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post #181 of 265
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Originally Posted by DeathPoobar View Post

I don't understand why you would use this program for MKV playback. There are so many third party alternatives which do this a lot better.

Myself, I'm just looking for a good blu-ray playback program which comfortably integrates into WMC (and MB). I've tried TMT5 and have had had too many issues with stability, poor playback, refresh rates, app crashing etc.
Gonna give PDVD12 a try to see if it can fulfil my requirements.

It's not that I want PDVD for MKV playback -- I use MPC-HC for that -- but I do want it to work like it's supposed to, because, let's face it, it's not cheap software. I've had more trouble with the Trial than I've had with TMT5 which, as you know, has its faults. As for BR playback, I've had a smoother time than most with TMT5 because I don't need the refresh rate option (I have an nVidia card to begin with, but also because my TV, while able to accept 24fps, always displays at 60). And, using AnyDVD's Speedmenu, everything loads up fine now, including all of those pesky titles that TMT5 had problems with. (Ironically, I have a rip of the French version of "Lost Highway" on my HDD that refuses to load with PDVD -- even using Speedmenu -- that TMT5 handles fine.) And, as for WMC integration, the only time I use WMC is for TV series playback with MyMovies and MPC-HC, so that's another headache with TMT5 that I'm able to avoid. wink.gif

To be fair, I did finally resolve the media file playback issue with PDVD -- it somehow was a result of a problem with Media Center that I was able to fix. But, for me, the cons of PDVD outweigh the pros -- on my system -- and, as much as I'd like it to replace TMT5, I can't justify it. I just don't want to make the same mistake twice with regards to paying good money for software that doesn't always perform as advertised. I would love for there to be an all-in-one piece of software out there, but, unfortunately for me, PDVD isn't that beast. wink.gif
Edited by bruce73 - 8/10/12 at 4:49am
post #182 of 265

I completely agree.  For some reason Arcsoft TMT seems to have a reputation for being clunky and unstable on certain setups.  It's even clunky and unstable on a extremely standard/popular hardware such as my (quadcore Intel Q600 CPU, Nvidia 545GT, create labs Xifi HP desktop) for bluray 3D.  On the same machine, PowerDVD 12 Bluray/3D bluray runs smooth as silk.  They just startup quickly; and can reliably the change refresh rate if I want it to.

 

I guess can get really picky and say it may not do something exactly the way I want it to; but, for me stability, running smoothly, with great performance is most important.  I certainly feel like I got my money's worth when I compare it to TMT 5.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DeathPoobar View Post


I don't understand why you would use this program for MKV playback. There are so many third party alternatives which do this a lot better.
Myself, I'm just looking for a good blu-ray playback program which comfortably integrates into WMC (and MB). I've tried TMT5 and have had had too many issues with stability, poor playback, refresh rates, app crashing etc.
Gonna give PDVD12 a try to see if it can fulfil my requirements.
post #183 of 265
I have been using the cinema mode as apposed to classic mode the last few days, and I like it much better. The only problem is that it seems to default subtitles to on. I have to turn them off everytime I start a movie. Its not that big of a deal, just a bit of a nuissance. Does anyone know how to turn the subtitle default to off? Also, I turned off auto play for blu rays in the windows menu, but pdvd 12 still auto plays my iso's after I click on them, Is there another setting to turn it off? I have not restarted the computer but do you have to do restart for the windows auto play settings to take? Any help is appreciated.
post #184 of 265

I would disable subtitles in standard mode before going into cinema mode.  I don't think Cinema mode gives you the ability to toggle subtitles.  Autoplay is ultimately handled by under Windows Control Panel/Autoplay. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by chadsdsmith View Post

I have been using the cinema mode as apposed to classic mode the last few days, and I like it much better. The only problem is that it seems to default subtitles to on. I have to turn them off everytime I start a movie. Its not that big of a deal, just a bit of a nuissance. Does anyone know how to turn the subtitle default to off? Also, I turned off auto play for blu rays in the windows menu, but pdvd 12 still auto plays my iso's after I click on them, Is there another setting to turn it off? I have not restarted the computer but do you have to do restart for the windows auto play settings to take? Any help is appreciated.
post #185 of 265
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Originally Posted by MKANET View Post

I would disable subtitles in standard mode before going into cinema mode.  I don't think Cinema mode gives you the ability to toggle subtitles.  Autoplay is ultimately handled by under Windows Control Panel/Autoplay. 


I cant find the subtitle setting anywhere in the classic mode either.... wierd.
post #186 of 265

Right-click on the player's GUI while a movie is playing, select the option to disable subtitles. :)

 

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Originally Posted by chadsdsmith View Post


I cant find the subtitle setting anywhere in the classic mode either.... wierd.
post #187 of 265

Supplemental HD-DVD playback from Cyberlink...

 

If you need to supplement HD-DVD playback; you may want to try to Cyberlink's "barebone" HD-DVD playback software meant for HP OEM PC's.  It has just enough files to support HD-DVD playback from disc and ISO's on HDD's.  I'm not sure if it would work on non HP computers.  It works great on my HP Media Center PC.  I actually used to use this software before there was any retail software products that supported bluray/HD-DVD back in early 2006.  It supports all the audio formats offered by HD-DVD.

 

Below, is the installer for DVD Play.  It will also download an update from Cyberlink which was updated just last year.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=pv-82067-1

 

Below is a screenshot (running under Win7 64bit)


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post #188 of 265
Or,you know, stop messing around, convert them to MKV, and call it good? smile.gif
post #189 of 265

Hi SamuriHL,

 

There is considerable collectible value in owning well preserved original HD-DVD discs to collectors.  You can't save the original HD-DVD menus and extras/specials in MKVs.  I usually play the ISO's so I don't add too much wear and tear on the original discs. 

 

I'm still getting PMs on Slysoft's forum asking me how to play HD-DVD discs using PowerDVD.  Coincidentally, I just recently I ordered the Ultimate Matrix Collectors Edition from Amazon in HD-DVD format!

 

It took me 3 minutes to DVD Play.  It took me about the same time to uninstall TMT 5 (since I wont need it for HD-DVD anymore) :)

 

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Originally Posted by SamuriHL View Post

Or,you know, stop messing around, convert them to MKV, and call it good? smile.gif
post #190 of 265
I have a very large library but I just replaced my LG HD-DVD/BD drive with a Pio BD only drive. I ripped all mine to MKV. No menus, but, I get subs, bitstreaming, etc with my chosen player.
post #191 of 265
I have a question. I have Power dvd9 which plays blurays fine, but when I ripped a dvd and bluray to folders (not mkv) via dvdfab copy, it will play the dvd from harddrive, but not the bluray, although it will play the bluray disc from the optical . Any suggestions? Would a player like MPC-HC work better for that purpose? thanks
post #192 of 265

I'd use a better bluray ripper.  AnyDVD-HD should make very standard BD directory rips playable by any player.  MPC-HC isn't a real BD player.  It doesnt handle BD menus, extras, nor 3D... just basic playlists.

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Originally Posted by gerall View Post

I have a question. I have Power dvd9 which plays blurays fine, but when I ripped a dvd and bluray to folders (not mkv) via dvdfab copy, it will play the dvd from harddrive, but not the bluray, although it will play the bluray disc from the optical . Any suggestions? Would a player like MPC-HC work better for that purpose? thanks
post #193 of 265
Fantastic find ,MKANET! eek.gif
Not for me yet since I'm still on XP but the real question is:has somebody managed to install it on non-HP computer ?
Code:
Title: HP DVD Play Application Update

Version: 2.5.7405

Description: HP DVD Play application update enhances application stability and updates Blu-ray disc support (for systems with Blu-ray drives).

Purpose: Recommended

Category: Software - Multimedia

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
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Language(s):
Global English

Enhancement/Fixes:
-  Enhances application stability and updates Blu-ray disc support (for systems with Blu-ray drives).
- Makes the application compatible with Windows 7 operating systems.

Prerequisites:
- You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update.
- You must have a Microsoft Windows operating system.

Installation Instructions:
1. Click the Download Only button.
2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to overwrite file.
5. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded to your desktop, and then click NEXT.
6. Follow on-screen instructions.
7. If prompted to restart the system upon completion of the update, click YES and allow system to restart.

Copyright © 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
post #194 of 265
I recently went on a 3D bluray movie marathon. Fun fun fun for me and my wife. We just watched Lorax.

I used to get a little bit nervous playing 3D BD with TMT 5; not knowing how the app/system would behave. More often than not, would ultimately end up with a reboot after the movie was over. With PDVD 12, ISO/discs just load very quickly and rock solid. The only time I ever have to reboot is for an AnyDVD-HD or Win7 64 software update. Waiting for the Avengers 3D disc next!
post #195 of 265

Does anyone know if all builds of PowerDVD 12 include Cinevia; starting from the first one?

post #196 of 265
My understanding is that PDVD12 does not include Cinevia (they released it early to avoid having to include the malware). I do not believe that they had to insert it later either - but it will have to be included on the next version (13) of the software. I'm still on 11, so I can not verify.
post #197 of 265

Yes, that's what I thought too.  You will need PowerDVD 12 build 1312 (from January this year when it was first released) if you dont want Cinavia protection enabled.  Cyberlink added Cinavia shortly after with subsequent patches.  All patch versions will add Cinavia for you. :).  If you dont already have your paid version installer downloaded from back in January, you may be out of luck; as only the newer versions are offered for download.  Even if you search for the older builds on Google, you'll only find the trial version; which is now expired.  I am now using build 1312 without any issues.

 

See:

http://www.cyberlink.com/prog/support/cs/product-faq-content.do?id=14922&prodId=1&prodVerId=947

 

Error, “Playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device”, what does it mean if I encounter this error message in CyberLink PowerDVD??

 

CyberLink PowerDVDuses Cinavia technology to limit the use of unauthorized copies of some commercially-produced film and videos and their soundtracks. When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message will be displayed and playback or copying will be interrupted.

More information about Cinavia technology is provided at the Cinavia Online Consumer Information Center at http://www.cinavia.com.

 

 

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Originally Posted by lespurgeon View Post

My understanding is that PDVD12 does not include Cinevia (they released it early to avoid having to include the malware). I do not believe that they had to insert it later either - but it will have to be included on the next version (13) of the software. I'm still on 11, so I can not verify.

Edited by MKANET - 9/9/12 at 1:02am
post #198 of 265
They just added it in the latest 19xx build. All builds before that, ie 1618, are cinavia free.

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post #199 of 265

Thanks SamuriHL.  Does anyone know if build 1618 is offered as a full installer (not just a patch)?

 

Im curious what was the last full install version (non-trial) offered by Cyberlink.

post #200 of 265
Those who bought it when 1618 was the latest version would have gotten it as a full build. But you'd have to contact support. I doubt they'd give it to you though.
post #201 of 265
Hi all... could someone help me?
I've just bought PowerDVD12 Ultra, and I've got a PC with Nvidia Geforce 560ti, an hdmi 1.4a cable and a passive 3d hdtv (32LG5700).

I can watch sbs .mkv files smoithly (playing them in 2d mode on PowerDVD and enabling 3d function on my tv), but I cannot view 3D on blu rays disc (or iso images mounted on virtual drives).

They run in 2d mode, even if I press the "3D button".

Am I missing some hardware or I'm doing something wrong?

Thank you so much (and sorry for my english)!!
post #202 of 265
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Originally Posted by Pegli010 View Post

Hi all... could someone help me?
I've just bought PowerDVD12 Ultra, and I've got a PC with Nvidia Geforce 560ti, an hdmi 1.4a cable and a passive 3d hdtv (32LG5700).
I can watch sbs .mkv files smoithly (playing them in 2d mode on PowerDVD and enabling 3d function on my tv), but I cannot view 3D on blu rays disc (or iso images mounted on virtual drives).
They run in 2d mode, even if I press the "3D button".
Am I missing some hardware or I'm doing something wrong?
Thank you so much (and sorry for my english)!!

Did you enable 3D output in the NVIDIA control panel? 3D works differently with NVIDIA cards than AMD or Intel where the player flips to 3D mode, when enabled it just happens when the refresh rate/resolution changes to specific modes.
post #203 of 265
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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

Did you enable 3D output in the NVIDIA control panel? when enabled it just happens when the refresh rate/resolution changes to specific modes.

THANK YOU!!!

I have a dual monitor configuration: I disabled the "primary" one (a pc monitor not ready for 3D), and then I enabled that option on the Nvidia panel.

It worked!!!

Thank you so much!! smile.gif
post #204 of 265
Can you have two versions of power dvd at the same time? I found a few cheap pdvd9 (the one w/bd support added) disks w/ actrivation codes and was wondering if I could add that two my pc that already has pdvd12? I don't want to have to deal with cinivia if I dont have to. thanks
post #205 of 265
Just saw on the PowerDVD forum that 'CyberLink PowerDVD 12 update (v1905c)' is now available. One of the mentioned features is 'Now correctly auto-adjusts refresh rate of display to match FPS of Blu-ray Disc'.

Can anyone confirm that the refresh rate for Blu ray music titles in 25/29.97/30Hz are switched to correctly? And, is this applicable for both nVidia and AMD cards?
post #206 of 265
Just tried the 2D to 3D conversion on Lost Season 3 Blu-Ray and I must admit it was better then I thought. Of course some scenes lacked depth sometimes but quite a lot of the scenes looked pretty good for a software on the fly conversion. My TVs conversion did not work at all.
post #207 of 265
How is the latest patch?
post #208 of 265

The latest patch fixes all outstanding refresh rate issues for me.  In previous versions, it was completely unreliable if it would change the refresh rate or not; and, I would ALWAYS see this annoying message every single time to change the refresh rate.  The new version consistently changes the refresh rate and doesnt ask anymore if I dont want it to.  So, I would say, if you need to use PowerDVD, this is the first build that's 100% useable.

 

The only issue for some people is the Cinavia protection.  I was able to disable Cinavia on this build; but it was a hack at best.

 

Edit: Switching between 2D and 3D modes is smooth as silk.  In previous builds they were sort of clunky; but, still not as bad as TMT 5's 2D/3D switching.

post #209 of 265
How is pdvd 11 at playing bd 3d iso's? Just wondering if I upgrade to the new patch of 12 but get a copy of 11 for the occasional cinavia disc, will my 3d iso's play ok with 11? I was gonna get a cheap pdvd 9 bd edition for those discs but maybe 11 w 3d support would be better. Are there any 3d blu rays w/cinavia anyways?
post #210 of 265
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Originally Posted by MKANET View Post

The latest patch fixes all outstanding refresh rate issues for me.  In previous versions, it was completely unreliable if it would change the refresh rate or not; and, I would ALWAYS see this annoying message every single time to change the refresh rate.  The new version consistently changes the refresh rate and doesnt ask anymore if I dont want it to.  So, I would say, if you need to use PowerDVD, this is the first build that's 100% useable.

Is this only for 23.976Hz and 60Hz? Or does it automatically switch for 25, 29.97, 50hz etc. too?
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