Will you buy another AnyDVD HD license?
It was a sad day when Slysoft went away, but soon there was hope in the form of RedFox. Based on the same code, run by the same developers, it seemed too good to be true. And it sort of is because as it turns out RedFox is cutting out existing license holders. Now, I do see their point – they need money to keep the lights on, and any licenses were with Slysoft and not them. While lifetime license holders got great value for the money from Slysoft, I’m not sure that it’s worth the risk this time around, and RedFox is being a bit underhanded about it.
First off, I don’t think the pricing is unreasonable. It is consistent with what Slysoft was charging and given how useful the software is at seamlessly de-crufting the Blu-ray experience is worth it. Unfortunately, given what happened to Slysoft we now know that lifetimes are finite. Who knows when RedFox is going to close up shop, get raided, or rebrand to help the balance sheet (TBC, I’m not trying to imply that’s what happened, just that it is a possible scenario).
That said, if it was just those sorts of concerns (which aren’t really unique to RedFox) I don’t think I would be thinking out loud about it. That is directly related to the prompt I see every so often telling me that I should update – when it’s not a new version of the software, and that isn’t clearly spelled out in the dialog. It’s exactly the same dialog that the app has used to provide non-breaking updates for years.
So I don’t know. Probably time to reconsider the other options out there, if AnyDVD HD is still the best maybe it’s worth the gamble.
Have any of you bought a license, or are sitting on the fence?