Pioneer DVR-111D DVD-Video issues

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#1

My Pioneer DVR-111D which works fine for reading, ripping and burning steadfastly refuses, as it has from the time I installed it, to play DVD-Video discs. It recognises them all right but when I try to play them it tries to load them then stops all of a sudden. This could of course be PowerDVD’s problem and I have got slightly further with other DVD playing software such as Media Player Classic getting to a menu but then it locked up.

Can anyone tell me what’s going on here?


#2

I’m not an expert, so you should wait for others reply, but maybe…could it be that you are trying to play a DVD with different regional code?
If this is the case, make your drive regional free.


#3

More specifics please:

  • Firmware on 111D

and

  • Specifics on disc - commercial pressed disk ? Region ?

and

  • Specifics on software and codecs - MPC won’t play DVDs without special codecs and DVD support added, for example.

#4

Probably no regioning problem, because the disc wouldn’t even start in any way.

More likely a software issue thing, windvd and powerdvd together installed, as example.


#5

These are region 4 Pressed discs, the drive has firmware version 1.06 and the only dvd playing software installed is PowerDVD.

I’m assuming that MPC is using PowerDVD’s codecs to play the DVD’s and consequently stuffing up.


#6

Heres some software & Codec information

Nero InfoTool 4.02

Software Information

Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Country : Australia
Language : English
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 850
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 7, 0, 8, 2
Company : Nero AG
Version Check : Ok

Description : Nero BurnRights Control Panel
Version : 2, 0, 0, 3
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero CD - DVD Speed
Version : 4, 1, 1, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero DriveSpeed
Version : 3, 0, 6, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 4, 6, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero BackItUp Application
Version : 2, 0, 6, 1
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Home
Version : 1, 0, 2, 12
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero ImageDrive
Version : 3.0.0.8
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero MediaHome
Version : 1, 4, 0, 15
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero PhotoSnap image editor
Version : 1, 2, 0, 13
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Recode 2
Version : 2, 2, 8, 5
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero ShowTime
Version : 2, 1, 0, 17
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero StartSmart
Version : 3, 0, 4, 1
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero WaveEditor
Version : 3, 0, 3, 1
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Library
Version : 7, 0, 8, 2
Company : Nero AG

Description : NeroVision
Version : 4,1,0,15
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero SoundTrax
Version : 2, 0, 3, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Scout
Version : 1, 0, 2, 12
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Photosnap Image Viewer
Version : 1, 2, 0, 13
Company : Nero AG

Description : PowerDVD
Version : 5.00.0603
Company : CyberLink Corp.

Description : Alcohol 120%
Version : 1.4.6.711
Company : Alcohol Soft Development Team
The option ‘Ignore media type’ is disabled.

Video Codecs

Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.11
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50 : 5.1.2600.2180
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Indeo® video 5.10 : R.5.10.15.2.55
VFAPI Reader Codec 1.05
XviD MPEG-4 Codec : n/a
ffdshow Video Codec : n/a
Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 : 9.0.1.0369
XviD MPEG-4 Codec : n/a
DivX® 5.2.1 Codec : 5.2.1.1328

Audio Codecs

Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.53
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
AC-3 ACM Decompressor : 0.07.0.0
LAME MP3 Codec v0.9.0 - 3.96 (stable) : 4.00.0.0
Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
ffdshow Audio Decoder : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes July 17, 2002
ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) 16877 bytes July 17, 2002
WINASPI.DLL : n/a 4455 bytes July 17, 2002
WOWPOST.EXE : n/a 3535 bytes July 17, 2002

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

wnaspi32.dll : 2.0.1.74 164112 bytes November 02, 2004


#7

Actually I think I’ve found the reason it won’t play using Nero Showtime. It tells me that playback is impossible because CSS copy protection failed, presumably also the case in PowerDVD.

Not sure what to do about it though, any ideas?


#8

Maybe you need to re-install powerdvd properly.

Have you scanned the disc for errors by using nero cd dvd speed?


#9

I just reinstalled PowerDVD today but it made no difference and it’s not just one movie disc its all movie discs. They play fine on other drives I have like the LG 4167B/4163B, just not this one.

I was thinking from my findings it must be a firmware issue but its the latest official Pioneer 1.06 so I don’t see why that would be. Maybe I should re-flash it.


#10

And the burner is how connected, as master on an 80 wire cable and running in UDMA4 mode??


#11

It’s connected as a master on it’s own PATA channel using an 80 wire cable and running in UDMA 4 mode.


#12

Then this should be a driver/codec problem.


#13

It seems to be something to do with region coding after all, since I’ve found a region free DVD that works. It’s only discs with region coding that don’t work (ie. 4 or 2,4).


#14

Maybe your drive is just region LOCKED now.


#15

So how would I fix that?


#16

Please post the complete summary output from [B]Discinfo[/B], disable extra tools like Regionkiller or DVDGenie or AnyDVD during that.

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/discinfo/


#17

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : PIONEER
MODEL : DVD-RW DVR-111D
REVISION : 1.06
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 06/01/25 PIONEER
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : ************
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2000KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 4
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 40
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 40


#18

Good, it is not locked, but RPC-2.
Anyway, I would update the firmware, yours is at 1.06.
1.19 for the 111D:
http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/content/support/support/software.html

PS: Please edit out the serial if possible.


#19

I’ve updated to firmware 1.19 but the situation hasn’t changed. Redid the DiscInfo below.

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : PIONEER
MODEL : DVD-RW DVR-111D
REVISION : 1.19
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 06/03/31 PIONEER
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2000KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 4
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 40
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 40


#20

Um, in case you still mean the dvd video playback issue, put the drive into another computer to test it.

That’s the best chance to find out if the drive is duffy or not.