AnyDVD beta

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by James, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    For experienced users to test: 2007 03 03
    - New: Added Blu-Ray support
    - New: Added removal of Blu-Ray region code
    - Change: I/O on 64bit OS (WinXP64/Vista64) moved to kernel mode
    - Updated ElbyCDIO layer, fixes "cannot get exclusive access" in
    CloneDVD and CloneCD under XP64 and Vista64
    - Change: ElbyCDIO uses less CPU cycles under Windows XP and Vista
    - Change: After using CloneCD or CloneDVD, AnyDVD does no longer
    rescan the disc under XP64 and Vista64.
    - Fix: HD DVDs without iHD menus did not work
    - Fix: AnyDVD did not shut down properly when user logged off
    - Fix: AnyDVD could be unintentionally disabled for some drives
    - Some minor fixes and improvements
    - Updated languages
  2. KoRn

    KoRn Well-Known Member

    Great work as usual.
  3. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    Looks like I have go out and buy a BD drive today,…..thanks Slysoft!

    Now that this miracle of quelling corporate greed and firmly removing the boot of oppression from off the consumers necks has been achieved,….perhaps you can start work on “World Peace”,…… :agree:

    Hey its worth a shot because clearly you people are metrical workers!!!

    In all seriousness though, what BD burner drive can anyone recommend in the ~$500 range?

    I was thinking about the Philips SPD7000 Blu-ray DVD Burner,…..

    Any thoughts!?!

    Thanks again!
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'm just curious from looking at the change within AnyDVD HD. I don't have a Blu-Ray drive but my understanding is that you must manually select the region to match the BR disc you wish to view/backup manually, correct? Is the plan for this to become automatic in the future?

    I ask because I just wanted to understand how the region code removal works at this point. The more I know the more I can recommend the program to my friends :)

    Note: I accidentally posted this to the AnyDVD sub-forum thread first. I deleted that one and moved it to AnyDVD HD sub-forum.
  5. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    So when you said that you'll get my money very soon, you really meant it :)
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Clicking the right mouse button on the Blu-ray region control will tell you, that you must set the region to match the disc you want to play/copy.
    For example, if you insert the US version of "Kingdom of Heaven" set it to Region "A". If you insert a european version, set it to "B".
    The region is printed on the back of the cover. :D
    It is not as automatic as the DVD region removal, but it isn't very difficult either.
    And AnyDVD HD is the very first program on this planet to remove Blu-ray region codes, so we are quite proud that we could make it work *at all*.
    If we find a way to make it automatic, we'll do so, of course.
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Sure. Where is the money? :D
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yeah, get a $199 XBOX 360 HD DVD drive. :D
  9. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Right. And I did right-click and read. I just thought to myself... this may confuse some people since it operates differently than region code removal for normal DVDs. I, also, for my own benefit [since sometimes I can be dense as a rock] wanted clarification that I was interpreting it correctly. :)

    Congrats on all the work and thanks for the clarification!
  10. SuperGoof

    SuperGoof Well-Known Member


    I have a Sony laptop with Matsushita Blu-ray drive. I bought 2 titles on (even before AACS was circumvented) to see what it looks like. With BackupBluRay and now with AnyDVD HD I can rip them to hard drive just fine. I even managed to convert .m2ts stream to .ts stream playable on my Mediagate MG-350HD multimedia player with no re-encoding involved, just re-multiplexing.

    My question is: Now when Region B titles starting to appear in local shops, will I be able to play and rip them with new AnyDVD HD without changing region setting for the drive (just by setting the right region in AnyDVD)? Or it will be the same story as with normal DVDs with drive blocking any DVDs whose region doesn't match drive's region?

    Any information on this will be much appreciated. And thank you for your continuing development of AnyDVD and for Blu-ray support.
  11. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I agree 100% here.
    I have some ideas already to improve this situation, but I'm not sure if they will always work.
    For now, we'll have to be happy, that it works at all...
  12. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It is very improbable that a drive will ever be able to determine whether a disc has the correct region coding or not.

    AnyDVD HD for now simply lets the title "think" that your player has the correct region code (quite a mind twister...). So the region code is not actually removed.
    Though I'm already thinking about a way to really remove it :cool:
  13. SuperGoof

    SuperGoof Well-Known Member

    Well, it does it for DVDs... Do Blu-ray regions work in completely different way? Are they only defined on application level? No RPC2 mechanism with limited number of drive region changes etc.?
  14. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It works differently.
    And - unless there is an additional region coding that they haven't used yet - a Bluray does not have any "region code mark" or alike, that can simply be read from disc. So that's why it is improbable, that a drive itself can determine the region(s) of a disc.
  15. spcav

    spcav Beta Tester

    Damn! You guys are quick! Great Work!

    I just tested XMEN 3 Region A disc with my Region B drive and it works!

    One question though: I tried playing the Rip of the same movie which I created earlier with and I get the region warning aka the rip doesn’t play (6.1.29 installed of course)!

    Is that a problem or should I just rip the movie again with (of course I am doing that already but I am quite anxious :p) ?

    Having to rip the movie again with sounds a little strange as I cannot understand what would be the problem of removing the region lock in a rip made with as the files created should be the same with the ones on the original disc. So if can ‘tweak’ the files in the original disc why it can’t do the same with the ones in the hard disk (even if they are created with ) ?

    I am not a computer engineer and I now that maybe you cannot / don’t want to provide an answer on this, but I am just curious. :)
  16. spcav

    spcav Beta Tester

  17. oliver27

    oliver27 Member

    It seems that the Blu Ray Region coding is different from the DVD region coding, i'ts not implemented in the hardware but in the software player (WinDVD, PowerDVD).

    I use PowerDVD and make some tests with WinDVD BD (unfortanetely this one is only in 960x540) and changing a region in WinDVD doesn't affect the numbers of changes allowed in PowerDVD, but only affects in WinDVD.

    (Sorry for my bad english!)
  18. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It's simple: didn't touch the region code and no version of AnyDVD will touch files, that are already on a hard drive - only those coming from an original disc.
  19. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

  20. Gorgon

    Gorgon Member