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Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Rodster, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Due to my analytical attributes, I recently purchased 3 Region 4 DVD movies, The Heartbreak Kid, Michael Clayton, Death Proof, and decided to give AnyDVD a spin for my backups, and realised there are hardly any copy protections on these titles - is this a sign the companies are giving up?

    The Heartbreak Kid - Paramount
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.4.0.0)
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L NR02 & 00020507V276E14613
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 4

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1795520 sectors (3506 MBytes)
    Total size: 3591027 sectors (7013 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: HEARTBREAK_KID_EU
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is locked to region(s): 4!

    RCE protection not found.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 4!

    Michael Clayton
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.4.0.0)
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L NR02 & 00020507V276E14613
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 4

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1923312 sectors (3756 MBytes)
    Total size: 3499004 sectors (6833 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: MICHAEL_CLAYTON
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is locked to region(s): 4!

    RCE protection not found.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 4!

    Death Proof
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.4.0.0)
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L NR02 & 00020507V276E14613
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 4

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 1776288 sectors (3469 MBytes)
    Total size: 3502624 sectors (6841 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: DeathProof_Disc1
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is locked to region(s): 4!

    RCE protection not found.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 4!
     
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Well, it seems to both depend on the movie and the specific region. Some discs might have insane protection in one region and literally have nothing but CSS in another.

    To answer your question more specifically, no, I wouldn't take this to mean they are giving up. I do think, however, that many are more focused on getting out nice HD/BD releases with more extra content. There are still movies coming out with some harder protections but it does seem there are weeks when pretty much all the releases have nothing special.

    Only the studios could really say why they are doing what they're doing. I can't even begin to wrap my mind around their actions most of the time since I find them to be illogical.
     
  3. killer queen

    killer queen Member

    region 4

    I have purchased movies region 1 and region 4 (same title), and region 1 are always more protected than region 4. I just did a back up for my kids of Alvin and the chimunks region 4 and it was a piece of cake