auto update

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by aamjohns, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. aamjohns

    aamjohns New Member

    I am wondering if it would be possible to include an autoupdate functionality to anydvd? It would be nice.
     
  2. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    If it's left as optional, I second the motion.
     
  3. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Third right here.
     
  4. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

  5. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  7. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  8. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you need to have the Slysoft programs setup with your own logon vs an All Users logon.
     
  9. aamjohns

    aamjohns New Member

    reply

    What I meant by autoupdate is something where we can check a box and if there is an update, it will automatically download it and install it. Something like that. I appreciate the fact that it tells us when there is an update. i just wondered if functionality could be added that will let it update itself. No biggie, just wondering.
     
  10. tlfarm5

    tlfarm5 New Member

    Just purchased any dvd. how do i get updates
     
  11. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    If you have the check for updates option checked, anytime an update is available, a box will pop up above the fox icon in the Taskbar saying an update is available and asking if you want to get it. If you choose yes, your browser will open and go to the Slysoft download screen. That simple.
     
  12. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    this is how i get updates:
    on mine with norton internet security running,when i install the anydvd program the norton firewall asks permission to allow anydvd to connect to the internet-i click 'allow always' (it always re-asks me the same question when i install an update too).when i restart my pc and it connects to the internet the program silently checks for an updated/newer version and if one is available i get a notification window on screen telling me an update is available-it also includes a link to the download page too.
     
  13. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2007
  15. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    I didn't say I wanted it, just that it is a wanted feature in general with software. I turn off the automatic updating features on all my software (most have it in someway or another), and the overwhelming existence points to either a want or an acceptance by the majority.
    :) Honestly, if I could find what the programming code was to modify the options for AnyDVD, I would be happy if I could get the balloon to stay put till I turned it off. If that makes sense