Plextools XL V.3.02 released

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#1

Hi guys!
If anyone else is interested in, plextools xl 3.02 is officially releases at
plextor.be :wink:


#2

Excellent, let’s thank Plextor for their threats by banning it!


#3

No :Z thank you ! :bigsmile:


#4

I’ve expected this reactions! :bigsmile:
Maybe it would be better to release fw 1.08 for the 716a!


#5

Come on people, don’t be that childish…

I downloaded several copies and they were deleted immediately after completion by a magic hand. :cool: :bow:
I thought to myself: “This must produce traffic for Plextor that must be paid somehow… Well, at least that money can’t be spend on lawyers anymore.” :cop:

And so I am downloading once more and over and over again until I have this file on my HDD just to not install that sweet, by an useful activation protected piece of best software which I will never install once again…
Damn you, magic hand! :bigsmile: :smiley:


#6

no more plextrash for me :slight_smile:
boycott is the word for plextor greedy people


#7
  • PlexTools XL … more 20€ and i have a Full BenQ Drive and NeroCD Speed Bundled… Nex Try Plextor…:Z

  • Plextor YOU have decide your Destiny, by killing Open Source…:Z

Sorry For my bad English.


#8

Automated testing features…



#9

Is there already a crack available ? :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:


#10

I am sure there will be one, sooner or later.


#11

[tinfoil hat on]

Anything on the privacy-busting, phone-home “features”? Oh, right … it’s “proprietary” software, meaning we have to take the word of a corporation that nothing personal is being transmitted back to the Plextor Mothership, like the CD/DVD titles being “backed up”.

[/tinfoil hat off]


#12

meh…how about taking some time to improve the firmware (to support more media - e.g. Philips C16 @ 16x instead of max 12x) and bring the prices down before devoting time/resources/money to this overpriced piece of software.

@ftp1020, that’s what a good software firewall is for…


#13

Not if you want to use the online FreeDB thingie …


#14

umm, if you know how to configure a firewall that’s not a problem at all :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

Well, it’s not always that easy…

As an example:
Alcohol’s activation revalidates the proper license with every 14th program start after a successful validation. If you refuse A120 to connect to their servers for a specific amount of tries after the 14th start, it will will deactivate the application by itself. You’ll then have to contact the support to get your software working again.

I don’t know if this is similar with PlexFools XL, but I am afraid that a firewall is not always the answer. Activation is bad and noone should ever buy a software with such a protection scheme. :cop: :iagree:

However, I don’t need expensive automated testing features, I have a very well working open-source freeware alternative running right now, although I am still fighting the magic hand. :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

i agree that incremental activation is horrible…but you can still handle this with a properly configured firewall…it just gets very annoying since you’ll have to set it to ask each time it wants to connect…


#17

How would you do that without letting the application connect to the net at least for the revalidation? I have no idea how this should work out without a little help from “other sources”…

But it’s not that important to me, Alcohol’s support was playing nice with me and now I don’t have to worry about it anymore. :bow:


#18

and let it connect once and a while…


#19

not entirely true … you can surely block any outgoing traffic to anything that contains the word ‘Plextor’ … but what if data is being collected at an innocent location and then being routed to Plextor ? That’s what I would do if I were a plex software developer.

You’d need a packet sniffer to exactly find out what is going on during activation …


#20

OK. :bigsmile: