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External Bluray drive now reading certain bluray discs as dvd instead of bluray

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    External Bluray drive now reading certain bluray discs as dvd instead of bluray

    So I decided to add some d2d titles that I had previously held back on. About a third of the bluray discs I have tried are reading as dvds, with the option of hdx and sd. It's not tied into any specific studio and is happening seemingly at random. The other two thirds identify properly as bluray.

    The only change I have made on my system is the installation of Make MKV and Handbrake. Other than that the drivers remain the same. I am using the external usb drive that I purchased on Amazon by CBear and the default Windows 8 drivers that installed upon plugging in the drive. I did notice that the drivers are dated 6/21/2006 and are listed as: 6.2.9200.16384.

    I tried restoring to a point before I installed Make MKV and Handbrake but that didn't work. I also tried the external drive on another desktop with Windows 7 and the same thing occurs for the same movies. I uninstalled the drive and reinstalled it it under System Properties also.

    Any help would be appreciated as this is incredibly frustrating. Here's my info from the DXdiag file.

    Operating System: Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer:
    System Model:
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/06/12
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 3874MB RAM
    Page File: 891MB used, 6949MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode

    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives

    Drive: E:
    Model: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT10L USB Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.02.9200.16384 (English)

    Re: External Bluray drive now reading certain bluray discs as dvd instead of bluray

    I think that's really got more to do with VUDU's database than your hardware. Sometimes the app gets it wrong because the recognized disc is registered to the incorrect edition, and sometimes to entirely incorrect title.


      Re: External Bluray drive now reading certain bluray discs as dvd instead of bluray

      Out of curiosity I tried the movies at my friends house on his account, his computer. It is an internal bluray drive and the same movies were recognized as DVDs instead of blurays. So I can rule out the problem as being isolated to my computer.