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kballweg had trouble on 09 Aug 2004
Was very confused by the division of those who swear by it and those who swear at it. Does it work, or doesn't it? Being a gambler I bought it. And the answer is "sorta." Works, just not on the machine I Want it to...

Made several copies that all play fine on my iBook's Matshi-ta and the G4'sPioneer superdrive that burned them, but follow the some pattern reported in so many reviews of showing some initial bits then locking on my Panasonic S35 (with DVD-RAM/R, CD-R/RW)) set top player.

Haven't had a chance to test in other machines but I suspect many of the failures are happening due to a machine specific issue. What's puzzeling is that the Matshi-ta and the Panasonic drive mechanisms are fairly close, being from the same company, so it's possibly all happening at a firmware level. What would be helpful in all future reviews is to report what model of drive failed to read, and what models worked. Especially interesting will be which set top models work and which don't. There are likely other compatibility issues such as media, burn rates and variations in copy protection as well, but the machine you choose to playback on may be the major key to whether this software will work for you.

Actually Velan should be doing a list of compatible players and posting it on their web site for their own protection, not just posting which burners will work.

They also get an F in support for changing folder permissions on install in order (I suspect) to assure the software stays in the same location for the "phone home" check. Bad Velan: bad, bad, arrogant, Veland. No biskit.

If you do a trial install be sure to run disk fix or Cocktail to restore permissions.
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