Paramount Region 4 DVD's Little Protection

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Rodster, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    I have noticed over the last few months that Paramounts / 20th Century Fox DVD's seem to have very little high-end protection like ArccoS, Puppetlock, Invalid VOBU's etc. Would this indicate that Paramount / 20th Century Fox is getting lax in dvd protection? As far as Im concerned the less protection, the easier it is, but is this behaviour odd for Paramount? 20th Century Fox's 28 Weeks Later is the same story as below.

    Example - Blades of Glory

    Video DVD (or CD) label: BLADES_OF_GLORY_AUSTRALIA
    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!

    Rodney
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  2. sigrun

    sigrun Member

    I haven't noticed particularly with respect of Paramount. But I have noticed that some of the studios now seem to be selective with R4 protection, targetting only select new release titles. Typically, sure to be popular chick flicks, mega kids titles and action junkie blockbusters.

    Sony, Buena Vista & Disney titles all headed in the other direction for a while there about 12 months back, and were doing their best to make it impossible to copy any of their brand new release titles without the best and up to date ripping apps. Haven't encountered had any problems lately. But then I'm using the best apps. :agree:
     
  3. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    This is why.