After testing over 15 video-DVD's which were well handled by AnyDVD, I came across a move it makes AnyDVD completely choke out.
When I insert this movie and AnyDVD is enabled, I'm unable to see the movie using PowerDVD : sometimes I get an error upon trying to play the movie or otherwise I see a very blurred movie with fussed up colors (lots of green). :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
WinDVD 4.5 gives a black screen upon playback.
Also DVD2One 1.2.3 complains about " .... encrypted..." and can't access the files on the DVD.
If I DISABLE AnyDVD, all is OK : both PowerDVD & WinDVD play the movie without problems.
The movie which cause AnyDVD to mess up is "The Pelican Brief" , a bought DVD, double sided, single layer.
It seems that AnyDVD is unable to circumvent any present protection on this one.
I tried the same on my Toshiba 1612 , but got the same problems.
Also my Samsung SD-616Q and LiteON 165H gave the same results.
Testing it on 3 other systems gave also exact the same results.
DVDDecryptor & SmartRipper 2.41 had no problem ripping the DVD.
Could this be a bug in AnyDVD ?
The only thing that is a bit special about this DVD is that it's a double sided one .... maybe the part on the disk that says to flip the disk is confusing AnyDVD somehow.....
I hope Olli can find some time to look into this !!
Here's some info about the DVD (from PowerDVD) :
Player Information :
Player Region Code : 2
Current Focus Drive : N:
Title Region Code : 2
Display Information :
Video Mode : Bob
Display Mode : DirectDraw
FourCC Code : YUY2
Surface Type : Overlay
Video Attribute :
Video compression mode : MPEG-2
TV system : 625/50 (PAL)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Display Mode : Only Letterbox
Source picture resolution : 720x576 (625/50)
Frame Rate : 25.00
Source picture letterboxed : Not letterboxed
Bitrate : 7.50Mbps
Audio Attribute :
Audio Coding mode : Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate : 48kHz
Audio application mode : Not specified
Number of Audio channels : 6
Bitrate : 384 Kbps
Number of Audio streams : 4
Subpicture Attribute :
Number of Subtitles : 8
Hardware Information :
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+ running at 1722 MHz
3DNow! Technology : In Use
Enhanced 3DNow! Technology : In Use
3DNow! Professional Technology : In Use
IA MMX Technology : In Use
IA Streaming SIMD Extensions : In Use
IA SSE 2 : Not Detected
Video Accelerator : ATI Hardware Video Acceleration (not in use)
Multispeakers Audio Device : Creative SBLive! (not in use)
SPDIF Output Device : Creative SBLive! (not in use)