I was asking to find out if anyone is still using PowerDVD 10 successfully, because my installation is "broken" and I can't figure out what's wrong with it. Using AnyDVD HD, I have my Blu-ray disks backed up to a NAS and to a local HDD in my HTPC as ISO image files. It has worked great and I love having access to all of my content on the PC.
Before the trouble started, to watch them I would double-click the ISO file and it would mount as a virtual drive in Virtual Clone Drive. Then PowerDVD 10 would automatically load the "disk". What's happening now is that sometimes the ISO will not mount in VCD. When it does mount, sometimes PowerDVD 10 will not fire up. In other cases, PowerDVD 10 will fire up and start to play through the introductory chapters for a couple of minutes, then PowerDVD 10 just exits and shuts itself down.
I don't know what it is...here are my three guesses:
1) Windows 7 update has broken something
2) The newer Blu-rays will not play because PowerDVD 10 has not been updated for a long time with new AACS keys (or whatever).
3) Cinavia? Although I don't think should be an issue...I don't think PowerDVD 10 detects this, does it?
Measures taken so far:
A) Removed and re-installed VCD. Didn't work.
B) I went back and installed PowerDVD 9 from the disk that came with my Blu-ray drive. Afterward, it needed to update the first time I started it, so I did this.
C) Then I re-downloaded my (paid) PowerDVD 10 Upgrade (from 8 or 9...needs to see one of them installed in order to proceed) from the original email link, and then updated it as with 9.
Still not working.
As a trial, I downloaded the 30-day evaluation of Corel WinDVD 11. It works perfectly fine, although it does everything slow...load times are close to unbearable but at least it works. I don't like WinDVD 11 nearly as much as PowerDVD 10 and would really like to figure out what's going on with 10.