Slysoft Closed thread - bring some definitive closure

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

  1. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    That's where you'll find me if this forum goes down.
     
  2. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    Here a interesting thing I found...

    https://www.elby.ch/en/

    Look closely at where it is hosted....
     
  3. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    .ch is switzerland...not China. China is .cn



    Domain name:
    elby.ch

    Holder of domain name:
    Elaborate Bytes AG
    Urs Wiget
    Riedstrasse 7
    CH-6330 Cham
    Switzerland
    Contractual Language: German

    Technical contact:
    Elaborate Bytes AG
    Urs Wiget
    Riedstrasse 7
    CH-6330 Cham
    Switzerland

    Registrar:
    Key-Systems GmbH

    First registration date:
    2002-03-07

    DNSSEC:N

    Name servers:
    rigi.elby.ch [144.76.184.5]
    rigi.elby.ch [2a01:4f8:200:6204::2]
    titlis.elby.ch [144.76.184.28]
    titlis.elby.ch [2a01:4f8:200:6204::3]
     
  4. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    Yeah Elby in switzerland and doing nothing illegal, apples and oranges with slysoft. I just don't understand how you are allowed in US to make 1 personal backup of a purchased movie, which means a lot if you have young kids for example then they outlaw the tools to do it
     
  5. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Called lobbying....$$ talks. Politics is not about running a country for the benefit of all...it is a business. The politicians NEED to stay in power (it is a job) so will do whatever they need to do to keep their "job". If people REALLY wanted to backup all their stuff then everyone would complain and you would be able to. Reality is that very very very very very very few people care about this...so the lobbyists win.
     
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  6. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Let's please not go down the politics rabbit hole. A lot of people will have a lot of different opinions.
     
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  7. ocd

    ocd Well-Known Member

    I had no caches and disabled OPD. AnyDVD didn't complain, it just handled the BD+ and created a new cache file.

    I think if OPD is enabled, it will always use it, since it's faster than figuring it out locally. I think that's what you observed.

    (In contrast, a newer disc that did truly require OPD yelled very loudly about not being able to decrypt when OPD was off.)
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  8. Kerry56

    Kerry56 Well-Known Member

    As others have mentioned, you're always welcome to come to the AnyDVD/CloneBD forums at MyCE. We're supposed to migrate to new forum software soon, but I'm sure both subforums will survive the change.
     
  9. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    A number of political-related posts were removed. One post lead to replies, etc. Language was also an issue. A report was filed. They're now gone. Yes, lobbying and pressure lead to what we are dealing with. But, keep the politics out of it. The very topic is inflammatory and people always disagree. Tempers flare, etc. We simply don't need it.

    Given everything going on I understand emotions can run high, etc, and no one is happy. That said, rules are rules.
     
  10. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Sorry ..I never meant to have an inflammatory discussion...just meant to say that those who use such products as AnyDVD are a very small population and the voice is small. A small voice is rarely, if ever, heard. Politics, no matter what party, drounds out such voices.

    Nuff said..
     
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    No problem. Seriously. I get it. No "punishment" was handed out to anyone. I simply did some pruning.
     
  12. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    If anyDVD was that insignificant, it wouldn't be shut down. It is a difference maker, so much so that Motion Picture Industry went after it pretty hard, resulting in threats to put Antigua on some kind of watch list, while so far ignoring the "competition".
     
  13. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Getting Slysoft to close it's doors is a huge feather in their cap and Slysoft fought long and hard. Do other companies have the resources or chutzpah?

    Just because we haven't heard anything doesn't mean other things won't happen.
     
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  14. Jeff53404

    Jeff53404 Well-Known Member

    If we're talking about DVDFab, they weren't ignored. They always had one international version which included decryption. After the AACS brought suit in the U. S., their web sites were shut down. After some time (maybe many months), they came out with a U.S. version (no decrytpion) and an international version (with decryption). If you had the U. S. version, DVDFab went so far as to recommend decrytptors including AnyDVD. Those who understood I.P. addresses and anonymizers could download the international version. What is very strange is that now, there is only one version so things are back to where they were before the lawsuit. I have not been able to find anything to indicate that the court's ruling was overturned. It has been made clear on their forum that the circumstances surrounding these events will not be discussed.
     
  15. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    Count me in as one who is keeping the faith and truly believing things will happen. Too much at stake not to. They remain, and have always been the leader, the innovator, as others now have problems even continuing without the fox.
     
  16. gereral1

    gereral1 Well-Known Member

    Ill be moving on. Thankyou all for a great many years. When i get home Ill share my 400 plus cashed files with you guys. Ive got pretty much every top release. Im going to order a hdmi splitter and capture card and call it a day. This will allow me to put new movies I buy in my htpc. If this forum goes down and you need to reach me you can visit my youtube channel and post there. 1,000,000 views by the end of tonight. Bye all...

    Google my name to get the link ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  17. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  18. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    What I meant what that it's possible that more dominoes might fall. I hope this is not the case, of course.
     
  19. greynolds

    greynolds Member

    You can currently purchase a Passkey for DVD & Bluray lifetime bundle for $105.60 and apply a 20% off coupon, using the coupon code "FAB-FOF-OFF", to get it for $84.48 until the end of this month. See the following link for the bundle:

    http://www.dvdfab.cn/passkey-for-blu-ray.htm

    Their website is kind of a mess to navigate... I bought the bundle a few days ago when the news about Slysoft first came out. Then I remembered that I already had 2 free license keys from promotions they ran over the last year - they sent out emails offering free lifetime licenses a few times, so I grabbed them at the time figuring they might come in handy at some point if something happened to Slysoft. It worked out well though as I had 3 AnyDVD HD lifetime licenses as I need it installed on 3 PC's. If Slysoft comes back one way or another, I'll most likely switch back.
     
  20. VirtualRipper

    VirtualRipper Well-Known Member

    For those who are worried about the opd going away, why aren't you keeping unencrypted copies of your ISOs? I invested quite a bit in USB drives to store my unencrypted copies as I've ripped them over the years. I figured this was going to happen, it was only a matter of time. Guess my investment paid off.