PS2 DVD Player modifications

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  1. americandad

    americandad Familiar Face

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    I'm glad you managed to finally download it, despite mega messing around :)
    Hopefully it helps you somehow.
     
  2. AKuHAK

    AKuHAK Spirited Member

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    BTW does exist list with dvd versions in ps2 console models?
     
  3. krHACKen

    krHACKen #CNNisISIS

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    Nope, because $ONY could put whatever DVD Player version they wanted in the DVD ROM, regardless of the SCPH model number or the GH board revision.
    Check out the database of PS2Ident and this crc16 list of DVD ROM dumps:
    Code:
    1.10U = 718E
    1.20E = B1BA
    1.20U = 0A7A
    1.30E = C2A7
    1.30U = 033C
    2.00J = BD2A
    2.02J = 32F0
    2.10E = 5265
    2.10J = BB7C
    2.10U = 4040
    2.12G = 6E07
    2.12U = 75A2
    2.13E = 8DF1
    2.15G = C0F2
    2.16D = 71CD
    3.00E = 6518
    3.00U = 086B
    3.02C = E661
    3.02D = 52D6
    3.02E = 11B2
    3.03E = CB5C
    3.02U = 6C9E
    3.04M = 0753
    3.10W = B9FB
    3.11W = C6D4
    Off topic :
    The Kbit+Kc of the DVD Player 3.04J disc wobble is the same as the xosdmain.elf from the DESR 1.20 firmware update (disc version).
    The Kbit+Kc of the xosdmain.elf from the DESR 1.10 firmware update (disc version) is the glorious 1.00J one.
    The wobble list is now 100% complete.
     
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  4. AKuHAK

    AKuHAK Spirited Member

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    Oh thanks for info. Just was interesting why you are so sure that dvd version set now is complete. BTW 3.04M from what console is taken from?
     
  5. krHACKen

    krHACKen #CNNisISIS

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    Because I've been tracking the discs down for years, and these are all the ones I know to have MC-installable DVD Players on them.
    As for the crc16 list, it's far from being complete lol.
    Also, I've got some A (Oceania) versions that I couldn't add to the list, because I only have their KELFs and not the entire DVD ROM image. That's why not all the cracked DVD Players are on this list.

    Probably from a SCPH-50011 (Mexico). The DVD ROM image build date is 2004/04/02 11:51:59.
    If my memory serves me right, it's multi-7 (euro languages) and it decodes PAL movies as well as NTSC movies.
     
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  6. l_oliveira

    l_oliveira Officer at Arms

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    Actually, Latin America has a mix of 50Hz and 60Hz countries. Argentina use a proprietary PAL variant which use 50Hz, for example. Brazil use a 60Hz variant of PAL.

    Official PS2 consoles sold in Brazil use the Mexican DVD player in them.
     
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  7. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    I seriously hate to necrobump this thread but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get this working.

    So I followed the instructions in this spoiler minus the FMCB step (explained below):
    I used the files in post #185 on page 10. Extracted BAEXEC-DVDPLAYER from MC\North America\English in the 7z file, put the dvdplayer.elf in the same folder as KelfTwinSigner.exe, grabbed the osdmain.elf from mc1 (FMCB card)\BAEXEC-SYSTEM, put it in the same folder as KelfTwinSigner.exe, twin signed the two ELFs, put the dvdplayer.elf back into the BAEXEC-DVDPLAYER folder, put it on a flash drive, plugged it into the PS2, moved BAEXEC-DVDPLAYER to mc1. Started a DVD and after a few seconds, I was kicked back to the PS2 Browser with a message saying "The DVD Player is not setup."

    What on earth am I doing wrong? I am using FMCB 1.9.4 since I can't seem to update my FMCB install to 1.9.5 when I try to install 1.9.5. The FMCB installer says it install successfully but it still says 1.9.4 in the upper right corner of OSDSYS....

    I really want to play DVDs on my PVM in RGB so I don't have to buy a YPbPr to RGB converter (my PVM doesn't support YPbPr). So, any help would be highly appreciated!
     
  8. smf

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    That is normal. All of that text is configurable and the version number is only put there on new installations or if you tell it to ignore the old configuration. If you go into the configuration program then you can change it to say 1.9.5.

    No idea about the dvd player problem though.
     
  9. sp193

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    I guess, something went wrong with the signing process. If you're really still using FMCB v1.94, perhaps the Kbit and Kc values were different back then.

    FMCB v1.95 was the first version to have the version number within the configuration file variable. With the late FMCB versions and the new config files, the version number displayed is always the actual version of FMCB's.
     
  10. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    I have a new memory card on the way so I'll try installing 1.9.5 to it and see what happens.
     
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  11. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    Ok guys, I tried a new memory card and I was able to successfully install FMCB 1.9.5. So I went through the steps again and I am still getting the "DVD Player is not set up." message. Now I am really confused. Any idea what went wrong?
     
  12. svotib

    svotib Site Supporter 2013, 2014

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    Try to check the file dvdplayer.id - see the message from krHACKen # 148 with the regions table on page 8.
     
  13. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    I checked that file and it says 9.99U. I'm guessing this is correct since I'm using an NTSC-U system? What should I do after this?
     
  14. sp193

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    Does your PS2 show the new version number of the hacked DVD player, as seen in this post?
    Can you show me where you got FMCB v1.95 from? I don't seem to have the v1.95 release archive stored anymore, but I checked and the Kbit and Kc values still match the kHn KELF files at FMCB v1.953.
     
  15. MonkeyBoyJoey

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    Yes it does, that is what puzzles me.

    I got FMCB v1.953 from here. I probably should've said that it was v1.953 earlier, my apologies if it caused any confusion.
     
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  16. sp193

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    I tried the steps and it still works.

    Hmm. These questions may be silly, but just to be sure:
    1. Are you sure your console is a NTSC-U/C console? Specifically, a SCPH-XXX01.
    2. Is the memory card that you copied the Twinsigned DVD player to, the same one that contains FMCB? As with FMCB, the DVD player cannot be transferred. Hence the memory card must be the card that the DVD Player was Twinsigned for.
     
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  17. MonkeyBoyJoey

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    Yes, it is a SCPH-39001. I'm the only owner of it as well.

    Yes, it is on the same card as FMCB.
     
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  18. sp193

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    Okay, now to think about it... I don't think a decryption problem should result in that error message. So it may be an error generated from the DVD Player itself.

    Can you check if your left out any files from the English folder when you copied them to the BAEXEC-DVDPLAYER folder on the memory card?

    EDIT: I think it may be a problem with FMCB itself because I am also having this problem on my SCPH-39006. So for now, a workaround seems to be to boot the console without the FMCB card inserted, and insert the card before selecting your DVD Video Disc.
     
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  19. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    Any idea what part of FMCB could be causing it exactly? I tried that workaround and it still gave me the error.
     
  20. Vedita BR

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    Can the PS2 DVD Player be considered a high quality DVD player for it time?
     

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