BD+ Clarification

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by mry110, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. mry110

    mry110 Member

    This BD+ playback "from the hard drive" has me very confused. One thing that would help keep things clear, would be to specify exactly what you mean when you say play back from the HDD (iso, folder, etc). That said could someone clarify this for me.

    If you burn a BD+ iso to an HDD without AnyDVD turned on (if that is even possible), can you mount this and play it back using the latest version of PDVD on a HDCP enabled system?
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Lots of confusion here. Ok, "from the hard drive" can mean either from a folder or in my case an ISO image stored on the hard drive that's mounted in Daemon Tools. However, in order to play from a folder on the hard drive, you need an older version of PowerDVD such as 3104 or 3319a. For playing BD+ you will need one of those versions, as well.

    If you make an ISO of BD+ disc without AnyDVD running (perfectly possible), you will absolutely NEED AnyDVD running when you watch it as it can't be decrypted from an ISO without AnyDVD. So, you will need to make the image, mount it with AnyDVD running, and then play it using one of the aforementioned PowerDVD versions.
  3. mry110

    mry110 Member

    Thank you that makes sense to me now. What is the difference to the computer if the dvd information comes from a psuedo drive (daemon tools) or an actually Blu-ray PC drive? Is it because the protected path is broken by the HDD?

    Is there an update to AnyDVD coming soon which gets past the BD+?
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Well, later versions of PowerDVD don't have the "open HD from folder" option any more. It's been removed. So I just make ISOs so that I don't have to worry about what version I'm using...except in the case of BD+. James has said a BD+ solution in AnyDVD HD is coming, but, there is no ETA on when that'll be out. So, for now there's not much we can do except to use an older version of PowerDVD to play those titles. Once a version of AnyDVD comes out that removes BD+, then we don't have to worry about which version of PowerDVD we use anymore as we can just load our ISOs into Daemon Tools and be done with it.
  5. eclipse98

    eclipse98 Member

    Samuri, good info -- is there any information in AnyDVD settings (right click on AnyDVD tray icon, Settings, Status) to indicate that this is a BD+ disk. I usually see 'AASC encryption removed', but I have not come across any BD+ disks yet since just went format neutral. If it is not displayed in AnyDVD, does anybody know if there is some sort of BD+ titles list maintained anywhere on forums ? Or should we just assume that title is BD+ based on studio ? Is it reasonable to assume that all Fox titles are BD+, what about Disney and others ?

    Thanks for your help, Davie.
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I'm pretty sure AnyDVD will detect the presense of BD+ and log it in the status window. Anything Fox has released since October 07 will have BD+ on it as far as I know. So, for instance, you'll see this in the status window:

    Video Blu-Ray label: SIMPSONS_MOVIE
    Media is AACS protected!
    Media is BD+ protected!
    Removed AACS copy protection!

    Notice the Media is BD+ protected! line. That should be a pretty good indicator.
  7. eclipse98

    eclipse98 Member

    Excellent, exactly what I am looking for. Thank you !
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    You're quite welcome. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.
  9. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    Can anyone help,i have a problem playing 3.10 to yuma blu-ray.
    root menu comes up but i cant press play.either by mouse,keyboard or powerdvd remote nothing happens:doh:
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I don't have that disc, sorry. Never encountered a problem like that, either.
  11. SvT

    SvT Well-Known Member

    perhapse this helps: