Hi you two,
iÂ´d like to join this discussion, hope thats okay...actually there are two facts arround protections arenÂ´t there, a company has to deal with?!
a) the software and hardware player has to play the media without problems
b) the firmware/software must be the !only player to overcome these protections
suggestion...so what about a internet browser? It saves data to cache...transform it to a player idea and data can be saved easily or am i mistaking?
But of course it needs to play the whole dvd...thats the pain on this idea. Data is decrypted while playing so theres none protection to save in cache.
On the otherhand we can be lucky that these protection cost these companys so much money so i doubt there will be released so many dvds with heavier protections...
Related to bad sectors...i was thinking the last night on an other idea. Tried copying a encrypted dvd with some copy tools (without decrypting routines) alc and game-cloner and some more. They started with hundreds of bad sectors! How comes i can read and copy the dvd content even if it is encrypted to hdd but i canÂ´t copy the whole dvd? Thats strange...
If theres a copy program which copys the whole encrypted dvd as it is, will
there be a diffrence related to Arccos protected bad sectors or does these sectors only appear while decrypting the dvd?