Is this possible with AnyDVD HD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by generalnewbie, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. generalnewbie

    generalnewbie New Member

    My monitor is the 2405 non HDCP and i would like to watch HD DVDs on my pc if possible. On the assumption that i purchase a xbox 360 HD drive and hook it up to my PC i was wondering if i could play the HD DVD without first copying it to my HD.
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can play it without ripping it your HDD assuming you have software capable of playing it.
  3. Faye

    Faye Well-Known Member

    I used a 2405FPW connected via VGA to my Mac Mini to watch HDDVDs using Power DVD HD 6.5 and an XBox HDDVD player.

    This gave a little tearing on some HDDVDs but was very watchable. With AnyDVD HD I can watch them using the DVI cable to my TV - 24" is small from across the lounge.

    I believe that if you have a better GFX card then you can use later versions of PowerDVD which would improve the menus/interactivity.

  4. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    Watching HD movies, HD-DVD and Bluray specifically, is a very resource intensive process for your PC. If you post all of your hardware specs we could get a better idea of how the quality would be.
  5. generalnewbie

    generalnewbie New Member

    my current PC in its state probably wont be playing it. But im hoping for a signon bonus to my new job so i can buy some new components.

    I have a AMD athlon PC3200 clocked at 2.2ghz
    1 Gig OCZ PC3200 ram Timings of 2-2-2-7
    GFX card is a ASUS 9800XT running VIA DVI to my Dell 2405

    I don't think that i will be able to run it with my current PC considering the PC lags when i try to run Apples 1080p Movie Trailers like "300"

    When i get the money im going to be giving my old PC to my GirlFriend who does nothing but use it to check email facebook and word docs. Ill most likely get a Small Factor Form Case with a PCI express and a X2 CPU and a HDCP GFX card. But still keep my monitor until i decide to get a new TV
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2007
  6. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester

    Not Quite

    Sorry guy but a single core 2.2 gig is just not enough processor. I haven't checked to see if you graphics card is on the list froom PowerDVd Ultra but without the processor no sense in checking.
  7. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    Yeah you will need a whole new setup. We are in the same boat. I am going to get a E4300, E6300, or E6320 and overclock it to about 2.8 Ghz. 8800GTS. 1 or 2 gigs of ram, and a Terabyte of storage.
  8. species8472

    species8472 Beta Tester

    Actually a single core will work. The biggest piece is the video card. I just got a friend of mine up and running on a Opteron 150 (2.4 GHZ single core) with an ATI 1600 Pro (AGP). Any friend of mine is able to run with a FX-55 and a 1900XT. Single is cool as long as the processor is an AMD Ahtlon 64 (2.0 GHZ or higher)..

  9. species8472

    species8472 Beta Tester

    Playing back from HD-DVD Disk (XP) - If using a NON HDCP Video card and or monitor, and you are connecting via DVI, playback will not work (HDCP is required). Playback will work fine if using VGA.

    If ripped to Hard Disk (XP) - Playback will work regardless of using DVI or VGA.

    Vista required HDCP compliant Video Card and Monitor.

  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    With AnyDVD HD, it will.
  11. species8472

    species8472 Beta Tester

    Do you mean with AnyDVD HD running in the background while attempting to play an HD-DVD disk (not copy) with PowerDVD? Since using AnyDVD HD I have not tried to play HD-DVD disks using PowerDVD via DVI.

    If AnyDVD HD is not installed if you cannot playback HD-DVD disk using PowerDVD via DVI.

    I will check this in a few...

  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Of course. AnyDVD makes protections invisible for all applications and the OS.
    AnyDVD is much more than a ripper (in fact, the ripper is only a small "add on").

    Exactly. You just have discovered the main purpose of AnyDVD HD. :D
  13. species8472

    species8472 Beta Tester

    Ohhh.. Holy Smack!!! I never tried since installing AnyDVD HD.. You the MAN!! :)

    This means I need to update my review on the site ( ;)
  14. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Don't forget to mention, that you can jump over unwanted studio logos, and that many HD DVDs won't play at all without AnyDVD HD running (Wolf Creek, Clerks 2, and all Studio Canal titles).
  15. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    Any thought to making an application similar to PowerDVD7 Deluxe which seems to be using up a lot of CPU recourses. The standalone Toshiba HDDVD shown here has a Pentium 4 Processor (2.4GHz) and it uses a computer drive to play HDDVD.
  16. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    ...and it uses a Broadcom hardware mpeg2/4/H264/VC1 decoder, which frees the CPU.
  17. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    How can this be used in a typical computer setup? Perhaps in an external device or in a chip included in a internal drive. Can you explain just how it works to free up the CPU?

    I did a search and found the Broadcom site:

    Check #10 out on this list. I did a search on their site:
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  18. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It is soldered on the motherboard.
  19. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    If someone can get a copywriter to merge that "chip" with an internal HDDVD hard drive, there would be a lot of money to me made.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  20. Faye

    Faye Well-Known Member

    It would be more appropriate to put that chip on a graphics card or separate video accelerator card (I remember when these came out for MPEG2 decoding). It's not something which is done as the disk is read, since at that point the stream is encoded.

    Nice idea... I'm sure that when HDDVD catches on for the mainstream this sort of thing will appear... probably also have an HDCP compliant HDMI output too, maybe with VGA overlay.