SlySoft Releases AnyDVD HD 188.8.131.52 - Adds "Speedmenus"
Every time a new release of HTPC Blu-ray software comes out I am amused by the standalone v. HTPC discussions that crop up here and at AVS Forum. While there is validity on both sides of the argument, there is one point that doesn't get much mention, which makes the PC side a clear winner for me - SlySoft's AnyDVD HD. The reasons should be obvious, because the strength of the product is that it provides the control and flexibility fundamental to why many people, including myself, use a HTPC for Blu-ray playback.
With studios pushing ever more intrusive advertising and blocking easy navigation through it all via restrictions, especially on rental discs, AnyDVD gives us the ability to skip through all of it and get to the menu faster. Not content with that, 184.108.40.206 now includes a feature that removes all of the cruft and draws a new "Speedmenu" in place of all the warnings and other "value" that stands between you and the important bits on the disc.
Check out the release notes, screenshots, and videos demonstrating the difference after the click...
220.127.116.11 2012 02 20 - New (Blu-ray): Added "Speedmenus" - New (Blu-ray): Support for new BD+ protection - New (Blu-ray): Support for new Java based protection - New (Blu-ray): Updated decryption keys - New (Blu-ray): Workaround for broken Lite-On (and OEMs, e.g. ASUS) firmware which caused creation of .iso images with incorrect size - Fix (Blu-ray): Support for new Java based protection - New (DVD): Support for new copy protections - New (DVD): Workaround for incorrectly recorded AVCREC DVD discs - New (DVD): Improved cutting of ending cells for movie only copies of some discs - Fix (DVD): Possible crash in RCE removal - Fix (DVD): Bug introduced in 18.104.22.168, corrupted file system with some discs - Fix (DVD): "repair defective disc structure" stage in AnyDVD ripper could cause PS10 errors with some discs - Some minor fixes and improvements - Updated languages