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unable to crack css keys

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by johnmc, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. johnmc

    johnmc Member

    On the last couple of dvds I've tried to rip anydvd is telling me that it is "unable to crack all css keys on the disc, it will guess the correct css key, but its possible that one or more of the titles will not function."

    It says to check the css key archive (what will that do?)

    And to set the region on my dvd burner. Now I left that blank in the past because I like to purchase movies from overseas and burn them. Can anydvd still burn and convert region 2 PAL into region 1 ntsc if I select America as my region on the dvd burner?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Mostly, you can ignore this message. The reason you will receive it is if the region on your drive does not match the region of the disc. If you do experience problems, then you need to disable anydvd and set your drive's region to match the disc.

    No Slysoft product converts PAL to NTSC or vice versa. Anydvd will remove region restrictions on the backup, however.
  3. johnmc

    johnmc Member

    Wow, I deliberately did not select any region for my dvd burner yet when I went to check, it was already selected. I read another thread where the same thing happened to someone else, is it anydvd selecting? is that even possible?
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    The drive should already be set to the region it was bought in, in most cases.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. Anydvd can not change a drive's region setting.
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Disable AnyDVD and check the region again. AnyDVD emulates the region at the driver level if I'm not mistaken. If I were you I'd set the drive to region 1 and leave it there. Let AnyDVD do the work. I recall seeing this error before and it was caused by the drive not having the proper region set. Disable AnyDVD, set it to region 1, and reenable it and I bet the error goes away.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Anydvd may emulate region settings--but it can't actually change a drive's region setting (where it tells you the number of changes left).
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Yes, I know, but, if you're trying to LOOK at the drive's region setting, AnyDVD will override it at the driver level so you won't actually see what the drive is TRULY set to. ;) Hence, disable AnyDVD before trying to check and/or set the drive's region. At least I remember Tru mentioning this before I believe.
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, you are correct.

    This is why I stated as much in my third sentence in http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=18524&postcount=2
    but nm ;)

    You explained it more fully (better) than I did.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2007