AnyDVD HD, does it REALLY remove HDCP?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by toryglen-boy, May 19, 2008.

  1. toryglen-boy

    toryglen-boy Active Member

    Hi there, i thought as a registered user, i would post.

    I built a HTPC for my newly purchased LG 42" TV, nothing special about it, 2.4Ghz C2Duo, 2Gb RAM, 500Gb Drive, ATi HD3450, LG HDDVD/BluRay drive.

    using the drive, and watching HD-DVD's on it (what can i say, they had a load of them on sale) watching movies on PowerDVD windowed, fine. Make PDVD full screen, and screen goes black, have to reboot PC.

    install (purchase Any DVD-HD) to remove HDCP, movies play in a windows on PDVD fine, full screen, jerky and clunky, some movies worse than others, although better then rebooting.

    my question is, does AnyDVD-HD really remove HDCP? is it my ATi card thats not 100% compliant, or it PowerDVD not really great for playing Hi-Def movies?


  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Simple answer: Yes, it does.
  3. toryglen-boy

    toryglen-boy Active Member

    thanks for that.

    must be PowerDVD 7 that is garbage

  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Sounds very much like you have hardware acceleration issues. You might want to search AVForums and see if you can find a fix.
  5. toryglen-boy

    toryglen-boy Active Member

    thats a pretty broad statement!! care to speculate?

    i take it you mean acceleration on the video card?

  6. toryglen-boy

    toryglen-boy Active Member

    Ok, so i tried playback with hardware acceleration disabled.

    PDVD crashed, right up until acceleration was turned on again, and even then its just as flakey

    wierd .... with AnyDVD-HD installed, the disk wont even play in full screen, never mind flakey

  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    It wasn't a broad statement at all. There have been numerous reports of hardware acceleration problems in PowerDVD. Hence why I said to search for it as I don't have the issue myself and do not know exactly how to fix it. Some people have said you need to replace a certain file. It appears to be a bug with either PowerDVD or how PowerDVD interacts with certain drivers. Again, search for 'hardware acceleration powerdvd' and see what comes up.
  8. toryglen-boy

    toryglen-boy Active Member

    soz, i was unaware of the issue.

    when you said an 'acceleration issue' there was no mention of what might have the issue, it was like someone saying 'yeah your car wont go as there is a problem with getting it working'

    but you have to excuse me, i am fairly new to all this.

    i wonder if older Cats will work ...

    many thanks anway

  9. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    There's a whole bunch of posts on it on AVSForums I believe. Make sure you have the AVIVO software loaded, too. Apparently that's needed. I'm SO glad I got an 8800 GT instead of an ATI card. :)
  10. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    Also, if you can disable HW acceleration with an HD3450, I think you're using a pretty old PowerDVD build. Have you updated to the latest?
  11. Turtleggjp

    Turtleggjp Well-Known Member

    First of all, AnyDVD HD does NOT remove HDCP, rather it removes the NEED for HDCP. The liscensed software players will simply see a disc without AACS (and BD+) and not insist on using HDCP. I only make this distinction because I have seen people asking if AnyDVD can remove HDCP from other sources, like Satellite Receivers or the PS3. Since AnyDVD does not have keys to HDCP (that would be cracking it), it cannot work with HDCP from other sources.

    Now, as for your playback issues, your system should not have any trouble playing back HD discs, even without acceleration. Since you have a card that can accelerate though, that should be the best way to go. I agree that you should update PowerDVD to the latest patch, since there's no need to hold onto older versions that play BD+ discs with no AACS. Also, what version of your video card drivers are you using? Which OS?

    I just got acceleration working myself a couple days ago, using a Radeon 3450, so I know it can be done now. I also had to upgrade to PowerDVD 8 to get rid of a pesky downscaling problem I was having. There are still a couple quirks left, but I can live with them until the Radeon 4000 series comes out. Hopefully, they will be resolved by then, and perhaps this time ATi can get HDMI audio working correctly...
  12. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    I would say PowerDVD

    I run PowerDVD Ultra to play DVD and HDDVD, It has a number of issues. Seems to memory leak and then crash the system. Also will not play Ripped HD files (EVO)
  13. dkhamilto

    dkhamilto Active Member

    Make sure you have the latest PowerDVD for HD. You need version 7.3 with a patch available from Cyberlink. I have not yet found a way to play HD from a Hard drive so you are best to have a HDCP complient video card
  14. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    You did notice that the post before yours was over a year old?
  15. damnskippy

    damnskippy Well-Known Member

    But thanks for trying to help the guy :)
  16. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    Use Adbear's guide for making ISO's (click on the link in his sig from two posts above) and you will have no problems playing from your hard drive - usually he would point that out but I guess he was feeling grumpy ;)