4th October 2009, 15:23
I was wondering which version of "any" to get. Do I need a blu ray/ hd burner on my pc to use the HD version? I don't have a blu ray burner. Would that be a waste of money to buy that one? Since I just have a regular writer,should I get the any dvd version? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
4th October 2009, 15:54
If you have a Blu-ray (or HD DVD) reader, AnyDVD HD will be of use to you. Even if you only have a reader (not a burner), you can still use AnyDVD HD to:
Play discs from outside your region
Play discs on a non-HDCP monitor
Decrypt discs for ripping unprotected disc images (ISOs) to your hard drive (using AnyDVD HD's own basic ripper or third-party software)
Decrypt discs for ripping disc files for remastering as downloads (AnyDVD HD has a basic ripper, or you can use third-party software; remastering requires third-party software)
If you leave your ISOs encrypted (recommended), decrypt them for playback (preferably using Virtual CloneDrive, a freeware program available here, to load the ISO as a drive)
Disable BD-Live, PUOs, ads, etc.
If your drive doesn't support Blu-ray (or HD DVD) at all and you don't have any ISOs of those hanging around (legally ripped, of course :policeman:), you should get standard AnyDVD. However, if you think you might upgrade to a Blu-ray drive in the near future, you can buy AnyDVD HD now and be ready when you upgrade your drive. It's your choice.
4th October 2009, 18:20
Thanks for helping me save some money. I do not have a blu ray burner. I heard they are around 600 dollars
4th October 2009, 18:32
I heard they are around 600 dollars
No . . .
You can get an 8x Blu-ray burner for under $200 U.S. now.