Blu Ray Playback on Nero 8

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by njr, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. njr

    njr Active Member

    Hi
    Has anyone tried on Nero 8 the "Blu-ray/HD DVD Video Plug-in" ?
    If so, can anyone tell me how to install the plug in.

    PowerDVD has been having problems recently.
    Thanks all !
     
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    You purchase a license key and then install it using the Nero license manager. That's all there is to it. Then just load up showtime, sacrifice a goat, and hope to hell it doesn't crash. :) Oh wait, that's how *I* do it. :D
     
  3. parsnips

    parsnips New Member

    Nero plugin in the USA

    Is there any way to get the plugin in the USA? I tried and they wouldn't let me proceed.
     
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yes, you can purchase it in the US from the www.nero.com website.
     
  5. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    never had an issue with it. ALL HD DVDs i have work great. Blu-ray so far has been good as well. granted i only have 3, but no issues with them either. not sure why everyone is so down on nero.
     
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I'm only down on it cause it crashes non-stop when I try to play ANY HD DVD and MOST of my BD's. I've never gotten it to work right. I'm convinced it's some combination of my Vista, 8800 GT, and cosmic radiation that's causing my problems. However, it doesn't make it usable for me. So yea, I'm down on any program I paid for and can't use.
     
  7. bjmills

    bjmills Active Member

    I wasn't too happy with their support, either. I was having trouble playing back a mounted ISO image and contacted them. It worked with PowerDVD but not Nero Showtime. Their reply? "We see you're using AnyDVD. We don't support hacked movies." I suppose I could have gone on and on trying to explain, but I just chalked up the Nero purchase as a mistake and went back to PowerDVD.
     
  8. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    There's a few things that are Microsoft's fault that you'll need to fix. Download the latest C+ redistributable package for your version of Vista from Microsoft's download site. If you have x64 vista or i64 vista, download both the x32 and x64 versions.
    Then re-download download .NET version 3 for your version of vista. I'd suggest you update to 3.5 as well. Parts of the c+ package require a .NET update for some reason. If you have x64 vista or i64 vista, download both the x32 and x64 versions.
    Install the C+ updates, then install the .NET updates. Uninstall Nero and restart. Reinstall Nero and restart. Enter your HD code and then restart. Load AnyDVD, insert disc, enjoy. That should solve most of your problems. If it doesn't try uploading your Nero log (from the logging program they asked you to download and run). We can go from there if necessary.
     
  9. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Hey, thanks. I'll definitely give that a shot later. I'm running x32 Vista so I'll grab the runtime and .NET packages and see if it helps.
     
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Well, that seems to have fixed the crashing. However, it pegs my cpu and stutters HORRIBLY. COMPLETELY unusable. Hardware acceleration on or off. Makes no difference. I don't think Showtime does acceleration with nVidia from the looks of it. At least I can't figure it out. So yea, no longer crashes, but, still completely useless. :(
     
  11. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    Try updating your video drivers (the ones for Vista from earlier do NOT work correctly with some software). I'd also say you should go to the Nero setup toolkit and use the update feature to update to the 8.0.2 or 8.0.3 variant. They're more stable. Beyond that only your Nero log could tell us more.
     
  12. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I have the latest drivers for my 8800 GT card. PowerDVD has absolutely no problems at all on that machine. It runs at 25%-40% cpu utilization. I've got nero 8.3.2.1 installed. So,I don't know.
     
  13. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    acceleration helps with my gx2. without its usually about 80-95, with 60-80 util.
     
  14. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    The only other thing I could offer is for you to post your log file. That would tell me any other compatibility issues you may have.
     
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yea, sure. What log file in particular do you want? Showtime doesn't create a log for this issue. Like I said, it plays now, just REALLY badly. So, I'm not sure what log is going to help in this situation.
     
  16. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    It's my opinion that if I had a more powerful processor it'd probably be acceptable. My cpu is spiked probably because no GPU acceleration is going on. Sound breaks up quite a bit. I did some system optimization last night for different reasons and it does seem to have helped, but, it's still not quite there. A faster CPU would probably allow it to work.
     
  17. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Well, it would appear an updated driver for my HD Audio has been released in the past couple days. I updated to it and while Showtime is still taking a boatload of resources, the title that was breaking up is now playing ok. So, it would seem that my issues are now mostly resolved with Showtime. I need to check with other discs but I appreciate the help on this!
     
  18. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    There's something else we're missing, given what you've said so far about your system. The log tool from Nero support is here:
    http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads-infotools.html

    Most of the ShowTime issues are linked to Vista and/or x64/i64 issues. But again, that log will detail exactly what is happening with your system.
     
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    There's the log from infotool. If you can find something in there that leads us to the problem I'd be appreciative!
     

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  20. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    My lowest end systems is very similar to yours, and a few steps down. Same proc and audio (Asus N8 with a 64X2 4200+ 1Gb ram, X-Fi sound card....) and Showtime plays HD and BR just fine along with HVD, Win-HD downloads and everything else I throw at it. Vista just takes a LOT of patching of everything you plug into it. One thing of note, there is not DIRECT x16 support in vista. 16-bit software (including most hardware packages released for XP and the early vista driver kits) run in a ghost, or virtual support mode under the 32-bit version of the OS.

    Noted here:
    High Definition Audio Controller
    -----------------------------
    Driver
    Description : High Definition Audio Controller
    Company : Microsoft
    Version : 6.0.6001.18000
    Date : 6-21-2006
    File Name : hdaudbus.inf

    You're using Microsoft's built in controller file, try downloading your sound card's own driver set directly from the web site and switching from the 97x/98x to the HD package found here if the chip-set will let you:
    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
    When you go to install turn off Vista's safety and protection features. That will keep the installed driver from reverting back to the default. Some revisions of the 97xHD and 98xHD chipset will take the full HD drivers and some won't, but it doesn't hurt to try.

    Also, the Hauppauge input boards are know to have issues with Vista. If switching/updating the audio software doesn't fix your problem, try updating that software as well.

    You may consider heading over to freecodecs.com and downloading the Klite Mega codec package (and set it to install "lots of stuff, despite the so-called issues some report, I've never had a problem with it), as well as the Vista HD codec package. Passing things through FFDS speeds up the processing of AV and helped for me.

    If all that doesn't work, try playing back something with the Hauppauge WinTV card removed. That's my guess as to what the problem is.