Note: I told the PS3 thread I would announce what I've found, so I am writing this first post, long before I am ready to (i.e I don't have the links ready yet, nor the instructions). I expect my second post to be ready in a few more days.Thanks to some very ingenious folks on other forums around the world, Mr Wicked's sacd_extract.exe has been found to be effective in ripping SACDS in those players that:
1) have Mediatek chips MT8580 (like Oppo 103/105, Cambridge Audio 752bd/cxu, Pioneer bdp-lx58/88 ) or MT8560 (like Pioneer BDP-160/170 and 180)
2) have an ethernet connection
3) have normal factory firmwares (meaning no <acronym title="modifications, optimizations or enhancements made to standard audio equipment." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">mods</acronym>)The process involves two major steps:
1) create a <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> thumb drive that contains an Autoscript program and a Telnet program, then plug it into your player to have it boot up with these scripts
2) using something like Putty (Windows, for example) Telnet from a computer into the BD/SACD/universal player above, then run a command line file that starts the ISO extraction.Both of these steps require links that I will either edit here, or create a new post with them. I am still quite confused as to whether some of these files are different based on Mediatek chip version, of if this is all universal.Here is an idea of the process (google translated and simplified)
01 – Folder AutoScript contain a server program (daemon) to rip original SACD discs
02 – Folder sacd_extract contain a windows client sacd_extract.exe and a file sacd.cmd. You should put this folder on a drive or partition with enough space to create .iso image. Edit sacd.cmd file with Notepad or another editor to change the IP address of the player. PC must be on the same network with the player
03 – Prepare clean <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> stick
04 – Copy AutoScript folder with 3 files inside to the root of <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> stick
05 – Disconnect from the player all <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> devices
06 – Restart the player
07 – Check the Player menu and save IP address of the lan interface. Don’t forget to edit sacd.cmd
08 – It’s better to disable disc Autoplay
09 – Insert prepared <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> stick into the player
10 – Wait until the tray is ejected
11 – Remove <acronym title="(Universal Serial Bus) industry standard for cables, connectors and communications protocols between computers and electronic devices." style="border-bottom: 1px dotted rgb(0, 0, 0); cursor: help;">USB</acronym> stick from your player
12 – Put sacd disc in tray
13 – Press the Close button
14 – Wait until the disc is recognized by the player
15 – From the Windows run sacd.cmd file and the ripping process should start
16 – To rip another SACD make sure that the sacd_extract.exe worked until the end, eject the tray with previous disc and repeat steps 11-15
17 – Be sure to reboot the player at the end!
Net/net, don't sell your Oppo/Cambridge/Pioneer players (and add to this list if you know of any more). I will have links to the Autoscript, Autoscrpt.TSS and sacd.cmd as soon as possible, along with some screen shots, if possible. I wanted to get this out there.Caveat: as with the PS3, this ripping process is ONLY intended for those who already own the SACD discs, for archiving or personal file-based playback purposes. Please do not pirate!!