"Look to the Sky" not starting

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Nox, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Nox

    Nox Member

    There is a problem with "Look to the Sky". The DVD does not start.

    Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2065317 sectors (4033 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: Look to the Sky
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    RCE protection not found.
    Found & removed wrong DVD structure!
    Found & removed bogus title set!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Found & removed 1 bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The original doesn't play? In what? Your computer? A standalone dvd player?

    You need to provide more information. Answer these questions please: visit http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=321
  3. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    Also be sure to update to anydvd
  4. Nox

    Nox Member

    In the computer using PowerDVD.

    "Not starting" is perhaps not precise. PowerDVD does not even load the DVD.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Does Powerdvd play the disc with Anydvd disabled?

    I do note that the region of the disc does not match the region of your drive. Is your version of Powerdvd set to play NTSC (instead of PAL)?
    I'm not overly familiar with Powerdvd.
  6. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    Is this a backup or an original DVD?
  7. Nox

    Nox Member


    I frequently use region 1 DVDs and never had a problem like this. It looks like PowerDVD cannot be set to PAL or NTSC.

    Without AnyDVD the DVD could certainly not be played because of the wrong region.
  8. Nox

    Nox Member


    I have disabled AnyDVD and activated DVDIdle Pro instead. This program causes PowerDVD to ignore the region code (but does not do anything else). Now the DVD is playing!
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update to Anydvd

    2. a) Click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Click the "Default" button. Navigate to "Video DVD"-->settings-->Default region

    b) Select "1 United States Canada" from the dropdown list.

    c) click "ok"

    d) update powerdvd and try again

    3. If step 1 and 2 don't work you may want to try matching your drive's region code to match the region of the disc.

    i. Right click the fox on your toolbar. Exit Anydvd
    ii. Click start. Right click on "My computer"--->select "properties".
    iii.Click on the 'Hardware' tab--->click the 'device manager' button.
    iv. Open the dvd/cdrom branch---> right click on your optical drive
    v. Click "properties".
    vi. You should have a region tab. From there you can select a region.
    vii. Select the region that matches the region on the disc
    viii. Start Anydvd
    ix. click the fox icon on your toolbar. Go to Video dvd--->settings
    x. Change the default to match the region on the disc
    xi. Click Ok

    And if those steps don't work, then it would seem to me this issue may lie with some language/regional settings on your computer or simply with Powerdvd.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Dvdidle tends to conflict with Anydvd and should be uninstalled (dvdidle is also basically abandonware and can't handle newer protections).
  11. Nox

    Nox Member

    Update to Anydvd did not help.
    AnyDVD was already set to 1 United States Canada (Don't know why, I thought it doesn't matter.)

    As I wrote, this problem is unique. I often use region 1/NTSC DVDs.

    Whatever, the DVD is now playing - without AnyDVD.


  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Hmm . . . It could very well be a conflict with dvdidle then, which has been known to conflict with Anydvd when they are both installed on the same system.
  13. Nox

    Nox Member

    I don't normally activate DVDIdle, I only did it for this case as a try, and it worked (unexpectedly).
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Even if dvdidle is not running, if it's installed on the same system with Anydvd that situation can cause issues.
  15. Nox

    Nox Member

    You are probably right, but this was the first issue after about 80 region 1 DVDs and at least 400 region 2 DVDs.
  16. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    Interesting original. No CSS, no auto run and single layer. Hmmmm.