Online database?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by dbminter, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    Years ago, AnyDVD had an online database option. I encountered AnyDVD accessing the local database, but I was wondering if there's still an online database option in the software?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Not years ago. It still does. That said, DVD protections are handled by anydvd versions (You're in the DVD section). The OPD only comes into play on (uhd) bluray's. There's nothing to enable or disable. That's built into anydvd itself, when it encounters a blu-ray it can't handle on it's own, the OPD is automatically contacted afaik.
     
  3. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    Thanks!


    Yeah, I only have 5 Blu-Rays in my collection, and they're years before UHD came to be. I use AnyDVD for its DVD applications with rare exceptions.


    I was curious because 8.5.0.0 accessed the local database for a disc, but it failed at 23% in. 8.5.0.2 Beta seems to be doing better as it's gotten past 23% but is still going. So, when I saw the local database access in the dialog, it made me remember the online database and I wondered if it was still in the software.
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    'still in the software', well technically no, as it never was 'in' it to begin with :) The OPD (online protection database) is as the name suggests, online only. It's (multiple?) servers that house BD decryption info for anydvd. Simplified anydvd talks to the OPD and goes 'hey, I got this title here I can't decrypt on my own. I need some help, send me the info I need. Here's the ID' and the OPD goes 'ok, here's the info you need for disc ID', when anydvd then gets that info it 'goes to work'.

    Obviously there's a few conditions etc to it but that's basically the gist of it.

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