Can't read CSS protected DVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by charlemagne, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. charlemagne

    charlemagne Member

    I have a CSS protected DVD, that I cannot read with AnyDVD Is this a known problem or am I just lucky?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Please refer here (

    Post the full error message and post a log if you can.
  3. charlemagne

    charlemagne Member

    Please accept my regrets at being so dumb. I am attaching some of the requested information for the/your record although it appears that the problem may be with Nero and not AnyDVD.

    I have been using the Nero 7 suite, and have always used Nero Express which appeared as the default. After it quit today, I tested with Nero Burning Rom, which although it found two "unrecoverable read errors", went on to burn the disk. I have not attempted to play the disc so I don't know yet what results I have. I have never previously encountered a problem with the combination of AnyDVD and Nero Express except for the defective AnyDVD version last year.

    This is the disc information:

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5232K NK0E AUG11 ,2004
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1976608 sectors (3860 MBytes)
    Total size: 3897200 sectors (7611 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: DGG-Samson_et_Dalila
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6!

    RCE protection not found.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Anyhow, to repeat, it would appear that the problem is with Nero, but just in case, here is the data.


    Attached Files:

  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I see nothing that stands out when I look at the logs. The status window with the protections also looks just fine. There is no structural protections. Essentially the disc only has CSS which AnyDVD will remove.

    You can try the following:

    1. Download Nero CD-DVD Speed (freeware).
    2. Extract it to wherever you wish
    3. Run the program
    4. Select the ScanDisc tab
    5. Place the original DVD in your DVD drive
    6. Select that drive from the Nero CD-DVD Speed interface
    7. Click Start

    Any red boxes that appear are errors. Report back on the results.