New V7.3 of PowerDVD will not play ripped movie from hard drive

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Bud B, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Bud B

    Bud B New Member

    Just started using AnyDVD HD with my new Blu-ray drive and HD monitor/TV. I found a problem with the newest Ver 7.3 of PowerDVD. I posed the following question to Cyberlink:

    When I install your program (Power DVD
    Ver 7.2) from the disc bundled with my
    LiteOn BD B LH-2B1S I can play the only
    Blu-ray movie I own (Hoosiers) from
    either the disc itself or the 22GB file
    I ripped to my hard drive. When I apply
    the free update to Version 7.3 I can
    still play the movie from the disc but
    lose the ability to play from the file
    on the hard drive. Can you explain this.
    I have also noticed the movie video is
    not as crystal clear as when I play my
    same movie on my neighbors Sony player
    to his 1080P TV. My video card is
    outputting 1920X1080 and my monitor is
    a Sharp 32" 1080P TV.

    And received the following answer:

    Thank you for contacting CyberLink Online Support.

    We understand your concern related with PowerDVD Ultra software.

    In regard to your concern, we like to inform you that this feature to play HD/BD DVD's from the hard drive has been removed from the new build of the CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra software. So, if you use the new build of the PowerDVD Ultra software then you will not be able to play HD/BD DVD's from hard drive.

    This feature has been removed from the new version due to some security policies of the organization which set standards for HD/BD DVD's.

    We have already escalated your case to higher department and you have to wait for sometime for updates regarding this issue.

    We deeply regret for the inconvenience caused.

    Kindly use the below mentioned link to get quick answer to your further reply :-


    Please feel free to contact us back for any further clarification or for any assistance related to CyberLink Products.

    Thank You and Best Regards

    Is there a work arround for this. I have been using WinDVD for years now on my normal defination DVDs. I wanted to use PowerDVD as it seemed to be the player of choice on this forum. I suppose I could update my WinDVD to the Blu-ray version but I couldn't find anything on InterVideo's site about playing files from hard drive. Don't want to update and then find I still can't do it.

    Thanks for the anticipated help on this.
  2. windsorr

    windsorr Well-Known Member

    there are two known ways around this...
    1) Downgrade your player to version 3319a (described elsewhere here in these forums) or do a dual install (also described elsewhere in this forum).
    2) Re-rip your BD to ISO (this is described here also) you can then mount the ISO using daemon tools (beware of ad ware) and trick Power DVD into thinking its a real disk.

    Digging around on this forum will gove you the detailed answer you seek
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    For those who don't like Daemon Tools (SPTD driver? Adware?), Virtual CloneDrive is a working alternative.
  4. windsorr

    windsorr Well-Known Member

    Which is better in your view and why?
  5. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member

    Well for those of us who own vista 64, daemon tools is the only option of those listed. VCD is not available to vista 64 yet. There are other options, but why move away from something that has so much support in these threads.
  6. ChechonValderaz

    ChechonValderaz New Member

    What is the problem with the SPTD driver?
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I personally like Virtual CloneDrive myself. It seems a bit lighter on my system. No overhead of protection emulation and the SPTD driver (which there's nothing wrong with, it's just more stuff to install). Plus you have to install carefully so you don't end up with adware on your machine. I have absolutely nothing against Daemon Tools at all and have recommended it to many, but, VCD just does what I need and nothing more. If you're happy with Daemon, no need to switch. For those that want an alternative for whatever reason, VCD is there except for 64 bit Vista.