SlySoft CAN Keep up! :)

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray)' started by iansilv, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. iansilv

    iansilv Well-Known Member

    I think this latest beta with support for Transformers HDDVD says it all- Slysoft is a company that keeps up not just with its own bugs, but with necessary feature enhancements to keep its software state of the art.

    i think a lot of people have forgotten that the work being done riht now to defeat the latest copy protections would fall in to That's not supported" territory for just about any other software company. Instead, James keeps bringing out new fixes to stay cutting edge.

    Thank you Slysoft!
     
  2. Buju

    Buju Member

    Kudos

    Kudos to the Slysoft Team!!
     
  3. devil869

    devil869 Member

    Slysoft team is the best!!!

    Next target BD+
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The next target, according to peer and James, is support for for all MKBv4 discs.
     
  5. IAM4UK

    IAM4UK Member

    I'm confident BD+ plus is in their sights as well. No telling how difficult that may be. But since the prevalent software playback utility (PDVDU) doesn't properly recognize HDCP compliance on some monitors, AnyDVD-HD is invaluable to merely playback purchased or rented movies.

    Thanks for providing a glimmer of hope for HD movie viewing!
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, but after support for for all MKBv4 discs is implemented.
     
  7. HD2121

    HD2121 Well-Known Member

    Let me get this right:

    SlySoft needs to fix each disc to be able to decrypt it because
    of MKBv4 and that s why every user sends their log to ya?
     
  8. Peer

    Peer SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    It's because our decryption engine for mkb4 is a small standalone program for testing purposes and now needs to be integrated into AnyDVD.
    So in the meantime, we're adding some popular discs manually, so you don't have to wait.
     
  9. HD2121

    HD2121 Well-Known Member

    hey didn't mean to be rude or something was just curious that's all peer...:)
     
  10. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    He didn't think you were rude. He answered your question straight up and honestly.

    -W
     
  11. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    I even want to be more honest. Of course we have completely opened MKBv4, otherwise I would not be able to remotely crack every disc I receive an AnyDVD_Info file.

    But AnyDVD HD does (and will) not contain code to directly decrypt MKBv4 (and up) titles at this time, for two reasons:

    1.) AACS will have a hard time to blacklist us, if they don't know how we do it. :D Well, weak argument, they might be able to find out, but it will be very hard...
    2.) Last time, we were the first releasing an AnyDVD HD beta which fully decrypted MKBv3, even weeks before the first disc (Matrix HD DVD) was officially released. A couple of days later, the processing key was published in a blog, then the folks at Doom9 picked it up. May be a coincidence, but honestly, AnyDVD is much easier to attack than the commercial player software, so I suspect the key was taken out of the AnyDVD HD beta.
    I wouldn't mind so much if freeware is using our research, but other commercial programs like DVDFab picks up our research from the freeware tools.
    You must understand, that our research costs a lot of time and money - funded by customers who have or will buy an AnyDVD HD license -, and we don't want other commercial software publishers to benefit from our work.
    In other words - this time, Fengtao must do the work on his own, or wait until the freeware tools provide him with the required information.
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Does this statement contradict your release notes for 6.1.9.3?

    "Note: Support for all MKBv4 discs will be added in a future release"

    I understand the reason for not doing it.

    Oh, I didn't realize this.

    Have you then decided to move onto BD+ then as the top priority?
     
  13. DonCarlos

    DonCarlos Well-Known Member

    Ok I do not understand what you exactly mean by saying AnyDVD will not contain code to directly decrypt MKB v4 does this mean you add a key for every disc which will be released? Or did you find another way to lets say get the key for every disc and you do not have to implement the complete way how you decryt it into AnyDVD?!
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's what I thought James meant, but maybe I'm mistaken. It seems to me that he doesn't want the decryption method stolen, which I completely understand.
     
  15. Peer

    Peer SlySoft Development Team Staff Member


    Yes and no: every release of AnyDVD will be able to crack discs known up to its release date.
    Additionally, AnyDVD will automatically update itself online automatically, as soon as you insert a new disc unknown to your current version. This will take no more than 1 or 2 seconds and the new disc will play.
    So effectively you will notice no difference.
     
  16. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    No, it doesn't. AnyDVD HD will get a method to automatically connect to our servers, so we can "crack" a disc in real time the moment you insert it into your drive. No more AnyDVD_Info file uploading required.

    No, we are still implementing the "remote crack service(tm)".
     
  17. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Oh, that's very cool!!! :clap:

    You guys are slick. :bowdown:
     
  18. DonCarlos

    DonCarlos Well-Known Member

    Sure I also would understand it if I was Slysoft I also would get angry if anybody steals my really hard an great work.
     
  19. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's very cool! :agree:
     
  20. DonCarlos

    DonCarlos Well-Known Member

    Oh that is a very good idea!!!:agree::agree: