I’m running Windows Vista Ultimate on C2D E6600 w/ 2GB of RAM, a Palit 9600GT Sonic 1GB (latest drivers), a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3, a 500GB HD, a LG GGC-H20L (HD/DVD and Bluray playing Optical drive) and a Samsung 20x CD/DVD-R/RW.
I have installed AnyDVD, AnyDVD HD package, CloneDVD, CloneDVDMobile, Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra 7 w/ HD package,the latest Vista Codecs, Nero 8 Ultra, Firefox w/ extensions, Apple Itunes and Office 2003.
Originally, I let AnyDVD install itself in my systray so it could automatically work its magic when I load up a movie. I assumed it would do its thing when I was ready to watch the movie or wanted to pull the contents from my collection onto my harddrive. However, I find that it will automatically scan any disc after I insert it or turn on the computer and then the movie starts in PowerDVD. Basically, I see a pop up from the fox icon in the systray that says it is scanning the disc and then cyberlink opens and starts to load the movie. It’s great if you are sitting down to watch a movie but when you are updating and installing software it tends to bog down the process to have that automatically done.
I don’t know if PowerDVD or AnyDVD is the troublemaker but when I went into AnyDVD’s settings and told it not to load at startup, I no longer had a movie start every time the computer is turned on. So I felt like AnyDVD’s disc scan prompted PowerDVD to start the movie. I like the idea of having AnyDVD on in the background but would like it to stay quiet until I try to access the disc (pull the contents to my harddrive or select play from PowerDVD). Right now I am starting AnyDVD any time I want to access a movie disc and waiting for PowerDVD to start the movie.
The automatic start will really become an issue as I start loading my entire movie collection onto the harddrive. I either have to shut down and start AnyDVD everytime I change discs or wait for it to scan and start the movie, shut down PowerDVD, and then explore the disc and move it to my harddrive.
I hope that makes a little more sense. Thanks.