[QUOTE=CDan;2682268]I have no trouble believing that Sony is able to muscle a small company into submission on any number of alleged issues. An army of lawyers has that effect. That said it was stupid for DVDRanger to use the Cinavia name in any way, and we’ve surely seen ample additional evidence of stupidity there. Sony has a huge investment in Cinavia and wants to see it adopted by other studios, which isn’t happening.
But I still say that DVDRanger never had anything more than a cheesy conversion engine that destroyed video and audio quality in many ways, and whether it effected the Cinavia watermark is a moot point.[/QUOTE]
Ok, let’s say that’s the case and they got sued for using Cinavia. Wouldn’t they be in violation again with their new claims of a Cinavia filter? And how would they be able to publish a Cinavia white paper in that case? Nothing in what is being claimed makes any sense at all to me.
As for conversion…I performed an extensive amount of tests when Cinavia was first released in 2010 and I can tell you 100% that it survives any and all attempts at re-encoding. Even down to an analog, mono microphone with horribly bad quality. So while it may be a moot point in terms of people not accepting a loss in quality, it’s also moot because no amount of conversion removes it.