AnyDVD HD is a software program that allows users to rip (copy) Blu-ray and HD DVD disks to their computer hard drive. And while ripping/copying is probably the most famous and well known feature of AnyDVD HD, the playback features of the software might be even more useful. AnyDVD HD can act as an HDCP stripper, removing the requirement for you to own an HDCP compliant graphics card and HDCP compliant monitor in order to playback your Blu-ray and HD DVD disks at full resolution. Many people already own graphics cards and LCD’s that support High Definition video, but without the HDCP support. That’s where the HDCP stripper functionality of AnyDVD HD comes in handy. Let’s take a look at the product description from the Slysoft website itself:
Allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without HDCP compliant graphics card and HDCP compliant display. No need to buy an expensive monitor. Sweet!
Playback your discs on your PC with PowerDVD Ultra, which otherwise do not run (titles released by Studio Canal, The Weinstein Company, Kinowelt, Optimum Releasing).
AnyDVD HD is the “must have” utility for the serious home theater enthusiast using a media center / home theater PC.
HDCP Stripper software
Even the software manufacturer (Slysoft) has realized that some of the best features of AnyDVD HD are the HDCP stripper and playback features! Whether you have a media center PC, a home theater PC or you just want to watch your Blu-ray or HD DVD movies in full resolution on a standard PC monitor, AnyDVD HD could be a must have for you! Luckily, Slysoft offers a full demo version of their software for free. Get the free AnyDVD HD demo from here.