Player Software for HD DVD movies? NOT CYBERLINK!

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by psgolfer, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    I'm having lots of problems with cyberlink 7.3 and running HD DVD movies. Blu Ray works fine, but I have no picture just audio for HD DVD movies.

    Are there any other recommended software player packages for HD DVD movies, I've had it with trying to get power dvd to work for this format.

  2. daviddegraw

    daviddegraw New Member

    Mine plays the video and audio for HD dvd that I have ripped to my hard drive and through xbox 360 hd dvd add on usb'd to my computer. But it's very choppy and stutters then errors out. I only have 1GB of RAM, 2GB more are in the mail and I am hoping this fixes this. Anyone else have choppiness then get kicked off?
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    What Blu-rays, what HD-DVD's, what are the specs of the PC you're using? Blu-ray discs can be mpeg2, vc-1 or h264, whereas HD-DVD's tend to be vc-1, you may be finding that your system is playing the mpeg2 Blu-rays and that you don't have any others that need a better spec. The only other software I know of that plays HD-DVD's with menu's etc is Nero showtime (you may need the extra Blu-ray/HD-DVD plugin to make it work). Ram is not normally a big issue when coming to play back, but more so the CPU and GPU that you use
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    IMHO PowerDVD is - despite of its problems - the only usable software to watch HD DVDs at the moment. Nero Showtime suffers from far more problems and you can be lucky if you get WinDVD to work at all.
  5. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    Here are the specs on my cpu:

    AMD 64X2 4600
    Sony Blu Ray BWU-100A
    Toshiba HD DVD SD-802A
    ATI Radeon X1600 256MB
    2 GB RAM

    The blu rays I have all seem to play ok, the only HD DVD that I have bought so far is Batman Returns and the just displays a black screen with Audio.

    One thing I just noticed this morning is that my version of 7.3 shows all the icons on the main screen but in the scroll window it says "Power DVD Deluxe".

    I have paid for the Ultra Version, does this scroll window show on anyone else's version?
  6. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    Arcsoft just release there own software. $90. both BR and HDDVD
  7. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Except it doesn't appear to be available to buy
  8. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    It was just released so i would suspect you could download it within the next month.
  9. WeeJockPooPongMcPlop

    WeeJockPooPongMcPlop Well-Known Member

    Link, thanks.

  10. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

  11. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  12. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    But you'll still need to pay for an extra plug-in to get the Blu-ray playback function. Just hope this doesn't spark another round of people who've not read the website properly, and buy it only to find they can't play back their films with out the plugin
    Also, did you notice that their press release is dated 1st September and I'm sure that it's still the 31st August in Germany right now
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007
  13. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    Link? Care to explain?
  14. tekmobile

    tekmobile Well-Known Member

    Ill be interested in how this bit works inside media center

  15. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, it won't be nice AND too expensive. :D
  16. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Hmmm... if I can't download or buy it, then it hasn't been released yet, right?
    But it is good to know that there will be an additional playback software available. Hopefully it isn't just a rebadged PowerDVD or WinDVD.
  17. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    I agree, emailed the support department asking for a release date and if trial version would be available.
  18. llwyd

    llwyd New Member

    still capture

    Do either PowerDVD Ultra or Digital theatre allow still image capture with blu-ray? What sort of capture does Digital theatre do with DVD: I've used PowerDVD because the still capture was much better than WinDVD in allowing capture to file at actual image size.

  19. psgolfer

    psgolfer Well-Known Member

    To my knowledge nobody has seen a working version of Digital Theatre.
  20. Rathbone80

    Rathbone80 Well-Known Member

    Installed Arcsoft Digital Theatre Trial now and I am very excited to buy this when it is available in English. I tested some of my "trouble discs" when using PowerDVD.

    Spider-Man 3 works like a charm, but I noticed that with Dolby TrueHD selected there is no subwoofer activity unlike PCM 5.1.

    Pacte des Loups is still an issue here.
    Choose Digital Theatre navigation tool: You cannot select any language in the Studio Canal language selection screen. You can jump directly into the movie but there a are no english subs altough you can select them in the context menu.

    Normal navigation: The disc continues but the language selection screen permanently stays on top of the screen until you get to the main menu. Main menu is empty, you can select nothing. When you jump into the movie, the player locks up. :(

    And oh yes, AnyDVD works too!