I popped this movie into MPC to have a look at the trailer. After playing the trailer the DVD is suppose to take me back to the trailer menu. Instead it freezes. This is unusual so I changed the AI Scanner settings in AnyDVD from Deep Scan to Disabled. This time the DVD progressed correctly in MPC.
I tried the DVD in WMP and then VLC. They both were able to play the DVD fine with Deep Scan enabled where as MPC cannot.
Why was MPC only able to successfully play the DVD after I disabled the AI Scanner (Thorough Scan did not work either)? Is it a problem with AnyDVD and MPC only trips up on it because it is more picky? Or is it only a problem with MPC? My standalone DVD player plays it fine.
I can do other tests in a few hours. I am just about to leave for work.
Reproducing the problem:
Open in MPC > Special Features > Stickman figure bottom right > Click first trailer (not teaser) and let it play to the end.
The disc is actually region free but I bought it in Australia. This thread is about the original disc, not a backup copy.
EDIT: I have also tried disabling removing PUOs. No change.