UHD Friendly Drive and Firmware Downgrade Method


Required BD drive for ripping 4K UHD Blu-ray

4K UHD Blu-ray The intel sgx It cannot be played unless the hardware conditions such as support forUHD Friendly Drive , LibreDrive By using, it is possible to play even on a computer that does not meet the playback conditions of 4K UHD BD.

When watching 4K UHD BD on a computer,intel sgx A CPU and MB that support the was a requirement, but was released in 2020 11th generation Tiger lake から intel sgx Is not supportedFor,Tiger lake 4K UHD BDs cannot be played on the latest models with subsequent CPUs or models with AMD CPUs such as Ryzen, even with UHD BD drives.
UHD Friendly Drive

I used a specific version of firmware Made by ASUS / LG  Of BD drive with BDXL supportWith, you can access the disc without the parental control of 4K UHD BD.

The firmware is official and the current model requires a firmware downgrade.

Some models made by LG, ASUS, and Pioneer that have been rewritten to the firmware developed on the MakeMKV forum.Since you can access the disc without the restrictions of the firmware, you can avoid the viewing restrictions of 4K UHD BD.

The firmware is a customized version of the latest version, and many models are more available than the UHD Friendly Drive.

UHD Friendly drive

UHD Friendly drive DVDFab , Leawo The support list is open to the public atMakeMKV ForumBut it is listed as a recommended drive.

In addition to the above models, Ultra HD Blu-ray drives used in FUJITSU / Dell / NEC notebook PCs LG BU40N Etc. are also supported.

 ASUS BC-12D2HT does not support writing to BD-R / BD-RE.

Firmware update

The current model is  makemkv Flash the firmware using the flash tools and firmware published in the forums for free UHD Friendly drive , LibreDrive Can be.

See below for firmware updates on MakeMKV

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UHD Friendly Drive-037

LibreDrive Customized the latest firmware MK firmware UseUHD Friendly drive Is the official firmware of the old version DE firmware To use.

MK firmware / DE firmware compatibility

Results when using MK firmware 16, DE firmware 1 with ASUS BW-3D10HT

MK firmwareDE firmware
DVDFab UHD copy / RippingX
DVDFab Passkey for Blu-rayX
Leawo UHD copy / conversion
RedFox AnyDVD HD


In DVDFab 12, drives updated with MK firmware will display a compatibility dialog and can read discs. An error occurred during processingTo do.

Drives supported by the DE Firmware pack
BC-12D2HT / BW-16D1HT

BH16NS40 / BH16NS50 / BH16NS55 / WH14NS40 / WH14NS50 / WH16NS40 / WH14NS50 / WH14NS60

DVDFab / Leawo UHD Drive Tool

DVDFab All-in-One , Leawo Prof Media Downgrades firmware UHD drive tool It is possible to downgrade the firmware of the model that is not supported by DE firmware.

Since purchasing the UHD drive tool separately is expensive, we recommend purchasing a bundled product that comes with UHD copy / UHD ripping or an all-in-one product.


The drive is automatically analyzed to determine if the firmware can be downgraded, so the user simply specifies the firmware version to downgrade and the process is complete.

DVDFab and Leawo's UHD drive tools have the same UI and usage.

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4K UHD Blu-ray playback

You can avoid AACS 2.0 by using a UHD Friendly drive or LibreDrive, but you need a media player that supports 4K UHD BD for playback.


CyberLink Power DVD Ultra And Corel Win DVD Pro Besides, of DVDFab PlayerFab But you can watch it.


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