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Macrovision

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by blazer376, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. blazer376

    blazer376 Member

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    What does disabling Macrovision do?

    Thanks in advance,
     
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    Permits you to record signal.
     
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    Okay, so it will enable me to copy from the TV/Satellite? or so I can back up my retail movies?
     
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    For example if you are recording from a VCR tape that has macrovision incorporated this will remove it allowing you to record it.
     
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    So disabling Macrovision would only benefit me if I were recording from VHS to DVD right? I wouldnt be able to back up my retail DVD's?

    Thanks,
     
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    You can back up your DVDs in the normal way on computer or by DVD player to DVD recorder providing you have a gizmo to remove macrovision.
     
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    I have installed the hacked firmware for ILO which is said to disable Macrovision, so by disabling Macrovision I am able to back-up my VHS to DVD but not DVD to HDD right? But if I were to purchase a PPV movie from the satellite then I could burn to DVD or HDD, but if I didnt have the hacked version firmware installed I wouldnt be able to record the movie from the satellite right?

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    Disabling the Macrovision allows the unit to record an otherwise copywrite protected media. PPVs are not protected as of now.
     
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    If that is the case I should be able to back-up my retail DVD movies right? DVD's are copywrite protected right? or do they have some other kind of protection?

    Thanks,
     
  10. ExpHobby

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    Retail DVD movies have both 1) Analog Encryption (Macrovision) and 2) Digital Encryption (prevents us from copying the data files to a hard drive or onto another DVD disk). You can create backup DVD's a number of ways...

    A) Consult the forums about DVD Ripping. You'll need a
    PC, DVD burner, and about 10gb of free hard disk drive
    space. The DVD Ripping forums will cover the software
    you would need to decrypt.

    B) Get a videocard for your PC. Videocards will typically be able to overcome Macrovision. Consult the
    forums for specific video card recommendations.

    C) There are stand-alone boxes that will strip Macrovision off of a composite video signal and regenerate a clean signal so that it can be recorded by
    a DVD-recorder or any other recording device. Again, please search the forums.
     
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    DVD decrypter defeats Macrovision.
     

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