Any dvd

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by disz4me, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. disz4me

    disz4me New Member

    I purchased any dvd a few years ago. I've been seriously ill since then and now I'm starting to recover and use my computer more I've found the slysoft site has gone and my any dvd no longer works. the other products i bought at the same time all work fine.
    I contacted redfox and they've told me I have to buy a new licence to use any dvd. I'm pretty peed off over this as I had already paid for a lifetime product. I don't see why I should have to fork out again for another licence.
     
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Slysoft was shut down 4 years ago, that is very old news, widely talked about and discussed.

    Your Slysoft license will still work up to version 7.6.9.5, so you can download that and continue on. It may or may not work with the titles you are trying to back-up. If you need a newer version of AnyDVD for your discs (8.xxx) you will need a Redfox license for that.
     
  3. disz4me

    disz4me New Member

    It was around that time I was fighting for my life in hospital and have spent the last few years in rehabilitation so I missed the 'old, widely talked about' news.
    Why do all the other products (clonecd, clonedvd etc) work fine but anydvd is no longer supported?
     
  4. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Mainly because AnyDVD requires constant, never ending attention and an huge amount of manpower to keep up to date.
    The Redfox-team started out with zero funding.

    I hope that answer is satisfactory - please leave it at that. You don't know it, but we've been through this countless times (if you want to know more, you can probably find every related information on this forum, scattered).
     
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  5. disz4me

    disz4me New Member

    What is to say the same thing won't happen again if I spend the money on a new licence?
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Nobody can predict the future, however redfox has certain measures in place to make it difficult to be tracked down and get shut down.

    I don't know how much you paid for your license, but let's assume it was $80. Slysoft lasted for 10+ years, that's $8 a year for a software that requires constant updates.

    You try paying for staff, servers, development costs, food at $8 year. You won't make it very long with it.

    All we can do is hope redfox lasts just as long if not longer. Did your really expect it to be YOUR lifetime?

    Take the average human lifespan of 80+ years, at 80$ your license, that's $1 per year. You try living for a year on $1.

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  7. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    Nobody knows ...
     
  8. disz4me

    disz4me New Member

    What was the point then I bought CloneBD 08/01/2015 ??
     
  9. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    CloneBD is from a different company https://www.elby.ch/
     
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    CloneBD is from a different company (Elaborate Bytes), and cannot process copyrighted content on its own. It never was affected by the slysoft shutdown.