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!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.
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.
For us the decision to support HD DVD with AnyDVD HD was simple: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.
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.
Thanks to coleken3 for the News Submission