Hello, I just read this article on dvd compatibility - http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/150 but the article still leaves a question in my mind about 1:1 copies. Here is the excerpt I’m talking about:
“During the production of a DVD-R disc the lead-in is pre-embossed (pre-written). This overwrites parts of the DVD that contains information about the disc. E.g. the CSS key (part of the copy protection) is in this part on commercial movie discs (This is why you canâ€™t make a 1:1 copy of a DVD).”
I dont understand this, if factory dvd burners can burn onto certain parts of a disc then why cant consumer burners do the same?? Why cant our plextors or lite ons burn the lead-ins as well? I may be out in left field on this but the only reason I could fathom would be if it’s an industry law not to give consumers the ability to burn as well as the producers. Because otherwise what is to stop any company from making the ‘perfect burner’? Please explain!