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by the way - you can still have youtube fully working with CFW but you will need to launch it from USB drive....
Hi Borland, You mention that you can load youtube from a USB drive. How exactly do I do that? Is there a script that needs to be put onto the USB?
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Hi Borland, You mention that you can load youtube from a USB drive. How exactly do I do that? Is there a script that needs to be put onto the USB?
you just need to place youtube_ver0_1__1920x1080__720p.swf script on USB drive and run it via SWF menu option. dead easy. however as youtube is now present on almost everything including smart tvs, media players and soon - washing machines, fridges and other home appliances I don't think it's terribly useful option!
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can anyone provide me contact of Ace of snakes.

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Pioneer BDP 450 firmware

Dear friends,


I have installed custom firmware CFW_404 which freezes BD disc's during playback, I would like to install original firmware version BDP-450_V02.09 which comes along with the player. I downloaded this software from Pioneer website and tried to update by using USB. But the custom firmware CFW_404 says already update no update required and I can't install original firmware.


Please help to install the original version of this player


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Does anyone know where I might be able to find a BDP-440 or 450 here in U.S.?

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to borland

hi borland,
i need your help for my pioneer bdp-lx55 player.
i can't say it here in avs..
i received a warning already for my post.
and now its deleted...
can u pm me?
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Does anyone know where I might be able to find a BDP-440 or 450 here in U.S.?
ebay, I saw a couple of modified 62's for sale recently...
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I have a 62FD. I have questions
1. How to make it BD region free and DVD region free?

2. How to make it convert blu ray from PAL to NTSC? Can the 62FD play 1080i 50 PAL blu ray?

Thanks

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Just tried it, the fw is 2.05. It can play 1080i 50 pal. I found I don't have any region b Bluray, is that better just keep original fw?


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Please read above. Treading very close. There is no way to make players region free with out a software hack or hardware modification. Hack talk is not allowed in the forum areas.

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Please read above. Treading very close. There is no way to make players region free with out a software hack or hardware modification. Hack talk is not allowed in the forum areas.
Personally, I disagree with AVS on this issue and I think moderators should reconsider their policy. For a start, labelling members as hackers as if we are all dangerous subversives bent on destroying the movie industry is ridiculous. Superficially, in some countries, it is illegal to bypass region-coding. But, this is a very grey area, and you would be hard-pressed to find any prosecutions, even of dealers selling hardware (just glance around the internet or ebay for example). We can all hope and pray this pointless exercise is finally ended at some point. In fact, with international movie streaming and downloads, what is the point, or the justification, or defence anyway? The movie distribution network no longer needs to be protected.

The whole region-coding fiasco has been stupid from the very beginning and the whole planet, other than studio executives, agree. Hence DVD players where you can tap a few numbers on the remote to defeat the coding. Hardware manufacturers just playing lip-service to the issue.

A lot of AVS members will possess a region-free player and this is for various, completely justified, reasons. From my point of view, I sometimes want a film that is not available in my region. If studios want to stop that, then they should make the film region-free! Often versions vary across regions, such as Criterion Region A blu-rays for instance, or versions from the same studio with different extras for different regions. Again, if the studios want to prevent this, then issue the same content on all the region issues. Of course, many AVS members will have their own, equally valid, reasons for wanting a region-free player.

Instead of haranguing your members, lets move the topic on: Let's support the arguments for region-free discs (and some studios issue all their blu-rays as region-free) so we don't have to hack our firmware or buy modded players. You can gladly pass my details on to the Canadian or UK authorities if you wish. I'd love a day in court where they try and prosecute me for altering some hardware that I have purchased, so that I can play a disc that I have also legitimately purchased.

AVS should be about videophiles for videophiles, not supporting some minority idiotic movie moguls who have already lost the moral argument and whose systems have already been bypassed for years, and are out of date the moment the format is invented. If moderators don't want to support their members, then just signpost them to a forum that will help them...
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AVS does not support piracy, hacking, selling hacked firmware, asking for hacked firmware in the forum boards, or linking to forums that support hacking players. AVS does not ban buying a pre-modded player (we have a dedicated thread for region free players) or hardware mod (Oppo) that does not alter the manufacturers' firmware. This will not change. There are threads for copying your personal Blu-ray discs including removing region coding in the streaming forum (even though bypassing copy protections is illegal in many countries). You can also use the pm system to contact individuals.

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AVS does not support piracy, hacking, selling hacked firmware, asking for hacked firmware in the forum boards, or linking to forums that support hacking players. AVS does not ban buying a pre-modded player (we have a dedicated thread for region free players) or hardware mod (Oppo) that does not alter the manufacturers' firmware. This will not change. There are threads for copying your personal Blu-ray discs including removing region coding in the streaming forum (even though bypassing copy protections is illegal in many countries). You can also use the pm system to contact individuals.

Ripping Blu-Rays II

Region Free Blu Ray player discussion

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I fail to see how a hardware hack (politely called modding here) is any more legal than a software hack. Both processes achieve exactly the same aim.

Living in the UK, I can legally purchase and import a US blu-ray player (or, even better, a Hong Kong one - then I won't have to worry about buying a transformer), I can also legally purchase and import a US blu-ray film, I can then perfectly legally watch my region A movie on my region A player. Of course, I will have to retain a region B player to legally watch my region B films on. That is how senseless the whole region coding debacle is; and, of course, who wants two blu-ray players on their rack?

PM is a good point, as you will often see mentioned the whole problem about not being able to PM until you have clocked up multiple posts. Hopefully, I'm getting close now and welcome anyone who wants to contact me for help (related to this thread).
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The hardware mod for Oppo bypasses the components without altering the machine. Oppo has not objected to the mod when players have been sent in with it. Software alters the manufacturers' software or firmware. We have always had a no hacking policy, it has been enforced the past few years after complaints from regular users about turning the threads into hacking and complaints from some of the representatives. The CFW reverse engineered firmware also removes restrictions in place by the BDA in addition to region coding. We do not allow the custom firmware for Oppo either.

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Pioneer BDP-450 exyernal subtitles

I solved the Subtitle problem myself. This text here can be translated into any language and used as help.

First half
A) sub.srt shall be recorded as Unicode. In Windows Notepad shall be chosen "Unicode" which in reality means "UTF-16 little endian" (with BOM).
B) In BDP playback settings (with disc ejected) the subtitle charset shall also be UTF16 little endian (UTF16LE)
as result the other subtitles appeared without any Chinese characters, but unfortunately the internal font will not correctly display umlaut letters, so ä -> a, ö -> o, ü -> u etc.

So I started second half as instructed in Russian forum
adding to USB JBDIY bolder with ttf font and sub.conf
The proposed font ST Caiyun or STCAIYUN.TTF supports only Chinese, Korean, Russian etc. but has only limited support for Latin/English.
All these: Õ õ Ä ä Ö ö Ü ü Š š Ž ž characters are missing from it.
I found similar font with full umlaut support: Franklin Gothic Demi Cond Regular or FRADMCN.TTF
So I replaced original STCAIYUN.TTF with FRADMCN.TTF
I also edited the contents of sub.conf (this file shall be also recorded as "UTF-16 little endian" (with BOM).
Now the contents of it are as following:
###

# *** font longitudinal position (not changed)
sub_pos=0

# *** Font size, with a maximum of 102 (was 60)
sub_size=40

# *** Font file name from the network to download or computer Fonts directory TTF fonts,
# *** and then fill in the corresponding font name below "=" sign on the right. (was STCAIYUN.TTF)
sub_font=FRADMCN.TTF

# *** Font foreground color, to take reference color values ,
# *** and then fill in the color value of #xxxxxx below "=" symbol on the right (this is and was black border)
sub_Bcolor=#000000

# *** Subtitles background color, to take reference color values ,
# *** and then fill in the color value of #xxxxxx below "=" symbol on the right (now it is white, was deep sea blue #00BFFF )
sub_Fcolor=#FFFFFF

# *** 3D subtitle depth of field, the left and right sides Subtitles deviation (was 5)
sub_3Ddeep=4

# *** Subtitles time cross-sectional unit of milliseconds, such as 1000 represents 1 second, 1500 for 1.5 seconds (not changed)
sub_timestamp=0

# *** Subtitle encoding gbk - Simplified Chinese (mainland users),
# *** big5 - Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan users) - now changed to utf16le (Unicode)
sub_char_encode=utf16le

###

With best regards

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I solved the Subtitle problem myself. This text here can be translated into any language and used as help.
Great stuff your adding to the community. Thanks!
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No, i need The latest one hdsir version because on october 2013 the subs has problems.
Very strange. I had problems with subtitles (external ones not working for bluray disc) only with 2014 June version. When I installed 2013 October version the subtitles appeared. Maybe you are using wrong encoding, character set or font?
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you just need to place youtube_ver0_1__1920x1080__720p.swf script on USB drive and run it via SWF menu option. dead easy. however as youtube is now present on almost everything including smart tvs, media players and soon - washing machines, fridges and other home appliances I don't think it's terribly useful option!
Hi Borland, can you please let me know how to get youtube.rar file.

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Is it possible to post the youtube.rar file link here?
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Is it possible to post the youtube.rar file link here?
Probably not, since the moderators all regard us as deadly Cyber Criminals meddling with our legally purchased products. God forbid! You'll probably be asking to change a fuse in your fridge next. I'm just relieved MI6 haven't come knocking on my door yet; I expect to be dragged off any day...
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In that case I think I would have to wait for Borland or someone to PM me the youtube script download link :-)
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I found one youtube_ver0_1__1920x1080__720p.swf script but when I run it through USB drive it says that its designed for Dune HD TV.
So it does not work :-(
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