AnyDVD experts, pls help me!!

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by zhenactinium, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. zhenactinium

    zhenactinium New Member

    I have a Dell latitude D620 running XP, and the DVD drive is region free (plays DVD from all regions) version. But when I use AnyDVD 6.1.6.5 to rip some clips from the DVD movie, it changes the drive hardware to region 1!! And I can see the remaining change time is 4 now! Why is that? How can I change it back. I need a region free DVD drive to read DVD movies from 2~3 different sources.

    Please help me!
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That means Anydvd is doing its job and emulating the region the original disc is in (your drive region setting hasn't actually changed; Anydvd's magic is fooling your system). You have nothing to worry about.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2007
  3. zhenactinium

    zhenactinium New Member

    Thank you! Are you saying that once I uninstall AnyDVD and reboot the computer, I should get the true hardware settings (which is region free)?
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You don't need to uninstall Anydvd to see the difference. Just exit the program.
     
  5. zhenactinium

    zhenactinium New Member

    Thanks again for the quick reply! But you make me a little nervous now: when I exit AnyDVD and go to hardware properties of my DVD drive, it still shows that the current region is 1 and 4 times left to change. And I can not play DVDs from non-region1 areas without AnyDVD running. AND, when I goes to the "settings" page of AnyDVD, it sees something like: DVD drive (Hardwere) region is 1.
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Then your drive's region has been set. It's impossible for Anydvd to set a drive's hardware region by itself, so something else must have happened prior to you using Anydvd. Regardless, provided you have Anydvd on your system I doubt you have much to worry about in terms of watching discs from other regions.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2007