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SlySoft prepping AnyDVD for HD DVD?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2007 10:40 User comments (39)

SlySoft prepping AnyDVD for HD DVD? A post over at SlySoft's support forum is very interesting because it details an Alpha version of "AnyDVD HD". The AnyDVD software is very popular because it is probably the most powerful circumvention tool for the DVD format, as well as the easiest to use. Now it appears that SlySoft is not waiting around for the masses to adopt their favorite blue laser format, but instead preparing a decryption tool already.
We are currently working AnyDVD HD, and it will be an awsome product!
I have an early Alpha Version, and it decrypts any HD DVD disc I have tried. Even better, the first version will probably have a working "Remove annoying trailers..." function. Adios, FBI warning. And the 20 second Universal "HD-DVD is great" logo which you cannot skip is now gone for good.
That message was posted by "James" on the SlySoft support forum. He also posted the reason why SlySoft was working on HD DVD for now.
For us the decision to support HD DVD with AnyDVD HD was simple:

1.) No Region code. Makes my job easy.
2.) Less DRM. Again, makes my job easier.
3.) XBOX360 HD DVD drive. Cheap solution to read HD DVD discs on a PC. Works fine under Windows XP & Vista. Available now for everyone.
4.) Consumer friendly. You can write HD DVD structures on normal DVDs, and HD DVD player will (well, should) play it.
Indeed this is very interesting news. The BackupHDDVD tool requires a user find a key to decrypt a specific title, but if AnyDVD HD is near as easy to use as the AnyDVD software, then it will be a much easier solution for the Average Joe to rip the contents of an HD DVD disc.

Source:
Slysoft


Thanks to coleken3 for the News Submission

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39 user comments

130.1.2007 11:03

let the media mafia understand the power of fair use.

BR will have its time to just HDVD is more a normal format.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jan 2007 @ 11:08

230.1.2007 11:06

Gotta love slysoft never had a problem with there software..

330.1.2007 11:30

Sweet, I like what he pointed out about why AnyDVD HD is being created to support HD DVD. 2.) Less DRM. Again, makes my job easier. The only thing I could think of is that he is pointing out the yet-to-be-used (as far as I know) BD+. Cracking that would be a pain, but do able, as any encryption can be cracked with so time.

430.1.2007 11:48

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530.1.2007 11:48

630.1.2007 11:51

Pop_Smith I think BR will be cracked in a couple of years till then most will just focus on HDVD.

730.1.2007 12:11

just another reason why people need to support slysoft.....and i'd be happy to pay for AnyDVD hd as well..

830.1.2007 12:15

I have been wanting to get AnyDVD and now that they will also support HDDVD I sure will.

930.1.2007 12:28

Simply put, if "it" has to be decrypted to be used then there will always be a way to break the encryption. muslix64 and SlySoft are on a roll.

1030.1.2007 13:15

GOOD ! =] HOPEFULLY EVERYONE RIPS HD-DVD.. MAKING SALES LESS.. AND BACKUPS HIGH.. THEREFORE BLUERAY WILL WIN THE FORMAT WAR =] *EVIL LAUGHH*

1130.1.2007 13:44

Quote:
GOOD ! =] HOPEFULLY EVERYONE RIPS HD-DVD.. MAKING SALES LESS.. AND BACKUPS HIGH.. THEREFORE BLUERAY WILL WIN THE FORMAT WAR =] *EVIL LAUGHH*[/QUOTE] That might be what you think, but it will have the exact opposite effect. Sales will increase with the 360 HD-DVD unit. Copying will increase but sales will rise right along side. This could be just the boost that HD-DVD needs to increase it's market share.

1230.1.2007 13:46

Quote:
Pop_Smith
I think BR will be cracked in a couple of years till then most will just focus on H[D]DVD.
I believe "James" said that Blu-ray eventually would be worked into AnyDVD, but, for the reasons mentioned in the article, SlySoft decided to tackle HD DVD first instead.

Quote:
GOOD ! =] HOPEFULLY EVERYONE RIPS HD-DVD.. MAKING SALES LESS.. AND BACKUPS HIGH.. THEREFORE BLUERAY WILL WIN THE FORMAT WAR =] *EVIL LAUGHH*
Actually, from what I have seen, HD DVD Burners are not yet available. Blank HD DVD media is though so it makes me think a burner isn't too far behind.

However, a HD-DVD player (or HD DVD-ROM) is needed to play the disks so it will probably help the HD-DVD camp more then it would hurt due to an increase in HD-DVD player sales.
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1330.1.2007 14:21

well who knows.. look what happened when people copied UMDs... now almost everyone has a V1.5 psp with games stored on the memory card and no one pays for games thats why they are hurtin...

1430.1.2007 14:53
hughjars
Inactive

Where have you been zippy?

Blu-ray is already cracked.

But it is nice & timely that these Slysoft tools are becoming available soon.

For those who don't know HD-DVD burners are available and have been for a while in a couple of laptops.

Toshiba are to start shipping their new SD-H903A PC burner in march.

NEC have been demo'ing one for a couple of years (HD-1100), each time they show it it gets smaller and better so hopefully, now that Toshiba is set to go to market, it'll be out soon.

Maxell and Verbatim have unveiled dual layer discs at CES, on sale soon.

http://storage.broadcastnewsroom.com/art...e.jsp?id=100722

1530.1.2007 18:25

Slysoft AnyDVD is really the product everyone is waiting for to have all the HD discs cracked so it can just be an easy decryption. Slysoft is always seen as the pioneer.

1630.1.2007 22:28
duckNrun
Inactive

I agree that the format that becomes 'open' either through the removal of (non) fair-use barriers either through the company's choice, or 3rd parties software will DEFINATELY jump way ahead of the competition. People have been making copies of DVD's for years without which only helped to drive the demand for dvd equipment and movies. If these bozo's who run these companies would only TRUST the consumer, their customer, to play nice they would probably be surprised by what they would discover! Sure SOME miscreants would continue to steal instead of buy or rent but as anybody in retail knows 'shrinkage' is a cost of doing business... and yet walmart, sears and target are all still turning a hefty profit!

1730.1.2007 22:43

hughjars its not fully cracked merely poked some,but the way things are going it might be fully cracked this year.

1831.1.2007 3:26
hughjars
Inactive

Zippy I think Blu-ray's been 'cracked' in the same way as HD-DVD has been; the security code hasn't been broken but a method of 'swerving' and avoiding it has been found. Hooray!

191.2.2007 21:48

Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic!

201.2.2007 23:45

hughjars ya I just read about it. so much for copy protection eh?

212.2.2007 9:54

where did you read about it Zippy let me know. Please?

222.2.2007 18:38

Go Slysoft! One of these days the suits with the mafiaa will figure out their never gonna win. Why? Just as ZIppyDSM stated "FAIR USE". Solarf try: www.dailytech.com I read an article on their site talking about bluray being cracked

234.2.2007 12:07

Well, I already support Sly and am going to buy the dvd cloner after trying it today. The first DVDs I have been able to back up in days! with that program. I travel a lot and don't like to carry my originals. I will support anyone that makes a product that helps me...I have been so disappointed with some of the old standby programs not burning DVDs..... Keep up the good work, Sly !

244.2.2007 14:36

I have been trying to burn Running with sissors and even with any DVD I can't get the dvd writers to know there is a DVDin the drive. It says plan b on one of the DVD's any one out there can you help me?

254.2.2007 16:15

I can't help you with that particular movie but when it happens to me I start the movie with media player and after it has played about 30 secs I click on the DVD cloner I'm using. That usually works. I have,however, had some movies that will not be recognized. Does it have something to do with a type of CP? I don't know.

264.2.2007 17:42
cappyx
Inactive

yes hddvd will be backed up and this will increase the sales of the cost effective hddvd player. blu ray will start rotting on the shelves at 1000 start price they will terminate themselves as hddvd goes down, down and down in price. evenb though hddvd has been cracked so has blu ray. i have heard that the new xbox 360 hddvd addon allows you to down load movies to its hd and you have 14 days to watch. I like this and i can always rent HD DVD from flix. I'm starting to think that Blu-ray is incryption and decrypted BLU-RAY= BETAMAX :) great going sly-soft and the porn industry should put hddvd right on top.

274.2.2007 18:03

Right now the only laptop I have access to buying that has HD capability is a Sony. Therefore being Sony it would only read and write Blu-ray. My question is this: If I d/l a decrypted HD-DVD rip can it be burned on the Blu-ray blank disc and will it play on any Blu-ray player (i.e.: not only the one it was burned on)??? If so what softwear is needed with instructions please. I want to get a new laptop and right now I can get the Sony or a Toshiba, but the Toshiba does not record to HD-DVD (it only reads it). So the Sony is really the only option I would consider. I thank any information you guys can give regarding this.

284.2.2007 18:18

if they can make programs that can decrypt all these dvd formats then why can't they do the same for video games? what i mean is software that will decrypt xbox360 and playstation 3 games and make EXACT copies so you can play them without a modchip

294.2.2007 18:26

fonzbear because that involes pressing the disc witch is hard to duplicate,also DVD videos are not 1:1 copy's they are striped of the Encryption data,if Hollwood made the DVD players run Encryption only discs I wonder how screwed up things would be.

304.2.2007 19:05

guys for one thing you can't play HD DVD format on Blu-ray or vice a versa because one uses UD1 menus and interactive content and the other has a different menu structure etc... but Nero and the other popular authoring and burning software can be used to transcode it Nero supports both.

314.2.2007 19:30

zippy, what do you mean by "pressing"?

324.2.2007 20:39

thank god for slysoft, you give us the little guy a voice.

335.2.2007 2:52

fonzbear, While you burn your disks, the industry presses them. The image is pressed onto a foil which is then encased in plastic. Pressed disks are faster to make and last lots longer.

345.2.2007 3:32

At my age my rips will outlast me! Aren't they making players that play both Blue & HD? They make recorders that burn + and - so maybe someone will come out with a burner that does it all.

355.2.2007 23:41

LG showed a dual HD-DVD/Blu-Ray player at the recent CES show in Vegas...It's suppose to be on the market by mid-year as well as a pc/mac drive that will do the same. I did not go to the CES but read it on an audiophile site. Did anyone go and see the LG dual HD player? If so was it a working prototype?

3618.2.2007 21:50
SuperXP
Inactive

Originally posted by lxfactor:
GOOD ! =] HOPEFULLY EVERYONE RIPS HD-DVD.. MAKING SALES LESS.. AND BACKUPS HIGH.. THEREFORE BLUERAY WILL WIN THE FORMAT WAR =] *EVIL LAUGHH*
Now, why would you want the problematic Blu-ray to succeed? Sony released this format way too soon with loads of problems, and now they are trying to shove it down the industries throat.

HD-DVD will win the format war IMO, and Sony will have to burry Blu-ray due to its massive heating, stalling, and image quality etc problems FACT.

Take the same movie from HD-DVD & Blu-ray, the HD-DVD version is superior in image quality which differentiates the two. My money is on HD-DVD.

La2er

3719.2.2007 0:28

Question: so the HD code is cracked but don't you need a HD burner in order to play/rip the HD movie? The HD disk would write to a regular disk but would need a HD friendly burner to READ the disk so you could rip?

3819.2.2007 10:48

For me if HD-DVD wins the High Def. format war I'm dropping $200 on a XBox 360 HD-DVD Drive, it connects via (usb, so it will be slow) but it is proven to work with windows! Unless that is their is a HD-DVD drive for less than $200 dollars then.

3919.2.2007 14:05
SuperXP
Inactive

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
For me if HD-DVD wins the High Def. format war I'm dropping $200 on a XBox 360 HD-DVD Drive, it connects via (usb, so it will be slow) but it is proven to work with windows! Unless that is their is a HD-DVD drive for less than $200 dollars then.
You can directly plug in the XBOX 360 HD-DVD player into your computer as a regular HD-Player. You will need to take the HD-DVD player appart though, but it works fine.

Anyway, I fabricated/Designed a way to completely protect DVD/HD-DVD/CD/Music CDs etc. which is un-crackable regardless or what anybody tries to do hehe. I mean it may take somebody very smart to crack it maybe in about 6 years time or so LOL

The question is should I introduce this to the industry by selling it or patent it? to a major corporation? Or should I let the hackers have there fun with this laughable DRM bullshit etc?

I dont know? I will think about it, but it is worth loads of money I trust.
Take Care,

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