Sony DVD of "Alpha"

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Frank Schabel, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Frank Schabel

    Frank Schabel Member

    Does this Sony DVD have some new kind of protection? This DVD will play correctly on my DVD player But will not play correctly on either of my Blu-ray drives with any of several different software programs. In a crucial scene short sections of the file are replaced by a black screen. I ripped the DVD with ANYDVDHD and the VOB file where the error occurs plays correctly when played directly but when accessed through the IFO file the blacked out sections reappear. I have never seen this before.
     
  2. Frank Schabel

    Frank Schabel Member

    Update: I ran the VOB files through Video Redo TV Suite quick stream fix and got MP2 files. They play correctly but whenever these files are entered into a DVD authoring program the blacked out sections reappear.
     
  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Anydvd doesn't convert or reauthor. If the rip plays fine in something like powerdvd, then anydvd did its job and it's not an anydvd issue.

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  4. Frank Schabel

    Frank Schabel Member

    The rip does not play in powerDVD or any other program as I stated. The individual VOB file will play correctly but the whole DVD will not play correctly on any of several software programs and 2 separate drives just as the DVD itself will not play correctly on the computer, It does play correctly on a stand alone player, which makes me think Sony has some new protection scheme. It may not be something AnyDVD can fix, since the DVD itself will not play on the computer, but it effectively stops duplication.
     
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Then you need to provide an anydvd logfile, without it the developers have nothing to go on and work with.

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  6. Frank Schabel

    Frank Schabel Member

    Here is log file
     

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  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I don't think there is a copy protection, but the code on the disc does checks the region code of the player. To check, if AnyDVD does something wrong, you can disable all related features for DVDs (Software region code, Region code scripts).
    This disk seems to be mastered for regions 1, 2, 3 & 4. No need to copy, just play the disc on the PC.
     
  8. Frank Schabel

    Frank Schabel Member

    After sending a query to Sony I got this response back.
    "After further review and testing, we were able to confirm that the black scenes/flashes are intentional to the movie." Although this is a cryptic response, the message seems clear to me. This DVD has been engineered not to play on a computer. I suggest you go buy a copy and try and find out what they have done since if if they have achieved this, they have destroyed your business model.
     
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Well, if they prevent playback of their DVDs on PCs, they pretty much destroy their own business model.
     
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