The Cinavia watermark technology by Verance has been cracked. More over, the trade secrets of their watermark technology had been leaked and is now public information.
But it has nothing to do with me, Cienoway. I have no possession of any Verance trade secret, have not leaked, will not leak, and is unable to leak any Verance trade secret. What I have are publicly available information and provide hint how people can go find those information themselves.
At the SourceForge web site, A Russian user published an open source package with documentation nearly 5 years ago. That package enables any one reasonably intelligent and interested to develop a method to erase Cinavia effectively. I was not helped by the package but developed my Cinavia removal method totally on my own intuition. But I hope it can be useful to some one else.
The package is called watermark neutralizer. The Russian user’s name is M.A. Any one can google to search and find it. So I will not provide a link. Go find the three page document. It tells you how to erase Cinavia, even though the parameters provided are not exactly the same for Cinavia.
It was clear the leak was due to reverse engineer. I will not be surprised that some one reverse engineer the latest Cinavia enabled player can find the secret parameters used in Cinavia. But as I said repeatedly, erasing Cinavia can be done effectively WITHOUT knowing any of the specifics of how Cinavia is embedded to begin with. I have done exactly that.
Please find the document and discuss it here. Once again I have no relationship with the document’s creator. I just discovered it recently.