Back up of Region B Closer not working

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by arcsyn, May 18, 2007.

  1. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    I've read through the forums for people with other problems, and have tried all possible solutions.

    I'm doing the PS3 method (damn players are far too expensive). I'm copying from the ps3 drive to a external drive that is ext3. Then I moved to a NTFS drive (saw in a thread this fixed it) and tried mounting the image with Nero. Still nothing. Here's the log. Thanks for any help.

    Summary for drive G: (AnyDVD 6.1.5.1)
    NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 4718592 sectors (9216 MBytes)
    Video Blu-Ray label: 97981970_CLOSER
    Media is AACS protected!
    Failed to retrieve AGID!
    ERROR processing Blu-Ray disc!
     
  2. clareman

    clareman Well-Known Member


    yeah it only fixed the one title, again, an older title of mine was only recently able to be decrypted, so hang in there! keep the .iso....
     
  3. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    I tried the newest version today... and it seems like SlySoft is full of it or something.

    Now AnyDVD says it has removed the processing key, but when I tried to play it in PowerDVD it does not play. It is black video with some weird noise for audio. Other older movies play perfectly fine with PowerDVD, but no such luck for this.

    AnyDVD surely enjoyed the press for being able to decrypt the new encryption so quickly, but it seems like their tool is nothing but a patch job. I came here wanting to try the trail, perhaps buying it if it worked well.. but I'm finding it hard to believe they are doing anything other then patch work on a disc by disc basis. This disc has been out for a while, so isn't even the new encryption.

    Pretty disappointed. I guess SlySoft has 17 days left to make me believe it is worth buying this software.
     
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD is designed to work with *real* BD drives, not images ripped from a PS3.
     
  5. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    Sure.

    So before with the version from earlier this week AnyDVD correctly told me it couldn't remove the protection.

    Now it says it does.

    Why the change if its not really working?
     
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I am not saying it isn't working, I say AnyDVD wasn't designed for this (so you cannot complain if it doesn't work). :)
    I am confident that AnyDVD HD works correctly. Maybe it is PowerDVD who has a problem with this disc? Wouldn't be the first one. But you can't verify this unless you have a real drive and HDCP compliant hardware and try to play the original disc with AnyDVD HD disabled..
     
  7. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    My friend is going to bring over his external bluray drive later, but the problem is I don't have a HDCP compliant computer, hence wanting AnyDVD. Is there any other way to play back?
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    James is saying that in order to test if Powerdvd is the source of your problem, you would need to disable Anydvd HD, use the original disc, and have HDCP compliant hardware. If you're still experiencing issues at that point, the issue has nothing to do with Anydvd HD.
     
  9. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    Yeah, and I don't have HDCP compliant hardware... hence wanting to buy AnyDVD. Seems like a bit of a rabbit hole.
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The problem is that Powerdvd has had issues in the past with certain discs. So, in some cases, people have wanted to blame Anydvd HD when the real issue was Powerdvd. Unfortunately, in order to test if Powerdvd is the issue, you would need HDCP compliant hardware.

    I appreciate the reason for using Anydvd HD is to avoid HDCP compliance; however, without HDCP hardware there's really no other way (that I can think of) to test whether Powerdvd is the source of the problem.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  11. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    Did WinDVD have a problem with those same discs? Could I try using the trail of that?
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    James has stated Windvd is even worse than Powerdvd (and if I remember correctly, Windvd has a screen resolution limitation--only plays at 960x540 for HD content). Windvd for HD content is not even offered on Intervideo's North American website.

    I'm not really an expert in this area. Perhaps James or Peer will have a better suggestion.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  13. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Forget WinDVD. You can play the first few seconds of a movie with PowerDVD without HDCP hardware, then playback will stop. This should probably be enough for a quick test.
     
  14. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Of course, you can also attach your monitor with an analogue connector for this test (plain old VGA).
    PowerDVD should play your disc fine then - even without AnyDVD HD running (watch out though: this sometimes doesn't work with dual monitor configurations - so make it a single monitor just to make sure...)

    There have been a few reports concerning defective discs lately, where everything turned out to be fine, after replacing them.
    Your story sounds a lot like them.
     
  15. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You are right, AnyDVD 6.1.5.2 - 6.1.5.4 suffer from a bug in the AACS decryption.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  16. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    Now with the new version I am back to the originally error...

    Summary for drive G: (AnyDVD 6.1.5.5)
    NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 4718592 sectors (9216 MBytes)
    Video Blu-Ray label: 97981970_CLOSER
    Media is AACS protected!
    Failed to retrieve AGID!
    ERROR processing Blu-Ray disc!


    Any ideas?
     
  17. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes, you are using an image drive.
     
  18. 3r1c

    3r1c Well-Known Member

    When you create an iso from an encrypted BD disc, the iso doesnt contain the VolumeID needed to calculate the decryption key.
     
  19. arcsyn

    arcsyn Member

    Then how come it works for a lot of movies? ie - I did talledega nights with the same method....