Originally Posted by EVT
Htpc may be the way to go from here on out particularly since newest version of anydvd seems to claim to disable cinavia on PC software players.
Originally Posted by replayrob
Well, they've actually patched the software of certain popular programs used to playback blu-ray discs on the PC to ignore the Cinavia protection.
No reason to believe that given the proper incentive
they couldn't patch the fw for popular media players too
That's pretty cool. I think both AnyDVD and DVD Fab have come to the conclusion that they are completely beat when it comes to removal of Cinavia from the source. It looks like DVD Fab is taking an alternative approach for HTPC and Cinavia (after 2.5 yr they have made no obvious progress in Cinavia removal) and have built their own Player Software -- "DVDFab Media Player". It eliminates the cat & mouse game that AnyDVD will be playing with the software player makers.
DVDFab Media Player is a Windows based media player software which is called "the world's leading Blu-ray Player Software" by users. It not only plays Blu-ray & DVD discs with Blu-ray Navigation Menu , but also plays Blu-ray & DVD folders, ISO image files and other video files in all formats.
One of the many superior features of DVDFab Media Player is that it can play videos with Cinavia protection to make them Cinavia-free. Once Cinavia protected videos come up, players are supposed to stop audio playback. However, with DVDFab Media Player, everything goes smooth.
I played with it a little and it works as advertised and will give TMT and PowerDVD a run for their money. The fly in the ointment is there is no lifetime license on this one -- it's a $50 buy-in and $10/yr afterwards.
But I think the conclusions being offered here are spot-on -- the future of BD streaming with full menus and/or 3D support is a HTPC player with foreign-made software utilities that ignore all the DRM restrictions.Edited by Kelson - 3/6/13 at 9:02am