Unable to play newer DVDs - macrovision?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Chrisbe, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Chrisbe

    Chrisbe Guest

    I have a Shuttle PC with a Radeon 9600 AIW card. I have it hooked up
    to my Plasma TV using the ATI HDTV adaptor. I am using PowerDVD 5.0
    but it does not seem to matter what software i use. I can play older
    DVDs just fine but when I try to play newer ones (like Finding Nemo) I
    get this error:

    Error Code: F4D41436

    TheTV Out port of your display card is not working properly. This copy
    protected disc can not be played when the TV out function is enabled.

    Any ideas what I can do? I thought i read somewhere that the newer
    DVDs protect against copying via computers hooked up to TVs. I hope
    this is a joke because otherwise there goes my investment in my HTPC.
    Chrisbe, Jan 16, 2004
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  2. Chrisbe

    Martin Guest

    I run Windows XP and PowerDVD and started getting the message 'TheTV Out
    port of your display card....' etc with some DVDs that had previously played
    perfectly (this is without my tv-out enabled). In fact the DVDs that
    wouldn't play were cover DVDs from magazines that had no protection

    A search on Google revealed a PowerDVD update just for Windows XP users with
    this problem - it fixed everything.
    All DVDs now playing ok.

    PowerDVD patches from http://tinyurl.com/3eht9


    PS I'm using a Radeon 7000 dual VGA plus tv-out.
    Martin, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Chrisbe

    Mr. Smith Guest

    Try http://www.svideo.com
    They have a black box for about $60 that will remove macrovison.
    Mr. Smith, Jan 17, 2004
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