AnyDVD source for Linux?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by simon_lefisch, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. simon_lefisch

    simon_lefisch Member

    So I know there is t any plan to release a Linux version of AnyDVD. However what about releasing the source code so it can be compiled on Linux distributions. Is there any way that can happen? Just curious if that’s even possible. If so, maybe a tutorial on how to compile for the different Linux distributions? I would gladly contribute monetarily for a Linux version.


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  2. eviltester

    eviltester Well-Known Member

    Releasing the source code is never going to happen.
    Very simple economics 101.
    Once the source is released, there is no way for Redfox team to know if anyone will compile it for windows, thus ending their business once the source is out.
    Pure suicide if they did release it.
     
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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Yeah right, that's never going to happen. As said above, anyone could then "compile" anydvd potentially ruining the reputation of it and even worse tell movie studios EXACTLY how it works its magic, updating their protections so that it will NEVER work again. Ruining it's use for every single user in the process.
     
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  4. simon_lefisch

    simon_lefisch Member

    Yea I figured that would be the case. Had to ask. Still tho, would be really awesome if they released a Linux version, at least for the main distros maybe (ie; Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/CentOS). Any reason why they don’t have a *nix version?


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  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Not high enough user base to sell to works be one of them

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  6. Ken Johnson

    Ken Johnson New Member

    Heck, I'd pay for a linux license on top of my windows one if one were ever to come about.
     
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  7. simon_lefisch

    simon_lefisch Member

    Same here

    You can compile MakeMKV from source for Linux. What would be the difference? Genuinely curious.....

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  8. Jon G. Dunkelberry

    Jon G. Dunkelberry Well-Known Member

    I’d also buy a Ubuntu license in a heartbeat. There are a couple things keeping me hanging onto Windows part time. AnyDVD is, unfortunately, one of them.
     
  9. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    I second that.
     
  10. formeryuguy

    formeryuguy Member

    the Q is what is one trying to do with anydvd on linux

    1) play movies? vlc + libmmbd (makemkv) does a pretty good job at that
    2) rip to mkv - makemkv does a pretty good job at that
    3) create ISOs without java protection - makemkv does a pretty good at that

    the only thing that makemkv doesn't do that anydvd can is created decrypted ISOs that have java based protections removed. This is valuable (I depend on it), but its a minimally sized market and linux makes it even smaller
     
  11. formeryuguy

    formeryuguy Member

    with that said, I did point the anydvd people in a direction that if they wanted to do it on linux they could without any kernel driver necessities. I'm just not convinced that its that valuable to them to build unless their developers wanted it for themselves on linux
     
  12. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    Don't know if an AnyDVD kernel module would be possible. I will try a VM on on linux rig.
     
  13. formeryuguy

    formeryuguy Member

    As I just said, you wouldn't need an anydvd kernel module on linux. Also AnyDVD runs fine in a windows VM on linux. though in practice you would need a usb bluray drive. while its possible to import a sata optical drive into the VM, you are going to end up having to jump through some hoops. a usb drive is a much easier solution.
     
  14. Jon G. Dunkelberry

    Jon G. Dunkelberry Well-Known Member

    This is a valid point. I find AnyDVD a much more elegant solution and would re-pay to have it on my Linux rig, but the other program does provide a lot of the same capability.

    In particular, AnyDVD is the easiest way for me to determine the correct title some of the time and I haven’t found a good way to do that in Linux.