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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    Out of interest, what software do you use? I guess I need to be on alert for alternatives in case the worst happens
    Hi there

    I'm still using MAKEMKV as I don't really need to save the ISO (I don't need all the menus etc) --Makemkv allows subtitles too (soft burn in -- not enforced if you wish).

    However I still have AnyDVD for cases where I might still need an ISO - I can then re-burn this on to a physical DVD if I actually need to play it on a "Real stand alone DVD player" if anybody still has those in the age of NAS boxes and Smart TV's.

    If I need to switch from MKV to another codec then Handbrake is fine --rip to MKV first - it's uncompressed and then say use Handbrake to convert to H265 or whatever.

    Hollywood to me is "Yesterday's Technology Tomorrow".

    This decision to go for this company is totally BONKERS - and will just encourage people to scour the well known torrent sites for these movies etc.

    I'll bet sites like KAT and "The Jolly Rodger" -- still going strong after I don't know how many years of people trying to get it shut probably are thinking XMAS has come early this year. !!!!

    Sad day for people who want to get rd of old fashioned things like DVD's -- suggest you get in touch with your local "Green Party" councillor etc -- DVD's have a HUGE amount of toxic material used in their construction. I know SSD's and HD's doo too - but think how many DVD's you can store on say an array of 4 X 4 TB HDD's. !!!!!

    BTW - Here's a 100% LEGAL way of downloading excellent programs from BBC so you can watch at your leisure without having to record or whatever

    Download get_iplayer -- also Linux -- there's also a GUI for people scare of the CLI.
    typical command to get best quality program : get_iplayer --get --modes=best --subtitles --pid=xxxxxxx where xxxx is the episode nr you can get from the standard BBC iplayer application. For radio add: --type=radio and delete the modes=best and subtitles.

    Brilliant application if you like BBC stuff and want to keep and play at your leisure.

    https://squarepenguin.co.uk/

    Have fun

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Just tried a clean install of anydvd in a VM where it has never been installed with internet switched off, and then applying my registry key.

    It installs ok as a 21 day trial basis, but adding the my normal registry key changes does not work any more - it remains a trial, so obviously it needs to go on line to activate. I will leave it in VM for 22 days and see if it stops working or just gives error messages (not very hopeful of course). I am sure some clever bod will find a way round this sooner or later.
    Will be interesting to see what you get on the 22nd day. On the slysoft forum the discussion continues. Someone said they activated it ok offline by using the reganydvd.exe tool which is in the programs folder after installation. You use it to navigate to your key. Hopefully that will be ok for the future should it be needed.

    https://forum.slysoft.com/threads/co...1/#post-423770
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    Will be interesting to see what you get on the 22nd day. On the slysoft forum the discussion continues. Someone said they activated it ok offline by using the reganydvd.exe tool which is in the programs folder after installation. You use it to navigate to your key. Hopefully that will be ok for the future should it be needed.

    https://forum.slysoft.com/threads/co...1/#post-423770
    Hi there

    an easy way - and also to have a dig back at the Hollywood companies would be to declare the Software as "Abandonware" and release a Generic key. Then they would have the last laugh and could exit gracefully from the scene. I expect sooner or later someone will create either a Keygen or the software will re-appear under a different title.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    Will be interesting to see what you get on the 22nd day. On the slysoft forum the discussion continues. Someone said they activated it ok offline by using the reganydvd.exe tool which is in the programs folder after installation. You use it to navigate to your key. Hopefully that will be ok for the future should it be needed.

    https://forum.slysoft.com/threads/co...1/#post-423770
    WAY TO GO - Just tried it in my VM and it activated. Just clicked on the exe file, navigated to my anydvd registration file, and selected that, shutdown anydvd and restarted - JOB DONE.

    Only problem is now over time new methods will come out and eventually ANYDVD will be less useful.

    PS - You can report back that this worked, seeing as you quoted my post here.
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  5.    24 Feb 2016 #15
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    Nice one, thanks for reporting. I will let the other thread now of the success. But your right new methods will make AnyDVD less effective. Although I have a backlog of hundreds of dvds to digitalise at home (plus I find newer movies nowhere near as good as the older classics, force awakens a notable exception!) so AnyDVD should keep me going for some time to come!
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #16

    Hi there

    If all else fails -- use VLC in real time and record !!! --bit of a Dinosaur way to go but when everything else is broken. !! --if you have a licensed copy of AnyDVD it should continue working indefinitely. I've also tried on a Windows VM --no prob.

    Incidentally can't be long now before VLC is targeted - especially as it has LIBDVDCSS (decryption) and Blu Ray modules built in to the latest release and also can play the latest X265 very high Ultra HD (4K stuff) too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #17
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    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    Thanks for that suggestion. Never used VLC and had no idea it could do that. It's better than nothing should everything else fall apart. But it sounds as long as we have a licensed version of AnyDVD and keep that setup.exe and keys backed up and safe we should be good to go!
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  8.    27 Sep 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    an easy way - and also to have a dig back at the Hollywood companies would be to declare the Software as "Abandonware" and release a Generic key. Then they would have the last laugh and could exit gracefully from the scene. I expect sooner or later someone will create either a Keygen or the software will re-appear under a different title.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    and here it is! Of course you need to buy ANOTHER "lifetime" license...

    RedFox Products | Backup Movie DVDs and Blu-Ray with AnyDVD, CloneBD, and CloneDVD
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  9.    27 Sep 2016 #19
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 7 SP1

    That is very sad news for those of us who have used MediaPortal and other alternatives to Windows Media Center. Without AnyDVD or the equivalent, these other media center applications cannot play copy-protected DVDs the way Window Media Center could.
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  10.    28 Sep 2016 #20
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    Windows 10 Pro

    AnyDVD is alive and kicking under the new company name Redfox, see for yourself: www.redfox.bz.
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