06
mike_admin described the process for adding firmware support on page 24 of this thread. See below:

Here is the process for adding LibreDrive support.
First time MakeMKV sees a new LibreDrive-capable drive, it would produce a firmware dump file (named something like dump_FW_8D764A026549A275718D.tgz ) and would say something like "Please send this file to support@makemkv.com". The dump will be saved in the MakeMKV data directory (can be looked up in preferences). This happens once per drive/firmware, and MakeMKV won't be nagging you anymore.

For some (really old) drives the dump will be a big (few megabytes) file, containing the entire firmware - in this case just this dump is enough.
For most drives the dump file will be very small, few hundred bytes. The process to get a full dump is different per drive and tends to become easier, but to begin with I do need a small dump first. Without a small dump I might have no clue that this drive or firmware even exist.

Or just update your firmware from here:

https://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/i ... 01r_e.html
lubarb
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by lubarb »

pilsnick wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:37 am
Are you able to add Pioneer BDR-XD08UMB-S please? Thank you.
I'm using this drive with firmware 1.00 with no problem.

There's newer firmware available; I'm waiting to see if someone reports that working before I update.
ekrunch
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Re: LibreDrive for Pioneer drives

Post by ekrunch »

Just a heads up. LibreDrive did not work with my new Pioneer BDR-S13U-X. Backups do not work correctly on the discs that I've tried, but that's not surprising. I've emailed in the dump files and such but it's currently not working. I'm happy to run some tests and help out how I can.

Here's the info from MakeMKV for those who are curios.

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: PIONEER
Product: BD-RW BDR-S13JX
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: BKDL300033UC
Firmware date: 2022-07-26
Bus encryption flags: 1B
Highest AACS version: 77

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: Pioneer RS9201
Firmware version: ID72

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