Protected Audio Path, PowerDVD 17 and UHD 4k Blu-ray discs

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by etc6849, May 14, 2017.

  1. etc6849

    etc6849 Active Member

    So I want to be sure of how AnyDVD HD will work after I rebuy another lifetime version.

    I tried PowerDVD 17 to decode my audio, but it down mixes it to 16 bit.

    If I install AnyDVD will it modify PDVD to stop checking for a protected audiologist path?

    I am concerned about 4k UHD disc playback. Hoping AnyDVD HD modifies the dll files or some part of the player like it does for cinavia so that I'll get 24 bit audio for 4k UHD Blu-ray disc playback?
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    AnyDVD doesn't touch the audio at all, it never has. Any down mixing is solely a PowerDVD problem.

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  3. etc6849

    etc6849 Active Member

    I am not asking that. I am asking can it trick or modify the player to not downmix decoded audio to 16 bit ( big difference).

    It clearly modifies PowerDVD to avoid cinavia detection. Just not sure what other PowerDVD hacks it does.

  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    It doesn't modify anything in PowerDVD, it simply prevents its cinavia dectection routine from working, on-the-fly. No files are actually modified. So no it can't, and never could. That's not what anydvd is designed to do. I'm afraid you'll have to ask cyberlink.
  5. etc6849

    etc6849 Active Member

    What would I ask them? To violate their licensing agreements? It downgrades audio because the path is not protected right?

  6. hadar

    hadar Well-Known Member

    Turn off TrueTheater Audio. (Click the eye symbol left to the play button and uncheck audio enhancement.)
  7. nebostrangla

    nebostrangla Well-Known Member

    AnyDvDHD will work just as it ALWAYS HAS before the demise of Slysoft it is still the same great software we've come to know and love over the years.
    Exception would be any NEW features added by the Devs since it's resurrection by RedFox.

    Now as for the PDVD question.
    If and when AnyDvDHD is able to decrypt AACS v2 (The AACS version required for UHD) then it will be able to do what you want it to do for PDVD.
    The reason it can do this for BD/DVD is because of no encryption being present because AnyDvDHD is running and decrypting the media "on-the-fly" . Or your using a decrypted ISO or some other decrypted source.
    So therefore it doesn't need any "protected" path and PDVD doesn't have to downconvert the audio/video output.
    You can try to use the option posted here and see if that helps you.

    Last edited: May 14, 2017
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  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, but PowerDVD sees an unprotected (no AACS, no BD+, nothing) disc, so it may be kind and stop to worry about protected audio path, as their AACS license agreement would allow this. TMT (may it rest in peace) did exactly that, no downsampling with AnyDVD running. Not sure about PowerDVD, I usually let it output the bitstream. But you can check it yourself with the AnyDVD trial version.
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD does not support 4k UHD disc playback. Yet.
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  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    This is a little contradiction, don't you think? PowerDVD will not stop detecting Cinavia by simply looking at it... ;)
    This is true.
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  11. etc6849

    etc6849 Active Member

    So the way you said yet, makes me hopeful... I will try the trial when I can and obviously may pay $150 "yet" again :)

  12. etc6849

    etc6849 Active Member

    Thanks again. Makes total sense. I don't use an AV processor anymore, so can't bitstream. Actually removed it for better sound. Now using a 16 channel RME AES card feeding some Xilica XD4080 speaker processors (tri-amping my fronts, etc...).

    Although I think there might be hdmi sound cards that would keep a protected path, I haven't seen one that supports hdcp 2.2.

    My money is waiting to support you guys again though :)

  13. Serg1004

    Serg1004 Member

    You can delete PowerDVD (or keep it :) ), and set-up ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre v5 (not 6 which detect Cinavia). With all plagins (like 3D etc), it works better then PowerDVD. I have official PowerDVD 16, it's full crap, really. If you will problems - where to find it - search (mod edit: torrent tracker url removed - Ch3vr0n)
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  14. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod


    Works better? Hardly both of those haven't received an update in YEARS and both products have been dropped by arcsoft development. There's multiple posts by users that they have issues with TMT and when going to powerdvd they were gone.

    Now a word of warning. This will be your first and ONLY warning do NOT post any more torrent tracker URLs on these forums or ask for AnyDVD to support uhd so you can get more pirated movie downloads like your Smurfs 2. It WILL get you banned! I suggest you reread the forum rules.

    I will NOT repeat this a second time.

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  15. BrianG61UK

    BrianG61UK Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure PowerDVD isn't doing that because it's required to do so, rather just because it's not designed well.
  16. Not sure if I have ANYDVD setup correctly with PowerDVD 17

    I'm on the latest versions of both pieces of software

    When playing some of my movies which I've purchased, the sound stops (about 20 mins). If I close PowerDVD 17, I can watch it passed this point without issue at all

    Is this Cinavia in action or have I set us something wrong and if it is, what can be done if anything

    Both PowerDVD 17 and AnyDVD are running, I also have both Cinavia checked near the bottom of AnyDVD.

    I have my movies as complete ISO files and the only movies effected are Sony reproductions

    Cheers, Shane
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
  17. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    No audio around the 20min mark does sound like cinavia, though the latest AnyDVD should handle PowerDVD just fine. Unless they released a new build that changed some things. Please provide an AnyDVD logfile.

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  18. I haven't done an update on PowerDVD 17 for quite a few months

    Please can someone send me to the correct setup guide for AnyDVD & PowerDVD 17

    I'm guessing I've got it set up wrong as no-one seems to be mentioning it

    Some of the titles are. Is it because they are region 2 (Europe)?

    Ghostbusters 2016
    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
    Underworld: blood wars

    None of the films are that new either. As I mentioned, if the Sony logo comes on screen, then it's a dead cert it'll cut out.

    Cheers, Shane
  19. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    for PowerDVD there's only 1 setting that matters. The 2nd to last "prevent software player from detecting cinavia...", and no it's not because they're region 2. (Region 2 doesn't exist on blu-ray btw. Region 2 is DVD, for blu-ray that's region B) Cinavia exists in every region. Again, please provide an anydvd logfile
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  20. Hahaha, always get the region 2 - B thingy.

    I already have it selected.

    Hmm, wonder what's happening. Maybe I'll have to reinstall both programs again. I know that PowerDVD 16 was really poor for crashing whereas 17 never misses a beat.

    16 though never had any issues with the sound going off whereas 17 does.

    I really have no idea how to show the log either.

    So some help would be fantastic here. I'm guessing it's easier than I think, although I'm just unable to figure it out