Transformers crashing with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by XxDeadlyxX, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

    Transformers plays fine on 3516 without AnyDVD, however with AnyDVD enabled and 'Remove Highest XPL File' to get rid of the Web Enabled features, usually when I click play or go to the first scene PowerDVD will instantly crash (ie. PowerDVD has encountered a problem), and when it does play, at some point through the movie randomly it will pause up for a few seconds then reboot the PC.

    No other title has this problem, I have about 80 HD-DVD/BD and all play fine. I've tried different combinations with the HD-DVD options in AnyDVD but none seem to fix it and some make it not work at all. It has the same problem in build 3319a too.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Bill101

    Bill101 Well-Known Member

    I had a problem with two HD DVD discs that would act this way,while all others played fine.I was running 3104a and tried to update to 3319a and it would start to and after a minute or so it would abort saying a file was missing.I finally gave up and reinstalled from the original disc and then all movies played fine.They are older titles but,maybe you have a corrupted file like I did.
  3. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

    Hmm I've reinstalled it several times, even on a fresh windows install, no difference :(
  4. Bill101

    Bill101 Well-Known Member

    I just remembered,some people were saying in latest versions of PDVD,that they changed something that looks for AnyDVD and won`t play if it`s running.
  5. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    No problems playing Transformers with 3516 and AnyDVD active.
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    These people are wrong.
  7. Bill101

    Bill101 Well-Known Member

    O.K.,thanks for the correction James.That`s good to know.
  8. graham_h

    graham_h Member

    I'm gonna cry :confused::mad:
    for crying out loud.
    Which version of PowerDVD should we all be using ?
    Assuming we want it to work ??!!

    Love AnyDVD very happy.
    The PowerDVD side of things is killing me.
    Best version guys please thats plays my original discs and the backup from my hard drive

  9. YaniD

    YaniD Well-Known Member

    IIRC, I had no problem playing Transformers with PDVD 7.3.3516 (even without AnyDVD HD running) as long as I disabled internet access. I could not get it to play at all with PDVD 7.3.2911, which was why I upgraded to 3516 and then decided to purchase AnyDVD.

    However, 3516 is not ideal because it disables software decoding mode and prevents HDD playback, so it would be good to find a way to play on 2911.

    I suspect the problem is the code that enables internet interactivity.

    I haven't looked into the .XPL file yet to see if it can be edited out whilst still retaining full menu driven playback.

    What I expect is possible is to reduce the .XPL down to the movie only and play that in all versions of PowerDVD, but it would be annoying losing the extras functionality by menu.

    I've modified Harry Potter Order Of The Phoenix Japanese version to play only the movie in 2911 (before it refused to play in 2911) and may put Transformers next on my list to experiment with, when I find the time.

    The "magic file replacement" facility of AnyDVD HD is an incredibly useful tool, but without a better understanding of exactly how the xml works, editing is limited to trial and error rather than design.
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Personally I feel that 3319a is the best version of PowerDVD so far. It has a few problems here and there(Pan's Labyrinth sound, no profile 1.1 support, etc) but overall it's the best version they put out. It plays BD+ from both images and folders. And it most definitely plays Transformers. I would search for that version.