Hello. I’m currently working on ripping my copy of “T2 Trainspotting” and wanted to make a post. This is a work-in-progress, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to complete it without getting one of the free review licenses. (Let’s not kid ourselves. 199 € is a lot of money. Until some more titles get added, I’m not sure I can justify shelling out the money. Fingers crossed that my private request is fulfilled!)
First off, my system is a circa-2010, hand-built HTPC. I can look up all the exact specs later but it was a middle-of-the-road PC when I built it. In other words, other than the drive, this system is, in no way, ready to play UHD discs using PowerDVD/SGX. In even more words, yes, it looks like this software works as long as your system’s on Win10 and you have an appropriate drive. I can’t comment on whether or not this will work on Win7/Win8/Win8.1 but I’m sure others will.
Now then, I have a WH16NS60 in a NexStar DX USB 3.0 enclosure. (I didn’t want to rip the current drive out of my HTPC.) I installed DeUHD and, after wrestling with the password (I don’t think the account allows passwords with special characters, just numbers and letters), I got it set up. I fired up the enclosure and put in the disc. After ~30 s spent reading the disc, DeUHD reported that it could decrypt the disc. I immediately started to rip to a drive. The rip is in-progress. It’s been ~2.5 hrs, with another 2.5 to go. The drive is slow but I don’t know if it’s the software, the usage of USB 3.0 (it’s plugged into a full 3.0 port), or something else.
I’ll report back when the rip is done and let everyone know if the rip (partially) works. My plan is to play the M2TS file in VLC 3.0 (latest nightly build) and see what happens. If it fails, I’ll fall back to VLC 2.2.6 and try on that one. I’ll also give MPC/madVR a try once I have the time to sift through all that and figure out how to set it all up.
As others have said, I’m pretty sure a decrypted version isn’t being downloaded. I’ve been tinkering with my network connection here and there, and checking things on my router. The drive just keeps on chugging. A network connection is definitely required for account registration, and probably to download keys from the server and check the DeUHD license. Otherwise, users should be in the clear.
Is DeUHD perfect? Of course not. But, if others recall, CSS took ~3 years to defeat, and AACS (HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays) about a year, with a few extra months for BD+ once it was out in the wild. Even the first Wii backup tools, as I recall, spent hours hammering away at the disc in order to make a backup, with much saner tools coming along later. I have full confidence that DeUHD will improve and that AACS 2.0 will be fully cracked eventually. Until then, people wishing to make backups will have to have patience.