Cinavia Problem

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Rick Steiner, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Gotcha!


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  2. Rick Steiner

    Rick Steiner Member

    Thanks James. It has been a long time since I acquired my PDVD 10, and I am not positive. It may have been a disc that came with my pc laptop. Any way I can determine that? I am uploading a log file from what I am currently watching. I don't mind purchasing a newer version of PDVD if that is the solution. Just need to know. Thanks.
     

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  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes, this looks like an OEM version. You need a different (not necessarily newer) PowerDVD version.

    Off topic, you have TMT6 installed on your machine. The probably still running ArcCtrl.sys driver will crash your Windows 10 from time to time. If you haven't done yet, prevent the driver to start.
     
  4. Rick Steiner

    Rick Steiner Member

    OK. That's good info. Any advice on how to get a different version? I am not too savvy about that. How can I prevent the ArcCtrl.sys driver from starting? Delete it? Uninstall TMT 6?
     
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You could buy the latest PowerDVD version from Cyberlink. But this isn't cheap. There might be another way to get an older PowerDVD retail version.

    Uninstalling is good, but it won't uninstall the driver. Unfortunately.

    Deleting it from C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

    will do, but you will have error messages on every boot in your Windows system log.

    You can delete the registry key
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\arcctrl

    but be very careful. This is from memory, make sure the registry key is correct and really points to ArcCtrl.sys
     
  6. Rick Steiner

    Rick Steiner Member

    Yea. I know most good things aren't cheap. Do you know a source for an older retail version that could work for me? I can uninstall TMT6 and delete the driver, but I haven't messed with registry info for quite some time. I have used a registry cleaner, but am uncertain about what it does and have just put up with recent messages.
     
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Don't know. Retail packages from Amazon? Ebay dealers? Pretty much every retail version from PowerDVD 10 to 18 with latest updates should work. If you find a decent offer for PowerDVD 18, this would be a good choice. Thanks to AnyDVD you won't need to upgrade it anytime soon.
     
  8. Rick Steiner

    Rick Steiner Member

    I haven't tried, but you are saying that I could update my current version? Otherwise I will start looking around for something new. This should solve my Cinavia problem then?
     
  9. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Cyberlink currently had PDVD 18 on sale for $69.

    That's not a bad price...


    https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html


    It will solve your problem because AnyDVD prevents PDVD 18 from seeing Cinavia.



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  10. Rick Steiner

    Rick Steiner Member

    Thanks James and testiles,
    It is good when several people can come together, who don't know each other, and can agree to commonality against a problem that plagues us all. Thanks again for your time and expertise.
     
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  11. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Rick you're most welcome.

    ... And I whole-heartedly agree.


    Good luck with the upgrade.


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