AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 interfering with TMT 6.7.1.199 startup

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by BigPinkDragon286, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. BigPinkDragon286

    BigPinkDragon286 New Member

    10+ years registered AnyDVD HD lifer.

    Reinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro due to an unrelated Media Center issue and in the process decided to take the opportunity to upgrade from AnyDVD HD 8.2.0.5 to the currently offered 8.2.7.0 version.

    After installing TotalMedia Theatre, TMT would not start.

    I realize TotalMedia Theatre is deprecated software, but TMT + Virtual CloneDrive still work better for my media needs than any other software I've used and I don't replace a working car just because there are newer ones available. In defense of my post, I would make the same inquiry as to why AnyDVD HD would interfere with Word 97 (also deprecated), if that were the case (just an example), as obviously change made between the versions I've noted has caused an unwanted side-effect and I think developers should know when there could be potential issues with their product. I'm not asking for help trying to install or get TotalMedia Theatre to run, it runs just fine. I'm posting to say, it won't do so when the current version of AnyDVD HD, 8.2.7.0 is open.

    When AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 is running, an otherwise working installation of TotalMedia Theatre can not be started. TMT starts with it's spinning, rotary loading icon, attempts to open it's GUI window, and hangs with the GUI window remaining an indefinite solid black and Windows reporting the program is not responding. TMT terminates correctly through both Task Manager and the not responding dialog and can be reopened with consistent results.

    As soon as AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 is exited, TotalMedia Theatre can be started perfectly fine and AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 can then be restarted without causing any further issues.

    Removing the check by "Enable AnyDVD" does not fix the issue and the issue persists whether default or custom settings are used. AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 must be closed for TMT to start.

    I tested each version of TotalMedia Theatre 6 in an attempt to locate the issue before realizing it was AnyDVD HD 8.2.7.0 causing the failure to launch, with the following results:

    6.0.1.119 - works
    6.0.1.123 - works
    6.5.1.150 - fails
    6.6.1.190 - fails
    6.7.1.199 - fails

    Not experiencing this behavior with AnyDVD HD 8.2.0.5 or earlier and to verify the behavior is due to the new version, reinstalled the old version. TMT starts perfectly fine when AnyDVD HD 8.2.0.5 is running.

    For completeness, I went ahead and tried every version of AnyDVD HD from 8.2.0.5 to 8.2.7.1 with the following results :

    8.2.1.0 - works
    8.2.1.1 - works
    8.2.1.2 - works
    8.2.1.3 - works
    8.2.1.4 - works
    8.2.1.5 - works
    8.2.1.6 - works
    8.2.1.7 - works
    8.2.1.8 - works
    8.2.1.9 - works
    8.2.1.10 - works
    8.2.2.0 - works
    8.2.2.2 - works
    8.2.2.3 - works
    8.2.2.4 - works
    8.2.2.5 - works
    8.2.2.6 - works
    8.2.3.0 - works
    8.2.3.1 - works
    8.2.3.2 - works
    8.2.3.3 - works
    8.2.4.0 - works
    8.2.4.1 - works
    8.2.4.2 - works
    8.2.4.3 - works
    8.2.4.4 - works
    8.2.4.5 - works
    8.2.4.6 - works
    8.2.4.7 - works
    8.2.4.8 - works
    8.2.4.10 - works
    8.2.5.0 - works
    8.2.5.1 - works
    8.2.5.2 - works
    8.2.6.0 - works
    8.2.6.1 - works
    8.2.6.2 - fails
    8.2.6.3 - fails
    8.2.6.4 - fails
    8.2.7.0 - fails
    8.2.7.1 - works

    The repository of versions at https://www.videohelp.com/software/AnyDVD/old-versions#downloadold has a newer 8.2.7.1 version which works.

    Hopefully the Dev team has an idea what was changed and TMT doesn't get torpedoed by future versions of your otherwise wonderful software. :)
     
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  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Thank you for reporting the problem.
    Yes, we have an idea. That's why the problem was fixed in 8.2.7.1. It is even mentioned in the changelog.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2018
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