Recommend a USB 3 Bluray drive?

I’d like to rip my Bluray music discs so I can access the music using Roon. I’ve ripped audio from DVDs which sound great through Roon, so I’d like to do the same with some of my BDs.

I have a desktop computer (running Windows 10) with available USB 3 ports and software to rip audio from BDs and DVDs to FLAC, but it lacks a BD drive.

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable BD drive? I checked Amazon but even the best reviewed drives had lots of complaints about failures/lack of reliability.

My apologies if this isn’t the right place for this question.

Thanks. :smiley:

I have been using an LG BE16NU50 for several years with excellent results and reliability…

Thanks for sharing your experience and the link.

It appears the drive you are using isn’t available anymore.

All the negative reviews on Amazon for the other recommended drives has me hesitant to buy. Perhaps I’m over thinking it?

You are over thinking it😉 Amazon (or any for that matter) buyer review will tend to be skewed towards the negative. Happy customers don’t generally take the time to post positive reviews, they just get on with life.

Amazon has a great return policy, avoid 3rd party market place sellers. I would shy away from slot loader drives.

Lol…yeah, I tend to do that. :slight_smile:

I’m thinking about this one

It’s not sold directly by Amazon, but says “Fullfilled By Amazon” for a couple merchants. Do I understand correctly when fullfilled by Amazon it’s like buying through Amazon in terms of return policy, etc? Looks like has it as well, though I’ve never purchased from them before.

PS - This is the program I’ve been using to rip audio from DVDs, but I haven’t tried it for BDs. Any experience using it for BDs?

You can’t use it for br.
Found this site

Thanks. :slight_smile:

According to the DVD Audio Extractor site, it does work with Blu ray. I didn’t see any mention of this program on the link you provided.

Am I missing something?

Apparently I was missing something. The DVD Audio Extractor site fails to mention that it can’t rip BD+ encrypted BDs (aren’t all BDs encrypted?). So I have to rip the BD using MakeMKV (disc backup option) to a file, then DVD Audio Extractor can convert the audio from that file to a FLAC file on my music server/streamer.

Not exactly an elegant solution, but so far it’s working.