Playing Blu-ray on HDD using AnyDVD HD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by as5606, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. as5606

    as5606 Member

    Sorry to be such a noob but I was wondering if AnyDVD HD will allow me to play ripped Blu-Ray films from other regions. Having a look in the menu options, you can specify DVD drives but it doesn't mention play back from HDD. I have a ripped film that says wrong region code even when AnyDVD HD is running???

    Do I have to convert to an ISO and use deamon to mount it before AnyDVD HD will work?

    Also, I have run out of tries on PowerDVD to change the region (5 is the limit). If I install a new copy of Windows on another drive and install PowerDVD again, will it be back to 5 tries again or does it update the Eprom on the DVD drive so it cannot be changed again???

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  2. as5606

    as5606 Member

    Anyone.......please :eek:
     
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    with reference to the powerdvd region changes for BD in powerdvd search the forum, this has been gone over multiple times on how to reset it. If it's a BD+ film then removing region doesn't work, but it usually does for most Blu-rays
     
  4. as5606

    as5606 Member

    Okay, I've found the registry settings to get powerdvd to have 99999 retries at regions.

    How about playing HDD files from PowerDVD. Should AnyDVD HD be catching the region code and allowing it to play or do I need to ISO the files so it becomes a drive?
     
  5. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    it depends on the disc, HD DVD's don't have region code so no problem there. With Blu-ray discs if it's BD+ then you can't get it to remove the region code, but on others you need to either set Anydvd HD to remove region coding and then either try automatic or if that fails set it to the region of the disc
     
  6. as5606

    as5606 Member

    Thanks adbear. So anydvd hd works on HDD files just the same as BD Discs. Maybe the film I tried was a BD+ film (can't remember which one it was now). Is there a way of telling if the disc uses BD+? With BD+ discs, is it just a matter of setting PowerDVD's region to the correct one and it will play? I though I tried that as well with this disc you see. Still got the region error code.
     
  7. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    for BD+ you have to set powerdvd to the right region, I've never had it give a wrong region if powerdvd is set right. You can either look at the Status setting in AnydvdHD or look on the disc to see if it's BD+. You'll find an extra folder called BDSVM
     
  8. as5606

    as5606 Member

    Many thanks, most helpful