Blu-Ray and Region Coding

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by psgolfer, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    Both Live Free and Die hard gave me the same screen shot with Any DVD HD:

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD
    SONY BDRW BWU-100A 1.0C SEP19 ,2006RE2D
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a Blu-Ray disc.
    Total size: 24172224 sectors (47211 MBytes)
    Video Blu-Ray label: RESCUE_DAWN
    Media is AACS protected!
    Media is BD+ protected!
    Removed AACS copy protection!
    Blu-ray disc appears to be locked to Region B & C!
    Blu-Ray disc adjusted to Region B!

    Rescue dawn plays fine, although with Live Free or Die Hard I had to rip to HDD to play. I was getting a message from Power DVD along the lines of "this movie is locked to region A".

    My friend has my copy so I am not sure exactly what it said but was quite strange that I was able to watch from HDD but not directly from disk.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    P.S. even with the message from Anydvd HD. I can still watch rescue dawn fine without having to rip to HDD. I am also in North America.

  2. ajeffo

    ajeffo Member

    If you open up AnyDVD HD and go to the Blu-Ray config screen, there is an option there to get AnyDVD to remove the region coding
  3. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    Yes, and I do have "Remove Blu Ray Region Coding" checked. With "Automative" selected.

    Any other suggestions as to why this might be occuring?

  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007
  5. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    Very Strange that I was not getting this message on other BD+ discs.

    Thanks for the firmware update link Adbear.

  6. ajeffo

    ajeffo Member

    i have noticed this too i have just tried pirates of the Carribean on automatic removal of region setting and it doesnt seem to remove it properly ie still locked to the region it thought the disk was from in the first place. it thought it was region C which is odd as a live and purchased the disk in the UK. However if you select the option in AnyDVD to change the region code to that of your player, or uncheck the region coding flag then the disk will play.

    Bit bizzare though as it works on all my other Blu-Ray disks including ones with BD+ on them
  7. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    This seems to be a problem with Any DVD and maybe something that the guru's might want to look into with further version releases and updates.
  8. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    This effect has been there from the very beginning and it's difficult to improve.
    AnyDVD HD can't always detect the region coding right - because with BD the region coding is not "written on the disc", you simply can't determine the region code. AnyDVD needs to "guess", so sometimes it's wrong.
    In those cases, you must set AnyDVD's region manually to (one of) the region(s) of the disc - not the player's region.
    Or if the region matches anyway, you can also disable the region code removal.
  9. poissony

    poissony Member

    This doesn't work for me. Is it dependent on what version of Powerdvd that is used? I'm using 3319a and I get the error code for Pirates, Die Hard 4 and Sunshine. If I upgrade PowerDVD to 3516 then I can play these discs by disabling AnyDVD and matching the region in PowerDVD but since you only have 5 attempts to change the region this is not viable.

    EDIT: Die Hard 4 is working OK but my region B Pirates at Worlds End and Sunshine give a region code error no matter what I try using 3319a and beta.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2007
  10. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    I would post your findings in the sticky thread under Blu Ray movies that don't work with Read the notes and it will explain how to post the log.

  11. poissony

    poissony Member

    OK, thanks.