DVDInfoPro represents quality in software engineering. Users of DVDInfoPro are aware of the high standards that the development effort embodies. We thank the users for making DVDInfoPro the most well known end user DVD analysis software in the world. We thank our beta testers for their meticulous efforts and professional input to development. Without your support, there would be nothing.
It is with great sadness that we report the internet forum known as “CDFreaks” or www.cdfreaks.com to be detracting from the developmental effort and support of DVDInfoPro. This comes in the form of active condoning of piracy or otherwise illegal modification of the software. This has displeased us greatly, to the extent that we feel we need to warn users about this situation.
Sadly, this act of condoning piracy on their forums has happened on more than one occasion. Requests to the administrators and moderators to cease this practice have fallen on deaf ears.
They will continually censor you as a user, by deleting your posts and deleting your entire threads if any comment you make is about a product they do not receive advertising dollars for. This is in stark contrast to their practice as they allow their staff to post false information, piracy information and otherwise derogatory information about individual users. A recent example of this being the editing of a large-name company change log’s to omit the DVDInfoPro compliance message. We feel editing a company’s change log and publishing this in the public eye is irresponsible, unprofessional and negligent. We feel that companies have a right to know how their product is being displayed on other forums. It should always be truthful, correct and how they intended it to be!
DVDInfoPro uses advertisement for non-paying customers. We feel that these advertisements and logos are non intrusive and in no way detract from the operation or functionality of the software. www.cdfreaks.com introduces Spyware onto your computer which has been verified by two leading Spyware scanners. In addition to this, they introduce pop-ups into your web browser. Our opinion of these methods in using tracker bugs and invasive marketing “to your desktop” is very low.
With some sadness, we suggest all users try to avoid the use of this website and their associated forum. The efforts made in recent times to come to some kind of peaceful resolution to this situation have failed. You may also wish to send them an email about such practices, or maybe offer support for DVDInfoPro.
There are a multitude of useful and informative websites that exist for non-bias, object and professional views of the optical hardware industry. We have listed some below, who conduct themselves professionally, without the bad behaviour or censorship of key issues that we have experienced at CDFreaks.
This was included in the the ZIP file of the latest version of DVDInfoPro (3.42) on October 29, 2004.
Anyone care to explain this?