A "Registered Version" Minius The Spyware

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A "Registered Version" Minius The Spyware

Post by mugz » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:05 am

I realize that Mediacoder is "free" and that usually beggars can't be choosers.

I would be willing to 'contribute to' or 'register' a version of Mediacoder minus all the automated web browsing and update checking browser launching baloney.

I realize there must be a reason why the developers want to know every time I run their software and take a peek at what version I'm using, what I'm using it for etc, but I would prefer to do my own web browsing and update checking as I feel the need, not every time I run the ap or transcode a file.

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Post by ladycoder » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:12 am

Turn off updates, the thank you page, and set it to connect only locally then.

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Post by SirAuron » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:46 pm

I think it's really overrated to call that kind of behavior spyware though.
Cause it only checks for updates etc and doesn't submit any data of what is on your pc, what you are using it for and so on.
And you can turn all of those things off in the settings dialogue...
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Post by mugz » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:09 pm

SirAuron wrote:I think it's really overrated to call that kind of behavior spyware though.
Cause it only checks for updates etc and doesn't submit any data of what is on your pc, what you are using it for and so on.
And you can turn all of those things off in the settings dialogue...
Exactly where do you turn off automatic checking for updates?

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Post by B!ink » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:58 am

mugz wrote:Exactly where do you turn off automatic checking for updates?
Go to File --> Settings

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Overall --> Generic --> Ignore Build = Enter Current Build Number (Last 4 digit you see in MediaCoder title bar)

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Post by stanley » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:40 pm

There is no spyware. No user information is collected during update checking.
When things work together, things work.

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