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I want to put a Blu Ray drive in my WHS for some DVD and BRD ripping. Has anyone done this or seen any issues with it? I ran handbrake on it last night just doing a simple DVD rip to mp4 with out an issue. I figure it's on all the time, it can do some work me while I'm gone.

Also, if someone has suggestion for a cheap PCI-E x1 sata controller to run it that would be great as well as all of the onboard sata ports are used by hard drives. I have a PCI-E x16 port, but I'm saving that for a larger sata controller when I start to run out of disk space(currently 4tb, 2tb available).
Edited by herkalurk - 3/29/11 at 7:42am
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it shouldnt be an issue, whs is just another os if im not mistaken. Chances are your just tightvnc'ing into it to rip it correct? I wouldnt nesc do a blu ray over the network as their generally 25 or 50gb discs, granted you would be ripping just the video, and prob compressing it a little (youd have to considering how big they can be!)
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it shouldnt be an issue, whs is just another os if im not mistaken. Chances are your just tightvnc'ing into it to rip it correct? I wouldnt nesc do a blu ray over the network as their generally 25 or 50gb discs, granted you would be ripping just the video, and prob compressing it a little (youd have to considering how big they can be!)
I remote desktop in to do the work. I could use a console or KVM or something, but it's easier just to launch RDP. Most of the 1080P rips I have are less than 15GB, just the video/audio. I could rip the Blu rays on my main computer but I'd have to leave it on for like 2 hours to do it. It would be faster, but the home server is on all the time anyway.
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yea then by all means give it a shot. im not to positive about handbrake recognizing blurays though, might need to give anydvd HD a go, but hardware wise you would be fine.
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Dont know about you but if I have my server cpu pegged streaming gets choppy to all my htpcs. I like MakeMKV, then if you want to shrink it use handbrake or ripbot.
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So are you trying to rip a commercial, DRM'ed Blu-Ray? I thought there was some kind of a strict thing about that with the special HDMI ports, special cables, special monitors, and the controversy over Vista having that special DRM that kicks in when a commercial disk starts to play.

WHS is actually Server 2003 small business with a whole bunch of software piled on. And 2003 is basically XP. So if you can rip blu-rays on XP you can do so on WHS.

And using WHS like this is actually what I did for several years. I didn't want to have pick between ripping/encoding DVDs and playing a PC game. So I built the spare PC so I could do both. Worked out pretty well.
 
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I use anydvd HD to decrypt the movie. I paid for it, but it seems to get the get the updated encryption keys faster than anything else ive used.

I then use bdinfo to find out which playlist contains the main movie from the decrypted info. I then used TSmuxer to out put a m2ts file with the audio options and picture format i want.

Then I take the m2ts file and run it through handbrake and convert to MKV.

I use this to back up my blurays and it works quite nicely.
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Would any/some of this work on XP/2003?
 
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