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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

For the first time I tried the copy protection tool in the DVDA 5.2
- disk copyrighted: yes
- copy generations: none
- CSS: on
Macrovision: off

Then I applyed this set up to a project ready to burn - audio TS and video ts prepared - and, when tested the resulting DVD with DVD Shrink, it simply ignored the copy protection and copy the dvd.

So my (possibly naive) question is: is there a real way to protec a DVD working with DVDA (5.2)?

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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

That tool is only used if you're sending files to a replicator.
From the DVDA online help menu:
DVD Architect Pro software sets the flags for CSS and Macrovision copy protection.
The encoding/encryption must be added by the mastering or replication facility.


So my (possibly naive) question is: is there a real way to protec a DVD working with DVDA (5.2)?

Nothing that the average 10 yr. old can't break with a few minutes of web surfing to find the right tool :(
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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I personally just tell my clients they are welcome to copy their discs to their hearts content. Their is no point in doing otherwise.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

Even replication house applied CSS protection on, they can be cracked easily basically with no effort these days.

Just like what Jeff said, I also tell my clients there is no copy protection. They are free to make copies to distribute (in other words, promoting your work). I did offer them $20 a copy with design, printed package.

If you really want to make it not so copyable, you can try this method.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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That is pretty cool Taky!
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Old February 4th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

Thank you all.
In fact I have to protect this production because I intend to sell it in a one (copy) by one basis.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

if you can play it - you can rip it :)
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Old February 6th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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Right Buba, but Taky's solution would work pretty well. A typical customer would have no clue how to overcome that method. It is brilliant, or at least it appears to be.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #9
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

It works for another DVinfo member.. he said his sales doubled

How can I put copy protection on a dvd?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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Re: Does Copy Protection works with DVDA 5.2?

So... you seriously scratch every DVD and hope you don't scratch too far? That could be a few hundred DVDs in some cases...
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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I personal dont add any copy protection to my wedding DVDs. Its free promotion to us :)

Do you have other methods you can suggest?
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