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#1 wside420


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Posted 14 July 2003 - 11:31 PM

Is there anyway To Burn A VCD and put protection on it So it Couldnt Be Copied?

#2 buckwilliamsca


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Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:37 AM

ACTUALLY, there is a way to copy-protect your VCDS:

How to Copy-Protect Your VCDs/SVCDs v2.0

Background Info:-

The following method of copy-protection uses a program called FreeLock v1.3.

Instead of adding dummy files, FreeLock 1.3 changes the order of the tracks prior to copying, this makes the resulting VCD/SVCD almost impossible to copy.

I have tried this method on my own DVD player and 3 of my friends DVD players and found that the copy-protected VCD/SVCD will play no problems.

If someone does copy the protected VCD/SVCD, they will be able to play the VCD/SVCD in their DVD players for about 5 seconds, with choppy picture and full of green lines, and then it will freeze completely.


The followings tools are required for this guide:

FreeLock 1.3

Before you start:- Extract all files to a common folder as the program will create a "FreeLock Diskette" for you to run the program from.

1. You'll need to create an un-protected VCD/SVCD first, so do that in your favourite way.

2. Then, open up CDRWin and create a .cue file from your un-protected disc, save it to C:

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3. Goto Command Prompt and type: A: (enter) FreeLock (enter).

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4. The usage of FreeLock is pretty basic. At the command line type:

freelock c:image.cue

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5. Finally you must burn your modified image.cue file onto CD.
Remember to keep the FreeLock diskette in your A: drive.

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Note:- If CDRWin gives you an error at the end of burning your modified .cue file (99%-100%), ignore it the data will have already been written and the VCD/SVCD play perfectly


This site has pictures: http://www.dvdrhelp....ve/t107898.html

Edited by buckwilliamsca, 15 July 2003 - 12:39 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 02:23 AM

That is awsome, and i will use that often! smile.gif

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:44 AM

Interesting. Now..I'm assuming this doesn't prevent people from just yanking the mpeg/dat file off the vcd and reauthoring in nero?

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 05:18 AM

interesting, although, I could still copy the destination disk.............

#6 Alkaline


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Posted 16 July 2003 - 07:30 PM

this primative protection can be broken easily by either NERO burning rom or clone CD.

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