I have searched the net and the forums here, but I haven’t found an answer to the discovery I made, so I post it here as a question.
Question: Could it be, that Sony does use a new kind of copy protection mechanism for their recent movie dvd releases using invalid time code at the beginning of the movie? Could this be part of ARccoS?
- applies to Superbad and 21 (consumer buyable European dvds)
- observing that the first to seconds of the movie are not playable at all, even not manually.
- when playing with PowerDVD (very, very old version), the first two seconds have a time code like:
00:00:02 (hh:mm:ss) then 00:00:01 and then 00:00:02 again. This is where the movie actually starts and at 00:00:04 the intro starts.
- when playing back those movies in a standalone player, the player jumps to at least one different other “title” on the dvd before directly jumping to the second 00:00:02 to play the movie.
Could someone enlighten me, please?