Ripit4me Gone?

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by sneakers, Mar 31, 2007.

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  1. sneakers

    sneakers Well-Known Member

    Looks like Ripit4me may be gone folks. Website is down and fourm has been removed. Also, the Digital Digest forum has been removed too and all traces of it. I'm surprise no one has posted anything about this yet. I hope it has not gone the way of Dvd Decrypter.
     
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  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Right now it appears everything is speculation. The forum is gone however the status of the website is in question. Even the original posting saying the forum was going away was, itself, removed. No one really seems to know anything at this point.

    I'm just waiting on some form of official word.
     
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    April Fool's day joke, maybe?

    If so, weird sense of humour . . .

     
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  4. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    They would not have deleted the sub-forum at DD they had for it had this been a joke. They would at least want responses so they could say April Fools. This is not happening folks. The Website is dead and I believe so is the program, Jusat my personal opinion, if this is an April Fools joke you can all laugh at me tomorrow.:D
     
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'm of the opinion that it is, in fact, dead. It's very unfortunate because it was an alternative and I use it when I have a very damaged [scratched] disc.

    I just tend to like to hear official explanations. When something like this happens you generally see a huge reaction with conspiracy theories and other totally off-the-wall reasons as to what caused it and people misinterpreting statements and you end up with no real explanations or answers and nothing more than rumours and gossip.

    In this case, I don't know if we ever really will get a full explanation.

    Edit: If it's an April Fools day joke it's a very poor one.
     
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  6. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    The admin can just easily hide the RipIt4Me forum. I'm hoping it is a bad April Fools Joke.
     
  7. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Its not, and like DrinkLyeAndDie said you will probably never know what happened, you will just never hear of the program again.;)
     
  8. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    How are you so sure, no certain that it is simply not an April Fools Joke? We'll have to wait and see to know for sure.
     
  9. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    My money says it will not be heard from again.
     
  10. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I bet Sony's goons got to them.

    -W
     
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    With how sudden and hush hush it happened I can see other possibilities. I don't wish to speculate so I'll keep my thoughts to myself.
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from http://forum.digital-digest.com/showpost.php?p=521350&postcount=39

    and from http://forum.digital-digest.com/showpost.php?p=521363&postcount=41

     
  13. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I did some really rudimentary investigative work(LOL) and found that the website is indeed in serious trouble. All client permissions have been removed by goDaddy which is usually a VERY bad sign. I don't believe this is an April fool's joke. Speculation is that they got in trouble for hosting DVDD on the site, but, again, speculation doesn't tell us what really happened. In any case, this is a sad day for the community. Even though I'm sure all of us here are AnyDVD users, having a freeware tool like RipIt4Me in the toolset is never a bad thing.
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I no longer believe it's an April Fool's joke either. This has all the earmarks of a legal issue, but I would prefer not to speculate too much.
     
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yea, it does, which really sucks. Fortunately the latest(last?!) version seems pretty stable and it could continue to be used even if the FixVTS code built in becomes outdated. Users could just turn off the cleaning functions and run an updated FixVTS manually, for instance. So, it's not a TOTAL loss, but, it's certainly reminiscent of the days when DVDD was taken down.
     
  16. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The download is still being hosted on a lot of sites, for now.
     
  17. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Make sure you're getting the VERY latest that was released on March 22. A lot of the sites I saw that are hosting it SAY they're hosting the latest (1.7.1.0) but aren't...they're hosting 1.7.0.0 which has some bugs. Took me a while to find a mirror that had the latest version.
     
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Hope you're not allowing that program to connect to the internet.
     
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Of course not. I turned that off first thing. :) I also tell it not to check the DVD Decrypter version as there appears to be a bug where it says I don't have the latest version. Oops. :) Nonetheless, this version seems to work just fine.
     
  20. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Wouldn't want Macrovision coming to your house in the middle of the night. ;)
     
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