I'm the author of the patin-couffin access layer, and I'm pretty upset now with rumours Once again, I'm very surprised to discover that my driver are suspected to cause problems ... in the forums or in the news - rather than in our support email. I'm always very surprised to read direct accusations, without being notified of any technical informations about it, or even without being notified by our users and/or our beta testers of problems concerning anydvd and the presence of patin-couffin on the same computer. I'm also surprised that our driver could interfere with anydvd filter driver. Patin-couffin accesses at a lower level, and up to now, that caused the softwares using patin-couffin to just NOT see AnyDVD (that's for 2K/XP/2K3). For Win9x, it's yet another problem, but I don't think AnyDVD support 9x, did he ? Our duty has never been to interfere or disturb other softwares. I know other software that solve their problem by removing concurrent, or telling they are causing troubles. Our duty is not to accuse, but to do our possible to make everything working fine on one's computer. In my humble professsionnal opinion, I think it's better to provide technical informations to the concerned people rather than spreading rumours for whatever purpose. Well, if there is a REAL bug in patin-couffin, Come on slysoft, don't do a "workaround", but tell me how it bsod so I can correct and admit my mistake .... - and Olly, if it's still you the author, you know my email ! I know for sure there is an alternative of anydvd (or similar) no yet public but working now. It uses patin-couffin to access drives, it's faster, support any software, and - most important - will be free !