I am not like the rest of you, I’ve never really been interested in copying DVDs. Just watching them without Power DVD.
I confess that for years (4) I’ve been using a cracked version of AnyDVD:cop: that came with a suite called DVD Rip Pack that I found at ***********.com (its been since removed or simply vanished since their search engine can’t find it again). The short of it was I had forgotten that I had previously hit the default settings button at a time I was also syncing the clock to the NIST time server while also running update for both winblows and AVG.
[the HTPC isn’t connected 24/7 to the ‘net] The bloody thing must have communicated with the Antigua server because when I finished with the other tasks I got a dialogue that my trial period was over :o!!!
No big deal since the HTPCs have nothing critical on their boot drives I usually just reformat…re-install but on this particular machine XP was running instead of 2000Pro. So Not wanting to bother with a re-activation I used EasyCleaner to uninstall the Rip Pack, clean the registry, dump unnecessary files and since 4.2 of DVD43 was on a stick, decided to give it a whirl:bigsmile:. It dovetails quite nicely with the MyHD/MDP-130’s ATSC tuner cards’ DVD function. As for the choice of skipping adverts and going to main menu, a button push of the MDP’s remote takes care of that. It is the MDP that kept me from jumping into the HD/Blue-Ray fray as it does a nice job of upscaling NTSC that I can see all the warts,scars, pimples,beard stubble,crows feet and bad paint jobs on the sets that one can take. In the meantime I can wait for BluRay to drop below 200 a player.
Though I am still interested in Fangtao’s products and may be a paying customer in the near future and encourage the fellow to keep it compatible with 2000. Until then I’ll keep lurking here to learn what DVDFab can or can’t do but perhaps forced was the wrong word, I kinda stumble on these things via searches and had previously d/l 43 while surfing with the ‘daily driver’ PC.