Disks (old and new) play using PowerDVD 15 but mostly NOT PowerDVD 18

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by world123, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    Hello Everyone,
    I am testing the new PowerDVD 18 Ultra (18). I own PowerDVD 15 (15) and 16. I have tried to play previously created PROTECTED copies using 18. I am using AnyDVD_8.2.4.2.

    Two disks (logs attached) play fine using 15, but not with 18. With 18, I get essentially Black Screens with my two test cases using the actual disks. I am assuming Black Screen Protection with 18, but not with 15?

    Can anyone tell me what am I missing here or doing wrong?

    Thank You for any suggestions, etc.
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    See if it makes a difference, not removing the region code or BDlive.
     
  3. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    I did start screwing around, but realized I was thrashing!

    Will DO.
     
  4. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Pete
    not removing the region code or BDlive made NO difference. See settings in attached image.
     

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  5. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    "remove annoying adverts and trailers" is also on - didn't see that at first
    Ideally just click the "default" button, that resets all setting.
     
  6. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Pete
    Reset to default with no difference.
    The disk does show in CloneBD reviewer!
     
  7. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Then I don't think, we can do anything about it.
    There is no such thing as a "black screen protection".
    If you set AnyDVD to default, it didn't do anything with the disc other than remove AACS.
    This seems to be some PowerDVD bug or they decided to no longer support decrypted discs (haven't tested pdvd18 myself).

    Solution in that case: don't use or buy PowerDVD 18.
     
  8. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Pete
    Thanks for your effort. I check about 20 ISOs which 18 wouldn't play. I try some older ones. At least I still have 15. Don't you use 10?

    Can PowerDVD read actual disks without decryption? If not, then what use does it have?
     
  9. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I'll download the pdvd trial this evening and test this out with decrypted discs and iso.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P with Tapatalk
     
  10. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    I use various different version of PowerDVD (v10 .... v17).
    They all work nicely with AnyDVD
    What do you mean? PowerDVD in general? Or PowerDVD 18?
    This is the first time, I'm hearing of those problems, you're describing, so I can't really give you an answer to that.
    Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "what use does it have".
     
  11. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Pete and @Ch3vron
    I downloaded the latest patch and everything is OK now! Thanks for your help.
    What I was experiencing just didn't make sense. Your comment about bug started me to think about a patch.
     
  12. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    OK, thanks for letting us know.