The drive is NEC 3540A with Liggy & Dee Modified Firmware V 1.W4, i.e. RPC1 drive.
System is Windows XP Pro sp2.
Problem is that when I put Region 2, CSS/CPPM (and no RCE protection) disc in my NEC drive I can't do anything with it.
No DVD application works.
For example DVD Decrypter popup errors because he can't get CSS keys to decrypt DVD.
After that DVD Decrypter freeze up itself (close, end task, end process, restart or shut down doesn't work) and just continue spinning the disc until Windows freeze up itself after about 5 min.
Almost same thing with Power DVD-no CSS error but freeze up, disc is spinning and finally Windows freeze up.
Other application just works fine until Windows stop responding.
Only way I can work around this problem is:
1. Run AnyDVD (22.214.171.124)
2. Put protected disc in my LiteOn combo to get CSS key
3. Put disc in my NEC 3540 (with AnyDVD still running)
I must say that when I put factory firmware there is no need for AnyDVD and everything is working fine except that ripping is very slow because rip-lock protection.
Question is what is RPC1 for?
My drive is region free but I can't play any CSS protected DVD and thatâ€™s a lot of DVD's.
In fact RPC2 seems better because I can put a DVD directly in NEC drive (off course I'll use AnyDVD if DVD isn't Region 2).
Is there Liggy&Dee 1.W4 or other rip lock free firmware with RPC2?
Is there any better way to work around this than inserting the disc to other drive and then back to NEC?
PS When looked at NEC drive properties I found no "DVD Region" tab, but I can swear that is one when I first time flashed with 1.W4 firmware, saying that drive is Region 2 and 1 change left.