Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches - discussion

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jonghotti »

Hardisk wrote:Hey Everyone!

Finally diving into the Libre Drive world with my new OWC Pro BH16NS40 MT1959. I downloaded the firmware pack and see two folders for the BH16NS40, but one is empty! Does the NS50 work for the MT1959 model too?

John
Yes you want to use the bh16ns40-ns50 and the service code on your drive should read NS50 as well.

So which model of OWC did you buy to receive a BH16NS40? I was under the impression they only shipped WH16NS40s.


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Krawk
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

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I just downloaded the MK pack, noticed the 24B1ST (ASUS) missing. Maybe I am not understanding the Libre function. Does this drive work on the BD16 architecture or does it get flashed to an LG model?
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by ddeconin@gmail.com »

Hi,
Is there a reason to choose one type ( DM/MK) over the other? Drive is BW-16D1HT.
Thx,
D.
MartyMcNuts
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by MartyMcNuts »

ddeconin@gmail.com wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:06 am
Hi,
Is there a reason to choose one type ( DM/MK) over the other? Drive is BW-16D1HT.
Thx,
D.
MK's are specifically designed to work with libredrive (and some only work with MakeMKV). The DE is friendly firmware for libredrive and any other software.
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RibShark
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

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Is it possible that you can modify this firmware to allow overreading into the lead-out of CDs? Currently these drives can only read the lead-in, but modifying them to read the lead-out also would be useful for Redump and DAE. I tried myself but I wasn't able to locate anything in the code.
spl147
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

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RibShark wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Is it possible that you can modify this firmware to allow overreading into the lead-out of CDs? Currently these drives can only read the lead-in, but modifying them to read the lead-out also would be useful for Redump and DAE. I tried myself but I wasn't able to locate anything in the code.
What relevance does ripping game discs have to MakeMKV?
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by RibShark »

spl147 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:14 pm
RibShark wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Is it possible that you can modify this firmware to allow overreading into the lead-out of CDs? Currently these drives can only read the lead-in, but modifying them to read the lead-out also would be useful for Redump and DAE. I tried myself but I wasn't able to locate anything in the code.
What relevance does ripping game discs have to MakeMKV?
Audio CDs too. It doesn't have much relevance but much more progress is being made into firmware modification here than anywhere else. Anyway, I think I located the area of code I need to edit, but I can't work out how the checksum formula works. If anyone here knows, that would be nice.
m-p-h
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by m-p-h »

Anyone know when this flasher app is coming for BU40N drives?
mike admin wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:37 pm
example - there are three different BU40 models - Taiwan, USA and Europe. If unsure, do not flash, and wait for LibreDrive flasher app to be released.
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Billycar11 »

m-p-h wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Anyone know when this flasher app is coming for BU40N drives?
mike admin wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:37 pm
example - there are three different BU40 models - Taiwan, USA and Europe. If unsure, do not flash, and wait for LibreDrive flasher app to be released.
The community versions have been available since February look here for more info https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
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m-p-h
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by m-p-h »

Yeah I looked at that thread which prompted me to buy the Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD.
It's a nice drive.

I get this from makemkv:

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Current profile: DVD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.01
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2117-12-22 12:21
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 23

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)
When I stick a disc in I get this:

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MakeMKV v1.14.4 win(x64-release) started
Using direct disc access mode
LibreDrive firmware support is not yet available for this drive (id=B58DD4A112EE)
So I downloaded mk-firmware-pack-20190319 and have 3 folders for the BU40N [N,R,U]
Is one of these files the "LibreDrive firmware" that the above message says is not yet available?

Since that post said "If unsure, do not flash and wait for LibreDrive flasher app to be released" I was looking for this app.
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by MartyMcNuts »

m-p-h wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Yeah I looked at that thread which prompted me to buy the Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD.
It's a nice drive.

I get this from makemkv:

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Current profile: DVD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.01
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2117-12-22 12:21
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 23

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)
When I stick a disc in I get this:

Code: Select all

MakeMKV v1.14.4 win(x64-release) started
Using direct disc access mode
LibreDrive firmware support is not yet available for this drive (id=B58DD4A112EE)
So I downloaded mk-firmware-pack-20190319 and have 3 folders for the BU40N [N,R,U]
Is one of these files the "LibreDrive firmware" that the above message says is not yet available?

Since that post said "If unsure, do not flash and wait for LibreDrive flasher app to be released" I was looking for this app.
All MK & UHD friendly firmwares are libredrive compatible.
Cheers :D
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Billycar11 »

m-p-h wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Yeah I looked at that thread which prompted me to buy the Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD.
It's a nice drive.

Since that post said "If unsure, do not flash and wait for LibreDrive flasher app to be released" I was looking for this app.
there is no makemkv app yet thats why i said there are community versions. i do offer remote flashing if you dont want to do this see my page https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
but i encourage you to watch my how to video for the post i linked the idea is the same for both flashers just pick the right firmware flash and done.
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
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audiochris
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by audiochris »

Is the BH16NS40 folder empty because the drive is incompatible or because the firmware just hasn't been patched yet?
m-p-h
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by m-p-h »

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:22 am
but i encourage you to watch my how to video for the post i linked the idea is the same for both flashers just pick the right firmware flash and done.
How do I know which is the right firmware for my drive? There are 3 folders for the BU40N.
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Billycar11 »

mike admin wrote:
BU40N 1.03mk is missing I think that why so many people cant flash the BU40Ns.
For anyone looking for 1.03mk for BU40N here: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19422
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
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