Hello everybody! I have just nipped in here from my own post -
"movie jack 2 vcd - could somebody please help me?"
Firstly to Dark_Schneider, thanks for the info. It makes me feel a little less dissapointed with what i bought, don't feel quiet so much like i wasted my money now, well as long as the updates arn't going to cost me.
I don't want to annoy any one here but i do understand what tell33 is talking about as i too bought this version, sorry tell33 but you are both wrong and right, your probably thinking 'what the hell is she on about, how can you be wrong and right at the same time??' Well here it is....In your defence the outer box DOES just say Movie Jack The DVD Ripper and does not mention anything about not being the full version or anything about a trial half version, or even anything about being able to buy an upgrade key, but on the other hand in Dark_Schneider's defence when you open the front flap of the box (which is not sealed down) and look at the screen shot it clearly shows 'Movie Jack 2 VCD Ripper'.
To us poor amatures though, no matter what it is called this implies that this is what we need copy DVD's to VCD's, we don't know that you are going to need to spend out more money to get a fuller version...we thought this was all you needed, at least i did.
To tell33.... if you want to contact somebody about your software go to www.hotline-pro.de click on english, select 'movie jack' from the product list, then click contact support, fill in all the details required, explain your problem and submit, this is what i have done but i am still waiting for a reply.
Overall it is a very misleading box completely inapropriate for what is inside, improvements could and shoul be made for this packaging, the size of the packaging which is 30cm x 23cm x 5cm to hold 1 disc and a leaflet the same size as the disc could be greatly reduced, the savings that could be made on the packagings could be passed on to the customer and the packaging should be more informative so that the customer knows exactly what they are buying.
I don't really care what kind of VCD it can produce as long as it is a good copy, i only bought it because my daughters and i are big Buffy/Angel fans and i have already shelled out Â£90.00 for each of the available seasons on dvd and the girls are getting a DVD player this christmas and there is NO WAY on this earth they are even going to be allowed to breath on my DVD's never mind borrow them at those prices, so i thought that by buying this ripper i would be able to save a lot of money, but unfortunatly even after registering it i still have no full version and am unable to use it, until that is the updates that Dark_Schneider told me about are available (read about it in my thread mentioned above).
As far as the legal side of producing this kind of softwere, the law as i understand is this... Anyone is entitled to invent, create, produce & copywright whatever they want and sell it to the public as long as they pay their taxes, it is even legal to purchase such a product and i THINK it is legal to use it for personal use BUT the illegality of it is when you use it to make pirate copies to sell for personal gain and profit.
Sorry if i have offended anyone.