Does Flux Player defeat Anydvd?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Cathexis, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Cathexis

    Cathexis Member

    I have found both hard DVDs and Online downloads (paid for & stored on my PC) from a site that uses Flux
    or Fluxplayer defeats AnyDVD. When I load either the hard disc or stored image they will be processed by Anydvd but the product is often un-useable with many, many partial images created of only parts of the original movie. On my PC the actual file will be in this format: Some_Movie_(Some_Movie)_NTSC. With each movie file will be a another separate file named - Some_Movie_(Some_Movie)_NTSC.fluxDVD.fmd .
    The movie file will be the expected size, the .fmd file only 1Kb. AnyDVD is paid for, not trial version.

    The burner/converter I'm using is (paid for & updated) iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe 10.2.6 .
    However, even trying to play the files directly via VLC, say will fail to give usable image file.
    Defeating the PC stored image matters most since some movies are no longer available any other way
    and my stored copy is all to be had. PC runs Win 10. Does Flux Player defeat AnyDVD ?
     
  2. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    If the format is anything other than Audio CD, DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray standards, I'm sure AnyDVD HD wont work with it.

    If possible, try and post a logfile from a problematic Flux DVD.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
  3. Cathexis

    Cathexis Member

    Thank you for your fast reply! But isn't that what AnyDVD is for? To defeat copy protection? Fluxplayer is a known copy protection program .
    So shouldn't AnyDVD be stripping that protection and generating a usable image for burning? It certainly does with other copy-protected
    files I've run through it. The PC stored files will only run properly under the Fluxplayer program but hard disc ones run on any player.
    Yet, AnyDVD will not give useable image of those either for copying on my PC.

    And again, not arguing with you, I appreciate you taking the time to respond and welcome any other replies too.
     
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD is made for discs that follow the DVD, Bluray, DVD-HD specs (bup, vob, ifo, m2ts, etc). What format are these files in? What type of files are on the disc?
     
  5. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    You can read more about AnyDVD HDs capabilities here:
    https://www.redfox.bz/anydvdhd.html
     
  6. Cathexis

    Cathexis Member

    The Windows property info of the pc stored file says, ".fluxDVD" Flux Media file. Opening it with only VLC I am hearing fine audio but no video. VLC names the file as, "VTS_01_0.XVO" quote. I think it's playing the audio "loop" from the title screen over and over. That's all. Same sounds loop no matter what title is opened this way, BTW. Windows Media Player warns file type .fluxDVD unknown but play brief audio clip only just like VLC.

    Loading a disc in the burner of the PC shows (in explorer) the usual AUDIO_TS & VIDEO_TS folders. Inside the video folder, it shows the usual BUP, IFO, and VOB files. The largest file is titled, "VTS_01_0" as you might expect. And they play fine(!) under VLC. AND,.. it appears I was wrong about the discs being protected. At least, that's something! This is the read-out from AnyDVD:

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD HD 8.3.3.0, BDPHash.bin 18-12-06)
    ASUS DRW-24F1STC 1.00
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2
    Current profile: DVD-ROM
    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-r (version 5), Layers: 1
    Total size: 1231712 sectors (2405 MBytes)
    Video DVD (or CD) label: INQ02NTSC
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Structural copy protection not found.
    RCE protection not found.
    UDF filesystem patched!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    So I DO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT! These were paid-for discs shipped by the merchant.The merchant allows a single burn to disc option from online downloads and I've a few of those. So I tried 1 of those.
    A VERY different readout is now generated by Any DVD (title edited by me for this post). As follows:

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD HD 8.3.3.0, BDPHash.bin 18-12-06)
    ASUS DRW-24F1STC 1.00
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2
    Current profile: DVD+R
    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2293056 sectors (4478 MBytes)
    Video DVD (or CD) label: THE_MOVIE
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Media is region free.
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Found & removed structural copy protection!
    Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
    Found & removed bogus title set(s)!
    RCE protection not found.
    UDF filesystem patched!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Found & removed 32 potential bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    It appears to run well under VLC with clickables on the title menu working. Otherwise file types are typical VOB, etc. as above. I think this is the image from AnyDVD but not sure. Clicking on the visible files in E: drive which I think are run via AnyDVD. Anyway, that seems workable but obviously copy-protected at some point. Sadly, the PC files' 1 time burn option is expired.

    With regard to FluxPlayer, the file types are as listed in my original post. However, I cannot not get AnyDVD to recognize the file on my PC. It only wants files on the E: drive. No "explore "option.
    Next, I insert a blank disc and try to force iSkysoft to burn it which it can do normally just fine. Then I'd try to see if AnyDVD could read and strip protection that way - BUT, fails because the disc size is read as 29 gigs(!! Seriously), even though the actual file size approx. 1.1 gigs, the .fluxDVD file with the movie. So that is defeated.

    Any ideas? Can I force AnyDVD to read files on the hard drive ? But then, they have a different format name. So is AnyDVD defeated by copy-protection of FluxPlayer?

    And if you made it through all that - thank you! I tried to cover possible questions you might have,

    cathexis
     
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    You would need to post an AnyDVD log of one of the discs to see if James sees something. Without a log, he has nothing to go on. Maybe one that does work and one that doesn't seem to.
     
  8. Cathexis

    Cathexis Member

    That would be the first of the two logs shown above, if I understand what a log is. Those are the readouts from AnyDVD after loading discs.
    The 1st from the commercial product mailed to me form them(which seems to show nothing), and the 2nd from a disc burned by me with the
    one time burn option from within the FluxPlayer program and the site. I just loaded that disc today with AnyDVD running and it gave me that info as above.
    Thanks for replying.
     
  9. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    That is not a log, that is the AnyDVD status window. From the "Please read before you post" sticky, step 5:
     
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  10. Cathexis

    Cathexis Member

    OK, proper logfile created. Let me see if I can upload along with this thread.

    The problem description is as above. This DVD is NOT the merchant made one.
    Rather, the merchant allows a one-time-only burn from within Fluxplayer. That
    is also the only way to view purchases online. So this disc is my own Sony disc.
    TIA!
     

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