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PDVD16 Ultra keeps giving me an error saying "PowerDVD cannot play video disc due to copy protection. Try using original copy of disc."

I'm curious if others have seen this problem, and know a way to resolve it.

For reference:

I'm running PDVD 16 Ultra version 16.0.1713.60 on Windows 7 X64. The optical drive is an internal LG BH16NS40 BD-Burner. The discs in question are original retail discs -- I don't have any copied discs. And the error comes up whenever PDVD is already running when I insert a disc in the drive. This has occurred on dozens of discs, so the problem seems to be in the software, not faulty discs.

I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling the software, but it doesn't solve the issue.

There are no firmware updates for the drive in question.

And I know I can log an issue with tech support, but I find them a long way from helpful (sorry, but it's true), so I thought I would try here first.

I'd really appreciate any responses.
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Hicham_B [Avatar]
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Hi Branais,
It seems you are running an older version of PowerDVD16. Please get the update under:
http://www.cyberlink.com/support/powerdvd-ultra/patches_en_GB.html

If the problem persist so delete the cache file under user's appdata:
C:\Users\(USER_NAME)\AppData\Local\CyberLink\PowerDVD16\cache

and reinstall PDVD without keeping user settings

Cheers
Hicham Technical support:
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Thanks for the reply, but is this a known fix in the new update, or are you simply hoping it might be addressed?

I've already gone through the business of removing the software and re-installing it, as I said. And yes, I deleted the personal settings. It didn't help.

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Hicham_B [Avatar]
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Hi Branais,
No, this is not a known fix, because the issue is for us not known.
For me, it seems to be a connection problem: the way from the drive to the monitor.
Have you faced the same problem with older PowerDVD version?

Cheers
Hicham

Technical support:
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DE: https://de.cyberlink.com/support/contact-support.jsp
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No. I've had several versions now, and never seen this issue. It's only happening with version 16.
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Hicham_B [Avatar]
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Would you prove me a dxdiag file?

To get it just tape:
Win+R-->dxdiag. Wait a while, than save alle information.

Thank you
Hicham Technical support:
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Thanks Hicham,

Here's the dxdiag.
 Filename
DxDiag.txt
[Disk]
 Description
 Filesize
31 Kbytes
 Downloaded:
328 time(s)
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