CineMaster DVD Player
The Ravisent CineMaster DVD Player
The latest version of the player has been renamed to CinePlayer.
Since the CineMaster products are OEM products, every version of the DVD Player is custom made (skin and settings) for the product it is included with. The latest version for the Harware CineMaster products is available at Ravisent's web site (www.ravisent.com).
Ravisent has been using a very confusing version numbering on the DVD Player
application. The version number of the DVD Player has
up and down between releases. The version 1.9 found at Ravisent's web site is
currently the latest version for Hardware CineMaster C. Version 1.6 was
available before version 1.5... You can find an even older version 2.0 on the
Internet. There is also a version 2.0 for Software CineMaster which is newer
than version 1.5...
On older versions the region setting in Windows is ignored since a custom API is used. The
Software CineMaster stores the region setting in the Windows registry and the
Hardware CineMaster products store the setting in hardware. Some of the Hardware
products can change the region setting 5 times and some of them cannot be
changed at all.
There are utilities to change the region setting in Software CineMaster and to make the Hardware CineMaster C driver region free (RPC1 only).
The Software CineMaster 2000 has recently been renamed to CinePlayer 1.0. The decoding engine is still called Software CineMaster.
You can use Windows Media Player for Windows XP instead of the DVD Player but you can't set any properties on the card (image, SPDIF etc.)