Is Microsoft Cracking Down on DVD Ripping?

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by rkr1958, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. rkr1958

    rkr1958 Member

    Reference: http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006322.html

    I sure don't want my O/S telling me what I can and cannot install!
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    They will lose if they persue this people will either do one of the following things.

    1. Stay or go back to XP.

    2. Got to Linux.

    3. Mac Time!
     
  3. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member


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  4. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    leave macs alone:policeman:
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  6. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    LOL I forgot about that thread. :D
     
  7. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Easy, DVD43 is old, out dated software. Simple as that.
     
  8. jth543210

    jth543210 Member

    DVD43 and Vista SP1

    Here's an article from PC World...
    http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006322.html
    It states that Vista RC1 is crippling the DVD43 software, and trying to uninstall/reinstall the DVD43 software doesn't work.

    Does AnyDVD have any problems like this with Vista SP1?
     
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    No it doesn't. feel sorry if this happens to those that use DVD43 as it is free and works with one click. I am running SP 1 RC right now as well.
     
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  10. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    did you not read the article you linked to? :doh:
    quote from: http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006322.html
    "In further tests, I did find that at least one other popular DVD utility, AnyDVD, which promises to "unprotect encrypted movie DVDs," did work with the beta of Vista SP1 installed--as its product description asserts."
     
  11. deaacs

    deaacs Well-Known Member

    Nice catch mike! Yeah DVD43 is a great little program for those that need it, it may well have been an inspiration for the development of AnyDVD!
     
  12. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Already posted here. Don't believe everything you read on the net. DVD43 is just old software. No conspiracy theory here, just bad journalism.
     
  13. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, just the other way round. AnyDVD is much, much older than DVD43.
     
  14. Knothead55

    Knothead55 Member

    reason to just cancel $$$$.00 TOO VISTA

    I AM HAPPY WITH THE BORG XP PRO AND MAN ITS A BLAST NOT HAVING TO CALL FATHER EVERY TIME I WANT TO LOAD A SYSTEM UP. I SAID IT WHEN IT CAME OTU AS IN BLUE RAY ITS AGAINST EVERYTHING WE ALL STAND FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND OUT RIGHTS. HE DAMN SURE DOESN'T NEED MY 3 OR 4 HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR WHISTLE AND BELL SHOW...
    WITH BORG THERES NO NEED FOR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE.. Funny how they all want to disable every machine thats got anything to do with Microsoft??:confused: