Region Problem

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by colin_s, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. colin_s

    colin_s New Member

    A relation purchased a copy of "Casino Royale" in Thailand (region3) and brought it back to NZ (region 4). It was CSS protected. it was not RCE protected.
    Attempts to back it up caused AnyDVD to produce a warning that there was a region conflict and to check certain points ie Dirty disc, region conflict etc without a solution to fix the problem. I eventually tried another utility and things worked fine. It's my first disappointement using AnyDVD,currently Ver 6174 ,which I have used for sometime now with great success.
    Was I doing something wrong?

  2. colin_s

    colin_s New Member

    Further to Region Problem

    Hi Again,

    Below is status in AnyDVD of disc.

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    PHILIPS DVD+-RW SDVD8820 AD15 CN0GH7666886565K0FZA
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 4

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1957984 sectors (3824 MBytes)
    Total size: 3874028 sectors (7566 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: CASINO_ROYALE
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 3!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Thanks Colin
  3. Carolina Mike

    Carolina Mike Well-Known Member

    If you are PAL Region 4 then you will need to convert the files from NTSC region 1 to PAL. You can also purchase a PAL and NTSC DVD Player if you do not want to convert the files
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Mostly steps ix and x from #14 should fix that warning message (I doubt you need to do anything else). As Carolina Mike mentioned, you will need to do something about the PAL/NTSC issue.

    14. Anydvd pops up with a message everytime I place this one dvd in the drive. The error message says unable to find CSS key due to region mismatch and that I need to set my dvd drive region to the same as the dvd to avoid this error in the future. Does anyone know how to do this?

    a) You can usually ignore that error message, and Anydvd will still work properly with your burning program.

    b) If you're still having problems, this is what you do

    i. Right click the fox on your toolbar. Exit Anydvd
    ii. Click start. Right click on "My computer"--->select "properties".
    iii.Click on the 'Hardware' tab--->click the 'device manager' button.
    iv. Open the dvd/cdrom branch---> right click on your optical drive
    v. Click "properties".
    vi. You should have a region tab. From there you can select a region.
    vii. Select the region that matches the region on the disc
    viii. Start Anydvd
    ix. click the fox icon on your toolbar. Go to Video dvd--->settings
    x. Change the default to match the region on the disc

    xi. Click Ok

    19. Do any Slysoft products convert NTSC to PAL or vice versa?

    No. Not at this time
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  5. calcu007

    calcu007 Well-Known Member

    Your dvd-rom is region 4, so you should put the default region 4 in the anydvd settings
  6. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Okay, shame on you both for spreading misinformation - all DVD players (every player in the world) supports both NTSC and PAL, just like they support Dolby Digital and PCM audio - it's standard, it's not optional like DTS support.

    Furthermore in New Zealand (where colin_s hails from) all their TVs also support PAL and NTSC, just like here in Australia, you're probably confused because in the US not all TV's are PAL-compatible - this is what we call an inferior product. Some R4 DVD's are released in NTSC for crying out loud:

    On a related note, at least he didn't buy the censored US Region 1 version of "Casino Royale", or the also-censored UK Region 2 version, did I mention both of them are censored?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, I don't believe is correct. *All* DVD players in PAL countries support NTSC, but players in NTSC countries don't have to support PAL. Some do, some don't.
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, set the region to the region of the disc. Or leave it to 1 (AFAIK only region 1 discs have RCE protection).
  9. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Really, have you ever seen one? As fascinating as that piece of information is, it doesn't change the fact that *All* DVD players in Australia, NZ and the rest of R4 play both PAL and NTSC (which still prove the point invalid). Mind you, our TV's are generally calibrated to receive the PAL signal, so you may have to adjust the colour/brightness etc on the TV for optimum viewing under NTSC (or use PAL-60 if your player supports it).
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    This is correct, Australia is a PAL country, so all DVD players support PAL and NTSC. I was just correcting your "every player in the world" statement to "every player in the PAL world". :)
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, I have. They are quite numerous, in fact.

    I was aware of this; however, I wasn't aware televisions in NZ could handle NTSC. Regardless, what I wrote in my original reply will fix the issue.

    No. That's false. Carolina Mike may also live in a country where that is not the norm.

    How ironic . . .
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  12. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Really? Well I guess the US market is even worse then I thought.
    Yes, but like I said it doesn't mean they're calibrated for NTSC (usually what we call "PAL-60" will look better on a PAL TV then true NTSC without fine tunining).
    Interesting, but I assure you the "norm" in NZ is "multisystem" PAL&NTSC everything (VCR, TV, Fridge, Washing Machine, etc), not to mention region-free dvd players (probably the same as we have - no retailer sells region-locked dvd-players unless they have the code to unlock the player - I know just about all recent LG players use "0000", Philips used to have the region code in the box - but now just gives it to the retailer, Panasonic used to put a sticker on the box saying "this dvd player has been inspected for quality control" or something like that to mark its region was pre-removed, Sony I believe is still mainly region free out-of-the-box too, though they may have switched to codes for all I know). It's too confusing.
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Not just the U.S.

    Canada as well . . .

    You can find region free players that can also handle PAL discs in the U.S. and Canada (not only does the dvd have to be region-free, which is not the standard there, but also the dvd player must be able to convert PAL to NTSC . . . a few do convert), but these players are not the norm (and the average consumer may not even be aware of them--nor know where to look). Some people resort to getting their dvd players modded.

    That's far better than the situation in Region 1 (or at least, in the U.S. and Canada).
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007