Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Software and Information
I sure wish HD DVD software would be released for OS X. Supposedly, the major update to Apple's software DVD player in Leopard contains hints that it will play both Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs. See this article for more information. That will make life a lot better. Now if only Slysoft would issue a release of AnyDVD for OS X.
In the meantime, I have been considering purchasing the Japanese version of WinDVD 8 with HD DVD support. It is about $80, though, and I'm a bit nervous to buy the Japanese version if the U.S. update comes out soon. If you want more information on the only alternative to Cyberlink's PowerDVD, see this great page.
To order, do the following:
Follow the link to WinDVD 8 (Japan)
Add 通常版 to your Cart (→ 8,800円)
Vector Check Out - Screen 1
The first two fields require your e-mail address (Does not accept Hotmail)
Field 1: Email
Field 2: Verify Your Email
Click on the link Address not in JAPAN and complete the recipient fields.
Finally, hit the submit button at the bottom of the page.
Vector Check Out- Screen 2
This is your confirmation page.
You will be emailed a link for their payment Gateway (where you will enter your Credit Card info).
Vector Check Out - Payment Link (Via Email)
Do not deselect the option with the red text . This indicates you are paying via Credit Card
Field 1: Enter the name on your CC
Field 2: Enter your CC #
Field 3: Enter the card expiration month
Field 4: Enter the card expiration year
Option 1: Registers you as Vector Passport Member
Option 2: Registers your CC for future use.
Option 1: Register to receive Vector Newsletter
Option 2: Register to receive HTML Guide
Hit the submit button (gray) and check your email for the software link and serial #
File Size: 275MB
If anyone has used Win DVD, above, to play HD DVDs, let us know your experience with it.