Aggressive I/O Mode in AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD' started by neur, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. neur

    neur Member

    Could someone tell me what aggressive i/o mode does in AnyDVD and when to use it. Its the only function I have not been able to figure out...Thanks:agree:
  2. Jill Anderson

    Jill Anderson SlySoft Support Team Staff Member

    Let me try to answer this in very simple words (and let peer or james punish me if I do not use the correct technical terms): the "aggressive I/O mode" has been the default mode in AnyDVD before we released Update

    Since then, the former "safe mode" is now the default mode, so, if you so want, AnyDVD is now set up with a muzzle by default, to avoid unwanted conflicts and issues.

    While CloneDVD and many other products are perfectly compatible with the softer default mode, there might be some third party tools that still require the aggressive I/O mode and if such a product is detected, AnyDVD will issue a warning to turn on the aggressive I/O mode in the program settings.
  3. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    You could use the "right mouse button" help on the aggressive I/O mode checkbox.
  4. neur

    neur Member

    That really explains it...Thanks very much for clarifying this for me....:agree:
  5. jroot

    jroot New Member

    where is the "aggressive I/O mode" checkbox? I can't seem to pull up any menus with SlySoft:bang:
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2010
  6. Harrigan46

    Harrigan46 Well-Known Member

    open anydvd on the left side "program settings":clap:
  7. djage

    djage New Member

    "James" is right and a genius for the simple program function of the little Question mark in the upper right hand corner of the AnyDVD menu (left click once & carry it to any setting on the menu & left drop click to setting or right click in the setting or checkbox or area) and it will explain a good detail of every setting box in the menu. Even other areas that aren't a check box Like the "CSS Key Archive" where the keys are stored for each movie title. AnyDVD isn't just the best program there is for nothing, it is self contained technical reference manual, user guide, quick start manual...everything. If you can't find by the self contained help then you probably need help and read the forums before to see if the question was intelligently answered. It saves forum readers a lot of reading time. I hope I don't sound rude. I just learned about right clicking for the self contained help myself. Oh & "Aggressive Mode" ....If it ain't broke, don't fix it. They already fixed it in the AnyDVD History section by a setting warning you it may need the "Aggressive Mode" & to report any software that has conflicts with the mode. Good luck!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  8. Lance

    Lance Member

    I too couldn't understand 'aggressive mode' until my trusty AnyDVD no longer worked. I tried everything including different drives, reinstalling, etc but to no avail. AnyDVD kept scanning for a disk forever. I think I must have installed a program that prevented it working but which one? I was resigning myself to not being able to use it again when I decided to try 'aggressive mode' and AnyDVD burst into life again.
  9. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    As the dialog box after every AnyDVD update will tell you: A simple right mouse button click will do, too. (And it might even work better with some of the controls).
  10. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Highly unlikely that changing this setting has anything to do with this problem (long scan). I'm sure it is only a coincidence. Change it back, I'm sure it will still work.
  11. cgroth

    cgroth New Member

    I just had the experience; after trying more than 20 times to scan a disc without success, it just timed out every time, I checked "aggresive i/o" and it worked straight away.
  12. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    Burning product?

    And what program are you using to author/process after the scan to burn the blank? That would be good to know, really. 8)
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  13. cgroth

    cgroth New Member

    Hi Frank,

    I use AnyDVD together with software from Cinemar (DVDLobby) and play the result using ArrSoft MediaPlayer. I hope that answers your quetion? (I am not really a techno-guy, so I am not certain what "author/process means...)

  14. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    Another program needing "aggressive"

    Thanks. Some time ago we built a list of all the possible programs that could best work with "aggressive I/O/ set active. These all cause the message to appear for setting that. This one you mention was not on that list so James will have to add it as it obviously is not well-behaved. Please do us a favor and give us an "information" log zip for AnyDVD. Thanks.

    1. Right click the little red fox icon in the lower right system tray and select "Create Logfile"

    2. Wait for Anydvd to create a log file, a pop-up screen will appear.
    Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".

    3. Go to your My Documents folder and there you will see a zip file called
    "Anydvd_Info_<xxxxxxx>.zip" (or something similar)

    4. Attach that ZIP file to your reply via the paper-clip function. Thanks.
  15. louiexjx

    louiexjx New Member


    I've same situation when I installed AnyDVD HD in my new Sony desktop. It prompts a warning of Aggressive I/O Mode which related to the preloaded Roxio products.

    I've enabled the Aggressive I/O Mode in Program Setting and haven't test it yet.

    As per your request, I will generate a log file for your reference.

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  16. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    Thanks for the info

    OK, that's cool. Roxio, however, was one of the first on the list and most users deal with this pretty well and thanks for mentioning it.