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Old 07-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #1  
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Default Recommend a PC Blu-Ray Player Software without a Sleazy EULA

By "Sleazy EULA," I mean one that grants the software manufacturer special privileges such as:

1. Require an internet connection for registered software to play a disk. They are gathering information that is an invasion of privacy. I strongly suspect that some are illegally trying to transmit the entire movie to their website.

2. Make an internet connection without my permission at the time of proposed connection. Logically, that means that their program can wake my computer from sleep mode and dial up my ISP while I am sleeping in my bed.

3. Send me advertisements.

Evaluating trial Blu-Ray player softwares has been Hell for me. Most of the EULAs insult my intelligence. Most of the companies are marketing to suckers. Right now, I am testing AnyMP4. The EULA seems okay, but the software still doesn't play a disk without an internet connection. And, the company wants me to make a hasty decision by offering me a discount that expires much earlier than the end of my trial period. The sleaze factor of these companies is incredible.

The pricing also insults my intelligence. My stand alone Blu-Ray player costs about $60. My Blu-Ray ROM PC drive costs $40. The price difference is $20 and that is what Blu-Ray player software should cost. Or, do you believe that it is more difficult to write a program for PC player software than it is to write FIRMWARE for a stand alone player? And, I remind you that stand alone players don't require internet connections or have EULAs.

BTW, thanks a lot, Microsoft and Sony.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #2  
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Could the internet connection be there for receiving the BD live stuff? I have to turn that off manually on my blu-ray players. Are you saying that the BD won't play on your drive without an internet connection? Have you tried? As long as it will still work, just ignore the EULA and go on with life. You aren't going to talk the lawyers out of doing what they do.
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Could the internet connection be there for receiving the BD live stuff?. I have to turn that off manually on my blu-ray players.
My stand alone BD player doesn't have an internet connection and it plays all of the disks that I use to test software.

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Are you saying that the BD won't play on your drive without an internet connection?
Yes with AnyMP4. With some other software, I don't agree to the EULAs and therefore don't have the opportunity to test them with a disk.

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Have you tried?
Yes, with three BD disks, Cosmopolis, Weeds S1, and Weeds S2 D1.

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As long as it will still work, just ignore the EULA and go on with life. You aren't going to talk the lawyers out of doing what they do.
No. I have a dial up connection and can't afford to tie up my phone line with this nonsense. Furthermore, I have a moral responsibility to discourage these crooks. If everyone took such responsibility, these crooks wouldn't survive.
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I was just trying to suggest ways to watch blu-rays, not to change the culture of the software companies. They are trying to protect themselves from piracy, not keep you from using their products. Either ignore the EULA's and play the discs or get a BD player. That's all I can suggest.
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I was just trying to suggest ways to watch blu-rays, ...
That "just" is untrue. You also suggested that I made some stupid mistakes, e.g., "Have you tried?"
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That "just" is untrue. You also suggested that I made some stupid mistakes, e.g., "Have you tried?"
You have my heartfelt apology. Goodbye.
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