[QUOTE=Terramex;2688704]If you still have your Blindwrite image, would you please upload/attach its tiny B6T file.[/QUOTE]
[I]Unfortunately I had already uninstalled BlindWrite, for reasons mentioned below. On seeing your request I attempted to reinstall it in order to get you a B6T file, but it wouldn’t reinstall due to the trial period being expired. Since it won’t do what I want is not much chance of me buying it.[/I]
Anyway, thank you all for your interest. It hasn’t got me anywhere yet, but I’m still hoping. However, it seems I have to clarify a few points, which may help to put you on the right track:
I legally own and am in possession of the original DVD.
The way that this works is that the program must be installed to a PC from the DVD. Then, whenever the program on the PC is run, it checks that the [B]ORIGINAL[/B] DVD is in the drive.
[I]“100+”[/I] isn’t a program name. What I said was [I]"$100+"[/I] (note dollar sign) meaning that the program cost in excess of $100. I only mentioned the price as a reason I would want to have a backup of my purchase.
The program on the DVD is not a game. Whether that makes any difference or not I don’t know, just want to be clear.
An attempt to use BlindWrite was unsuccessful, but it did reveal that the DVD is protected by SecuROM. This seems to be a fairly widely used service for making “uncopyable” DVDs. If it’s possible to crack the current version, I haven’t been able to find any reference to it. All references I could locate for defeating SecuROM were fairly old and applied to earlier versions of SecuROM.
In the process of trying out various copying programs I discovered that when the DVD-based program detects the presence of certain ripping/copying software it refuses to run, usually with a message relating to [I]“Conflict with Disc Emulator Software”[/I] or something similar.
I hope those points clear up any misconceptions.
I am quite capable of copying a DVD and have tried many ways to copy this particular disc. All copies appear to be successful, but the program always knows that it’s not the [B]ORIGINAL[/B] DVD.
Chef, supported by byAlan1476, says [I]“Impossible for you because you have no Authoring burner and media at hand I suppose…”[/I]. As you now know, I do have the original media. I’m not sure what you mean by “Authoring burner”, but I have tried a lot of different DVD copying programs.
The DVDs I am trying to copy to are: DVD-R, 1-16x speed, 4.7GB single sided. If the program is looking for a specific DVD type, is it possible to determine the specifications of the original?
But I suspect that if you want to understand the details of this protection you’ll have to at the very least take a look at the SecuROM website. According to their blurb their protection is used by many games publishers as well as more serious software.
It’s no secret, so I may as well give you details of the program itself. “A manual of Acupuncture”
I don’t at all like the way they have implemented their protection so as to prevent the making of a security backup, but I didn’t have much choice in choosing this program, as it is by far the best of its type, and there aren’t many alternatives to choose from anyway.