DVDs with Digital Copy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Spanky, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to see DVDs with a second disk called "Digital Copy" a DRM free WMV of the movie. There is a 16 digit code to copy it to the PC, but what's up with that?
     
  2. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    It's for making legal copies to put on portable devices. I mentioned it in the "Is it legal......." thread. They tell about it on the "Hitman" dvd.
     
  3. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    im all for using anydvd/clonedvd mobile to make an 'illegal' copy in the format and quality of my choice. :D

    plus you can use clonedvd mobile to rip movies to divx and then burn multiple movies to a single disk (ex - i have all 20ish james bond movies on 5 sl-dvds) and the quality can still remain excellent. then you play them in a divx compatible dvd player or in a modded xbox with xbmc.
     
  4. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know what it is jvc, I just can't figure why they are doing it.
     
  5. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

    It's DRM free? I didn't think that was the case with these...
     
  6. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    You may be right, I was just reading about it on the FOX site and they do use DRM on their digital copy disk and make you download some stuff in order to use the file. I don't know about all the others.
     
  7. linus2003

    linus2003 Well-Known Member

    Could Digital Copy contain 'hidden' files?

    I've been wondering if part of the digal copy installation may be files that prohibit further backing up of other movie titles?
     
  8. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    wouldnt surprise me in the slightest, but i think the only acknowledged purpose is to prevent computer-to-computer transfers
     
  9. diskwatcher

    diskwatcher Well-Known Member

    I take it you can't burn it to use on the iPod?
    I'll pass.
     
  10. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

  11. diskwatcher

    diskwatcher Well-Known Member