Windows XP x64 and Bluray movies (LG GGW-H20L)

[qanda]This thread is about the LG GGW-H20L. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi all, I’ve got a LG GGW-H20L optical drive, in Windows Vista x64 it works great; I used the bundeled PowerDVD player to watch the movie “300” I had…

But in XP x64 when I insert the same disc the system gets very unresponsive; and in the Event Log multiple of these errors are logged;


Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	Cdrom
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	7
Date:		2008-08-27
Time:		20:01:10
User:		N/A
Computer:	XPX64
Description:
The device, DeviceCdRom3, has a bad block.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 80 00 01 00 d4 00   ..€...Ô.
0008: 00 00 00 00 07 00 04 c0   .......À
0010: 00 01 00 00 9c 00 00 c0   ....œ..À
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0028: ea 90 04 00 00 00 00 00   ê......
0030: ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00   ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 58 00 00 c4 02 00 00 00   X..Ä....
0040: ff 00 0a 12 48 00 00 00   ÿ...H...
0048: 08 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00   ........
0050: 00 95 3a 38 df fa ff ff   .•:8ßúÿÿ
0058: 60 25 f9 35 df fa ff ff   `%ù5ßúÿÿ
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0068: 60 cc fa 35 df fa ff ff   `Ìú5ßúÿÿ
0070: b0 94 d1 1f df fa ff ff   °”Ñ.ßúÿÿ
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0080: 25 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   %.......
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0090: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0a   p.......
0098: 00 00 ff b0 31 00 00 00   ..ÿ°1...
00a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

What can be the cause of this?
I have bought a PCIe SATA controller for the drive since it did not work well at all on my ICH9R in RAID mode…

You running it off the PCIe SATA controller and you were before as well?

Is the PCIe SATA controller setup “non-RAID”?

Can you burn BD media with it no problems?

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2118107]You running it off the PCIe SATA controller and you were before as well?[/QUOTE]
Before I was trying to run it off the ICH9R, but thanks to this forum I found out that’s a no go in AHCI / RAID mode…

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2118107]Is the PCIe SATA controller setup “non-RAID”?[/QUOTE]
The ST Lab A-360 (SiL3531) PCIe SATA controller I bought was a bad choice; it does not even have a BIOS. So I can’t select it as a boot device in my mobos BIOS…
It does however seem to work just fine with the drive, unlike the ICH9R

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2118107]Can you burn BD media with it no problems?[/QUOTE]
Yup, just burned some random data to a 25GB BD-RE disc in WinXP x64, worked like a charm… Only difference I see is that in Vista the empty disc is also correctly identified as a 25GB BD-RE, in XP x64 it is just listed a a generic cd-rom with zero bytes capacity… (untill it’s burned that is)

The video lags in XP x64? I would say that the PCIe SATA controller is not recognized correctly. What does Device Manager say? No error?

[QUOTE=zevia;2118247]The video lags in XP x64? I would say that the PCIe SATA controller is not recognized correctly. What does Device Manager say? No error?[/QUOTE]
Sorry, should have clarified; it does not even detect the movie, the BD-RE disc I burned myself works just fine…

But the movie 300 that plays fine in Vista is not even recognized in XP x64…

I have installed the drivers for the controller correctly, no problems there…

[quote=Per Hansson;2118629]Sorry, should have clarified; it does not even detect the movie, the BD-RE disc I burned myself works just fine…

But the movie 300 that plays fine in Vista is not even recognized in XP x64…

I have installed the drivers for the controller correctly, no problems there…[/quote]
If you can burn BD-RE and it plays fine, and you can play “300” in Vista, then it’s not the LG drive problem. It must be something wrong in XP x64. Can the drive recognize DVD movie in XP x64?

[QUOTE=zevia;2118974]If you can burn BD-RE and it plays fine, and you can play “300” in Vista, then it’s not the LG drive problem. It must be something wrong in XP x64. Can the drive recognize DVD movie in XP x64?[/QUOTE]
Yea, the drive can detect a DVD just fine in XP x64, and it can also burn a DVD fine in XP x64

Try other blu-ray movies other than “300”?

It’s awkward if everything works in Vista and XP x64 (DVD read/burn, BD-RE read/burn) but only this movie.

I actually only have this Bluray movie (since I did not have a Bluray player before…)

It’s a very odd issue, I agree…

I’m just thinking out loud now, is XP x64 not supported for Bluray playback?

It is afterall not really the XP OS at all, but Windows Server 2003 x64 with a new name (most apps even reckognize it as Server 2K3…)

When I read about it only Vista and XP SP2 was supposed to support Bluray playback, so maybe it simply isn’t supported?

WinXP x64, the best and most forgotten OS ever by MS?

[quote=Per Hansson;2120730]When I read about it only Vista and XP SP2 was supposed to support Bluray playback, so maybe it simply isn’t supported?

WinXP x64, the best and most forgotten OS ever by MS?[/quote]I’m not sure about that. My XP SP3 is supported and so does Vista x32/x64.

[QUOTE=zevia;2120997]I’m not sure about that. My XP SP3 is supported and so does Vista x32/x64.[/QUOTE]
Well, of course SP3 is also support since SP2 was supported, and I said Vista is supported too :wink:

I was right in my thinking before, after a lengthy google marathon I came to the conclusion that no one else has managed to get Bluray playback working in XP x64 (without stripping out the HDCP of course)

And then I finally found this post buried in a forum;

The BD title contains the content protection, to play this kind of title the player needs to meet the requirement for the protection. (for digital output, HDCP is needed…)
COPP (certified output protection protocol) is a API defined by Microsoft to detect and set the protection for video playback.
For example, COPP can check the connection type (VGA output, DVI output, S-Video output) for deciding which kind of protection mechanism to be applied.
This API is not supported by WinXP 64-bit, so the COPP will return failed on WinXP 64-bit and under this environment the playback of BD title will be prohibited because it is not a secure config for protected content.

So thank you so much Microsoft, it’s really wonderful to know you support your shit!

Source; http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showpost.php?p=8471076&postcount=39

SOLUTION!! download AnyDVD from slysoft…
<cite>www.slysoft.com/en/[B]anydvd[/B].html</cite>

it will remove the region code, which was preventing me from watching any of my blurays. Once i turned this program on, it removed the region codes and bang!! it woks. Awesome program. Hope this helps…go XP 64 bit