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Quote I have a question that I am not sure is a PowerDVD question. I have a short piece of 4K MP4 (264) video taken by a drone, PowerDVD 21 will play this video to the desktop monitor but does not play the video to a Google Chromecast. VLC Media Player will play the same piece of video to the Google Chromecast and hence the TV.

If I take the video clip and "Produce" it in Power Director the resultant 4K video (HEVC) clip can be played to the Chromecast /TV.

Any thoughts.


I am sure the drone uses a custom codec to encode the video, similar to what most dashcams do. PowerDVD only supports certain codecs for streaming, that's why when converting to HEVC there is no problem. So the custom codecs might need to be converted first using Handbrake or Powerdirector.

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdvd/21/pc-mode/enu/06_01_01_video-casting-details.html

Dave
Your specs look good, but you need to also look at which drivers and version of Windows you are using because SGX support is being removed. Cyberlink recommends not updating the drivers if you want to continue playback:

https://www.cyberlink.com/support/faq-content.do?id=26690

Dave
The beeping is not caused by PowerDVD, but rather some unknown or malfunction hardware driver or Windows system component when the DRM video got played (with PDVD). It could be that the free software by passes DRM so you don't hear it.

Try updating or reinstalling your video drivers. You should also try running the Windows utility System File Checker to repair missing or corrupted system files.

There are a lot of threads about possible causes from these Windows generated beeps, such as this one:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/intermittent-beeping-sound/31d57013-e8e7-47c0-86b6-333a6c84b5cf

Dave
FLAC audio can be encoded at different compression levels and might produce the file in different bitrates. But, no matter what the compression level the ripper program set, it still keeps lossless compression.

The audio will be decompressed to its original any way when played back.

Dave
From the quality drop-down in settings/preferences try "Smart Fit". The bitrate quality of the file will be adjusted to fit the disc.

Dave
Hotkey is Ctrl+K according to the hotkey table.

Dave
Hi,
In the past I have used the CUETool to create a missing CUE file. You can download it here:

http://cue.tools/wiki/CUETools_Download

After downloading and importing, click the "Create CUE Sheet" action. For "Input" I find the "Drag n' drop mode" to be the easiest to use.

The files have to be part of an album based on their current metadata to work. You can find out all the info you need on that wiki site.

Dave
No it won't. I think you can message CyberLink support though and ask them for your old PowerDVD 16 product key if you lost it.

Dave
Power2Go 6?!?! It's more than a decade old! Why not download the Power2Go 13 Essential (free) version and use the ripping feature. It does NOT expire in the trial version after 30 days I believe:

https://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/power2go-platinum/download_en_US.html

Dave
I am not exactly sure what you mean. How would play your music? Just click on song to play, and then browse to the next song when the last one ended to play it? Or was it just using the random playback?

If you can't do the same behaviour in 21 then I guess the answer is no.

Dave
You just need to click the hand button icon again to turn it off, before you can use the brush again.

Dave
This is most likely because your PC is an SDR monitor, and your TV is an HDR TV. Just a guess, as it has little to do with PowerDVD really. What are the specs of your computer monitor?

Dave
It doesn't work for me either in PowerDVD. Curiously it does not work at all in PotPlayer, which can usually play anything. I just tried in VLC player, and the video is frozen while the audio plays.

There is something definitely weird about the codec Canon is using, as three major video players are having trouble with it.

Dave
Are you talking about maintaining the playlist when viewing it within the Powerplayer app? Which app are you using? iOS or Android?

Dave
You haven't posted enough questions yet Tasha See the details here:

https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/81380.page#post_box_337620

Dave
Music copyright and movie copyright on discs are very different...technically you are allowed to rip discs to back up the music I believe. Same when we used to copy records and tapes on to other casette tapes. Just a different legal thing with discs...especially Blu-rays, as the movie studios are involved.

The "W" in +RW means the disc is rewriteable, i.e. you can burn content to it, and then erase it later and burn new content to it.

As for BD-R discs, they are in the supported disc formats according to the help, so should be fine:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/power2go/13/enu/02_02_00_supported_disc_types.html

Dave
If it is a commercial HD DVD, it will have copyright protection on it, so Power2Go cannot copy or rip its contents. You may want to Google a free converter that will rip it to a video file.

To burn the content on a Blu-ray to be played in a BD player, you need to use a blank Blu-ray disc. A CD-RW disc will only have about 700 MB of space, while Blu-rays have 25 GB or more.

Dave
Interesting video. My only suggestion would be to fix the typos in the text, especially if entering it into a video contest

Dave

P.S. The video thumbnail is there for me, i.e. I can see the video here.
A lot of people are implying that they are gatekeepers on what computers can play 4K blurays, but it wasn't them that set the DRM hardware encryption requirement. With the only DRM hardware encryption available gone on new hardware, and no new technology available from what I know, I doubt there is much they can do as a software company, i.e. they are not a hardware company and I doubt the movie studios would want to get rid of this protection on an easily hackable platform.

I'm more than sure the Powerdvd business will be fine from this, as 4K blurays are a less than 10% of disc sales anyway, and on the decline the last couple years.

Dave
It's amazing that you think CyberLink is the gatekeepr on this. SGX support is being phased out, but some sort of hardware DRM encryption is still required by the Blu-ray Disc Association to play 4K blurays. So you are barking up the wrong tree, to use an old phrase.

You can see their announcement on it for more information.

https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/85973.page

Unfortunately you should think about a stand-alone player for 4K BD playback it looks like.

Dave
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