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Dan [Avatar]
Newbie Private Message Joined: Oct 14, 2009 16:51 Messages: 3 Offline
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Hello all,

I just purchased PowerDirector 8 a few days ago and have been impressed with the speed at which the program renders my AVCHD video. I'm coming from Pinnacle Studio 11 so there is a bit of a learning curve for me. One of the things I find pretty annoying is the constant advertising rotation within the program. For example, right now I'm converting some AVCHD from my Sony HD camcorder and burning it to DVD and there's a pretty annoying advertisement for PowerDVD 9 in the "Burning" window and I don't know how to make it go away.

I completely understand the desire to advertise Cyberlink products to folks using the try-before-you-buy version of the program but my version is fully paid for and registered and I'd very much appreciate an "Ad free" experience while I'm editing my video. Is there any way to disable the ads?
ynotfish
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: N.S.W. Australia Joined: May 08, 2009 02:06 Messages: 9682 Offline
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Try UNCHECKING the Check for Updates option in Preferences. Director's Chair > Edit > Preferences

Cheers - Tony

Here are some links that might help...

Power Director 8 forum...
http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/forums/show/55.page

Power Director 6 & 7 forum...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/forums/show/52.pa...5AB8DFC441078A2C5ADA5BFBB0C76A

PD tutorial videos...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/3523.page

PD tips and guides...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/3522.page

SeeMyWorldOnVideo...

http://seemyworldonvideo.com/signup.php

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Dan [Avatar]
Newbie Private Message Joined: Oct 14, 2009 16:51 Messages: 3 Offline
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No, unchecking that option did not work. The ads are still there. I suspect I'll have to figure out where the ads are being pulled from and then update my hosts file to black hole it but I really didn't want to resort to hacks.
Dan [Avatar]
Newbie Private Message Joined: Oct 14, 2009 16:51 Messages: 3 Offline
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adding the following line to your hosts file will stop the ad rotation in Powerdirector:

127.0.0.1 liveupdate.cyberlink.com

a reboot is required after editing the hosts file.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at Aug 22. 2009 16:31

ynotfish
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: N.S.W. Australia Joined: May 08, 2009 02:06 Messages: 9682 Offline
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Good post fdisker!

I am sure there are many users who would prefer to can the ads!

Cheers - Tony

Here are some links that might help...

Power Director 8 forum...
http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/forums/show/55.page

Power Director 6 & 7 forum...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/forums/show/52.pa...5AB8DFC441078A2C5ADA5BFBB0C76A

PD tutorial videos...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/3523.page

PD tips and guides...

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/3522.page

SeeMyWorldOnVideo...

http://seemyworldonvideo.com/signup.php
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jtye01 [Avatar]
Newbie Private Message Joined: Dec 13, 2012 22:35 Messages: 1 Offline
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Here's how to disable. I've personally done this successfully with version 9 and 10

if you monitor services you will see the popup is CLUpdater.exe
in version 9 and 10 you'll find the .exe and .ini in the directory c:\program files (x86)\cyberlink\powerdvd9 or 10\Evoparser

you can try renaming the clupdater.ini and .exe. and that should do it but here is what I personally did because I noticed that both files are set with security to prevent a user from modifying them.

Right click each file - select properties.. go to security. You need to be tech savvy as I'm not putting word for word details here.
note the system has full access but users do not. I gave users full access and removed access to the system of both files.

I did this in case the application has a repair feature that tries to repair the files back to their original state.

AGAIN - I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NEED TO REALLY GO THAT FAR BUT this has stopped the popups.
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