[SOLVED] The Atoning 'invalid region' US VERSION

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by jon jones, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. jon jones

    jon jones Well-Known Member

    Quite an old release,So quite suprised.I have tried with windvd,and powerdvd but i only keep getting 'invalid region' after the backup,I did import this though from US>EU
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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Well since it's an import from the US, this is probably your problem.

    You told anydvd the disc was from region B (your region) which is incorrect and effectively cripples the disc. When removing regions (imports or not), you need to specify the region where the disc was FROM, not the region YOU are AT! In this case you need to specify region A (since it's a US import), not region B.
     
  3. jon jones

    jon jones Well-Known Member

    ah i see that now,doesnt anydvd keep the settings you had before u updated,in the update,i always though it-if this works could you just delete this thread please?
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That's your problem, it does. You probably processed a region B disc before and removed the region. Which worked since it's a region B disc. That's the right way.

    But this was a region A disc, where you told anydvd it was region B. Which effectively tells the disc it's playing permanently in the wrong region. That's why you need to specify the region of the disc, that fools the disc into thinking it's always playing in the right region (in this case region A), which effectively makes it region free.

    If you want to avoid this problem again, just set that anydvd setting to 'Always Ask'. That way, when you insert a Blu-ray disc (whether the disc has been seen by anydvd before or not), anydvd will always ask for the DISC'S region

    Then all you have to do when you insert a disc is to specify the region the disc is FROM, not the region you're located at or where you intend to play it. ALWAYS specify the region where the disc is from and you'll never this problem again.

    Oh and threads don't get deleted unless forum rules get broken. This is a genuine anydvd question/problem so it's fine.

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  5. jon jones

    jon jones Well-Known Member

    okay- works now thanks
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Glad I could help!

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  7. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Just to clarify: you had AnyDVD set to "always, no matter what, assume any disc you insert is region B".
    That is a setting you can use, but then you have to make sure, you really only insert region B discs.

    Setting to "automatic" will always work, but with the downside, that in most cases AnyDVD will ask you for the region of a disc.

    Third option would be to not remove region coding at all - which should work just as well as "always B" for you, but you'd still have to change the settings temporarily once you insert a disc from a different region.