Notification Icon

The notification icon, also known as the “tray icon”, is your interface to AnyDVD HD. A left-click onto it will open the AnyDVD HD status Window, which tells you all about the disc AnyDVD HD is dealing with at the moment. You will find the AnyDVD HD notification icon in the lower right corner (the “notification area”) of the Windows task bar (next to the Windows clock). You may need to click on the arrow that says “Show hidden icons”.

A right-click on it will open a menu with additional options.

The menu options are as follows:


Enable AnyDVD

This sets AnyDVD HD’s status to either active or inactive, AnyDVD is set “active” by default. You should not need to change this unless you use software that may conflict with AnyDVD HD. When AnyDVD HD is set to “inactive” the notification icon on the task bar turns to a grey color. AnyDVD HD is still running when inactive, it won’t decrypt inserted discs.


This opens the main AnyDVD HD window. Here you can change all the AnyDVD HD program settings. Usually the default settings work best. If you want to get an explanation of what a certain setting will do, just make a right-click on it.


This connects you to this online manual


Opens the main page in your browser.

Create Logfile

An important diagnostic tool for RedFox support. If you have problems with a DVD/Blu-ray disc selecting this menu option with the problem disc in your drive will create a logfile you should provide in your support request or forum post. This option can also create an “empty drive” logfile with no disc in your drive.

Rip Video Disk to Harddisk

This option, also known as the “ripper,” allows you to rip the DVD structure to your hard disk. You will have the VIDEO_TS folder with all its content copied to the selected folder (without the nasty copy protection of course). Some third party software may need a DVD ripped using this option to properly process the VIDEO_TS files. With a copying software like CloneDVD, you usually do not need to rip the content to your hard disk first.

Rip to file

Rip to Image

This option is included to allow for easy backups of Blu-ray discs as ISO files. When selecting this option you can choose to keep or remove Blu-ray protections when the backup image is created.

Rip to image


If you are working with CloneBD (highly recommended to copy Blu-ray discs) and have a video card that supports hardware accelearation, it will speed up the copying process amazingly if you create an ISO file first and then mount it with the free Virtual CloneDrive from our website. Letting CloneBD read from there is like a having Blu-ray drive on steroids.


Backing up DVD to an image file is not recommended, using this option may result in transfering the “structural protection” along with the image, which would be undesirable.


When “Autostart” is enabled, AnyDVD HD will start automatically every time you start your computer. If “Autostart” is not activated, you can start AnyDVD HD any time with a double-click on the Desktop icon or selecting AnyDVD HD from the Windows start menu. However, it is highly recommended to keep Autostart enabled.


Terminates AnyDVD HD. It is highly recommended not to exit AnyDVD.