Guide for unprotected Blu-ray ISO for PowerDVD

Discussion in 'High Definition Software' started by Adbear, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    This is just a quick guide to help out those who don't want to leave the ISO's as protected ISO's on the harddrive and want them to work in PowerDVD, this is also a good way to get good copies back onto BD-R/RE to play back in Set Top players
    First check that AnyDVD HD can decrypt the disc
    Then chose 'Rip Video DVD to Harddisk' with the following options ticked
    Enable Blu-ray Support
    Remove BD+ protection
    Prohibited User Operations
    Disable BD-Live
    Remove Blu-ray region code

    Once it's finished ripping check the folder structure by adding in the following folders (even if they are empty)


    Once that's done then using Imgburn choose 'Create Image from Files & Folders', drag in the BDMV and Certificate Folder along with any extra files that may be in your root folder outside of those two folders.
    In Imgburn on the 'Options' tab set to UDF and 2.5.
    On the 'Labels' tab type the name of the film in the UDF box
    choose the destination where you want it to build the ISO and set it going.
    So far using this method all my Images play back perfectly in PDVD 7.3 and 8 using Virtual Clone Drive to mount them with (I can't use TMT as it crashes my systems)
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2009
  2. Luke Ben MBay

    Luke Ben MBay Member

    Hi and thanks for this guide.

    Just to be sure, when you say "rip to folder", you mean we must manually copy/paste the complete BD-ROM structure using Windows Explorer ?

    And why not create an ISO directly with AnyDVD HD (unticking "Keep Protection") ?

    Thanks again,
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    You can rip it to folder anyway you like, I just find it easier to use Anydvd HD's own option as it's always worked for me.
    If you rip it directly to an ISO then you can't put back in the missing folders which then means it's not a compliant unprotected disc and PDVD can come up with 'Unsupported format' and other error messages. The guide is for FULLY COMPLIANT discs
  4. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    Does this work for movie only rips using tsmuxer to create the folder structure and adding back in any missing folders before using imageburn to create the image??
  5. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I don't know as I never do that, I only ever use full disc ISO's
  6. Luke Ben MBay

    Luke Ben MBay Member

    I'm sorry, but I've the latest version of AnyDVD HD (, and I can't see any "Rip to folder" option. I just see "Rip to image..." and "Rip Video DVD to Harddisk..."... Where can I find it ?

    If you rip it with "Keep the protection" ticked, then you're supposed to have the exact same disc as the original one. So you just have to keep AnyDVD HD running when you want to play this ISO in PDVD.
    Am I wrong ?

    Waiting for answers,
  7. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    'Rip Video DVD to Harddisk' is the option you want

    You can leave protection on if you want, but again my guide is for PowerDVD compliant Unprotected ISO's which can then be burnt back to BD-r/re for playback in settop players
  8. Luke Ben MBay

    Luke Ben MBay Member

    Thanks for all, AdBear :rock:
  9. starz

    starz Well-Known Member

    Just have a Question Of My own On this subject...
    Just want to know if there would be any issues with this setup.
    Step 1.Rip to ISO with protection Intact.
    Step 2.Mount the ISO in VCD. With AnyDVD Running Removing The Encryption From The ISO.
    Step 3.Burn the folders off the VCD Drive to BD-R.

    Or IF you have 2 BD-r Drives
    Witch I will soon.
    Copy Disc to Disc with AnyDVD Removing the protection as it burns to a new Disc....anotherwords Burn the folders str8 from one disc to another.

    or is there some reason that ripping to the HDD first with the protection removed is better?

    Thx Starz
  10. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Yes there are good reasons why I do it this way,
    1 I've tried disc to disc and it doesn't always play back in the set top player or PC
    2 PDVD doesn't always like unprotected ISO's if they don't have all the folders there (even if they are empty) which is why it's a guide to Unprotected ISO's for PDVD. if you don't add back in the folders PDVD comes up with 'unrecognised format' and other errors when you mount the ISO and try to play it and you can get the same message if you've written to a BD-R/RE if the folders are missing (I made that mistake with Flightplan, backup plays fine on my PS3 but won't play in PDVD)
    Making ISO's the way I've explained has meant that my 100+ BD ISO's all play back fine in the latest PDVD 7.3 and 8.
  11. bluemeanietsi

    bluemeanietsi Well-Known Member

    Yes this works as well.
    Rip movie to HD
    Mux your full movie minus extra audio/video tracks into bluray disk format to temp folder.
    create the iso from that folder. I actually hae the batc file to do this for me with the correct settings I think I got it off thisforum I don't remember.

    This is how I do it for my backups currently as it allows the playback of truehd audio in pdvd.
  12. stathismes

    stathismes Member

    so, this means that Protected ISO's cannot be played on set top players??

    you have to un-protect them in order to play them on BD-R/RE on set top players??
  13. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Of course. That's why it is called "copy protection".
  14. mike_r

    mike_r Moderator (de)

    there are 2 smaller errors here (in red above). Should be CLIPINF, not CLIPINFO and JAR is missing in the BACKUP.

    It could be quite easily done as a BAT:

    @echo off
    mkdir BDMV
    cd BDMV
    mkdir AUXDATA
    mkdir BACKUP
    mkdir BDJO
    mkdir CLIPINF
    mkdir JAR
    mkdir META
    mkdir PLAYLIST
    mkdir STREAM
    cd BACKUP
    mkdir BDJO
    mkdir CLIPINF
    mkdir JAR
    mkdir PLAYLIST
  15. hetch

    hetch New Member

    Is their a similar guide for unprotected HD-DVD ISO for PowerDVD? Thanks.
  16. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I corrected them although so far I've found that the JAR folder in the backup folder isn't needed, also I just keep a copy of the empty folders (BDMV with all the empty folders inside it and the CERTIFICATE folder on my desktop and once I've ripped to the hard drive I just drag both folders into the root folder of the ripped movie and tell it to replace any folders already there. So no need for a batch file
  17. jcrompton

    jcrompton Member

    I have tried this method and my problem now seems to be with ImageBurn -
    I keep getting errors when the iso creation gets to one of the larger .mts files of the movie (I think the particular one is over 2gb)
    ImageBurn timesout and gives a device I/O error.

    Does anyone else have any issues like this? Can anyone point me to the best place to fix this?
    This is a little new to me since for the last year I have been just easily creating iso images form CloneCD just as one step

  18. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    What are you trying to build the ISO on to?
    And on the options tab you are setting it to UDF and 2.5?
  19. jcrompton

    jcrompton Member

    Same hard drive (or even a different hard drive on the sytem - I tried both). I have been archiving (backing up) my movies on hard drive and then I can play them in the Media Room (up until the latest PowerDVD debacle) or burn them to Blu-ray disc to watch in another room on a set top box.
  20. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Have you set the options in Imgburn to UDF and 2.5? What files system do you have on the hard drive?