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AnyDVD 6.1.9.6 Beta Rips Blu-ray Discs With BD+

Postby Ian on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:35 am

According to HackDRM, the new beta of AnyDVD can rip Blu-ray Discs with BD+.

http://www.hackdrm.com/News/Latest/AnyD ... itles.html

6.1.9.6 2007 11 07

- New (Blu-ray): AnyDVD ripper copies BD+ titles
- New (Blu-ray): Removed "BD+ not supported" warning, as all available BD+ titles can be copied with AnyDVD ripper, or can be watched on HTPC without HDCP using PowerDVD 3104 and AnyDVD. Reports indicate, that burned BD+ titles work on PS3 and standalone players as well.
- Note to Twentieth Century Fox: As you can see, BD+ didn't offer you any advanced security, it just annoyed some of your customers with older players. So could you please cut this crap and start publishing your titles on HD DVD? There are thousands of people willing to give you money.
- Note to people considering to invest in HD media: Please buy HD DVD instead of Blu-ray. HD DVD is much more consumer friendly (e.g., no region coding, AACS not mandatory). Don't give your money to people, who throw your fair-use rights out of the window.
- New (HD DVD & Blu-ray): Support for more MKBv4 titles
- Some minor fixes and improvements
- Updated languages

http://sandbox.slysoft.com/beta/SetupAnyDVD6196.exe


I love the message to Fox. :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:37 pm

Unfortunately, it just shows how little HackDRM understand what's going on :(
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:08 pm

The message was from Slysoft.. not HackDRM.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:12 pm

Ian wrote:The message was from Slysoft.. not HackDRM.


Ahh, even sadder then really. For starters, the ability to copy BD+ titles doesn't mean it hasn't brought about more security for Fox. And BD+ is not a static style copy protection either, so being able to copy one set of discs using it does not mean you'll be able to copy the next set.

Also, you'd THINK Slysoft would be encouraging people to use a format that can actually be backed up properly.... I.E. with burners and recordable media. HD DVD still can't offer a burner/media combination that writes within the HD DVD spec... and they can't even bring out any real HD DVD-R burners for PC's either.

The fact is that Fox, and any other company has the right to protect their intellectual property (without resorting to destructive methods). Most countries also allow for people to make a single backup copy of their movies. When copy protection makes this impossible, companies such as Slysoft step in, and open the doors to techie and educated users like ourselves, to being able to copy our discs again (for personal use). It's a back and forth game, but in the end most average users are kept a little more honest, and those of us who wish to keep backups have the option with minimal amounts of research.
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:34 pm

One of Fox's major reasons for choosing the Blu-ray Disc format was that they could use even more copy protection (BD+) on their discs (compared to HD DVD). Now that 'difference' is almost eliminated, as AnyDVD HD allows a user to copy any and all HD media, BD+ or not.

And yes, I realize BD+ is a 'dynamic', but the Slysoft guys will continue to break new iterations of the protection, just as they do with new AACS MKB versions. Hence, the message to Fox makes sense. They are basically wasting their money & causing issues for their legitimate customers. Of course, I'm sure that Slysoft would also love to see BD+ go away so that they have to do less work when the protection gets updated.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:12 am

Wesociety wrote:One of Fox's major reasons for choosing the Blu-ray Disc format was that they could use even more copy protection (BD+) on their discs (compared to HD DVD). Now that 'difference' is almost eliminated, as AnyDVD HD allows a user to copy any and all HD media, BD+ or not.

And yes, I realize BD+ is a 'dynamic', but the Slysoft guys will continue to break new iterations of the protection, just as they do with new AACS MKB versions. Hence, the message to Fox makes sense. They are basically wasting their money & causing issues for their legitimate customers. Of course, I'm sure that Slysoft would also love to see BD+ go away so that they have to do less work when the protection gets updated.


If it takes Slysoft even a couple weeks to cut through each copy protection, then BD+ will be a *HUGE* success. Unfortunately, it seems that Slysoft has become to clouded in vision to be able to see things from other perspectives.
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