Update on BD+ Crack?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by shane4242, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    Anyone heard any good news??
  2. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

    Only what was said on doom9 about the code being "mostly done", so if all goes well it will only be weeks not months until it's released.
  3. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    You really can't go off of that statement to say he only has weeks instead of months. In software development, having "mostly done" code does not necessarily mean the code completely works or even mostly works. You may have the basic operational template coded and then you have to fix the bugs. Then you have to test, then you have to fix more bugs, then you have to test, you get the point. Also, despite his coding prowess, i do think that James is actually human, so there's that sleep, eat, and s#$*t thing that we all have to get done sometimes.

    So yes, it could be months. Don't worry kiddies. You've survived this long:D
  4. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

    By which time PDVD8 will be out and the whole process may start over again to get it to work with that :(
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    What makes you think that? The PowerDVD version is irrelevant on AnyDVD's ability to decrypt BD+ encrypted streams.
  6. koolkid

    koolkid New Member

    Yes, because AnyDVD does not have the ability to decrypt BD+ encrypted streams. :clap:
  7. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    I don’t see how a new version of PowerDVD Ultra would be a noteworthy issue in and of itself with respect to BD+.

    There are other things Cyberlink may be forced to implement such as:

    No functionality of PowerDVD Ultra at all in any way shape or form if any version of AnyDVD_HD is detected.

    That could be a bit inconvenient,….

    That’s not to say that BD+ isn’t inconvenient as well but I suspect it wont be an inconvenience for much longer or at least one can hope.
  8. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    But I can't seem to figure out how would PowerDVD know that AnyDVD is running without scanning your PC, which would be considered spyware. Since PowerDVD is mostly used (by "used" I mean "bought") by PC-savvy people, I don't think it would go over well. While it's true that applications such as firewalls and security programs do detect other applications when installing, they usually only warn you of probable incompatibilities, but don't take away features or not let you install (most of them anyway). But more importantly, the other applications are not trying to hide themselves against being detected. I think it'd be pretty easy for AnyDVD to hide itself, if it doesn't already, from apps that aren't supposed to be snooping in your PC (i.e. non-security apps).
  9. Tony1M

    Tony1M Well-Known Member

    That sounds more like the route the opposition would take in this Spy vs. Spy war.

    Of course one strategy would be that if you have a good-working version of Pdvd right now, never update or "upgrade" to a "better" version.
  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yea, cause, updates are NEVER required to play new movies. :rolleyes: :disagree: Ask all of us with profile 1.1 titles how well never updating worked out for us. Some of us are STILL waiting for a version that completely works with the latest titles. God help us when BD Live goes live later this year. Yea, it's a great theory to never update, but, in practice it's unworkable.
  11. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    JAMES is still with us yahoo,(i was worried that he ran away under the pressure):bowdown:
  12. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    I wouldn’t put it past them, because we all know how much the powers that be hold our fair rights and privacy in such high regard.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  13. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    Well, my point was that it's presumably easy for AnyDVD to hide from any non-security application. If they make it not to work with AnyDVD running, it would mean that PowerDVD is doing something that only a security app should do, namely scan your registry or disks for stuff that is not theirs. The very people who buy the product (as opposed to just getting it through OEM channels) will be supremely pissed, even more than they are now. Most will take it like a direct, personal attack on their computer.
  14. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    I agree 100%.

    Although I don’t really think that they care about whether we are “supremely pissed” or not.
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    They never have before. Why start now? And to top it off, it looks as though it's possible they're dropping HD DVD support. They've done so in their authoring software but as of yet it is NOT confirmed one way or the other for PowerDVD 8. That's going to make a few people..."less than joyful".
  16. Stormlord

    Stormlord Well-Known Member

    He said approx. the same thing months ago... Maybe a bit more concrete info/update on the situation would be in order???
  17. 007

    007 Guest

    They work as hard as they can...it isn't easy. :disagree:
  18. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    It will be done when it's done. :D

    I know people want to see it completed as soon as possible but sometimes we have to wait for things.

    Remember that no one else has managed to deal with MKBv4 yet and that had to be dealt with before they could begin finding a way to handle BD+.
  19. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member


    BD+ can and will be cracked concretely, we're doing it precisely at this very moment.
    There you go :p