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ddvdrw8d copy protection issues

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by jackl1495, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. jackl1495

    jackl1495 Member

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    I recently got stuck with a Digital Research Technology ddvdrw8d, suffice to say that Best Buy has angered me. Problem:
    I try to use DVDShrink to back up my movies, and it says it's copy protected.

    I never had this problem on my pioneer dvr-106D. What should I do? is there anywhere I can get hacked (non protected) firmware for the ddvdrw8d?

    any wisdom you can impart will be much appreciated.
     
  2. brian100

    brian100 Guest

    All may not be lost.

    Try "ripping" your DVD with DVD decrypter THEN process through Shrink. It should work, trust me.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes DVD43 will give Shrink the extra kick it needs as well :)
     
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    hey, dvd43 took care of it! infinite thanks.

    one question,

    dvdshrink used to remove the copy protection on the new movies it would encode, but....now.... is it goign to be a situation of dvd43 telling my system that there is no protection for dvdshrink to remove? (not a huge deal, just curious)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    You got it nailed. DVD43's sole job is to bypass CSS and let non-ripper apps like Recode 2, Xcopy etc do their jobs but it also works nicely when Shrink needs a kick.

    Glad to help and don't be a stranger :)
     

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