View Full Version : [Resolved] Soul Men, Bad disk or something else?
1st May 2009, 12:50
Just curious if anyone else has tried the blu-ray of "Soul Men". I can't even get a log as the disk locks up my Sony BWU-300S. The thing is, when I put it into the set top player, a Sony BDP550, while it starts out kinda hurky jerky, it does get to the main menu and I can play the movie. If someone has succeded with this disk, please confirm I have a bad disk.
1st May 2009, 12:54
a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
d) Check to see if your system ("my computer") now reports a disc in drive. Do you see a proper disc structure? Do you see folders or files (if you are using Windows XP, make sure you have UDF drivers installed: http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=15597)?
If the answer is "no" to "d)", then Anydvd isn't your problem. As Anydvd is not on your system, Anydvd can't interfere or block the reading process. Possibly your reader or burner is slowing dying, the original disc is bad, or a number of other possibilities exist as well (including messed up ide/sata busdrivers, bad cable on the back of the drive, etc.)
If the answer is "yes", exit Anydvd and click http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=12460
All blu-rays can be ripped with or without Anydvd HD. They just can't be decrypted without Anydvd HD.
1st May 2009, 13:36
Thanks for the tips. My expectation is that the issue is with the disk and not AnyDVD. I was hoping I might get confirmation from another user with this movie. To be honest, I can't imagine a company doing something nasty like what's occuring intentionally so I expect it's a bad press. What struck me as odd was that it played on the set-top player although the start was a bit rocky like you would expect with a bad disk (freezes, stuttering). I'll consider going through the uninstall/reinstall if there's no confirmation.
I started in safe mode and inserted the disk with the same result. I have to actually power off and eject the disk immediately on restart or I can't even remove the disk. I assume the AnyDVD driver isn't running in safe mode.
1st May 2009, 14:16
What struck me as odd was that it played on the set-top player although the start was a bit rocky
That's not odd at all. The defect/problem area doesn't span the entire disc. Also, simply because a disc looks and plays fine doesn't mean it is fine.
1st May 2009, 22:26
I was able to confirm the problem was with the disk. The issue is resolved and I'm now able to view the movie on both my blu-ray players.
Thanks for the feedback Webslinger
1st May 2009, 22:28