Command Line Flag to Disable/Enable anyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by tlh523, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. tlh523

    tlh523 Member

    I have implemented a simple automation interface I use to rip and create an iso file. In this process, I need to be able toe toggle anyDVDHD on and off. Does anyDVDHD have a command line interface or some other method where I can enable disable anyDVDHD programatically?
     
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    The first thing you should think about - *why* would you want to toggle AnyDVD on/off? This should be avoided, if possible.
     
  3. brianewman

    brianewman New Member

    a good reason

    I would also like to have a command line option to at least enable AnyDVD because every time I mount an iso image with Daemon Tools Lite, it gets disabled for some reason. I'm getting tired of enabling it manually every time I need it.
     
  4. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    Use Virtual Clone Drive as a simple fix to your issue.
     
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You should ask the Daemon Tools folks about this.
     
  6. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    Three reasons. If there are alternatives to disabling AnyDVD for any of these, please let me know:
    1. Using ImgBurn to create a protected image.
    2. Calculating disc IDs (other than dvdid.xml) for metadata providers other than Windows Media .
    3. Processing DVD-Audio.
    I can enable/disabled AnyDVD using GUI automation, but then the trick is knowing when the drive is available. GetVolumeInformation() usually works, but sometimes it takes AnyDVD a while to unmount the volume before it enables or disables, and GetVolumeInformation returns a false positive.

    It would be really helpful if there were a command-line way to enable/disable AnyDVD (both globally and for a specific drive) that would block until the drive is available again.
     
  7. rik1138

    rik1138 Well-Known Member

    I would just be happy if installing updates to AnyDVD HD didn't reset my chosen option NOT to autostart the program...

    I can't leave Any running all the time, so I have configured it to only be one when I need it. As such, I turn the Autostart 'feature' off. I don't understand why installing updates always turns it back on. The only response I ever see on the forums is 'That's by design'. By _WHAT_ design? If I have to go out of my to turn off a feature, then I _know_ I want it off... Why do the programmers of the software assume I'm too stupid to know what I want? :p

    I've gotten used to it though... My now-default install procedure:
    Download update
    Install Update
    Turn off Autostart
    Close the program...

    Still, I don't see the point of having a user-selectable option if you are going to keep disabling it for me...
     
  8. vhbaske7

    vhbaske7 Member

    I also have the same problem, I usually don't like to have programs ready to run and using some memory. I turn the autostart off every time I install a new update.