IF slysoft went out of business

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Steve55, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Steve55

    Steve55 Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is in an FAQ somewhere but I couldn't find it:

    The recent activity in the US got me to thinking - if Slysoft went, or was put, out of business, at what level would AnyDVD continue to work?

    1. Does it need to connect to a license server?
    2. Is its "local" encryption database more or less up to date with each release?

    Sorry if these questions are already answered in an obvious place; I did also look at tcpview but couldn't work out anything conclusive.
     
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No.

    Yes. (More or less)
     
  3. Steve55

    Steve55 Well-Known Member

    Cheers for that rapid response :) - maybe worth putting in the FAQ?
     
  4. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    What do you mean "more or less"? I thought the online protection database was essential for many disks:

    What wouldn't work if the Slysoft servers went down?
     
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    the online protection database server for starters
     
  6. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    Yes, but what does that affect? All BD+ discs? Only some? Does that mean that protected images would be useless?

    What's handled by the "local" database?
     
  7. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    it affects everything, new releases for both dvd's & blu-rays "standard" decryption, bd+, ... It could potentially render protected images useless yes, it all depends if the needed data to decrypt that disc is stored in anydvds local database.
     
  8. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    So what is in the local database? Just AACS keys known as of that release? Is that what James meant by "Yes. (more or less)"?

    Is there any BD+ information in the local database by default, or are all BD+ protected images useless if the server is offline? (Or only some?)

    Does the local database cache any of the BD+ information previously fetched from the servers?
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2014
  9. DaGoatRancher

    DaGoatRancher Well-Known Member

    I think the first sentence in the OP's post may have been overlooked. If Slysoft went out of business or was put out of business then questions 1 and 2 would be moot. There would be no license server to connect to, nor would there be any further releases. So with that said AnyDVD would continue to work as long as it did not run into a disk that it needed to be updated for. Forgive me if I am off base.
     
  10. mike_r

    mike_r Well-Known Member

    And if Bruno Mars had nuts then he would be Bruno Snickers. Fact is that every DVD and Blu-Ray you now have works. What happens tomorrow is another story. There are so many scaremongers out there, I am suprised you leave the house.

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  11. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    ...they'd probably locate somewhere else out of reach of the USA.

    I doubt it will happen any time soon though as money talks.
     
  12. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    If you don't know the answer, please don't hijack the thread. I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to cache all of the information needed for my collection so that it'll still work in the unlikely event that Slysoft servers are unreachable.

    For reference, here are the current questions:
    So what is in the local database? Just AACS keys known as of that release? Is that what James meant by "Yes. (more or less)"?

    Is there any BD+ information in the local database by default, or are all BD+ protected images useless if the server is offline? (Or only some?)

    Does the local database cache any of the BD+ information previously fetched from the servers?
     
  13. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    IF we went out of business (we won't), we would release an AnyDVD version, which won't require the online database, so all existing discs at this time would continue to work.
     
  14. hajj_3

    hajj_3 Well-Known Member

    would you release the sourcecode to anydvd too so we could finally be able to have a linux version of anydvd?
     
  15. fast eddie

    fast eddie Well-Known Member

    x
     
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  16. Steve55

    Steve55 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully not!!! but it seems like the US legal pressure keeps being stepped up. So I think it's maybe unrealistic to have 100% certainty on this point.
     
  17. Wildrat

    Wildrat Well-Known Member

    Why worry about it? I don't think Slysoft is going anywhere, and if they do I will have gotten quality service for my money since having purchased their products years ago.
    I also think it is more likely that they will find bigfoot and aliens having a picnic with him before slysoft goes away. Maybe the Sly Fox will be at the picnic also.
     
  18. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I don't like picnics, 8)
     
  19. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    barbecue's then. Should be hot enough for them all year round over there ;)
     
  20. Wildrat

    Wildrat Well-Known Member

    I'm grilling now. The chicken is almost ready to come off the grill, another coat of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and it'll be done. I have beans in the slow cooker and Picante sauce cooking on the stove. Yeah, I'm not much into picnicking either not unless someone else is doing the work. LOL
    I doubt Bigfoot and the aliens would be having a picnic anyway, more likely bigfoot would be eating berries and unwary campers and the aliens would be mutilating cattle and doing unusual test on female abductees.
     
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