Rip SACD with a Blu-ray player

Back on March 15th I tested a new SACD ripping technique called AutoRip on a couple of different Sony model Blu-ray players.

AutoRip is a script that runs on a USB thumb drive which allows for a self-contained SACD rip, the only thing needed is that thumb drive. With AutoRip, there is no computer, network, Java, or other GUI needed to make the rip happen. On an Oppo Blu-ray player, after the A5 script variant is inserted into the unit via USB thumb drive, the disc tray opens and you have 10 seconds to load a disc before the tray closes automatically, then a full ISO archival back-up of the disc is written to that very same thumb drive.

This morning I made a video showing what using A5 looks like on the Oppo BDP-103:


Of course, you still need a computer to extract DSF tracks from the ISO, or to split out stereo content from the multichannel content. However that is a local process in which the thumb drive is simply connected to a computer, and that DSF extraction happens very fast because there is no optical disc drive nor any network variables putting a bottleneck on the extraction speed. There is also the option of just playing the ISO itself with certain media players that are ISO compatible, in which case no DSF extraction is necessary at all.

But the potential benefit and full implications of AutoRip actually go well beyond any simplification of the rip process on currently compatible Blu-ray players. The fact that the network connection can be eliminated opens all new possibilities in terms of potentially bypassing certain obstacles that prevent SACD ripping on various other Blu-ray player models, for instance the longstanding stubborn refusal of units like the Oppo BDP-93/5, or Pioneer LX-58/88 on the higher end of things, as well as certain pre-2012 Sony and Pioneer models in the realm of the inexpensive.

As usual, special thanks go out to @Nexus3 for his valuable time and effort on this new development.
Wow, just when you thought it can‘t get any better than this, it does!

Super Kudos to the team!
 
I found the most reliable method to prevent the error message was to assign a static (fixed) IP address to the player. You can start by using DHCP (dynamic) IP address assignment and proving connectivity before inserting the USB stick. To ensure you always get the same IP address, the static assignment should be done in the router. You may need to consult the router instruction manual on how to reserve a fixed IP address for a specific device. By assigning a fixed IP address to the 5100, every time you use it, it will always have the same IP address so when you use ISO2DSD or SACDExtractGUI you don't need to determine or set the IP address in the application every time you have a ripping session.

Another thing to bear in mind. To rip a disc press the OFF / ON power button. The tray (now with a disc in it) will close. The display on the 5100 will flash OFF a few times. When it stops flashing OFF and the screen goes blank, the player is now in sleep mode. Click on RUN in the SACDExtractGUI program and you will hear the drive in the player attempt to read the disc. Depending on what boxes are ticked in the application you should at least see the disc artist and title in the progress window. Remove the USB stick from the player.

Cheers,
Alan
Alan,

Thank you for your post above! I came back to ripping a disc after a couple of weeks and was getting a connection error, but your post directed me to consider that my network had changed the IP address for the Sony 5100 (it did not occur to me that this would happen)...lo and behold that the final digit of the IP address WAS different. Once I updated the new IP address in SACDExtractGUI it worked again like a charm! :-) I am now a very happy camper. Thanks again!
 
Alan,

Thank you for your post above! I came back to ripping a disc after a couple of weeks and was getting a connection error, but your post directed me to consider that my network had changed the IP address for the Sony 5100 (it did not occur to me that this would happen)...lo and behold that the final digit of the IP address WAS different. Once I updated the new IP address in SACDExtractGUI it worked again like a charm! :-) I am now a very happy camper. Thanks again!
You are welcome. I'm pleased the post was of assistance in getting you back to ripping your SACDs. I must thank the many members here, especially @MikeyFresh who got me started with offers of help and wonderful advice. :)

Cheers,
Alan
 
After a while my 5100 stops being able to rip a SACD. SACDExtractGUI reports that port 2002 is inaccessible.
The machine has not been used for any other purpose and has not been turned on other than to load SACDs and rip them.
I've tried reloading the software on the stick and/or removing the power. Sometimes that works, but more often I have to reset the machine then re-program it and go through the loading of the stick process again.
Any ideas as to why this is happening?
I have the same issue. I have to power cycle the 5100 and then reinsert usb with the Autoscript. I am good to go for about 5-8 discs before port 2002 becomes inaccessible again.
 
Just got a 5100 and have ripped a dozen sacds. Much appreciation for this thread and @MikeyFresh

Couple issues I ran into, which are stated in this thread elsewhere, but might be good to re-up the visibility:
1. Formatting the usb to Fat32 was necessary before the script ran
2. The firmware the s5100 came with was very old and it wouldn't successfully connect to the provisioning server. I allowed it to upgrade the firmware to the latest (M15.R.0257) and it connected successfully and everything is working.

The SACDExtractGUI program is fantastic. Thanks!
 
Is SACDExtractGUI available for download somewhere or full instructions on how to compile the Java source on GitHub in Windows? I have no access to a Mac.
 
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Yes it is, the latest updated versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux are found in Post # 284. Welcome to HFH!
Thank you for your response. I must be missing something in post 284. Under "Spoiler: Intel/AMD platforms (64 bit)" I see the line "SACDExtractGUI v0.1-7-g135cbd5d" but on none of my computers with any of my browsers do I get a link to that file. What else do I need to do?
 
Greetings all. I found this forum a couple of weeks ago, purchased a Sony BDP-S5100 on ebay for $27, and am now ready to start ripping SACDs. I have never owned any game machines so thanks to all for the combined advice and programs to make this an process easier than before.
I'm an older computer and music hobbyist: learned Fortran in High School, and BASIC with Commodore 64 & Commodore 128 (GEOS), and C++ in college classes. I owned an Amiga 2000, too. Then moved on to PCs: MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 to Windows 10. I own hundreds of LPs (still do), owned hundreds of cassettes, and was an early adopter of CDs with first purchases in 1984. Glad to find a solution to rip SACDs. I have updated the firmware to M15.R.0257 and am ready to start the process. Thanks all.
 

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Thank you for your response. I must be missing something in post 284. Under "Spoiler: Intel/AMD platforms (64 bit)" I see the line "SACDExtractGUI v0.1-7-g135cbd5d" but on none of my computers with any of my browsers do I get a link to that file. What else do I need to do?
Thats update version info you are looking at, scroll down to the Windows x64 zip file link (as shown in the screenshot below) and click it:

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MikeyFresh

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Greetings all. I found this forum a couple of weeks ago, purchased a Sony BDP-S5100 on ebay for $27, and am now ready to start ripping SACDs. I have never owned any game machines so thanks to all for the combined advice and programs to make this an process easier than before.
I'm an older computer and music hobbyist: learned Fortran in High School, and BASIC with Commodore 64 & Commodore 128 (GEOS), and C++ in college classes. I owned an Amiga 2000, too. Then moved on to PCs: MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 to Windows 10. I own hundreds of LPs (still do), owned hundreds of cassettes, and was an early adopter of CDs with first purchases in 1984. Glad to find a solution to rip SACDs. I have updated the firmware to M15.R.0257 and am ready to start the process. Thanks all.
Welcome to HFH, glad you found us!

Please let us know if you experience any difficulties, we'll get it sorted out in short order if need be.
 
Welcome to HFH, glad you found us!

Please let us know if you experience any difficulties, we'll get it sorted out in short order if need be.
Thanks Mikey. I have had success with Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (Hybrid), Dire Straits - Dire Straits (Japanese SHM), and Rush - Hemispheres (Hybrid). The process truly couldn't have been easier. You all are a fantastic group and very helpful. I hope to return the favor someday. Peace.
 
Sony BDP Power reset: press and hold the power button on the unit for at least 10 seconds. Will recover a frozen unit and clears RAM memory, so you don't need to unplug/replug the unit. Seems to work on my BX59.
 
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