Rip SACD with a Blu-ray player

Hello!
Sorry to bother with a completely different question.
Do Java updates, which are being proposed constantly, potentially can do any harm to the ripping process?
So far, I stayed away from doing so, because „you never change a winning team“.
Am I “superstituous“ or just ignorant?
Thank you for your most appreciated answers and shared experiences on behalf of this question.
Kind regards from Switzerland
Hififan62
 
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MikeyFresh

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Hello!
Sorry to bother with a completely different question.
Do Java updates, which are being proposed constantly, potentially can do any harm to the ripping process?
So far, I stayed away from doing so, because „you never change a winning team“.
Am I “superstituous“ or just ignorant?
Thank you for your most appreciated answers and shared experiences on behalf of this question.
Kind regards from Switzerland
Hififan62
Hello again, no bother at all!

No harm that we are aware of, I have kept Java fully updated on both macOS and Windows and not had any problems, however there are no guarantees that some Java update wouldn't at some point be incompatible in some way with the GUI applet. I would expect that only with a full version change, so updating within Java 8 should be fine, I would only hesitate if it were a full version change to Java 9 or 10 for instance.

In that scenario, it wouldn't interfere with the ripping process per se (i.e. sacd_extract), as Java is only necessary for the GUI applet to work. So we'd certainly still be able to rip via the CLI if a Java update ever breaks the GUI, but I'm not sure how we'd ever really know ahead of time whether or not any particular Java update is potentially a problem.

It is at least somewhat important to keep Java updated from a security perspective, if I were you I'd update it knowing if something became broken you can always uninstall Java and then reinstall the previous version.
 
Hello and a great thank you for your always expedient and competent answers.
From now on I'll update the Java versions more lighthearted. Thanks again.
Kind regards from Switzerland.
Hififan62
 

MikeyFresh

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Good afternoon,

As we approach the close of 2019, this thread recently surpassed 120,000 views, now with over 1,140 posts in just shy of 19 months.

We count HFH members here from the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, U.K., Germany, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Romania, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and India... this topic has proven to be of international interest.

Thanks again to all participants, and happy SACD ripping into the next decade!
 
Thank you Mikey Fresh!
Ok found a Sony BX510 on Fleabay.

$25 +$16 ship + tax = $46 all in
Went to rip. Had some slight issues. Wasn’t working at first. I was using the USB on the front. Realized eventually you gotta do this in “sleep mode”. Also, the front USB didn’t appear to work so started using the back.

1. update firmware
2. Turn on unit
3. Insert thumb drive into back
4. Trays opens insert disk
5. With tray open shut down player
6. Tray closes.....its now in sleep mode with autoscript running
7. Run Sonore....enter IP address of player (which I acquired in network settings of player before shut down and thumb drive insert)
8. Press “execute” in Sonore
9. Wait about 15 seconds and track 1 begins to rip!!!!

yahoo! And it’s super quiet

First rip Hendrix
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I register specifically to thank MikeyFresh. Your thread opened a new door for me to enjoy my SACD not only on my SACD player with ESS9038 but also my dac with PCM1704. Didn't expect the sony BDPs are that cheap, got a s6200 for just $40 with all the cost on ebay. Good job!
 

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I register specifically to thank MikeyFresh. Your thread opened a new door for me to enjoy my SACD not only on my SACD player with ESS9038 but also my dac with PCM1704. Didn't expect the sony BDPs are that cheap, got a s6200 for just $40 with all the cost on ebay. Good job!
Good morning and welcome to HFH!

It's our pleasure, glad you are up and running on the S6200, $40 all-in is a very good deal, and our revised script for the S6200/7200 is elegant and flawless in operation. Special thanks once again to our member friend in Prague for that development.

The Burr-Brown PCM1704 is an oldie but goodie, enjoy!
 
One question, I found on 6200 I have to unplug and plug the power every time I finished one disc and want to proceed with next one. Is that the case ? Or otherwise, is there any trick inserting the usb thumb drive?
 

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One question, I found on 6200 I have to unplug and plug the power every time I finished one disc and want to proceed with next one. Is that the case ? Or otherwise, is there any trick inserting the usb thumb drive?
If memory serves all you need to do at the end of one disc is allow the tray to auto-open, place a new disc in the tray, and then close the tray with the Power OFF button. This allows the player to resume sleep mode (display flashes OFF and then goes blank), and the script is still read into RAM. Then Run the rip in the GUI.

The above assumes the previous removal of the flash drive after the first disc is ripping, you don't leave it in the player's USB port.

In that sense the special script for the S6200/7200 (only) is the same as the other Sony scripts.

You should be able to repeat the above about 7-8 times in a row before the player's RAM is exhausted (we think due to a memory leak in the executable) and it refuses to rip via the GUI, at that point you do need to fully power cycle the S6200, and then you can get another 7-8 consecutive rips before the same thing happens again.

If unplugging the AC cord is inconvenient, you can also press/hold the Power button for 10 seconds and that too will fully power cycle the machine.
 
Thank you. I did as you described, and it worked very well!
I also found that if I only rip 2-channel from a multichannel SACD (e.g Telarc 1812 overture), the sound is really hollow. Is it because I dumped the other channels?
 
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Thank you. I did as you described, and it worked very well!
I also found that if I only rip 2-channel from a multichannel SACD (e.g Telarc 1812 overture), the sound is really hollow. Is it because I dumped the other channels?
No I don't believe so, though I don't actually own that disc. But I believe it does have an actual 2-channel stereo mix on the SACD layer, meaning you weren't dumping any channels, the stereo is not derived from the surround mix as it is on certain DVD-Audios, it's a true 2-channel stereo mix.
 
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