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Windows 7: Macrovision Fail in MPC

07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Macrovision Fail in MPC

Well, the title says most of it. Whenever I insert a movieDVD and try to play it through Media Player Classic, I get a simple error saying "Macrovision Fail". I am currently using the Home Cinema Version 1.3.1333.0, the MPC Compiler is VS2008 and the FFmpeg Compiler is GCC 4.4.1, but I have had these problems with other Home Cinema builds as well. I haven't been poking around ffdshow settings, and the usual settings I change in MPC itself is to just use Haali's spliter for rendering clips, because all of my videos are H264/aac...
Might I also mention that at the same time WMP12 plays the DVDs normally.
So what's the problem here?

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07 Dec 2009   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
might not be the answer you want but for playing DVD's (not yet Blu Ray - but coming) just download VLC - FREE -- has the Libdvdcss encryption / decryption already enbedded in it -- and works perfectly -- sub titles too -- one of the few DVD software players that don't have trouble with Icelandic (or Russian for that matter) subtiltles.

No probs on Windows 7 X-86 or X-64 -- am using it on Windows 7 X-64 Enterprise.

Excellent small Free application -- also plays every known AUDIO codec too.

VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player

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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Of course, I know about VLC, but was never keen to start using it :P
Besides, I'm really interested to know what the problem is...
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07 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

I got sick of VLC myself,

i prefer The KmPlayer:

Download KMPlayer
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I prefer MPC, so please don't post anymore links like that... If I wanted to change the software I sure wouldn't post this thread.
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07 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Just giving you another option to try to help you out.

I don't feel I was out of line for my suggestion.
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08 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It's okay, don't worry 'bout it
I have heard of and tried all the friggin' media players and I really prefer MPC. I also don't have any problem with watching DVDs in WMP, but this "Macrovision Fail" thing just bugs me to no end.
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06 Oct 2010   #8

Windows XP SP2 (majority) Windows 7 (only when needed)

Maybe you don't want to hear my fix to get MPC to play DVDs...

(Run a customized Windows XP SP2 off a stick drive)

Seriously, I run into this problem in Windows 7, as well as a few other copy-protection security related issues.
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06 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi, and welcome to SevenForums.

Thanks for your input, but there really was no need to resurrect such an old topic (you could've just sent me a PM ).
In the meantime I realized the importance of keeping my system clean of codec chaos, so I settled with VLC. Does this "Macrovision fail" bug still appear in the newer versions of MPC? I'm just curious.
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