Legit way to watch UHD Blu-Rays with add-in graphics?

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs & Equipment' started by Domingo, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Domingo

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    When searching this topic online there is rarely any recent information and even less good information. Lots of forum banter, but it tends to be old or people bickering.

    I'm aware that everything on paper requires features that only Intel graphics have. I'm just curious if any sort of work around exists or if one could be on the horizon. Simple as that.
     
  2. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    if you rip em you can watch with the cheapest nvidia card or latest intel.


    HDR is also sketchy
     
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  3. BladeDancer314

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    I bought one of those Nvidia 1030 cards just for that
     
  4. Domingo

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    I luckily don't have much trouble with HDR. MPC-HC teamed up with MadVR seems to take care of that just fine.
    I'm not sure I have a drive that'll rip UHD Blu-Rays, though. I haven't actually bothered to rip a disk in forever.
     
  5. Absalom

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    For what you pay for a UHD BD-ROM drive, you can just buy a straight-up last-gen UHD player that probably even supports streaming. Yeah, you can't watch pirated stuff and it's probably not going to look as good as a good MPC-HC setup, but it's going to be less hassle.
     
  6. dexvx

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    Ripping = quality loss due to re-encode.
    Remux = no loss, as it takes the original video/audio stream

    When I looked a year ago, buying an Xbox One S for $199 was the cheapest UHD Blu-Ray route. And studios wonder why ppl pirate.
     
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    They like 80 bucks???
     
  8. ChoGGi

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    Ripping something doesn't mean you need to transcode it to another format, just leave it as h265.

    Edit: or whatever it is on the disc...
     
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  9. Algrim

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    When did BluRay go H.265? Any time you're changing the codec you're transcoding. Per the official specifications, BluRay is H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10: AVC, or SMPTE VC-1.
     
  10. Snowknight26

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    Per section 2.2.3.3.1 of the BD-ROM 3.0 spec, UHD Blu-rays support the following formats:
    • HEVC if the primary video content is 3840x2160 or 1920x1080
    • H.264 if the primary video content is 1920x1080
     
  11. SvenBent

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    When you correcting others you need to be 100% sure you are right

    Ripping is the act of getting the data of the media ( in this context)
    Has nothing to do with transcoding /reencoding
     
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    So some BluRays are HEVC but certainly not all. (None of the BluRays I have in the house are HEVC and I have access to hundreds.)
     
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    I was lazy and looked at the wiki article for UHD blurays (since that's what this thread is discussing), it said h265 is the on-disc format. I figured people would've figured I'd meant to just leave it as whatever format it was on the disc when ripping.
     
  14. Snowknight26

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    OP is specifically talking about UHD blu-rays, not normal blu-rays.
     
  15. GoldenTiger

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    Another fine pirate excuse. You people always come up with something!