X-Protect is coming

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by sheep, May 29, 2007.

  1. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    Looks like a new dvd copy protection is coming.
    Will be used on "Codename: The Cleaner" (E-M-S).
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  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I can't wait. :)
     
  3. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Noticed it didn't say it was VISTA compatible. What a surprise. :D
     
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yea, well, here's the thing...First, I have autoplay disabled at the OS level. Second, I have AnyDVD blocking autoplay crap. So if they have to "install something" on my machine, well, tfb for them. That's not what the VIDEO DVD spec says is required in order to play it back. :) Hence, I'm not overly concerned about said new copy protection. It certainly won't be keeping me up at night.
     
  5. Moviewatcher

    Moviewatcher Well-Known Member

    X-Protect ist the same copy-protection as "Protect DVD-Video", which you can find on Apocalypto R2 and so on. X-Protect is only the publisher of that protection. It won't be install something on your PC. I think this protection will be only on R2-Discs again, because e-m-s is a german label. German-Release-Date is middle or end of June.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2007
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Ah! I was wondering about that...whether it was the much talked about Protect DVD Video protection. It makes sense. Now hopefully they'll update AnyDVD to handle the latest version of it. I'm sure they'll have a fix once they get a DVD in their hot little hands. :)
     
  7. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    it makes you wonder why they even bother putting protection on discs these days-a bypass for it is always just around the corner.
    when will they (these companies) realise that in this computer age when most people have (or have access to) computers they can back up discs no matter what new protection they place on a dvd.
     
  8. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    They keep putting copy-protection on DVDs because they do not want to admit defeat to the 'evil doers'. So, they start playing nasty.

    Also, companies will pay good money to put copy-protection on their DVDs.
     
  9. Franchise

    Franchise Well-Known Member

    Maybe they'll go the way of the CD protection that is virtually non-existent and say it's too damn expensive. People have been backing up stuff since I can remember making a copy of an audio tape I didn't want to ruin back when I was like 13 (in case you're wondering it was Use Your Illusion I & II ;)).
     
  10. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Didn't they stop putting copy-protection on CDs because someone got angry at the company because they couldn't play it on their car CD player? With the way copy-protection is going now, I would hope it follows the same demise.
     
  11. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    I believe Sony is producing far more faulty discs than they used to because of their strong protection methods. Ill bet that soon enough protection will become so advanced that it will be unplayable by old DVD players. Do you think that maybe then they will admit defeat? Things are going to get worse before they get better.
     
  12. Mike89

    Mike89 Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about the same movie starring Cedric The Entertainer?

    If so, I have this DVD and there is no special protection in it. It copied fine (using RipIt4Me).
     
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I doubt it since Ri4me can't handle any Region 2 X-protect (dvd-protect) title.
     
  14. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    Maybe it is only on the german version of the film, because a german member found it in a german video store magazine, that this movie will be the first who is protected with it?
    About Apocalypto R2: In the changelog it is written it is protected with x-protect? Or is it just the developer and the protection is called protect dvd video?
     
  15. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I suspect you are correct. So far that protection has only been found on Region 2 discs, right?

    I thought that the developer is called "X-Protect" and the protection is called "dvd-movie-protect". But I do not know for sure.
     
  16. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    That I was trying to say. ;-)
    Maybe X-Protect will be also called a new protection from the same developer.