Right. What I’m saying is that RipGuard claims to - and from all early “spy reports” DOES - do… is crash rippers. One spy report claimed that they tried it on DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, AnyDVD… and that they all errored out about 2% into the disc. I think AnyDVD made it about 40% through, but the others just crashed. Not had a read error… CRASHED. That’s their claim.
Now we see discs bearing some bizarre “copy protected” label but which seem to have no protection AT ALL (Shrink is incapable of removing anything but basic CSS, and yet rips through these discs like tissue paper). This is not RipGuard, unless RipGuard is ALL smoke and mirrors.
My personal feeling is that when we DO see RipGuard, it’ll beat:
- DVD Decrypter 126.96.36.199 (probably why Macrovision sued LUK!)
- DVD Shrink (Arccos already does)
- AnyDVD Current Version (unless Slysoft get a disc beforehand to test)
- DVD XCopy
Believe it or not, those 4 programs represent a GIGANTIC portion of the market… with perhaps 99% of the market going to DVD XCopy or some repackaging of it. You have to remember that they’re trying to stop Joe Average, who has gone to Google, typed in “copy DVD” and gotten some shitball $25 package that bundles an out-of-date DVD Decrypter with 1ClickDVDCopy and offers a useless “support forum”.