The Hobbit

Discussion in 'AnyDVD' started by rap31264, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. rap31264

    rap31264 Well-Known Member

    I got this warning when trying to copy The Hobbit. I have the lastest beta, Region 1 (US) and both boxes are checked, Read and Write from Archive regarding CSS Keys....I got the disc in Houston, Texas. Should I go ahead and try to copy the disc?


    AnyDVD is unable to crack all CSS Keys on this disc!
    AnyDVD will guess the correct CSS Key, but it is possible that one or more
    titles on this disc will not play correctly.

    You can check the AnyDVD CSS key archive from the AnyDVD settings window.

    To avoid this message in the future, you should set your drive region code to
    match the region of the disc.
  2. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    PLEASE read this before you post, especially step 5.

    Chances are you don't have your drive's region set, a log file would help us be able to help you so you can set it if necessary.

    Trying to back up an improperly decrypted disc is not suggested. You could end up with playback problems.
  3. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Well, just do as the message says...
  4. stoptheblues

    stoptheblues Member

    Me too in Canada

    I got the same warning as well.
    tried backing it up anyways & halfway thru picture gets scrambled.

    I set region code to A & that didn't help.
    just surprised only 1 other person has brought this issue up.

    by the way, I meant "go easy" on us less techie guys that dont spend much time on computers!
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator nl

    @stoptheblues: And your AnyDVD logfile is where exactly? Without it nobody can help you.
  6. stoptheblues

    stoptheblues Member

    just heading out i'll post a logfile later toinight.
    btw i'm using latest beta 7168
  7. jfranchise

    jfranchise New Member

    Me too... Very long time user of SlySoft products

    And yes, regional settings are set to, 1 United States, Canada
  8. chinchilla

    chinchilla Member

    CSS Key Crack Failure

    Same as others on this thread! Log Uploaded

    Attached Files:

  9. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    From your logs

    See the line which I have underline it is no good, in simple words your drive is not assigned a region.
    To assign a region follow these steps

    i. Right click the fox on your toolbar. Exit Anydvd
    ii. Click start. Right click on "My computer"--->select "properties".
    iii.Click on the 'Hardware' tab--->click the 'device manager' button.
    iv. Open the dvd/cdrom branch---> right click on your optical drive
    v. Click "properties".
    vi. You should have a region tab. From there you can select a region.
    vii. Select the region that you're in
    viii. Start Anydvd

    Need additional help let us know, also if you want us to check to make sure it is done correctly then post another log file.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  10. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    I have drives with "0" and that doesn't affect them so that is a non starter. I would check to see if your firmware is recent?

    I gotten that same message for drives with Region "0" setting and they worked just fine. I would advise to only burn at half the rated media speed should you do so.
  11. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    @ Recycle, If you don't set region you are taking your chances. It is still considered good practice to set region code of drive.

    @chinchilla, do consider setting region.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  12. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    You've been here long enough to know that's utter BS. :disagree:
    Anecdotal evidence from a user(s) does not dictate SOP's.
    You should set your drives region to the region you are normally in/using.
    The dev's and tech support have said that 100 times.
    Without the region set it's a crap shoot - sooner or later you'll hit one that can't crack CSS.

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  13. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    Clams, let's give recycle one of the disc which doesn't work if region is not set :D Then recycle will know for sure.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  14. rap31264

    rap31264 Well-Known Member

    I'll do a log file tomorrow but I did change the region which was already set at 1 (United States) then I loaded the latest beta ( and it still gave me that message.
  15. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Did you exit AnyDVD BEFORE you changed the region? If you didn't the change didn't "take". AnyDVD fools Windows when it comes to the drive's region when it is running.

    The log file will show whether the region change was permanent when you create and upload it.
  16. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I have to agree, I've advised a couple of people on here in the past month to set their drive region and after doing so the discs copy perfectly. That's why Slysoft always say you should have your drive region set. I'm not saying that's going to fix the problem here, but to tell people to ignore the software and what James the AnyDVD HD developer tells them to do is ridiculous.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  17. stoptheblues

    stoptheblues Member

    Just got home & changed followed Hawk's instruction- stupid me changed bluray region code before!

    using hawks direction I noticed my region was not set! duh!!
    anyways no more CSS error message & everything works fine now for Hobbit backup! thanks Hawk.

    just I've never had this problem on any previous disk backup since my anydvdHD purchase?
  18. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Glad you got the problem sorted out. From now on you shouldn't have problems with AnyDVD being unable to crack CSS keys because of an unset drive region.

    *Cheers* :)
  19. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    This is exactly the case I was "lecturing" Recycle about. It happens rarely - but it DOES happen.

  20. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member