Have been using AnyDVD for only a few weeks, up until now with no problems.
Drive has always had a problem recognising some DVD’s were in the drive, seemed to be a known issue with the drive, so I updated the firmware. Now out-of-region DVD’s won’t play (“Region code does not match the DVD-ROM’s region designation”.), even though AnyDVD says everything is OK (see below). I have removed and reinstalled AnyDVD (6099). DVD is Plextor PX-716A, Firmware was 1.04, now 1.10.
Here’s the summary from AnyDVD:
[I]Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 188.8.131.52)
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2009600 sectors (3925 MBytes)
Total size: 3916289 sectors (7649 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: DOCTOR_TORNADO_AND_KK
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: PAL
Media is locked to region(s): 2!
RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 2![/I]
Sorry if this is a known issue, tried searching but couldn’t see anything.