PowerDVD 3319a region reset

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by newgen2005, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. newgen2005

    newgen2005 Well-Known Member

    Can the regions be reset in PowerDVD 3319a? I am using Vista Ultimate. I seen a prevous post saying to delete the brf.dat file but I can't find one!!!! Also not sure about the brs.exe thing!!

    Many thanks
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008
  2. SuperGoof

    SuperGoof Well-Known Member

    Yes. Delete C:\ProgramData\CyberLink\PowerDVD\CLDShowX.ini.
  3. newgen2005

    newgen2005 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I have deleted the ini file but it still says I have 3 changes left?
  4. SuperGoof

    SuperGoof Well-Known Member

    Don't know. I just changed Blu-ray region several times in my PowerDVD, then deleted that file. After I started PowerDVD, the counter was reset to 5... How do you delete a file? You have to delete it permanently, e.g. Shift + Delete. Also, this only works for Blu-ray region (e.g. A, B, C), NOT DVD region (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). You cannot reset DVD region as it is in the drive itself.
  5. newgen2005

    newgen2005 Well-Known Member

    Ater I restart my machine PowerDVD don't work, looks like deleting that file causes this!!!!! Thanks anyway mate.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008
  6. newgen2005

    newgen2005 Well-Known Member

    Reinstalling PowerDVD resets the regions changes back to 5:rock:
  7. Nitrogen

    Nitrogen Member

    In XP, it is stored in registry here:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    Under the first location it stores the region (1 - Region A, 2 - Region B, 4 - Region C).
    The number of remaining changes is stored under the second location. Every time you change region in PowerDVD, this number is decremented by 1. You can just put there something like FFFF (65535 changes) or better 1869F (99999 changes) and forget about it.

    By default, there are no values in both locations. PowerDVD interprets this as Region A and 5 remaining changes. When you change region for the first time, it puts values there.

    In Vista, region information is stored in Alternate Data Stream (ADS) attached to the file "CLDShowX.ini" located in "C:\ProgramData\CyberLink\PowerDVD\". You can view the content of that stream using, for example, "ADSLocator.exe" utility. If you run out of the number of remaining changes, just delete that file. Next time you start PowerDVD, it will be recreated with default settings.