Anydvd & The Rock

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by THE BUGGER, Mar 22, 2008.


    THE BUGGER New Member

    Ok hopefully someone here can try this one for size. Just got the latest version of anydvd 6.4. Computer i have is P4 2.8 / 2gb ddr / g- force 6800 256mb / HL-DT-ST BD-RE GBW-H10N burner /. I do have another higher spec computer but the same thing happens on this also. I have so far tried some bluray non BD+ which are ok and play fine like Terminator 2, blade runner. Any dvd dosent seem to do these: casino royale, the rock, die hard 4 to name a small few. So thinking the new version would hopefully sort this out was a shock that it diden't. Copy's the movie to the hard drive no probs but when i play some of them back with say nero showtime they stutter or start and stop. I also have the bluray plugin for nero so i'm ok there. As i said earlier i've tried terminator 2 and with nero it's flawless so i don't think it's nero. So people does anybody have any ideas on what might be wrong here. Now that anydvd has BD+ i was hoping to do some tests but this throws a spanner in the works big time. And the first bluray i tried with the new version of anydvd was THE ROCK with no sucess. Playback is still the same as the old version of anydvd.:confused:
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    CPU, GPU on this setup can't handle BD or BD+. I have compiled a generic list for such though.

    I decided to leave out AnyDvD HD for now as there is issues of people saying I use AnyDvD HD on my PC & my video card thats not compliant but it is a NVIDIA 7600 GT etc..... there is too many posts on slysoft saying this; the horse power is still needed. So it is too confusing to add that to this post. We can add that the minimum specs are still needed even with AnyDvD HD. Add more programs you may need more RAM.

    CPU (Processor)


    System Memory (RAM)

    1 GB is ok but 2+ gigs is recommended

    By RAM we mean to be able to use DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) at the very minimum.

    How do I know my optical drive is compatible for Blu-Ray?

    Below is a small set of drives that continues to grow. More drives will hit the market soon enough

    BenQ BW1000

    LG GBW-H10N

    Sony BWU-100A

    Panasonic SW-5582

    Samsung SH-BO22

    Lite-On LX-2B1S

    Plextor BD writer PXB900a

    Pioneer BDR-202

    Pioneer BDC-S02

    What graphics card do I need to play Blu-ray Disc titles on my computer?

    It is recommended that you have one of the graphics cards with the following graphics processor unit (GPU) installed on your computer in order to play Blu-ray Disc:
    • Intel 965G, G33 graphics
    • nVidia (minumum requirements): GeForce 7900 GX2, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 8400 series,
    • nVidia (recommended requirements) : GeForce 8500 series, GeForce 8600 series, GeForce 8800 series
    • ATI (minumum requirements): ATI Radeon X1600 series, X1800 series,
      X1900 series
    • ATI (recommended requirements): ATI Radeon HD 2400, 2600, 2900,
      3400, 3600, 3800 series

    Also if you want true HD quality you'll need a card and a monitor capable to, so I have provided a pic of a card that contains the HDMI connection on it as a example and you'll need a following monitor to be able to use that connection too without degrading to a no HDCP monitor. Notice the word HDMI This is what you want. Also a card and Monitor must be able to put out a 1920×1080 pixels or higher, this is a 1080p quality picture as well as long as you use a HDMI connection or a DVI connection ( no VGA's as VGA's are analog ). I highly suggest to stay completely away from integrated graphics!

    Video Card


    Monitor connection Notice the HDMI again


    Graphic Card Memory:

    We recommend having at least 256 MB of video memory to ensure the smooth playback of Blu-ray Disc titles 512 or above of course is better.

    Video RAM

    256 MB graphics card memory or above

    Note: If you want to use digital output during Blu-ray Disc playback (through DVI or HDMI connection), make sure the graphics card is HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compatible. If your graphics card is not HDCP-compliant but with a DVI connector, you can use a DVI-to-VGA converter (or cable) to output the video in analog format. To determine whether your graphics card is HDCP-compliant, please visit the hardware manufacturer's Web site.

    Display Devices

    • HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant display (DVI, HDMI connections) for digital output
    • TV (composite, component, S-Video) or computer monitor (VGA) for analog output

    Sound Card

    (minumum requirements) A high-quality 5.1 surround, on board sound may pull more resources from the CPU and RAM compared to the PCI connection sounds cards.

    (recommended requirements) A high-quality 7.1 surround optical out would be best.

    To get the best out of the sound on Blu-Ray you'll want and optical out connection, coaxial may work but not sure. The better the card the better the TrueHD sound.

    Operating Systems

    Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed or Vista

    Software to play on the PC

    PowerDVD BD version. Note: An easy way to determine whether your version of PowerDVD supports Blu-ray Disc is to look for the Blu-ray Disc logo on the main screen of PowerDVD. If you don't see either of those logos, it is likely your version of PowerDVD doesn't support Blu-ray Disc title playback. CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Purchase.

    Or ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre™

    ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre™ (VidaBox edition) [SOFT-ARCSOFT-HDBD] : $99.99 : Media Center & Home Theater PC / HTPC Systems - VidaBox - Home Entertainment Made Simple

    Side Notes

    Even though the minimum specs can play back there can or will be playback issues.

    With XP there isn't much to really offer in assistance to add more to it as the more installed applications require that you use more RAM etc.... Same applies with Blu-Ray DVD's too. So XP users need two things 1) More RAM around 4 gigs and 2) the UDF File System which I have no idea where to get that.

    With Vista this means that you will need more RAM. If you bought a PC with vista installed most likely there isn't enough RAM there just enough to run the OS alone. This is normal for PC manufacturers.