[QUOTE=Bob;2232264]Did you have any luck?[/QUOTE]
It depends on what you meant I had luck with …
After extensive testing (trying a few different things) I can tell you with utmost certainty that the only way to get the copy-protection is to burn it using Xpress. Transferring the files and burning on another computer or using other software does not permit the disc to inherit the CP attributes that Xpress places on the disc somehow. Xpress does it during the burn – maybe some kind of overburn or corrupt data written in the right place … don’t know.
However, once burned with Xpress it is impossible to make a copy by conventional means, which is exactly what I wanted. Most, if not all, of the people getting these are 90% computer illiterate. They would have no clue boards like these existed. IF they have CD/DVD copying software, it is whatever came with their computers or something off the shelf which is NOT going to be able to copy it. Neither is a standalone, especially since it sets a Copyrighted flag on the DVD too, so I doubt a standalone would get past that at all.
Using sophisticated tools (like most people on here use), sure, you can crack it I have no doubt. ANYTHING can be cracked and copied. What this does is prevent the lay-person from making casual copies for friends, relatives, etc. It is EXACTLY what many of us producing small run DVD try to prevent.
I never did get 321Gone.exe to properly remove the backup screen. But I just used IFOEdit and removed it manually. It was a piece of cake and took a few seconds each time after the first time. I still used 321Gone to automatically replace the “archive.txt” file with a zero-byte file however. (Just because it was a few-click solution.)
It’s a little bit of a pain in the butt having to keep re-“backing-up” (i.e. inserting and copying the master disc over-and-over), but it’s worth it if you’re trying to protect your bottom line.
Hope that info helps!