Next Logical Step

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by wdgoldstein, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester

    AnyDVD/HD works great at ripping files to HD. I have also been able to use Nero and other programs to create ISO and NRG files with AnyDVD/HD resident. The problem there is that currently I have not been able to find any software that will mount these files. All report a problem with file structure. That said I will stick with the ripping built into AnyDVD/HD.

    In anticipation of lower prices for burners and media, and, in the absence of a CloneDVD/HD I had hoped to save image files that could be mounted for playing and later burned with Nero or the likes. Since this appears not to be possible at this time we need a program like ImgToolBurn that can at some latter date use these rips to create a disc.

    In my mind that would be a pretty easy addition to CloneDVD. If the AnyDVD/HD ripping feature were to be added and the procedure automated you would have a full HD release of the product. We have accepted that to compress HD files would detract from the entire purpose of HD-DVD's, and, lower the quality the above approach seems to be the next logical step. Doing so now, would, in all likleyhood, greatly increase the demand for burners and result in much lower prices for drives and media. When Blu-Ray is added to the AnyDVD/HD program I believe there would not even be need for much change in the updated CloneDVD/HD pgm. to accomidate the addition.

    IMHO this would be great for the consumer due to lower prices and fair use, and, for Slysoft as it would generate lots of sales.

    How about it James & Company?
  2. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Sure, this is all going to follow. We'll get to this, after Blu-Ray has been added (I made a Blu-Ray prototype today, works nicely so far :)).
    Also, there are a few refinements in the pipeline, that will come first...
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Great to hear this. :D
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    What are your impressions of BD+? Do you think it will be difficult to address BD+? Just curious
  5. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester



    I would consider purchasing a blu-ray Burner for this beta if you might make a suggestion as to the most cost effective approach (best I've seen is the lite-on at about $500). Also with PowerDVD Ultra one can have either HD or BD but not both. Any ideas for a work around?

  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I could be wrong on this, but I thought the idiots at Cyberlink were going to be releasing a patch soon that would allow you to have both installed simultaneously. It was SUPPOSED to be out last week but seems to be delayed. The Cyberlink forum is filled with some pretty pissed off people, too. PowerDVD Ultra most definitely has quite a few bugs that need to be fixed...
  7. guile

    guile Well-Known Member

    I am running BOTH versions and it is very easy. Instructions below.

    1) Install PowerDVD 7.2 Blu-Ray
    2) Rename PowerDVD folder to PowerDVDBD (kill PDserv.exe process if necessary through task manager)
    3) Install PowerDVD 7.1 HD (ignore errors about uninstalling previous version)
    4) Run DSFMgr.exe
    5) Register 2 filters in the PowerDVDBD folder:


    6) Create shortcut for the PowerDVD version in the PowerDVDBD folder.

    That's it. Take about 5 minutes and works like a charm. NO issues with EITHER (so far;)

  8. guile

    guile Well-Known Member

    Well...I am sitting along with my Sony Blu Ray drive waiting to test:D
  9. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester

    Thanks for the info. I'll try it out if/when I purchase a blu-ray drive.
  10. Bathrone

    Bathrone Active Member

    With BD+ no disc AFAIK has been mastered with it as of yet. It will be interesting to see what happens with BD+, BDROM mark and playback on standalones for ripped/burnt media.
  11. nwasend

    nwasend Active Member

    yes, I am also interested how this will be approached :agree:
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Our first impression is, that HD DVD is the much cleaner (IMHO better) design.
    Blu-ray looks very "we must release it now!" rushed (IMHO ugly).
    I am still not sure how the region coding with Blu-ray drives is supposed to work.
    The first version of AnyDVD HD will lack some features of the HD DVD version, like "Remove first play title" and the "Magic File Replacement(tm)". It will probably lack region removal as well, unless someone tells me, how this is supposed to work.
    The "Video Blu-Ray" page will be very empty, probably only one "Enable Blu-Ray support" checkbox. :(
  13. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    You mean this didn't give you all you needed to know?! :D (Sorry, I have the flu so I'm a little bit of a smart ass today) :)