AnyDVD can't crack all CSS keys error

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by happyguy82, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member


    I saw this for the first time last night while trying to play a DVD. I ignore it and it still worked. Would this cause any problems for similar type discs or is it OK to just ignore and carry on?


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  2. Jon G. Dunkelberry

    Jon G. Dunkelberry Active Member

    The note at the bottom of the screenshot you posted tells you what you need to know.

    1) Exit AnyDVD (right click on tray icon and exit the program)

    2) Go into your device manager and set your drive's region for where you live ( ... 1 for US, etc)

    3) Restart AnyDVD

    That should do it. Please note, if you set your drive's region while AnyDVD is running, nothing will change. So it's important to do the steps in order.
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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Read the Message.
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  5. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone

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  6. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Ya - NOW you're a happy guy! :D
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  7. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

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  8. bobwhitley3

    bobwhitley3 New Member

    I get the same message occasionally and, as far as I can tell, my DVD region is set correctly. I am in the U.S. Any further advice?

  9. d00zah

    d00zah Well-Known Member

    You need to exit AnyDVD COMPLETELY in order to determine/set drive region. Right-click on try icon & select EXIT. Then check/set region.
  10. bobwhitley3

    bobwhitley3 New Member

    The region has been set that way for months. AnyDVD reads that region every time it starts up, right?
  11. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    But it doesn't affect the operation right? I didn't bother setting my region at all because it doesn't stop AnyDVD from doing its thing. There are some DVD drives that physically won't read a disc unless the region matches but that will result in a different error instead.

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  12. d00zah

    d00zah Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD influences what region code is reported when active. Exit AnyDVD to determine if it's set, or not.

    Search the forums for 'AnyDVD is unable to crack all CSS keys' to see that it is singularly the most reported DVD issue & the solution is (almost) always the same.
  13. bobwhitley3

    bobwhitley3 New Member

    d00zah, you are absolutely right. When AnyDVD was not running my Region showed as "Not Selected." Thank you, it's fixed now :)
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  14. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    It can indeed affect operation. That CSS error you reported is likely now on your backup too. Some small warning, or trailer, or extra, or something too small for AnyDVD to "brute force" crackthe CSS key is still there if you took it. If you do a "movie only" backup you're likely to be OK. Why all the resistance to people setting drive regions?
  15. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    OK thanks :)

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  16. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Question remains on the floor. I'm even pointing straight at it.... :LOL:
    The rare moment that avatar pics, board mechanics, and thread dynamics, all conspire to make the perfect post - is not lost on me here. LOL
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  17. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I pondered the whole resistance thing for years. I gave up.
  18. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I think that people think that "region not set" = "region free".
    Which is (as we know) exactly the opposite of the way the mechanics of CSS actually work.
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  19. Dennis Sayer

    Dennis Sayer New Member

    Thanks, I completely exited any dvd and was able to set the region
  20. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox New Member

    I too just got this message with a region 1 DVD of Around the World in 80 Days. (I'm in the UK, R2.) I exited AnyDVD and set the regions on my drives to 1 & 2. (Before that, neither had been set.) This seemed to work since (without AnyDVD) MPC-HC would play that disc on the R1 drive but not the R2 drive. Similarly MPC-HC would correctly play or not play a R2 disc.

    I then started AnyDVD and the R2 disc worked fine on both drives, a different R1 disc worked fine on both drives but ATWIED only worked on the R1 drive. When I loaded it in the R2 drive, AnyDVD spent ages "scanning the disc" before I got the warning.

    Have I done something wrong? Is there anything else I should do?

    I just answered myown question. I forgot the standard answer to every IT problem - turn it off and then back on again. Re-starting cleared something and everything is now as it should be :)

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018 at 1:31 PM