When will CDM support WMV9???

Discussion in 'CloneDVD mobile' started by timoteo, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    Any idea when CloneDVD will support outputting to Windows Media Video 9 format (WMV9)?
     
  2. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

  3. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    I just don't get it, it's not like WMV9 is some new technology. It's been around for about 4 or 5 years -- ANCIENT in computer technology terms. Is there some issue I'm missing here?? Why would they even bother with WMV if they weren't going to utilize the V9 codec?

    Well, maybe now that there is a dedicated thread to it this specifically (as opposed to WMV9 with various players) it will get some more attention. Although I can't imagine the programmers/owners/etc. aren't aware of this glaring shortcoming. Why there is silence about it, let alone the fact it is not implemented, will remain a mystery I guess. :confused:

    -Tim
     
  4. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    as slysoft develop clonedvdmobile,send them an e-mail and ask.
    if they ignore or dont reply to the e-mail (after giving them a few days to respond) then let everyone know here.
    ask via the online support: http://www.slysoft.com/en/contact.html
     
  5. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    I received a reply from Slysoft support, but it really didn't clear up the issue. The person who responded said "Microsoft would simply sue you out of your company if you implement their codec. That's the reason for us not to implement it."

    This doesn't make any sense to me since they use a previous version of the codec. Unless perhaps the most reason version is protected by copyright/patent/etc. and the prior version are/were not. I thought like other codecs, WMV9 was open to developers. Doesn't make any sense to me. Anyone shed any light on this? I'm hoping to hear back from Slysoft in this regard and will post my findings.

    Best,
    Tim