I was wondering is it possible to rip HD-DVDs using a standalone player connected to an HD-capable PC along with AnyDVD HD? In essence I’m asking if you can use a standalone player (like the Toshiba HD-A30) instead of the XBox 360 HD-DVD addon for ripping the disc to my PC (ie will my PC recognize the HD-A30 as a drive and allow me to rip from it)? I tried searching the forum but couldn’t really find an answer. Everything I’ve seen references the 360 HD-DVD addon. Thanks.
Nope. You need a PC drive to “rip” discs, whether it’s an HD disc, DVD or anything else.
I don’t think this is possible without a USB connection on the A30.