UHD 4k requires online connection?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (UHD only)' started by TubeBar, May 11, 2021.

  1. TubeBar

    TubeBar Well-Known Member

    I just got into 4k ripping. I got the ASUS BW-16D1HT and patched it OK, anyDVD works on the few discs I quickly tested. The problem is the PC I use for ripping which is older and in my other room doesn't have an online connection. I never bothered with it since I can rip DVDs and BDs w/ no problem. As soon as I tried to rip a 4k BD which I know anyDVD decrypted on this PC I get an error can't connect to internet.

    Why does 4k ripping require online connection? Will this change? It's a disc no reason you should have to connect online.
  2. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Yes, at the moment UHD disc decryption requires you to be online.
    I can't tell you why, as far as I remember the reason is that there are new discs continuously or that the decryption is not ready to work offline.
    Others wrote about it a time ago I think, but I don't know if I could find the thread now.
    Last edited: May 11, 2021
  3. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator DE

    It needs an online data base
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  4. TubeBar

    TubeBar Well-Known Member

    My concern is if anyDVD got shut down then all 4k disc ripping is not possible or if your internet goes down which happens and you want to rip 4k discs and now you can't. Is there any reason for this restriction? Why can't they include the keys like they do w/ bluray? As if the industry hasn't already hurt all of us by ridiculously restricting 4k, no streaming services let you download, requires special HDMI cables, only certain drives work and need to patch those etc.
  5. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator DE

    All alike progrms for UHD use online data bases.
  6. TubeBar

    TubeBar Well-Known Member

    hmm guess there is some need for it and no way around it. Thanks for your help.
  7. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's kinda required right now for UHD decryption.

    That's why I usually make a protected UHD backup when I get a disc, just in case decryption is adjusted down the road (re ScreenPass) and an unprotected one in case I want to play the movie and the online server is inaccessible (on either my end or RedFox's).

    So I'm covered for both scenarios.

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