Yeah, more or less that was my question.
I also tried to look for a CSS explanation online, but all I can get is a list of sites interested in removing css or breaking it. I also found a page where the new DeCSS program was discussed, with the conclusion… “useless: an hard disk would contain only 2 dvds, but it would cost much more than the originals”. LOL.
Back to the topic, I only would like to know why a 1:1 copy (with an image of the whole content) of a CSS protected dvd won’t work.
I mean, CSS is “scrambling”. But, as far as I remember from reading cdfreaks articles and such, the content in the DVD is already scrambled, for error correction purposes.
Maybe the CSS alters this scrambling? thus, the only reason normal burners are not able to copy the CSS disks is that dvd burners don’t have something similar to the old “DAO/96” writing mode of CDs (I know the systems are different, it is only an example to show the concept).
This is the best I was able to grasp from the articles I found.
If someone is able to confirm, I’m ok with my theoretical question.
As far as it concerns the practical question, the user wanting to write his own movies in a protected way, I posted the links by philamber and by GoldStar in the other forum, I think they will be useful and enough for that user.
http://www.macitynet. it/forum/showthread.php?t=73617 if you want to check.