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SlySoft Inc. is a software company located in the capital city St. John's in Antigua and Barbuda. Its products consist of software to backup and convert digital media; including CDs, DVDs, HD DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs, as well as copy and backup optical media and PC games.

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Products

  • AnyDVD (to remove/disable DRM restrictions and user prohibited operations on DVD films, and to fix structure protections and mastering errors)
  • AnyDVD HD (to remove DRM, lock-outs, and UOPs on High Definition media, specifically Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD)
  • CloneCD (to copy optical discs in raw format)
  • CloneDVD (to copy non-DRM DVD movies to the hard disk (sold by Elaborate Bytes))
  • Game Jackal (to create CD profiles so a disc isn't required when starting the game)
  • Virtual CloneDrive is a disk image emulator. It is specially designed to mount images created by the SlySoft program CloneCD (.CCD files), although it can also mount ISO and BIN formats as well.[1]

AACS and BD+

SlySoft was the first to offer AACS circumvention that worked for any disc available; previous programs only cracked "compatible" discs using a database of known keys.

On November 8, 2007, SlySoft claimed to have completely cracked BD+.[2] However, this turned out to be incorrect, as subsequent version of BD+ security code have caused SlySoft to re-design its software. On March 3, 2008, SlySoft updated AnyDVD HD allowing the full decryption of BD+,[3] allowing for not only the viewing of the film itself but also playing and copying disks with third-party software. A third iteration of BD+ was released in November 2008, and was announced to be cracked by Slysoft with the release of AnyDVD HD 6.5.0.2 on December 29, 2008[4]. A fourth version of BD+ security code was discovered with the movie Australia on February 17th, 2009, thwarting the effectiveness of Slysoft's software.[5][6]

However on March 19, 2009, SlySoft updated AnyDVD HD to version 6.5.3.1 which allowed the decryption of the new version of BD+ used by the movie Australia.[7]

On December 1, 2008 Slysoft announced it would for the first time begin charging its customers for updates to its software.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Virtual CloneDrive". http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ AnyDVD 6.1.9.6 beta - SlySoft Forum
  3. ^ http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=14786 Press Release: AnyDVD HD now with BD+ support - SlySoft Forum
  4. ^ http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=24602 SlySoft defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM scheme again
  5. ^ http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=27330 BD+ discs that may not work properly with Anydvd HD
  6. ^ http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/16313.cfm BD+ re-secured, Slysoft beaten
  7. ^ AnyDVD Version Change Log
  8. ^ http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=23279 Press release: SlySoft announces new update policy

Further readings

  • "Appapalooza", Computer Power User (CPU), October 2009 • Vol.9 Issue 10, Pages 60–70
  • "What's Happening", Computer Power User (CPU), January 2008 • Vol.8 Issue 1, Pages 6–11
  • "What's Happening", Computer Power User (CPU), March 2009 • Vol.9 Issue 3, Pages 9–16
  • "The Bleeding Edge Of Software", Computer Power User (CPU), February 2009 • Vol.9 Issue, 2 Page 72

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