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HELP! HKL/PAL subtitle/menu problem

Old 02-12-02, 10:22 PM
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HELP! HKL/PAL subtitle/menu problem

Hi All,

I seem to be suffering from some strange glitch on two recently acquired HKL DVDs. I have a HTPC with the following config:

800 MHz AMD Duron
Creative labs 5x DVD-Drive (just the drive, not the decoder card)
WIN98SE
ATI Radeon 7500 w/ composite out
DVDGenie 4.05
ZoomPlayer 2.40 / ATI DVD Player

I have other HKL PAL discs such as Drunken Master, Snake in The Eagle's Shadow, Armour of God, and the Eastern Heroes version of Shaolin Temple 3. I have had no probs with any of these dvds. Unfortunately, I am experiencing glitches with my newly acquired HKL copies of Iron Monkey and Police Story (argh!).

The glitches are:
Iron Monkey - *none* of any of the DVD menu selections are highlighted. This makes it a trial and error process to do anything. ergh. Worse than this, no subtitles show up at all. Even if I am sure (thorugh brute brute force trial-and-error) they have been selected via the DVD menu. I can't even get them to come up by selecting them through my player software. ARGH!

Police Story - All the menus are hosed. None of the selections are displayed at all. All I see is a bluish-gray horizontal band in the bottom 2/3rds of the screen. The backgrounds are quite colorful and visible however.

Anybody have any ideas???? Has anybody run across something similar on stand alone players? Other HTPCs? etc?
Help.


Note to moderators: I realize that this post could easily fit into the DVD-ROM/PC forum, but think there would be more of a chance that someone in this forum would have run across this problem or something similar. It would be appreciated if this post could stay in here, at least for a little while.
Old 02-13-02, 12:18 AM
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I have a problem with the Police Story menus on my Malata. But there is a minute difference in the color change in the option highlighted. Very straining on the eyes. An easy way to do it is just to use numbers on the remote. I'm not sure if the control bar for your software has those numbers on it. But when you see the main menu, the options go left to right, top to bottom. The option on the far left will come up if you hit "1," the second option comes up if I hit "2" and so on. Really irritating, but I make due considering it's the best presentation of Police Story there is.
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Re: HELP! HKL/PAL subtitle/menu problem

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Originally posted by elengineer
I realize that this post could easily fit into the DVD-ROM/PC forum, but think there would be more of a chance that someone in this forum would have run across this problem or something similar.
</small>Point taken.

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