I also noticed in that thread that it recommends when wanting to back up DVDs, to check for updates before hand. I back up every single day, I don't wanna have to check it every single day for updates.
Once again, if someone else (wife, shared computer, etc...) starts it up, the actual anydvd user might not see the balloon. I don't think it stays up there indefinitely or until you download update.
I believe AnyDVD, CloneDVD, and CloneCD all have options to auto check for updates. It will ask if you want to get the update, then go to the Slysoft site. Why don't you use it?
Just purchased any dvd. how do i get updates
this is how i get updates:Just purchased any dvd. how do i get updates
There's a big difference between auto-check and auto-update. While I like the auto-check (I'd like the balloon to step up longer, say, till I click on it?!), the auto-update would download automatically when it finds an update.
That is true, but I think you would be in the minority for it. Sometimes the update doesn't work correctly and then you would be trying to figure out what happened when the program doesn't work correctly any longer. If you knew about the update, and if it worked fine before you updated, then it doesn't, that narrows it down to something in the update or options in the program. I could always turn the auto update feature off if I didn't want it, but then there probably wouldn't be the auto check feature which I would want.
The only program I want to update without my knowledge is virus protection (for obvious reasons) but, even then, only for .dat files, not for program updates.