What about adding PathPlayer to AnyDvd?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by sneaks, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. sneaks

    sneaks Active Member

    DvdFab HD Decrypter Beta (Sep 14, 2007):
    - New: Brand new "PathPlayer" technology which gives DVDFab the ability to copy DVD content only allowed to be played on a real DVD player. In this way, DVDFab will ignore unplayed content which may contain copy protection.

    How "PathPlayer" works?
    "PathPlayer" works like a real DVD player, it follows every play path of a DVD, visits every thing that you can access on DVD player with a remote controller. When "PathPlayer" finishes, we can know all the DVD content that a real DVD player will read. The copy protection exists in the unplayed DVD content, DVDFab will not read it when copying.

    Note: "PathPlayer" is a very powerful technology. We have done test with all our discs which means it's very stable now. But it's completely new so if you encounter problem that some DVD content is not copied, please tell us, thanks!
  2. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Since AnyDVD functions "on-the-fly" in a driver type mode, it would appear that "pathplayer" type technology might not be possible/practical within AnyDVD? But it surely could be integrated into the AnyDVD "ripper" program - and/or CloneDVD?
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    The "AI Scanner(tm)" has already been announced. And it works on the fly.
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but will the AI Scanner ™ make the AnyDVD ripper redundant and unnecessary? IOW, will it work with very messed up DVDs so that DVD Shrink works directly from the DVD?

    Edit: I believe this has been discussed before but I'm too dense to find it now. :(
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Sorry, don't know yet. Certainly not in the first version. Probably later.
  6. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I didn't expect it in the first release. LOL. I was just curious just how much the AI Scanner ™ can handle on-the-fly [or will be able to in the future]. :)

    I will patiently wait. :D
  7. Kallasways

    Kallasways Active Member

    This pathplayer thing makes me nervous man i hope they have the option to leave it off. I can see it now I press something and get a totally different response.
  8. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    What do you mean? Can you explain that?
  9. Microburn

    Microburn Member

    The AI Scanner I can not wait to see this leave it to my favorite decrypter Anydvd & the Slysoft team to always do the unexpected keep up the great work!!:):)
  10. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I don't mean to speak for Kallasways but I'll admit although I find the PathPlayer ™ idea very very interesting I also know that something like that can't be perfected overnight which is what I think their concern is.

    In theory the PathPlayer ™ technology is a great idea but it needs to be refined as does any newer method of handling protections. Apparently one of the downsides is it removed the ability for DVDFab to handle the protections on some DVDs that they had already managed to overcome (ie Paris by Night 89 - Live in Korea). A newer method can result in taking a step or two back [temporarily] before it is perfected. I believe that is the point of what was said. By allowing the software to allow the user to pick the old method of handling protections or the new method a user could bypass any issues with the newer method for the time being.

    I am looking forward to the AI Scanner ™ in AnyDVD but I also realize it may have some issues in the beginning that will be discovered through use by a large amount of people that might not have been caught before release.