HD-DVD problem

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by paul525715, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. paul525715

    paul525715 New Member

    Hi everyone - I'm a newbie so please don't shout at me!

    I recently bought a computer with an LG blu-ray / HD-DVD player (it's a Medion 8828 PC). I was advised by my brother-in-law to install AnyDVD HD, which I did, following the installation notes scattered on these forums. Then, when I ran Powerdvd Ultra, it said that there was a critical update, which I performed (this was two days ago, so I'm assuming it's the latest update).

    My brother-in-law provided me with two dvd's to try...

    Talladega nights (Blu-ray, European - Region B)
    Mi:3 (HD-DVD, American - Region A)

    Talladega nights runs fine, but I had expected it to - it's a UK release.
    Mi:3 is recognised by PowerDVD and by AnyDVD HD. If I open up anydvd HD from the systray it gives the title of the disc and states that the AACS encoding has been circumnavigated (OWTTE). However, when I click the play button on the PowerDVD, I get a brief black screen and then the whole program disappears and all I'm left with is the desktop.

    I have no idea if this is a PowerDVD problem, AnyDVD problem, or something else. What I did find, however, is a quote from the cyberlink forum, relating to the latest update, which states...

    "If you have the AnyDVD HD software in memory then PowerDVD wont run the disk giving the error described in this post, if you dont have AnyDVD HD running then the disks will work fine."

    Can anyone shed some light on this and help out a completely clueless newbie (who thought he was doing well until he stumbled on this problem!)

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Check the build of powerdvd, you probably need to roll back to 3104 or 3319a
  3. hddvdsupporter

    hddvdsupporter Well-Known Member

    mi3 dont work with 3319a but slysoft dont answer in the 'movies that dont work with anydvd 6303' post :-(
  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    My US MI3 works fine with 3319a whether I have AnydvdHD running or not, also plays fine from the harddrive
  5. hddvdsupporter

    hddvdsupporter Well-Known Member

    US Version perhaps, european version not.
    i ripped the movie with an old anydvdhd version (dont know which..) for a while ago and the movie plays fine from harddrive. I dont know if this was an older powerdvd version.
    but now with the new version of anydvdhd and the new powerdvd version this movie does NOT start from the harddrive, only if you disable anydvdhd..
  6. sarah99

    sarah99 Well-Known Member

    MI3 EU version certainly plays off hard disk with pdvd v3104
  7. hddvdsupporter

    hddvdsupporter Well-Known Member

    that could be possible, i use version 3319a and it dont work.. with v3104 i think it work yes.. so please slysoft try to make an anydvdhd update than we can watch mi3 with an newer pdvd version..
  8. sarah99

    sarah99 Well-Known Member

    there is no reason to use any version of pdvd other than v3104
    none of the later versions can do anything new or productive.
  9. paul525715

    paul525715 New Member

    Sounds like whilst there are a lot of people wisely using anydvd for playing and copying disks, there are so many pain in the arse problems! Thanks for all your help. I'll try a roll back tonight (although PDVD was pre-installed and I'll probs have to find a copy elsewhere).


  10. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member

    I do believe that Pdvd version 3313a is the last version that allows for playback on hard drive. There is an easy work around for that too, turn your backup into an ISO file and mount it with daemon tools. I have had no problems with it at all playing then. Movies with BD+, HD, regular, no problems at all.

    Now 3516 update does fix stuttering issues on movies like HP5 and transformers that I was having. So it does make some sort of difference.
  11. hddvdsupporter

    hddvdsupporter Well-Known Member

    i dont like this iso / daemon tools thing. perhaps it's good for people who start to rip hd and blu-ray movies, but not for people who already have 100+ bluray/hd movies on the harddisk. i dont want to spend some hours to convert it into iso's.