2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2010 5:56 AM by the_wine_snob

    DVD copy protection

    Stoneymast

      When burning a movie to DVD in PE 4.0, is it possible to apply some kind of copy protection to the finished DVD?

        • 1. Re: DVD copy protection
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Not with Premiere Elements or any other under $1000 technology. Sorry.

          • 2. Re: DVD copy protection
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Welcome to the forum.

             

            Unfortunately with a burned DVD-Video (actually a DVD-ROM), there is no copy protection. The only way that copy protection can be added to a DVD-Video is by a replication house, that uses glass masters to press the DVD-Video. The Project must be authored in a full-featured authoring app, like Adobe Encore, or Sonic Scenarist, and then the Project is usually supplied to them via a DLT, though some are starting to accept a master disc.

             

            Also, for every copy protection scheme, there are probably a dozen programs to get around it. One is better off just listing the © info, and trusting the user of the disc to honor that.

             

            Copy protection on a BD is even more involved. As with DVD, it must be applied in replication (not burning), but the licensing fees are astronomical, starting at about US$50K for the license, and then a per disc fee. This is thanks to Sony, who seem hell-bent on killing off all non-commercial production of BD, regardless of what that does to the user-base. One of the main factors for the success of DVD was the home-burning of the discs, but non-commercial users.

             

            Good luck, and sorry for the bad news,

             

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