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bURrITo

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I updated PowerDVD 9 Ultra from 2201 which was working just fine on my system to 2227 and now I cannot get past an update message. I reverted back to 2201 and everything is fine, but for 2227 I cannot get past this AACS update message and nothing will play. I tried reformatting my drive and going straight to 2227 and no luck. As soon as I put back 2201, everything is fine again. Before I re-imaged my machine I tried using AnyDVD and it worked then, but only because it was removing the AACS protection. When I reinstalled Vista I didn't put AnyDVD back on. 2201 is what I am using and works fine. I can keep switching between the two. 2201=good, 2227=bad everytime.

Following is lauching PDVD9 from shortcut:

You must update CyberLink PowerDVD to continue the playback of this content. Yes / No

I click on Yes and then I get:

Player application update
Update complete. OK

I click OK and then try to play again and it just keeps looping the error.

Within Vista Media Center I get the following error:

AACS License Key Update
An important component of CyberLink PowerDVD requires periodic updates. New movies may not play back if the component is not updated now. Would you like to update now? - (Error Code = 0024) Yes / No.

I click Yes and nothing happens except the error keeps reappearing. If I click No nothing plays


Time of this report: 11/14/2009, 09:31:20
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090805-0102)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Shuttle Inc
System Model: SG33
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 707MB used, 6136MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode


Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4550
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9540)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9540&SUBSYS_E106174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 1914 MB
Dedicated Memory: 506 MB
Shared Memory: 1407 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (30Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: atiumdag.dll,atidxx32.dll,atiumdva.cap
Driver Version: 8.14.0010.0700 (English)
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/23/2009 16:06:42, 3593216 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D600-11CF-4776-0CC1A1C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9540
SubSys ID: 0xE106174B
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

Description: ATI HDMI Output (ATI High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: AtiHdmi.sys
Driver Version: 5.00.60000.0055 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 9/30/2009 08:31:46, 103440 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: ATI
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

charles

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same with me. but in windows 7.
i've abandoned 2227 and re-installed 2201.
CyberLink-Michael

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Hi,

can you both please post some more info about your HW config - especially about Antivirus and Firewall solution installed on your systems

can you please also post which titles force these messages (all or only some)?

Br
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charles

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this happens with all blue ray titles i tried....even some of my own that i created from photos and videos. i have a dell xps 420 desktop....intel core 2 quad cpu 2.66ghz....4 gb ram....windows 7 ultimate. the antivirus and firewall is mcafee security center that came with the machine.........
Saaber

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Since doing a clean install of Windows 7, I also receive the message that the AACS License Key update is needed.

AACC License Key Update
An important component of Cyberlink Power DVD requires periodic updates. New movies may not play back if the component is not updated. Would you like to update now?
Yes No

In Media Center clicking 'Yes' just results in the message appearing again. Without being able to get past the pop-up message results in Power DVD 9 being unusable. I have Avira Anti-Virus and Windows firewall. Turning these off makes no different with the AACS License Key pop-up message. If Power DVD 9 is opened outside Media Center, the pop-up message will disapear after clicking 'Yes', but Power DVD becomes unresponsive. The AACS LicenseKey is never downloaded.

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell XPS420
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1015MB used, 5634MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x958
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9588&SUBSYS_25421028&REV_00
Display Memory: 1651 MB
Dedicated Memory: 244 MB
Shared Memory: 1406 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 720 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SONY TV XV
Monitor Id: SNY8300
Native Mode: 1280 x 720(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: atiumdag.dll,atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdva.cap,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64
Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.0678 (English)
Driver Version: 8.632.1.2000
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/18/2009 01:20:38, 3105280 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D6C8-11CF-3E71-4805A1C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9588
SubSys ID: 0x25421028
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem1.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTx86.6.0:ati2mtag_RV630:8.632.1.2000:pci\ven_1002&dev_9588
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Simon

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You probably ain't going to like me but I'm running 2227 on Vista Ultimate and I'm not having any problems at all.
CyberLink-Michael

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Dear Saaber,

do you use retail/iSales Version of PowerDVD of bundled Version with your Dell.

Please let usalso know the original PowerDVD Version (detail) and the SR - both info can be found in the about box

Br
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Saaber

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I use a retail verison purchased from Cyberlink. I upgrade in April 2009 to PowerDVD 9 Ultra SR Number: DVD091022-07. The bundeled version was constantly not responding. The purchased version worked sporatically, before it caused Vista to lock up and not respond just like the bundeled version. A clean install with Windows 7 gives some indication of what the problem is, the AACC License Key Update.
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Hi Saaber

could you please provide more info about installed SW on your system?
What AV Software do you use?
What Firewall do you use?
Do you have eabled automotic connect to Internet in PDVD (Player tab)?

thanks and Br
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Saaber

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Avira Anti-Virus and the Windows firewall which comes with Windows 7. Connect automatically to the internet for player updates is enabled. No audio/video software software, other than Windows DVD Maker. DVDs play fine, Blue Ray discs are not playable.
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I have exactly the same problem. Running 2320. Get this: The same BR DVDs that were playing fine a week ago now will not play because of an "update" that doesn't seem to be happening. I wasn't happy to sit down with the sack of Blurays I got for Christmas, only to get this...
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The last reply I received was that the problem was sent to a higher department. I was going to try to uninstall PowerDVD completely and reinstall. I have not found the time to do this as of this post.

Dear Craig,

Thank you for writing back.

I understand your concern related with pop-up "AACC License Key Update" while trying to play Blu-Ray.

I would like to inform you that i have already escalated this issue to higher department for further analysis and they are still working on this issue.

Please visit our website regularly for the latest updates.

I really appreciate your patience in this matter.

Please feel free to contact us back for any further clarification or for any assistance related to CyberLink Products. Use the below mentioned link to get back to us for your further queries:

http://www.CyberLink.com/english/cs/support/form/index.jsp

Thanks and Regards

Ajay

CyberLink Technical Support
KURT

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I've done a complete uninstall/reinstall several times. No dice. I even upgraded to 2320. No Dice. Of course, Cyberlink may be "leaving" some artifacts somewhere in the registry or a "hidden" location I cannot determine.

Looking at Windows Media Center, it's definitely related to updating the AACS License Key.

Running AnyDVD Does fix the problem (of course that means eventually buying AnyDVD). Apparently, this is because that product "removes" AACS licensing...

I'd also add that it seems unrelated to which Bluray DVD I'm trying to use. It happens with older ones (like Batman Returns or Planet Earth) as well as new ones like The Hangover. I can view normal DVDs fine.

I did at one point have to kill PowerDVD because it hung at 99% load of a BR DVD. I think my problems may have started happening after that.

It seems like this is the sequence:

1. PowerDVD realizes it needs to update its AACS license. (Either directly through the PowerDVD interface or Windows Media Center)
2. It asks if I want to do that.
3. I say yes.
4. It thinks the update works, but
5. Either the update doesn't work, or PowerDVD doesn't save that the update worked, or the update updated to a previous version that would appear to need updating next time.
6. Goto #1

The part that gets me is on December 19, 2009 it worked fine. It only started getting messed up after I killed the proc when it hung at 99% a few days ago.

Could someone tell me how to remove every last trace of PowerDVD 9 so I can try a complete reinstall? At least then I would know it's something about the AACS update itself.
danabu

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I'm seeing this problem too, with a clean install of PowerDVD 9.0.2320. I have a Dell XPS 420, Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, no firewall or anti-virus activated.

I've been testing with the Harry Potter 6 blu-ray disc - I can get about halfway through the movie with no problem, but then at the same scene every time I start to see pixelation, then eventually I get this pop up:

AACS License Key Update
An important component of CyberLink PowerDVD requires periodic updates. New movies may not play back if the component is not updated now. Would you like to update now? - (Error Code = 0021) Yes / No.

Choosing Yes doesn't do anything noticeable - the program restarts at the beginning of the movie, but once I jump to that chapter and start to watch the issue happens again.

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Saaber

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A Dell XPS 420 needs a firmware update to the bluray drive to improve playback.
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Release Date: 8/20/2009
Version: 7D16, A04
Download Type: Firmware
File Format: Hard Drive
File Size: 4 MB

Description
Windows/DOS firmware flash update for PLDS DH-4B1S BD-RE

Level of Importance: Urgent
Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Important Information
1) Please close other applications before updating.
2) While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer.
3) Please reboot the computer after the firmware update is completed.

Compatibility
Systems Operating systems
XPS/Dimension 410/9200
XPS/Dimension 420
Studio XPS Desktop 435T/9000
Vostro Desktop 220
Vostro Desktop 220s
Vostro Desktop 420
XPS/Dimension 430
XPS/Dimension 625
XPS/Dimension 630i
XPS/Dimension XPS 720
XPS/Dimension XPS 720 H2C
XPS/Dimension XPS 730
XPS/Dimension 730x
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP x64


Fixes and Enhancements
- Improve read compatibility with CPRM media.
- Improve playability of Blu-ray movie.


Additional Information
This is a Windows/DOS based firmware flash update for PLDS DH-4B1S SATA HH 4X BD-RE




danabu

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Thanks for the tip on the Dell XPS 420 firmware. I tried to run it, but it says that there is no disk detected that needs updating. I'm using an external Buffalo Mediastation Blu-ray drive (http://www.buffalotech.com/products/optical-drives/mediastation/mediastation-8x-external-blu-ray-writer/) , not anything from Dell - that probably explains why the Dell firmware update didn't do anything.

Any further ideas?
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I too am having this issue after trying to play the new Star Trek movie.. It wants to update the AACS keys and indicates that it has done so but in reality has not.

Furthermore, I think that when a new title is inserted that requires an AACS key update, older AACS keys are invalidated until the new keys are installed, which is not happening.

The work-around is to use anyDVD to by-pass AACS or just to play the blu-ray titles in a normal "connected to the TV" blue-ray player that does not have this AACS hang-up!

I think cyberlink should study how normal stand-alone connected the the TV players work and try to make this less of a tinkering experiment and more user friendly as people should not have to pay extra (if they don't want) for anyDVD especially if there system id fully HDCP compliant.

Instead of spending 80 - 140 bucks for this software, people that don't want the hassle could just buy a Sony or Samsung Blue ray player at Sam's club or Walmart for around 125.00 bucks.

Luckily I bought anyDVD when I had on old non-HDCP compliant system and have since upgraded my computer but I am glad I kept anyDVD around :
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Has anyone worked out a fix for this yet? My drive has been down all weekend. I have uninstalled PowerDVD 9 then reinstalled it and the patches with my firewall down. This has had no effect. I rented the new Blu-ray "star trek" and "Management" DVDs from Blockbuster was prompted to load the "CyberLink.2320(TaRe45)(a)_DVD091223-02" patch and now the drive that has worked all year for me is stuck in this same Error code 0024 loop. I logged a help request with the CyberLink website yesterday and have heard nothing. I'm running Vista on a home build with Norton 360. I'm out $10 on the rental and wondering what is going on....

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Michael

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This is the exact same issue I'm having did any of you figure out how to fix this?
KURT

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Cyberlink has been running me around for months on this. I have described it and described it and described it to them. They even had me try version 10 -- no luck. At one point, they promoted the problem to a "higher department" (actual developers) who couldn't reproduce it in one try and gave up.
KURT

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For clarification: by "running me around" I mean I have 11 tickets with Support dating back to last year.
Michael

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Ugh that really doesn't fill me with confidence. Can you still find the 2201 patch anywhere where this was working?
KURT

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I imagine the only people "legally" distributing 2201 would be Cyberlink, and they've apparently moved on to versions with bugs they can't fix... Grrr...
Michael

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I have actually found version 2201, it takes me to the page to download it when I first install powerDVD. Unfortunately I get the same issue with version 2201 AND 2528.

Whats really annoying is that this was working perfectly on this very PC before I upgraded to windows 7.
Michael

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Some good news for you all! I seem to have got it working!

Heres my steps if any of you want to try.

1) Uninstall PowerDVD
2) Reboot
3) Install power DVD 9
4) Try to play a blu-ray, it will give you a message asking you to update and take you to an IE page where you can download version 2201. Download and save this somewhere safe.
5) Close power DVD
6) Completley disconnect from the internet ie unplug your cable or turn off wireless
7) Install the 2201 patch.
Try to play a blu-ray you will see the crap error message we were all getting forcing you to update. Click NO.
9) Without closing PowerDVD click play again. As if by magic the blu-ray will start. It seems by saying no and installing whilst offline you get around the farcical update.


I have managed to make this persist after a full shutdown and when connected to the internet so it seems to be a 1 time thing. However do NOT under any circumstances install any later patches when prompted. I did just to play devils advocate and hard to start all over again with those 9 steps.

Hope this helps
 
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