Press Release: AnyDVD HD now with BD+ support

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  1. Tom

    Tom SlySoft Team Member Staff Member

    For Immediate Release

    Antigua, West Indies - March, 19th 2008

    AnyDVD HD now with BD+ support

    Film studios that have switched to Blu-ray may have crowed a little
    too early because the much-praised BD+ copy protection is an ad
    absurdum affair now, too. With today's release of version 6.4.0.0 of
    AnyDVD HD it is now also possible to make backup security copies of
    Blu-ray discs protected with BD+.

    Richard Doherty of the Envisioneering Group will have to revise his
    statement from July, 2007 regarding BD+: "BD+, unlike AACS which
    suffered a partial hack last year, won't likely be breached for 10
    years". It is worth mentioning that since he made that statement only
    eight months have gone by.

    Peer van Heuen, head of High-Definition technologies at SlySoft adds:
    "Admittedly, we are not really so fast with this because actually we
    had intended to publish this release already in December as promised.
    However, it was decided for strategic reasons to wait a bit for the
    outcome of the "format war" between HD DVD and Blu-ray. On top of
    that, we first wanted to see our assumptions confirmed about the in
    the meantime released BD+ titles regarding the BD+ Virtual Machine. We
    are rather proud to have brought back to earth the highly-praised and
    previously "unbreakable" BD+. However, we must also admit that the
    Blu-ray titles released up to now have not fully exploited the
    possibilities of BD+. Future releases will undoubtedly have a modified
    and more polished BD+ protection, but we are well prepared for this
    and await the coming developments rather relaxed". Van Heuen adds
    jokingly: "The worst-case scenario then is our boss locks us up with
    only bread and water in the company dungeon for three months until we
    are successful again".

    Giancarlo Bettini, SlySoft CEO, adds, "We are convinced that today's
    release will give the high-density market new impulse. It remains
    unclear just what direction this will take. On the one hand, it can
    give Blu-ray a boost because the end-user has the certainty in knowing
    now that a backup security copy can also be made from Blu-ray disks
    protected by BD+. On the other hand, one or more film studios may want
    to reconsider their withdrawal from HD DVD and Toshiba could also
    grant the high-density DVD a reprieve. HD DVD certainly deserves a
    second chance, particularly since HD DVD hardware has obtained a
    higher market share within the last months than its BD counterpart
    from SONY. In any event, I wish all those involved a happy Easter from
    the bottom of my heart."