Because it is licensed by PRO-G / livedoor, a japanese company. They funded a great deal of the CloneDVD2:mac developmement. And because the Mac has a very high market share in Japan. The biggest in the world.
What did you expect? It is from Roxio!
I am only the programmer (or should I say "chief software architect"? ), and it is probably no technical reason. I have CloneDVD2:mac running here with every language supported by the Windows version. I usually update the Mac version whenever I make a change to the Windows version, just because the Gnu C++ compiler on the Mac sometimes spots errors which are unnoticed with Visual C++.
The only technical part missing, is a keycode system for online keys.
The biggest problem are follow-up costs: Elaborate Bytes AG is unexperienced in the Mac market. They are afraid of technical support, they would need "Mac capable" support people, which must be trained, etc.
Other problems: DeCSS software on the Mac sucks. Mac the Ripper does strange things. I needed to copy over files from the windows pc using AnyDVD to see, that the problems I had with "Troy R2 german" were not caused by CloneDVD2:mac, but by defective ripping on the Mac.
AFAIK SlySoft has no plans to port AnyDVD to the Mac, which I can understand... It would probably be a complete rewrite, and nobody knows, if this will be rewarded in sales.
I personally would love to add DeCSS in CloneDVD, but Elaborate Bytes AG and PRO-G would both cut my throat, as the product would be illegal in Japan, the US and some european countries.
At the moment everybody involved in the show (Elaborate Bytes AG, and maybe SlySoft?) is looking at the japanese "CloneDVD2:mac" experiment. Sale has started end of last year, so I don't know yet, if CloneDVD2:mac is a success, at least it has to compete with big names like "Roxio Popcorn".
Success in Japan could influence the decision, if CloneDVD2:mac will be released worldwide or not. A decision will probably be made within the next three months.
Keep your fingers crossed, that many japanese people buy it! :iagree: