Does AnyDVD physically remove the protection?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by BigBruce, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. BigBruce

    BigBruce Member

    I have a quick question. Does AnyDVD physically remove the copy-protection from the source movie, or does it handle this in memory?

  2. AGJ

    AGJ Well-Known Member

    BigBruce sorry but anydvd does not remove the copy protection from the dvd. The copy protection will still be on the original dvd that you purchased. It is handled in memory and you can also make a back-up copy with all the copy protection removed using anydvd combined with clonedvd2.
  3. BigBruce

    BigBruce Member

    Thanks, AGJ!
  4. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

    HOWEVER, your computer will "see" the DVD as if the copy protection has been physically removed. That's because AnyDVD uses the drive filter feature built into Windows.
  5. BigBruce

    BigBruce Member


    Please Elaborate.
  6. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    It's the process

    Your first inquiry was close in concept.

    AnyDVD strips the protection from the data as part of the process of moving the film content to the hard drive from the DVD. Of course, the physical DVD remains untouched. We may work magic but altering a retail DVD disc is a bit of a stretch. ;)
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Just to elaborate more - not only while moving to harddrive. No matter what looks at the disc - it sees it decrypted. Windows, player software, copy programs, file viewers, the DOS prompt, ....
  8. BigBruce

    BigBruce Member



    Thanks, Gentlemen