Why indeed? I never said that it is spyware because it asks to load on autoplay. You said it. I refuse to get into yet another debate with you about something I never said.
The fact is that Interactual player at its inception was called "PC Friendly" (windows application) and was notorious for enticing the consumer to install it so he (the consumer) would have access to the "advanced features" on the dvd. Good ol' PC Friendly would then go about its business of data collection.
From Interhack Publications:
"Who Knows What, When
Registration data, including name, address, email address, and age are gathered from the user. A unique
user ID'' is created--interestingly, the number seems to be created on the client. The client tests to see whether it's on the network with aping'' (ICMP ECHO) to www.pcfriendly.com. After the return of the ping from the server, an HTTP connection is made to www.pcfriendly.com that will alert PCFriendly to the user's presence."
From it's evolution as PC Friendly to Interactual Player it seemingly, has become less invasive and nasty. Nevertheless, Interactual player is prominent on blacklists from dvdxcopy to Fab. If it works well for you and you wish to use it, then by all means, have at it. IMO, you do a disservice to anyone to recommend it...not only because of its history of deceit and unethical activities, but it's also a mediocre-at-best player.