Just wanted to make you aware that this software might be of questionable privacy respect.
Here's why I would like to stress it :
When DVDFab still was at version 8.X (so a LONG LONG time ago) I bought Blu-Ray Copy and Blu-Ray Ripper. But I didn't renew the subscription and so haven't used it in over a year or so.
A few days ago, I installed MacOsX 10.11 on my MacPro. It has been a clean install : all hard drives in that computer are either new or have been low-level formatted.
I wanted to see if the new DVDFab would work on El Capitan and see if it has improved. So I downloaded the latest version of DVDFab (currently 188.8.131.52) and installed it on my MacPro.
Installation asks for no login or password or any other way to identify the user.
To my really great surprise, on first connection, I was taken to a window stating that my subscription has expired... so I can't get to the trial version and I am summoned to upgrade or buy the software.
So my question is : how can Fengtao know that it is me connecting ? I think there are only 2 explanations :
- 1°) Fengtao keeps log of IP addresses and relates them to customer ;
- 2°) DVDFab looks for some information on your computer to identify you.
Either way, I really do think that, especially coming from a chinese company, this is really frightening if you're concerned about your privacy.
I of course have sent a mail to Fengtao to know what they have to say about it. Needless to say I haven't got any answer.
I will try to post on their forums about it... but knowing their way to handle those things, I have small hope that my post will remain online more than 3 hours.