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Old 02-24-2016, 10:54 AM
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WoW what said day for SlySoft

https://torrentfreak.com/popular-blu...essure-160224/
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:19 AM
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Wow. This is bad news.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:21 AM
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Sad day indeed. I own a bunch of SlySoft tools. I just used this to rip several seasons of "The Big Bang Theory". I guess if you can't actually buy DVDs/BluRays and rip them legally... the easier (and less expensive) alternative will be to torrent them. Great Job!
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:08 PM
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At least (for now) there are still alternatives.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:10 PM
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This really sucks. I only know of a single alternative. If that one falls, I know I won't be buying anymore movies or TV Shows.

I actually wonder if that's their objective, though. Perhaps they want people to stop buying physical discs and move to subscription models. I've sworn off any additional subscriptions in my household. I'm sick of "renting" things. In my mind, it's (usually) a complete waste of money to rent something because you have nothing to show for it afterwards.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:23 PM
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This really sucks. I only know of a single alternative. If that one falls, I know I won't be buying anymore movies or TV Shows.
There's DVD Fab and MakeMKV.

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I actually wonder if that's their objective, though.
I think that gives them more credit than they deserve. It seems to me that the content owners are very much of the mindset that if they didn't think up the use case, it's not a valid one. I don't think they can see past their very narrow vision of put-disc-in-box-press-play to more varied use cases.

I mean why else do you go after a company (Kaleidescape) that goes out of their way to do things "right" (obtained a legal license, retains protection on disc) and caters to the highest of high end clientele?

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Perhaps they want people to stop buying physical discs and move to subscription models.
What they really want is the PPV model, just look at Netflix vs Vudu. All the new stuff, all the highest quality (image/audio and production/rated) content is on Vudu and other PPV services before, or even to the exclusion of Netflix.

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I've sworn off any additional subscriptions in my household. I'm sick of "renting" things. In my mind, it's (usually) a complete waste of money to rent something because you have nothing to show for it afterwards.
It all depends IMO. Most movies I watch, I will not watch again, which means it makes a lot more sense for me to pay Netflix $20/mo (or whatever it costs) than to spend $40-50/wk buying each new movie I watch on Blu-ray.

Same applies to TV shows, most TV shows aren't high on my rewatchable meter, so it makes more sense subscribe to Cable and Netflix for those than to buy every one I'd want to watch. Plus there's the time factor, most shows don't come out on disc until well after they've aired.

I agree in general, that renting isn't a great idea, but there are plenty of examples where it makes more financial sense to rent than buy.
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:37 PM
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There's DVD Fab and MakeMKV.
I never see the point in MakeMKV when has MKV all ready build-in beside I hate MKV I perf MP4 and you forgot CloneBD stanger89

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I never see the point in MakeMKV when has MKV all ready build-in
Sorry, I totally didn't follow that.

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...beside I hate MKV I perf MP4
MKV is a more robust container (though it looks like they've improved MP4, at one point you couldn't put lossless audio in an mp4 container), and has nearly the support of MP4, but I can understand if your devices don't support it. MP4 has a bit better device support.

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and you forgot CloneBD stanger89
CloneBD no longer exists with Slysoft shut down

Clown_BD is useless without something to decrypt the disc. I believe MakeMKV and DVDFab are the only solutions for AACS/BD+.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:48 PM
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Sorry, I totally didn't follow that.
As why using MakeMKV when DVD Fab has MKV build in to it own app

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MKV is a more robust container (though it looks like they've improved MP4, at one point you couldn't put lossless audio in an mp4 container), and has nearly the support of MP4, but I can understand if your devices don't support it. MP4 has a bit better device support.
Not to me it dosen't I give up on it years ago and converter over to MP4

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CloneBD no longer exists with Slysoft shut down.
The diff is that still open not close down like slysoft.com

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Clown_BD is useless without something to decrypt the disc. I believe MakeMKV and DVDFab are the only solutions for AACS/BD+.
You only need DVDFab you don't need MakeMKV
Beside DVD Fab support the remove Cinavia watermark found on the movie HaHaHa
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:55 PM
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As why using MakeMKV when DVD Fab has MKV build in to it own app
As for a reason, how about MakeMKV is free while DVD Fab isn't?
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:57 PM
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As for a reason, how about MakeMKV is free while DVD Fab isn't?
MakeMKV can't rip Blu-ray
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:35 PM
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The diff is that still open not close down like slysoft.com
CloneBD is a slysoft product. Well I guess technically it was a different entity, and apparently you can still get it:
https://www.elby.ch/products/clonebd.html

Although it's useless without something to decrypt.

As for clonebd.com, I'd forgotten about them, and I'd be a bit leery about downloading anything from them until I see some reviews from people who have used it. To me it looks like a scam designed to leverage/confuse people based on Elby's naming scheme.

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MakeMKV can't rip Blu-ray
Yes it can. It doesn't need anything else installed/running to do it, in fact it whines if you have AnyDVD running, saying you don't need it.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:46 PM
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CloneBD is a slysoft product. Well I guess technically it was a different entity, and apparently you can still get it:
https://www.elby.ch/products/clonebd.html

Although it's useless without something to decrypt.

As for clonebd.com, I'd forgotten about them, and I'd be a bit leery about downloading anything from them until I see some reviews from people who have used it. To me it looks like a scam designed to leverage/confuse people based on Elby's naming scheme.

Yes it can. It doesn't need anything else installed/running to do it, in fact it whines if you have AnyDVD running, saying you don't need it.
I have agree with you about clonebd.com more so then there no user forum.
It didn't when I used it min year back beside I perf MP4 any way so it not any option.
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I own a lifetime license to AnyDVD HD and it's installed on my system, but I didn't keep the last executable. Anyone have the latest one in case I need to reinstall?
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:41 PM
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I think what stranger is saying is clonedb requires a decrypter without anydvd updating most new blurays won't be decrypted anymore. When I used anydvd last (long ago) it required constant updates to decrypt new movies.

I use makemkv as well works great for blurays and dvds.

If that goes away I will probably go vudu as that isn't subscription base and the picture is the best I have found in streaming (very close to bluray quality sometimes hard to tell difference at all)
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:57 PM
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I own a lifetime license to AnyDVD HD and it's installed on my system, but I didn't keep the last executable. Anyone have the latest one in case I need to reinstall?
just hit any any major torrents site
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:06 PM
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If that goes away I will probably go vudu as that isn't subscription base and the picture is the best I have found in streaming (very close to bluray quality sometimes hard to tell difference at all)
Good point but if we don't put a stop to data caps even that not going to be a much of an option before long.

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A pity. I purchased a lifetime license of AnyDVD years (decade?) ago and it has been a consistent and reliable piece of software. I have nothing but good things to say about my Slysoft experience.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:52 AM
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Good point but if we don't put a stop to data caps even that not going to be a much of an option before long.
Ya data caps scare me and why I still have cable vs buying over vudu. Hoping they go away sooner rather than later but thst doesn't seem to be the case.
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Sad day indeed. I own a bunch of SlySoft tools. I just used this to rip several seasons of "The Big Bang Theory". I guess if you can't actually buy DVDs/BluRays and rip them legally... the easier (and less expensive) alternative will be to torrent them. Great Job!
This really is dumb as f$&@ from the MPAA, etc. I have more than one, legally purchased DVD's, less than 10 years old, played less than five times, which won't boot up in any DVD player. Is Hollywood's model to use the cheapest quality discs, and hope that if you like a movie you'll buy it a second or third time?
That's not gonna happen....
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