Is AnyDVD same as AnyDVD Decoder?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by tezarin, May 1, 2007.

  1. tezarin

    tezarin New Member

    Hi all,

    I am looking to find the AnyDVD Decoder program and was wondering if AnyDVD posted here: is the same as AnyDVD Decoder. If not, where can I find the AnyDVD Decoder and is it free?

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    There is no "Anydvd Decoder". There's Anydvd and Anydvd HD.
  3. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Note: Before I begin I am not meaning to lecture you, Webslinger. I'm simply answering further based upon your own reply. :)

    References to "AnyDVD Decrypter" exist on CD Freaks - circa 2005 - before AnyDVD Ripper was added to AnyDVD. Refer to this thread. There are other references to "AnyDVD Decrypter" on the net, as well.

    I've also seen the phrase "AnyDVD decoder" on the net and recently in this forum. Refer to this thread. You, yourself, replied in the thread, Webslinger. ;)

    A simple Google search for both "AnyDVD Decrypter" and "AnyDVD decoder" will result in a couple dozen hits. It's a matter of semantics. Technically the term decrypter is more correct. Neither decrypter nor decoder are part of the product name. The two words may have been interchangeable at one time but I no longer consider them to be.

    So, the really really short answer is that in all likelihood the answer to the OPs question is yes AnyDVD is the same as AnyDVD Decoder. Further clarification from the OP would result in a more clear answer, however.
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, regardless of people (wrongly, in my opinion) referring to Anydvd by other names, there is no "Anydvd Decoder" product.
    ("Anydvd ripper" was the name given to that feature by James; but there is no "Anydvd Decoder" or "Anydvd Decrypter"; there's
    just Anydvd and Anydvd HD)
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Absolutely correct but the person doesn't know any better hence my longer explanation. Maybe if they come back and read the reply they'll understand and/or clarify the original question. :)
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, I'm sure the OP will find your reply more useful than my short reply.
    Thank you.
  7. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Yes, different term but same product.
  8. tezarin

    tezarin New Member

    Thank you all so much for your replies, specially you, DrinkLyeAndDie, for taking your time and explaining them.
    Also thanks oldjoe and webslinger.

    Yes, I was so confused as the same term Decoder was used in one of the threads in this forum and even the results of my google search didn't help...

    Now I know they are the same software. And by looking at the AnyDVD section I realized the trial will be free and for 21 days only.

    Thanks again :)
  9. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    A few replies here...

    I just wanted to clarify myself here. Technically according to the dictionary definitions decode is a synonym of decrypt. I disagree with this, personally, because in decoding you are converting a signal/data from one form to another. A decrypter removes obfuscation resulting in decrypted data. On a very broad sense I suppose converting encrypted data to a decrypted data could be considered decoding but... it's the wrong term in my book.

    And, yeah, I know I'm being overly anal with my definitions. ;)

    Glad to help. We're all here for that, aren't we?

    And, hey, didya like my prettified links? I'm sure SamuriHL did! ;)

    It was my pleasure. :)

    21 days should be a good amt of time to experiment and the software is well worth it IMO! :bowdown:
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    And I quote..."impressive...most impressive." :D