AnyDVD wont decrypt any of my UHDs but other software will?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (UHD only)' started by agogley, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. agogley

    agogley Active Member

    So I just bought a new UHD drive (Archgon MD-8107S-U3YC-UHD) and flashed the drive to make it "UHD friendly" (using DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 from this thread. So far so good. I booted up AnyDVD and upgraded it to current version. It wouldn't decrypt the disk and kept giving me error. So I ran the parser and the title said it was supported. So then I tried two other discs. Same problem.

    So I decided to see if I could run MakeMKV. It successfully saved the UHD to MKV. I played the MKV for a few minutes and it seems to work fine. I also downloaded DVDFab Player 6. It plays the UHD directly from the disc no problem. It seems to be strictly AnyDvd that's having the issue.

    I can't figure out why AnyDVD will not decrypt the disc. I tried cleaning the disc with soapy water and a microfiber lens cloth (I read some threads about an oily substance interfering with reading the disc). No luck. I tried upgrading AnyDVD to the newest beta version. No luck there either.


    The error message from the information tab is listed below and I'm uploading the ziplog file.

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD HD, BDPHash.bin 20-03-11)
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE BU40N 1.00
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Current profile: BD-ROM
    Media is a Blu-ray disc.
    Total size: 28736736 sectors (56126 MBytes)
    Video Blu-ray label: SOLO_A_STAR_WARS_STORY
    Media is AACS protected!
    AACS MKB version 61
    Drive supports bus encryption!
    Disc wants bus encryption!
    couldn't retrieve AGID (bus encryption)!
    ERROR processing Blu-ray disc!​

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  2. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Here's what the Parser from the Un-supported UHD thread says when run on this logfile...

    "ERROR: bus encryption failure. Check that drive is supported : HL-DT-ST BD-RE BU40N 1.00"

    It can't get far enough to determine if your title is supported or not.

    Seems the firmware is not working with AnyDVD (for UHDs), as you suspected.

    Someone more knowledgeable on this can maybe tell you why...

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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    The BU40 isn't friendly (modified firmware or not probably). That's an official uhd drive. The last friendly model was the BU30

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Correct. And do not even consider trying to cross flash that drive or you will likely brick it. At some future point there may be a work around to make it work in anydvd. For now, however, it will not.

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  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That's not what he did. He flashed some random drive WITH BU40N firmware to make it friendly. Which obviously won't work done the BU40 isn't friendly to begin with

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  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    No sorry. That's not some random drive. It's a rebadged bu40n.

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  7. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Well in that case it aint gonna work either :)
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Not yet.

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  9. agogley

    agogley Active Member

  10. agogley

    agogley Active Member

    Question I have, is why not? Others have it figured out. I mean MakeMKV and DVDFab work fine.
  11. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    It is NOT a friendly drive. It is an official drive. They are not the same thing. Just because it works as a LibreDrive or works in DVDFab does not make it UHD friendly. AnyDVD does not work with official drives.
  12. agogley

    agogley Active Member

    So let me see if I understand this correctly.

    "UHD Official" means this is an actual UHD Blu Ray drive and will play back 4K UHD blu rays with PowerDVD Ultra if all hardware requirements are met by your PC. The LG BU40 is one of these drives. My drive is a rebadged BU40. "UHD Friendly" means BDXL blu-ray drive with custom firmware to support 4k UDH blu-ray backup. So after flashing the drive with a custom firmware (in this case downgrading the firmware to a prior version) should make the official drive a friendly drive. So, Official/Friendly means UHD blu ray drive loaded with the firmware to enable 4K UHD blu ray backup.

    So you're saying that AnyDVD will not work with any official drives even after they've been flashed to a friendly firmware.

    If that's true, that sucks. Other solutions are actually recommending this drive and suggesting this course of action. I hate to see AnyDvd fall behind given my investment. But oh well, it is what it is.

    Thanks for the help.
  13. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Your comment of "downgrading should make it a friendly drive" is incorrect. Downgrading it still leaves it as an official drive... Just with a firmware that can be exploited by other software. The uhd support in anydvd is experimental. It will work with friendly drives because they are not using an aacs 2 cert. It will not work with official drives because they do. In the future anydvd may get a workaround to work with these drives but that is not something to count on. Personally I have a script that enables LibreDrive on my ns60 and then creates a protected iso with imgburn. The iso can be mounted with virtual clonedrive and used with anydvd.

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  14. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD will work with an official drive if flashed with the proper firmware to make it friendly.

    I have an LG NS60 which is official and I flashed it to NS40 which is friendly -- and it works perfectly.

    I think the issue you're having is what you've flashed your drive to (BU40), is not considered friendly by AnyDVD but is instead still considered official.

    Maybe it will work if flashed to BU30 (if available), which Ch3vr0n indicated was the last friendly BU model.

  15. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member

    Whatever you do, do not cross-flash a bu40n to a bu30!!!

    The Archgon you have is a Bu40n and unless anyDVD comes up with a way to use official drives, it will never work with anyDVD.

    There is no friendly firmware that this drive can be flashed to, so basically, if you want to use anyDVD get another drive.
  16. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    I thought I already said do not even think about cross flashing this drive? Sigh. This isn't a desktop drive. Marty is correct and an expert on this drive as he sells lots of them.

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  17. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see.

    I didn't realize.

    Good to know, Marty.

    Sorry then, @agogley, seems flashing to BU30 was a bad suggestion.

    Was just trying to think of some way you could maybe get things working.

    But that was not a valid way :=( ...

    You did, you did.

    And I forgot.

    Again, my bad.

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  18. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    No worries. Just don't want someone to brick a really good drive. The bu40n is probably THE best UHD drive going right now. Yes, it's not awesome that AnyDVD can't use it at the moment.
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  19. agogley

    agogley Active Member

    Ok, thanks for the clarification. You've increased my knowledge on this topic.

    Hopefully AnyDVD will find a way to make this work in the future. I keep most of my movies in MKV now so I can get by with the other solutions for now. And the drive I have is a really nice external drive that wasn't very expensive.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  20. agogley

    agogley Active Member

    Thanks Marty. I bought this drive after seeing your post about it on another forum. Flashing per your instructions worked perfectly but obviously I didn't know it wasn't compatible with anydvd. That's not awesome as Samurai pointed out but it still working for me with other solutions. I pulled out three titles I purchased with the UHD discs (I always purchase the combo which includes 4K +BD+Digital) and each was successful using other solutions (I tried two different ones after AnyDvd failed).