Anydvd Hd

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by simple, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. simple

    simple Active Member


    what exactly does this software do ??

    also do you need a pc hd dvd drive or is the xbox 360 hd dvd drive compatible as this can be linked to the pc:agree: for dumping ???

    im just reading some posts now to see if i can gain a bit more of a understanding :D
  2. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the XBox 360 drive (although if, as you say, it can be hooked up to a PC, I suppose it can be used as an HDDVD-ROM drive), however this software (from what I understand) removes the copy protection from HD-DVD movies. That doesn't exactly equate to being able to make backups yet, though; the price of the burners and media are too expensive at this point, and there's still no HD-equivalent of CloneDVD yet.

    However, until then, AnyDVD HD will make the viewing experience of HD-DVD movies on your PC more convenient. For one, you won't need HDCP-compliant equipment to watch them at true HD resolutions. And there's also some kind of "magic file replacement(tm)" feature... but I'm not clear on the exact implications this feature will have on viewing; as I still haven't really taken the time to look into it, or the way HD-DVD is structured. Perhaps someone from Slysoft (or just someone more in the know on HD-DVD structure and this "magic file replacement(tm)" thing) will come along and explain exactly what it entails.
  3. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes, the Xbox 360 drive can simply be plugged into a USB-Port and is ready to go. Under XP you won't see any files on the disk, unless you install a UDF2.5-filesystem driver (check google for that one, hint: Toshiba ;)).
    But PowerDVD Ultra doesn't require a filesystem for playing.

    Also AnyDVD has its built-in UDF 2.5 filesystem, so it too doesn't require such a driver.

    Vista already comes with UDF2.5 off the shelf.

    If you have access to the files, then, you can freely copy the data to your harddisk and play from there (sort of a backup, I'd call it). AnyDVD HD will decrypt all encrypted content on the fly.

    The "magic file replacement": modifying the behaviour of HD-DVDs is alot easier than with DVDs (where you have to walk through the IFO files with a hex-editor).
    HD-DVDs use XML-style files (see XPL files in the adv-obj directory). A copy of these files is generated by AnyDVD HD on your hard drive - if you modify these files there, the next time the changes will have effect on your HD-DVD.

    It's not too hard to figure out, how some parts of the XPL files work.

    In future versions, we might also add an optional support for modification of some files contained in the .aca files. These contain lots of stuff, like WAVs, Javascript, still images and lots more.
    Of course, these could be changed as well, though that's a little more tricky, because they'd have to get dearchived and then rearchived.
    But we already did all that in the "Lab", so it would work 8)
  4. simple

    simple Active Member

    peer and megatron thanks for your posts , this is what i wanted to read some good positive information.

    aswell as an understanding

    im just a bit pissed i dont get my xbox360 hd drive while the 19th of feb as i would have loved to beta test :(

    and for the Possibilities the skys the limit ;)

    i guess the beta tester list is now growing with the above posts :)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  5. simple

    simple Active Member

    driver UDF2.5

    mmmm so easy to find :D :D when you know what your looking for;)

    cheers peer
  6. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    I think probably the anydvd HD will allow you to copy the HD files to your drive then using a burning tool like NERO you'd be able to reauthor it as a HD DVD
  7. simple

    simple Active Member

    THINKS ARE LOOKING UP :agree: i need my hd drive now:D i would have loved to have a play with this :bowdown: but i guess i will have missed the boat when the drive finally turns:( up but the good thing is im sure there will be other beta's to test.

    keep those posts coming
  8. KoRn

    KoRn Well-Known Member

    Or you can use CCD or mount it in Virtual Clone Drive future releases support HD DVD.
  9. simple

    simple Active Member

    so does anydvd hd rip the hd dvd to the hard drive or do you need another application to do that ??? while anydvd hd handles the copy protection
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2007
  10. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Right now yes it rips your HD-DVD to the HDD.
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, actually it does not at the moment, at least not in the current beta. You must use Windows Explorer, Total Commander or a command line prompt to do this. :D
  12. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Well see there you go again always correcting me. Not that I hate it as I learn from correction.
  13. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Very easy to use Windows Explorer, no problem.
  14. simple

    simple Active Member

    now you lost me .... :doh: you mean a command line in the run option in windows
  15. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I think they are referring to drag in drop using anydvd hd like you can with the current anydvd.
  16. simple

    simple Active Member

    so you made the cut:D how is it:bowdown:
  17. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I haven't used it yet.
  18. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Try Total Commander its a great program, it does many things.:clap: I think it also has a free trial period.
  19. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    Link for Total Commander.
    N.B. The "trial period is indefinate". Just have to click on one of three buttons. If this gets to you just payup. It's well worth it.
    If using Vista then you need to go with version 7. It's a beta but is fine.


    Last edited: Feb 10, 2007
  20. simple

    simple Active Member

    so you guys use it:D they have just released a new beta for public testing :agree: well i thinks its new v7