AnyDVD HD with WinDVD 2010

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by mstrong, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    WinDVD 2010 has to turn off my Windows 7 Aero Theme in order to play BluRay movies. If AnyDVD Had is running in then it prevents WinDVD 2010 from doing this and will not allow me to watch the BluRay. There are two workarounds to my problem that are very annoying.

    1) Turn off Aero in Windows 7 every time I want to watch a BluRay.
    2) Turn off AnyDVD HD every time I want to watch a BluRay.

    Both of the above work but neither is a real solution. Has anyone else seen this problem and now of a way to fix it?
  2. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    Could you give more info as to what your hardware specs are? You didn't give enough information to be of much help??
  3. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
    4 GB of RAM
    32 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

    If I disable AnyDVD then WinDVD works fine. WinDVD turns off Aero when playing a BluRay and turns it back on when done. If AnyDVD is running then WinDVD tries to turn off Aero but it is like AnyDVD turns it back on and then WinDVD repeats the cycle of tryimg to turn it off. It is and endless loop. :bang:
  4. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team


    I've raised a flag about this to James....
  5. RBBrittain

    RBBrittain Well-Known Member

    What graphics card do you use, and what graphics driver? Those specs may be of more importance here than the specs you gave.

    I don't have this problem in Vista Home Premium with TMT3 or TMT5 and an ATI HD 5450 and Catalyst 11.2 drivers, even though they both turn Aero off when playing. (Until the latest update, TMT3 with the SimHD plug-in turned Aero off whenever it was open.) It's more normal for players to turn Aero off in Vista than Win7; I thought Aero was more stable in Win7 so it didn't always need to be turned off for smooth 1080p playback. (Nero Kwik Media with Nero 10 HD doesn't turn Aero off; its video playback on my PC is choppy.) Does WinDVD have an option that allows Aero to be kept on in playback (as TMT5 does)?

    I'm not sure why AnyDVD HD would ever turn Aero back on, unless perhaps it's one of the scanning pop-ups (balloon tip and/or dialog box). Have you tried inserting your disc and letting AnyDVD HD scan it before starting WinDVD, as I usually do with TMT? In addition to keeping AnyDVD HD silent while the player has Aero off, it also keeps the player from trying to read the drive before AnyDVD HD is finished.

    Also, have you gone to the Program Settings page in the status window and tried different combinations of checking & unchecking "Show Balloon Tip while AnyDVD is scanning discs" and/or "Show information window while AnyDVD is scanning discs" to find one that doesn't turn Aero back on? (By default the first box is checked, while the second isn't; I prefer reversing them myself.)
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD will under no circumstances turn Aero on or off.
  7. davinleeds

    davinleeds Well-Known Member

    I don't have this issue on any of my systems.
  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    that disable aero is normal, try using powerDVD or arcsoft TMT5 the other 2 leading players. Both of them turn aero off. Thats normal behaviour
  9. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    Yes, both players will disable aero. However TMT5 allows an option of leaving it enabled as well.
  10. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Im running a Toshiba Qosmio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Quad Core i7 (first gen Q740) CPU and Nvidia GPU (Nvidia GTS 360M), 8GB Ram and WinDVD 2010, and no issues even with AnyDVD running. Aero works fine and is not distrupted. I even just played Avatar to make sure.
  11. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    My video card is not much to look at. It is an ATI Radeon HD 3400 series.

    Here is what I think is happening.

    1) I insert a BluRay and launch WinDVD.
    2) WinDVD tries to play BluRay but can't because it needs to turn off Win7 Aero.
    3) I click the popup window approving that WinDVD turns off Aero.
    4) WinDVD turns off Aero and tries to access the BluRay again.
    5) AnyDVD HD interrupts the control of the BluRay.
    6) WinDVD gets control back but sees it as a new BluRay and prompts to turn Aero off again.
    7) Go to step 3

    Anybody have any ideas on how to fix this?
  12. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD HD is very lowlevel, so it will already have access to the disc before WinDVD asks about turning off aero. As was said earlier, have you tried letting AnyDVD HD finish scanning the disc before running WinDVD?
  13. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    What do you mean by finish scanning? AnyDVD tells me the disc is ready.
  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    finish scanning means a solid red fox in the system tray, only then is the disc ready and fully decrypted
  15. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    Yes. I am waiting until the disc is fully decrypted. I am still having the same problem. :confused:
  16. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Something sounds very odd indeed, im sure its a technical issue based on the system, not AnyDVD HD itself. I run a similar computer system, no issues at all - played a BD disc with AnyDVD running which is definately a low level application (10,476kb), so it would have no impact with the system itself. I was a beta tester for Windows 7 ;)
  17. mstrong

    mstrong Active Member

    So is there a formal way to log a bug or do the SlySoft folks scan the forums looking for them?
  18. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Frank and James have both already posted in this thread, and James doesn't appear to think it's a bug in AnyDVD HD