how to recognize Arccos and Ripguard?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by drpark, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. drpark

    drpark New Member

    Hi,
    how is it possible to know (in a sure manner) that a dvd is protected by arccos or by ripguard?
    What is the main difference between the two technology?


    Thanks for your light
     
  2. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    While using AnyDVD it's normally found in the status info, but the new 6.1.8.4 version has changed that. Below is how Macrovisions Ripguard or Arccos Puppetlock would have looked with the AnyDVD status info.:disagree:


    Summary for drive K: (AnyDVD 6.1.7.0)
    HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B 0S24 0BSCA04/07/28
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2084928 sectors (4072 MBytes)
    Total size: 3721520 sectors (7268 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label:
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1 4!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
    Found & removed bogus title set!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Found & removed 11 bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!


    The recent 6.1.8.4 update to AnyDVD has changed to present a titles DVD status like this i.e. "The HOAX" shown below...But I believe this is otherwise Puppetlock again changed after the 6.1.8.4 update.:agree:


    Summary for drive J: (AnyDVD 6.1.8.4)
    SONY DVD RW DRU-810A 2.0B JUNE7 ,2006
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2015520 sectors (3936 MBytes)
    Total size: 4031032 sectors (7873 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: THEHOAX_US
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    Warning: .bup file location is wrong, .bup processing disabled!
    RCE protection not found.
    Found & removed structural copy protection!
    Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
    Found & removed invalid VOBUs!
    Changed firstplay: Jump directly to Title 1!
    UDF filesystem patched!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Found & removed 5 potential bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2007
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You are correct, AnyDVD no longer shows the protection type (Arccos, RipGuard, ... ) because it simply doesn't matter - crap stays crap, whatever you name it.
     
  4. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    true enough, it's just interesting sometimes :D