I read somewhere on this forum (think it was spath who mentioned it) that if one figured out how the Yamaha CRW-F1 was controlled when burning pictures to a disc one could pretty much copy any protection. As I see it there are two ways of doing this:
- Either reverse the firmware/applications.
- Contact Yamaha and get the info on how to do it.
Ok before people flame away here let me explain. Point number one requires more effort and skill and could be very time-consuming also even if you understand how to controll it implementing this so as to bypass protections is another matter. Then there is the issue of legality.
On the other hand point 2 is the easy way. Think of it. The only application to support the DiscT@2 at the moment is Nero (to my knowledge). What this obviously means is that Ahead have been given the needed documentation to do this so any of the bigger developers of burning software should be able to get it too. I mean Yamaha cannot really deny them this as it would be limiting the groth and implementation of their own products. Also I bet that if this was implemented by say Elby, but more as a backup method rather than a silly art on cd exercise (again my opinion) then that would most certainly boost Yamaha sales. Then again that is supposing that the standard way of controlling the burner could be modified in such a way as to have a positive effect on cd backups. Just a though.