Power DVD Ultra Play from Media Center

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by tomtheappraiser, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Power DVD 7 came with my new Blu-Ray Drive I bought. When I installed it, it asked me if I wanted media center to play Blu Ray with Power DVD.

    I just recently upgraded to Power DVD Ultra. Now when I select amovie backed up on my hard drive, media center says it can't play the Blu Ray copy.

    When I try to play directly from the hard drive through PDVDU it won't open it through the folder. Is there any way to get this to play from Media Center again?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. dharris

    dharris Active Member

    the newer versions of pdvd can not play ripped blu ray/hddvd from the hard drive in a folder structure. You need to either convert them to ISOs or revert to a version before 3514...I use 3319a.

    Media center is just launching pdvd so it is irrelevant for this conversation. The key is pdvd.
  3. jadan2000

    jadan2000 Active Member

    how i have a new version of power dvd, hwo do i get an old version and make it work with my key?
  4. bk1987

    bk1987 Well-Known Member

    Check your private messages
  5. jadan2000

    jadan2000 Active Member

    thank you so much i was really starting toloose hope in all of this!! lol
  6. jadan2000

    jadan2000 Active Member

    when i go intopower dvd ultra, im able to play dvd from my hddd but not hd-dvd
  7. bk1987

    bk1987 Well-Known Member

    check what version you are using , on the main page click on the cyberlink logo upper left than click were it says ( licensed to)
  8. windsorr

    windsorr Well-Known Member

    Hi I have exactly the same problem...your help, bk1987, would be much appreciated...many thanks....Cheers Rich
  9. bk1987

    bk1987 Well-Known Member

    ok here you go :)
  10. jadan2000

    jadan2000 Active Member

    im using version 7.3 ultra.
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Check the About window in PowerDVD.

    You'll normally see information on the right like what is below:


    Yeah, I edited the name my software is licensed to which is why the text looks bad. I was in a hurry.

    Now right-click on the name of the person the software is licensed to and the window changes to something like this:


    The red rectangle is around the actual release version of the software. I'm still using v7.3.3104a.1.
  12. jadan2000

    jadan2000 Active Member

    i might have found a pattern.it might be that the hd dvd was a combo dvd. i tried a regular hd dvd and it worked(chronicles of riddick) i will try one more to see if it works.

    and my version is 7.3.3319a.0
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  13. bk1987

    bk1987 Well-Known Member

    you should be able to playback from the folder, it could be just a bad disk, i have found i can play back all my disks with this version even profile 1.1 blu rays which i believe you are surpose to be played back with version 3730 but i found if i use the guide to shrink the disk on hdd to movie only every disk i have plays in 3319a fine
  14. Hey BK 1987, can you send me that to so I can switch back to an older version PDVD ultra?
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  15. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    PowerDVD Ultra version 7 has been noted to have a plug-in for Media Center Edition / Vista Media Center. Presumably, this plug-in is installed automatically on such systems that can benefit from it.

    OK, here is what I don’t quite get,….

    My LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Burner came with version 3104a and I installed it on a Vista Home Premium system but no option for launching Blu-Ray or HD DVD movies was added to the Vista Media Center menu,….

    Is this MCE / VMC option of PDVDU7 only available on retail versions or is it only available on a specific version number such as 3319a and up?
  16. gst28

    gst28 New Member


    "Ditto" I have the same issue. When I use the bundled version, it only will play in 2 channel. So I upgraded to Ultra, and it won't play my backed up BRD & HD discs.
  17. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    have you "mymovies" plugin installed in wmc
  18. gst28

    gst28 New Member


    Yes I do.

    What I need is a copy of PDVD version 3319a. Then I will try the dual install as mentioned in other posts.

    Anyone know where I can get this older version? All I have is the latest version which as you know will not play HD & Blu Ray stored on hard drive.