Need help with playlist obfuscation with BBC Unforgotten Season 1

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by world123, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Pete
    Hello Again Pete,
    I am getting a black screen and assuming I have another case of playlist obfuscation. The set is BBC Unforgotten Season 1 and Region 2. Purchased on USA Amazon and ASIN: B079B8R95P.

    Playlist obfuscation occurs while trying to play disks using PowerDVD 18 Ultra.

    I am using AnyDVD_8.2.4.4 and set to defaults.

    Thank You
     
  2. Krawk

    Krawk Well-Known Member

    Am sure Pete and crew will look at it, but these BBC titles are not that new. I suspect you're seeing a 1080i/PAL type of issue.
     
  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    PAL doesn't exist on blu-ray. That's strictly DVD. Black screen is a classic sign of screenpass. @Pete your presence is requested
     
  4. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Krawk
    I was going to say before Ch3Vron replied that Frozen Planet plays on VSO's player.
     
  5. Krawk

    Krawk Well-Known Member

    Some of the BBC releases run at an odd frame rate and are 1080i. That's what I am saying.
    But yes, that studio does do the screenpass thing, just these 2 titles were older (or am I thinking of something else?) so was very much surprised by this.

    Yes I think I am thinking of something else. DOH
     
  6. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Please create log files of both discs again, now, fix will come up next, thanks.

    Of course, it does.
     
  7. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Well i distinctly remember someone here saying it didn't. Either it was James or someone else, cause that's what i initially said too (that it did).
     
  8. Krawk

    Krawk Well-Known Member

    When Planet Earth 2 came out, I imported the 4K combo pack because the UK version also includes Blurays, the USA version does not, this appears to be the case again with Blue Planet 2. The concerns floating around the web were that the Blurays are in a 1080i/25fps format, because it is interlaced, 25 fps = 50 interlaced fields, thus being PAL. BBC has done this on many other documentaries as well. Many Region A players and displays still handle those discs just fine. I do not know if they simply took 23.976 and sped it up to 25 as is very common.

    But anyway, sorry, off topic. Pete is awaiting logs again.
     
  9. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Well, strictly speaking neither what is on DVDs nor what is on Blu-rays is PAL in its entirety, as that describes "Phase Alternating Line" and also refers to the analogue broadcasting method.
    But if you define PAL as being what you get on "PAL-DVDs", it's 576 lines (625 in full), interlaced at 50 fps with the typical PAL color coding, then, yes, the exact same format can be found on several European Blu-ray discs (typically bonus features taken right off the DVDs, but sometimes material that was simply broadcast in PAL format).
     
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  10. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

  11. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Thx, discs are fixed.
     
  12. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your Magic!
     
  13. rdgrimes

    rdgrimes Well-Known Member

    Season 2 released today and has the same issues. logfiles for both discs; USA release
     
  14. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @rdgrimes I am waiting for Amazon.USA to deliver my Season 2
     
  15. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @rdgrimes I just got my copy (just as I am writing). I will start new thread for Season 2 since the mods will move your logs or I will attach my logs to your Season 2 thread.
     
  16. Steven436

    Steven436 New Member

    This is weird ... AnyDVD has been working fine on everything, till I put Unforgotten in! I'm using latest version and when I put any of the disks in from Series 1 or 2, the system just scans and scans but eventually stops. I wondered if it was a problem with the disks but they play on my DVD fine, just can't be read on my PC, and then I read that others are having problems with this particular show. The disks are Region 4 PAL. Any clues?
     
  17. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    @Steven436
    My and rdgrimes disks are Region A Blu-Ray. I suggest you create logs for all your Region 4 disks and create your own thread. Most of my other PBS/BBC disks are Region B.
     
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