ISO HD-DVD rips and "magic file replacement"?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by YaniD, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. YaniD

    YaniD Well-Known Member

    If I rip an HD-DVD to ISO directly via imgburn read with AnyDVD HD running and then mount the ISO with Daemon Tools, does AnyDVD HD create a "magic file replacement" entry for the mounted ISO?

    If it does, is this named differently from the one created for the original disc or does it re-use the one already created for the original disc?

    I find the "magic file replacement" feature very useful, but if it doesn't work for mounted ISOs, then I'm restricted in what subsequent magic I can perform (unless I extract from the ISO to folders on HDD, but that is another time/space consuming step).
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No. Maybe. Depends. If AnyDVD changes the contents, the hash may change, and you will get a second entry under volume label. I suggest you disable all of AnyDVD's "Magic File Replacement" features when creating the .iso, so you can do (and modify) the "Magic" later.
  3. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    You're going to disagree with me on this, I just know it, but, *I* recommend making the ISO without AnyDVD HD running to create a "pure" image that can be manipulated when it's mounted.
  4. YaniD

    YaniD Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarifications and suggestions.

    I normally only tick the two "remove prohibitions" entries when ripping to ISO. Are you suggesting that it is better not to remove/modify anything except the AACS encryption via AnyDVD HD?

    I didn't think it was possible to rip a disc to ISO without AnyDVD HD running: something about AACS preventing copying.

    Also, what does "rename highest .xpl" actually do and what is its effect?
  5. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    AACS prevents playback, not copying. How do you think all the people rip ISO images with their PS3 and still play them? They use AnyDVD HD to decrypt the image. That's what I'm saying here. Make a raw image with no AnyDVD running, and then mount the image with AnyDVD to handle decryption and any other options you wanna throw at it.

    Rename highest .xpl removes the web content download on universal movies.
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Interesting method, but then you'll need AnyDVD running when playing back the image to remove AACS.
    EDIT: Another potential danger: AnyDVD cannot get the VID from the image, it must know the VUK of the title. If the VUK gets lost somehow, your image becomes useless.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  7. Galileo2000

    Galileo2000 Well-Known Member

    But why?

    Rip w/AnyDVD, then make .ISO w/Imgburn.

    Never failed me.
  8. hazzad

    hazzad Active Member

    One would assume though that once the iso has been created with imgburn and you play it back in powerdvd using anydvd hd and it works then thereis nothing to worry about?
  9. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    That's why having the original disc kicking around is handy, eh? :D And I need AnyDVD running when I play back the image? "OH NO!!!" :D Sorry, that failed to convince me to change my method. GRIN
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Leave out the rip with AnyDVD. Make .iso with ImgBurn / CloneCD right away, keeping the UDF file positions / partitions intact. This may make a big difference, if you plan to write the image back to optical disc someday.
    EDIT: For Blu-ray images, that is.
  11. mpgxsvcd

    mpgxsvcd Well-Known Member

    How do I rip straight to iso with Imgburn? Is there a tutorial anywhere?
  12. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Put disc in drive. Open ImgBurn, select read mode, and read to an ISO.