DVD Video Protection



We have a DVD Video product we want to protect to prevent piracy.Is there any reliable method that can be purchased online ?

How reliable is media lock as a protection for DVD video ?


Moving your question over to the ‘copy protection’ forum :slight_smile:


Well, as has been said before in this sticky, you-cant-copy-protect-your-own-dvds…


time wasting no buudy have idea abt protection only have how to decrypt it


If you intend on producing only a small number of copies I would suggest having a black (or some discreetly marked) frame at some random point. Vary this for each copy you sell/give out and keep a record of what marks correspond to what disc.

Disc 1: A blank frame @ 19281 - Sold to Mr. Charls F. Hillfongler
Disc 2: A blank frame @ 42212 - Sold to Mrs. Badface


Disc 1: A #21 in the top right of frame 15001 - Sold to Mr. Charls F. Hillfongler
Disc 2: A #56 in the lower left of frame 15001 - Sold to Mr. Badface

or both…

Disc 1: A red dot in the middle of frame 72144 - Sold to Charls F. Hillfongler
Disc 2: Pure black at frame number 3259 - Sold to Mr. Badface

That way, if you find a copy you can check for your mark and see which disc it was ripped from.

You could do a similar thing the audio track. Encoding the audio for each disc would be much than having to encode the video repeatedly, and would probably be more discreet.

Disc 1: A 500ms silence @ 00h30m21s024ms - Sold to Mr. Charls F. Hillfongler
Disc 2: A 250ms pop @ 00h47m07s965ms - Sold to Mr. Badface

Its allot of effort… so unless you are really worried about piracy I would just accept it as another overhead. While there was some (very limited) success burning a CSS protected DVD-R it is completely useless as a protection, has been for over 10 years. Even a complete novice can learn how to bypass it after a Google search and 5 minutes reading. Even newer commercial DVD protections have all been defeated, now with little more use effort than basic CSS.

  • Ben