While I thank you for your sarcastic compliment, I can't be bothered doing extra work for your own personal edification, especially considering you are quite capable of looking up some of that information yourself. You can start here:
"Version Number: 22.214.171.124
Release Date: February 06, 2006
* Added new profiles to support the Apple iPod
* Added support to add and edit subtitles for the Nero Digital file format"
and then move to
(Unfortunately, Nero does not seem to keep a log on their website for all revision updates, but I can't say I would bother counting them either).
As the product is still developed and supported, it's not dead.
Just for reference the AnyDVD software program has had 73 revisions and CloneDVD has had 25 revisions dunning the time frame that Nero Recode was first released until now.
Numerous updates are not necessarily an indication of a quality product, in of itself; tons of updates can also be an indication of a severely buggy product (I am not suggesting, for a second, that Clonedvd2 is a buggy product; I'm just saying, in theory . . .). That said, without any question in my mind, Clonedvd2 is a better supported product than Nero Recode 2. I'm not debating this. What I do question is referring to Recode as a dead product, when it's not (or that using it creates nothing but problems). Moreover, I question trying to push another product (Clonedvd2) at the OP when Anydvd is quite capable of working in conjunction with the software the OP is using. It seems to me a person who bothers to count the number of revisions Clonedvd2 has is also capable of suggesting Anydvd Ripper to a Recode user, but hey, that's just me. For ease of use, yes, Clonedvd2 works better than Recode (you don't need to use Anydvd ripper, for starters). But that doesn't suddenly imply Recode is a dead product; it's not. To its credit, Slysoft has included Anydvd ripper to help people (that may not be using Clonedvd2). I, for one, applaud the effort and suggest to those that are having problems with Anydvd and Recode to try using Anydvd ripper.
Regardless, I'm not interested in getting into a pissing contest over Recode vs Clonedvd2. Each product has its strengths and weaknesses.