I’ve been using DVD Region + CSS free for ages with no problems. I had it set to start automatically whenever I started a program it will work with - the main two being PowerDVD and Windows Media Player.
I have recently installed McAfee VirusScan (replacing another virus checker that had let me down badly a couple of times) and when I tried to open Windows Media Player (the first time since installing McAfee) it failed to open, and on checking Task manager, DVD Region + CSS free was there as “not responding”.
I now have stopped DVD R+CSSfree from starting automatically, and it seems to work OK with PowerDVD, but Windows Media PLayer still won’t play ball if DVD R+CSSfree (you need a shorter name!) IS running or HAS BEEN running (even if it isn’t running now). I need to reboot before media player will run, if I’ve had CSS+R free running at all.
I’m not 100% sure if it is McAfee causing the problem, but it seems a bit suspicious.
I guess it isn’t really an insurmountable problem, but it’s a pain nonetheless.
If anyone else has any idea how to get round the problem (I really haven’t delved too deeply in McAfee in case I bugger things up) I’d be grateful if they could help.