Slysoft Closed thread - bring some definitive closure

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by pete702, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    Nobody likes to work for free. My only hope now is that team finds an attractive alternative on my offer and spirit goes on.
     
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  2. 235frank

    235frank Guest

    That's not entirely true, the warez scene was built almost entirely on noncommercial cracking for reputation. I don't condone piracy, but by the same token, I'd have to own 3 different DVD drives in order to buy the DVDs that I've bought. Legitimate DVDs in languages that aren't reliably acquired in region 1. Without AnyDVD and similar software I'd have to spend a lot of money on DVD devices in order to watch what I've paid for.

    I suspect that there's more than enough market for that sort of thing that if the source was accidentally "lost" to a torrent site that development by warez crackers would probably keep things going for quite a while. If for no other reason than reputation and as a middle finger to the industry that thinks it can get away with it. At that point, there's not really anything that the authorities in the US can do as source code is protected free speech.
     
  3. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Good to know. As long as the protection is removed I'm ok with having to find the proper playlist. There are known methods for doing that so it's not too horrible. I'm still scanning all my MGM/Fox discs at the moment so I'll check out my latest Lionsgate titles once I'm done. That sucks that they aren't cached though. My recommendation is for anyone with screen pass titles to create AnyDVD logs for those discs. That will contain the proper playlist information in the logs.
     
  4. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    The developers may not even have access to the tools or servers required to make any changes/updates (even if they wanted to)
    I'd imagine the server running costs alone is fairly substantial, not to mention the employee costs, so any potential switch/take over would be costly.


    Releasing the source code is not an option in my opinion and would do more harm than good.
    AnyDVD's main advantage was the 'bad guys' didn't know how the 'magic' was done. Personally, I'd rather keep it that way.
     
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  5. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I loath to talk to them. :)

    -W
     
  6. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    People don't tend to work for free. And I don't blame them.

    -W
     
  7. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    It does. Fortunately thanks to @James tips these are going to be the only BD's of mine that won't work 100% once the server disappears (so far only 2).
     
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I'm still working on my BD+ discs. You don't even want to know how many I'm dealing with. I'm almost done with the ones I know about in my collection. Then I have to search for more MGM ones that are hiding.
     
  9. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    I bet the day after you finally finish @James will release something containing data for all known discs :LOL:
     
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  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I'd have no issue with that to be honest. I just finished scanning all the BD+ discs that I could find in my collection. I now have 91 items in my cache. I'll be archiving that up momentarily to keep with my AnyDVD installer backup.
     
  11. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    Amen to that mate! Not a ultimate solution (one would wish the project to go on..), but it would be a payback loyalty to the community.
     
  12. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    This speculation makes for good discussion, and the OPD info is great to know, I just find it impossible to believe technology this unique and valuable, along with the list of folks who already bought in to be "locked away somewhere with the key thrown away".

    Maybe I'm the eternal optimist but too much seems to be at stake for that to happen. Not even a week has passed yet so many things could go down before long, good or bad. Who knows, wheels could be turning as we speak.

    The link to the article in the Antiguan newspaper however spoke volumes about what happened and why. No way Slysoft will remain operational there. The locals were saying some pretty nasty things about Slysoft.

    I mentioned the Demonoid saga before, gone for a year or so then re-appearing with intact database out of nowhere. For what it's worth, they are "located" in the nation of Palau. .pw is the countrycode top-level domain for Palau.

    Food for thought as movies can be had from them as well. IMO quality is not same as backing them up yourself but movies are available. Similar situation. They figured it out and are nowhere near as unique as Slysoft. Possible landing spot for Slysoft or nextgen??
     
  13. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    Plenty of options. Middle east, Taiwan, North Korea or even Isle of Man.. If there is will and cash, all rest are details and decisions.
     
  14. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    The programmers and developers seem to hold the cards. They know how it works and how to keep it working.....what will they do with all that talent??
     
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  15. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    The technology is not locked away, and according to James' posts, Slysoft apparently still has its servers under its control. One can only assume that if the OPD is still running that only sales were affected by whatever happened. I still find it totally bizarre that the OPD is apparently still up, so total control over the intellectual property has not happened. I wonder who is running the show with the assets....intriguing.
     
  16. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Hardly...whoever told them to stop selling holds the cards. If Slysoft held the cards they'd still be open.
     
  17. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    I hope put it into use; just under another brand.

    Allow me: ShySoft - same Fox, same Tricks
     
  18. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Or: AnyUHD
     
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  19. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    It is a tricky one Ron. When you have hierarchy and leadership, and your leadership flees the battlefield, you are lost in the massacre.

    What people need is a motivated (to fight) and able (to sustain the company) management, and continue the battle. And believe me, bad guys would follow the team even to .. Mars. So there needs to be a change in strategy and market approach too.
     
  20. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    Programmers and the people that know how it works are not salesmen. US Gov't is who stopped Slysoft, the business, in Antigua. The people that designed and update the program aren't owned by Slysoft. Don't see why they couldn't take their knowledge elsewhere, if situation is right for them. Check the article from Antiguan newspaper out, link in this thread.