Apocalypto - still program crashes with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by defaude, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. defaude

    defaude New Member


    I tried to play the DVD after I updated my AnyDVD version, but still some errors!

    Power DVD XP 4.0 which is necessary for DVD comparissons DON'T play the disc with activated AnyHDDVD ---> Program crash!!

    Win DVD play the disc, but the timecode is flimmering!!!

    Win DVD played the disc before without AnyDVD, so where is the improvement in the new version of AnyDVD in case of the new protection at the german Apocalypto DVD?

    I don't see it! I don't want to copy it, so please don't say to me now "Hohohoho but can copy it", I want to be able to SEE the DVD CORRECTLY in my installed software, as I could expect it before when using AnyDVD on a protected disc!
  2. defaude

    defaude New Member


    You mentioned some things in the old thread after closing it:

    3. dvdfab does not decrypt on the fly, allowing me to use almost any other program I want--faster for almost all releases (with the exception of some of the newer Sony/Lionsgate releases; and for that Anydvd ripper since now provides full disc backups with Shrink )

    I don't get that on my PC :disagree: with AnyDVD, even VLC player crashes with activated when I try to play the Apocalypto DVD.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I'm pretty sure the Slysoft developers are using Powerdvd 7.3 Ultra.

    I'll try to contact one of them.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2007
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    You need some rest, I think. You mean PowerDVD and not Powerpoint, right? ;)
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Errrr . . . yes lol
  6. defaude

    defaude New Member

    I should add that i'm talking about the german DVD, because now the thread is in the english forum :bowdown:
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, region 2 . . .

    I believe James has the disc (well, at least I have reason to believe he does). I also have reason to believe he owns
    Powerdvd 7.3 ultra.
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No problem with PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra, ZoomPlayer, TheaterTek, Microsoft Windows Media Player. Plays fine, just like it should. Don't know about PowerDVD 4, or WinDVD, or...

    EDIT: Just tried WinDVD8, just for you. No problem either.
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  9. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    And should be in the AnyDVD HD section or is this a regular DVD?
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. It's a regular dvd-video (with protect-video-dvd protection on it).
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD reports it as X-Protect, just to spread some fun. :D
    (It looks like Protect DVD and X-Protect are different protections, but nobody seems to know for sure...)
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I thought X-Protect was name of the company that developed Protect-dvd. But I'm not sure either.
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well, case closed then . . . :clap:
  14. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    It should be, yes.

    (1) PowerDVD 4 XP hasn't had an update patch released since 2003.8.22. That's a long time and a possible problem/cause.

    (2) I don't recall seeing what version of WinDVD they used. I reread and I don't see it mentioned. If it's an old version that may be a possible problem/cause.

    (3) I'd like to see the the results of defaude viewing the DVD with a freeware DVD player software (ie Windows Media Player 10/11, Media Player Classic, etc). Trying Windows Media Player is most important, though, because James confirms that it works.

    If there is still a problem even after trying Windows Media Player then the problem is likely system-related (ie an incompatibility) rather than the fault of PowerDVD 4 XP.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2007
  15. defaude

    defaude New Member

    I will try that.