Add copy protection to a home made DVD? Possible?

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  1. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I have a few video files that I would like to distribute to a few people, but I would like to try and prevent casual copying. Is it possible to burn a home made DVD with DVD CCS copy protection on it without using something like Final Cut Studio?

    I don't see a way to do it with iDVD or Toast 8.x. Any other suggestions? Does Toast 10 have this ability?
     
  2. avihappy macrumors 6502

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    The CSS will offer what is effectively no protection to your DVD. Even a casual user can easily break it; so if someone really wants to use the DVD for something beyond what you approve, they can do so very easily.

    Also, I think you have to be a movie studio to even be able to put CSS onto the DVD. I'm not sure about that though.
     
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    No. Not even Final Cut Studio has this ability. As far as I know in order to make use of this you need to get your disks pressed professionally.
     
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    Yeah, I know how easy it is to defeat CCS... I do it all the time.

    But I suspect that the companies (Macrovision, etc.) that sell the copy protection encoding schemes charge a lot of money to license it.

    I'm just surprised that since its become so easy/free to defeat that is hasn't become as easy/free to implement, either.
     
  5. djkirsten macrumors regular

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    Sadly enough the only Apple app i can think of that adds copy protection is DVD Studio Pro... which is part of the final cut studio... BUT i do believe Adobe's Encore will do exactly what DVD studio pro does, and it might have a 30 day demo (you'll have to register with Adobe).

    Hope this helps.
     
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    It does? Since when? I have Final Cut Studio and I can't for the life of me ever remember seeing anything regarding copy protection for DVDs.
     
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