Can't crack all CSS keys

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by little_marco, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. little_marco

    little_marco Member

    I am a lifetime user of AnyDVD HD from Slysoft.

    Last week I bought a lifetime licence from RedFox.

    I am converting my DVD collection to .iso .

    However, just like in the old Slysoft, some discs give the error in the subject.

    This happened today with Valkyrie and Spartacus (two-disc special edition) both in Portuguese.

    AnyDVD says my external LG drive is set to region 0 ("not set") and suggests changing it, but Windows 10 says it is set to 2 (Europe).

    See log files.

    Thank you!

    Attached Files:

  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Set your drive region code. Exit AnyDVD first.
  3. little_marco

    little_marco Member


    In this main machine I exited the old AnyDVD HD from Slysoft and went to Windows properties of the drive and it said it was not set, now I set it to region 2.

    Tomorrow morning I will try converting again to .iso the films in the other laptop that has AnyDVD HD from Redfox.

    Thank you, James!
  4. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    One tip: if you're converting your DVD's to ISO, either rip them to the hard drive, then convert to ISO, using stuff like DVDShrink, or use CloneDVD in tandem with AnyDVD.

    The reason why is explained in my Signature below.

  5. little_marco

    little_marco Member


    Will Nero Express do the job? I can select it to copy to a virtual drive in .iso format.

    So far, from the around 10 DVDs I converted, only one had structural protection.

    Thank you.
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Nero is even worse than dvdshrink. IMGBurn is far superior and the best option after the iso function in CloneDVD.

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  7. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    Plus, IMGBurn is free, just like DVDSHRINK, if you don't want to buy CloneDVD.

    However, I have all 3 apps-along with AnyDVD- in my toolbox to handle DVD'S.
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  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member


    Do yourself the favor, get CloneDVD2. DVD copying excellence since 2002. ;)
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  9. little_marco

    little_marco Member



    €31,21 won't make me poorer.

    I will install it today afternoon or tomorrow morning since I am currently converting an MP4 to MKV on the other laptop.
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  10. little_marco

    little_marco Member


    Could that be added to the text that appears in the pop-up window?

    I know it should be obvious but I didn't have a clue about it and I am sure that most people won't probably know it too.
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I would actually prefer, if AnyDVD could do the change for you.
  12. schmidtj

    schmidtj Active Member

    I'm getting this error.
    DVD is the newly released "GLASS" video.
    DVD player has been set to Region 1 since forever.
  13. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Set your drive region. EXIT AnyDVD before checking or setting the drive. An AnyDVD log would be helpful also anytime you have an issue with a disc.
  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  15. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Is there a technical issue with Windows that wouldn't allow you/AnyDVD making the setting change?

    As you say it sure would be nice to have AnyDVD do the change, with the user's permission.
  16. schmidtj

    schmidtj Active Member

    I verified the region was set to 1 (again) without AnyDVD running .It was.
    I was getting ready to capture an AnyDVD Log.
    Reinserted the DVD with AnyDVD running and (of course) I did not get the error this time.
    Not sure why I got it once maybe the drive is going wonky on me?
    At any rate I can't recreate the issue.
    Thanks all.
    PS. Since DVD regions can only be set a limited number of times I think I would prefer a program
    not change it without my permission. I can see a program bug resetting the region unnecessarily
    a few times and render the drive less useful if it ends up on a Region that is not what I wanted.
  17. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No. The reasons for not letting AnyDVD do this yet are:
    1.) My lazyness.
    2.) Confusion. I am not sure, when to ask the user to set the drive region, and how often. Always on region mismatch? Only when failing to crack CSS? What about users who have set their region, but watch foreign films from time to time? How to design the dialog box? What to do, if permitted changes are exhausted? What texts to display? "If you want to copy the main movie only, you do not need to change the region ..."
    "Are you watching Region 1 discs freqeuntly? Or is this a foreign disc for you?"
    3.) If all is up and running, it should never be changed again, as the texts need to be translated into 40 languages.
    4.) A PITA to test. After 5 changes a test drive is toast, as the change limit is reached.
    5.) I am scared to accidently toast user's drives.
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  19. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    You right click the tray icon to shut it down, then you go into device manager

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  20. schmidtj

    schmidtj Active Member

    Sort of like here:
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