REGION CODE on DVDs

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by servocrow, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    If this were in General Chat, Third Party Products or a PM I'd answer you, RedFox 1.

    As it is, this is the AnyDVD forum and any substantial reply why I personally use DVD Shrink would be considered off-topic.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
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  2. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    You are correct, another topic for another day.
     
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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Sure you can talk about me :p Wim's my first name ^^. Aint telling you my last ^^
     
  4. maddad11

    maddad11 Member

    OH, well - another issue regarding region codes. I have tried to copy a wrong region DVD. I also use DVD Shrink. Per this post, the last time I tried, I ripped the DVD using AnyDVD, then compressed it slightly after the RIP using DVD shrink. It comes up with a region code that my players (2 of them) reject. The original is also rejected - it appears to be from England.

    VERSION NUMBER: 8.1.2.0
    DISK TITLE: BUZZ_LIGHTYEAR
    Problem - after ripping the DVD to the hard drive, then using DVDshrink on the ripped files to reduce total size and burn on standard DVD, I get a region code my players will not accept
    NO ERROR CODES
    log file attached

    any hints?
    thanks
     

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  5. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Just set Shrink to set the disk for ALL regions.
    If that fails - I have no clue.
    -W
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    The problem is that your drive is assigned region 1 and the disc is region 2 & 4. Although region removal is enabled in AnyDVD i think @James said that having a different region assigned than the disc can cause issues with region removal. As such the region removal isn't correctly removed. If you have multiple drives, i'd recommend setting one of them to the region of your imports and the other one to your own region. Then insert the disc in the corresponding drive.
     
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Are you ABSOLUTELY positive that you are getting a region code error, not a format error? USA (Region 1) discs are typically NTSC format. England (Region 2) are typically PAL format, which this disc is. Standalone players from the USA usually will not play PAL discs. You should be able to play it from your computer's DVD drive. NTSC/PAL doesn't matter to them.
     
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  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    There's a difference between the error he's getting (mismatched region) and the one you're saying (video format)
     
  9. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised by all the love Shrink is getting. I usually get a ration of crap when I mention I still use it sometimes. It can access stuff on a disc no other tool seems to be able to, including Clone.

    Just the other day I was transcoding a disc with multiple special feature videos packed into one title. Clone, MakeMKV, HandBrake, none of them could "see" beyond the first video, but Shrink could see them all. Plus, it seems to be the only tool than can get at videos buried in the menus.

    For me, it doesn't have to be who's best and the only one to use. I keep a bunch of good tools around and use what works for a given situation.
     
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  10. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    And you know (for sure) that is the error he is getting...exactly how, since you have not seen the error?
     
  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Euhm that's what the logfile info shows!

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  12. maddad11

    maddad11 Member

    Sorry for the delayed response, funeral distractions (yes, plural). Tomorrow I'll put the disks in and tell you the errors on each reader.
     
  13. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Just set one of them to region 2 (or 4) and use that drive for the disc. It would work for then. Not that if your player does not support pal and the disc uses it, NO amount of region removal will fix that.

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  14. maddad11

    maddad11 Member

    I believe in hindsight I ASSUMED! (DOH!) You know what that means. "Cannot operate this disk" is the message from a Sony Blu-Ray player. And yes, I can play it on my computer. So, if one of you were able to read the log file and see that (sounds easy enough to do - perhaps I'll learn how) then that's got to be my issue. Oh, well - any hints, gents on how to easily change formats (NTSC vs. PAL)? I do have some rendering software but that's a bit of work. Are there any software tools out there that do it easily?
     
  15. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    The way i know of is to use video editing software like ConvertXtoDVD but doing so WILL result in loss of original menu's. Though i'm not that convinced though it's a pal issue, my view remains at region coding issue. You're going to have to try i guess
     
  16. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    While the AnyDVD logfile noted the original region mismatch during the rip, everything completed fine. So AnyDVD was likely to have brute-forced the CSS keys correctly etc.
    Once it went through DVDShrink (by default) the output file is set for regions 1,2,3,4,5,6. This makes the NTSC vs PAL issue rise to the top, as Mr. Davis asserted.
    -W
     
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  17. maddad11

    maddad11 Member

    I'm re-rendering as I type this. The software is purportedly rendering in NTSC. I'll post the results. Thanks for the (embarrassingly obvious) suggestions and observations!
     
  18. maddad11

    maddad11 Member

    Now in NTSC fotmat. Works as it should. PAL format was the issue. Thanks to all.
     
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  19. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Cool!! thanks.
    -W