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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Erich J. Schultheis, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. I rented some movies from Blockbuster the other day and tried to burn them to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    The same thing happens when I borrow DVDs from friends and when I try to copy my DVD disc for friends.
    I can burn movies from digital cable and off the antenna just fine.
    Is the DVD too high a resolution for my DVD recorder or do I have a bad cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
     
  2. Skid

    Skid Guest

    to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?

    Your burner is trying to keep you from breaking the law. What would mommy
    say?

    (P.S., you're not just trolling, you're trying to use the recoder for
    something it's not designed to do. If you want to know why it won't work, do
    a little homework at www.dvdrhelp.com)
     
  3. Richard   C.

    Richard C. Guest

    Sounds like everything is working as it should.

    You are a simple pirate......................

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    : I rented some movies from Blockbuster the other day and tried to burn them to a
    DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    : The same thing happens when I borrow DVDs from friends and when I try to copy my
    DVD disc for friends.
    : I can burn movies from digital cable and off the antenna just fine.
    : Is the DVD too high a resolution for my DVD recorder or do I have a bad cable from
    my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
    :
     
  4. Gilmour

    Gilmour Guest

    we think its imnpossible to copy a dvd to a dvd. Maybe one day somebody
    will find a solution for us.
     
  5. You and your friends should forget all the trouble and legally purchase the
    DVD you want. Not only will you get better quality, you will also get the
    packaging and the extras. The price for many DVDs now is chump change,
    compared to the price of VHS in 1970's dollars.
     
  6. LanceBro

    LanceBro Guest

    there are archival program availiable for retail, such as dvd copy or dvd xcopy
    express etc...these will make copies for you, but it will not copy dvd to dvd
    it will copy to the Hard Drive then ask you to insert your blank and copy your
    DVD....

    most DVD's are 8.7 gigs and are referred to as dvd9's the current blanks and
    burners can only do 4.7 gigs...

    so your movie will be compressed not an exact copy but it will look fine...

    you will also not have menu's and/or special features etc etc

    remember archival purposes only
     
  7. to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?

    It is most likely macrovision. It's designed so that you can't make ILLEGAL
    copies. Sadly, it also prevents you from making LEGAL backups (luckily the
    ones your trying to do are all ILLEGAL).

    Yeah, there could be some workarounds....might cost $100 and be illegal in
    some countries (sort of like having a so-called "black box" is in the US,
    but it doesn't call for buying a "black box").
     
  8. ...And compared to what laserdiscs used to cost.

    I agree, BTW. If you like the movie, and you respect the huge
    effort that went into its creation, just buy a copy. If you don't want
    to pay full price, there are stores that sell used/retired rental DVDs.


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  9. Your machine cannot copy commercial DVDs.

    to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
     
  10. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    It is called a very sophisticated copy protection. This is a good thing,
    because all of this type of piracy is putting people out of work who are in
    the media work force. As the incomes from the sales of their products goes
    down, the production houses are laying off their workers to compensate.

    I am involved in several aspects of media production, and am for strong copy
    protection. For the small cost of a copy, it would be a contribution to buy
    a second copy if needed. These small amounts by the many thousands of
    purchases add up to keep people in their jobs.

    A copy of a commercially produced movie is not considered a backup of user
    files, as like user created work or software. Like bought (purchased)
    software programs, entertainment media should be used on one device at a
    time at one location at a time, unless agreed with between the manufacture
    and the end user.

    If you worked in this industry and had to feed your family, you would feel
    the same way!


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    I rented some movies from Blockbuster the other day and tried to burn them
    to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    The same thing happens when I borrow DVDs from friends and when I try to
    copy my DVD disc for friends.
    I can burn movies from digital cable and off the antenna just fine.
    Is the DVD too high a resolution for my DVD recorder or do I have a bad
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
     
  11. Robert Nogo

    Robert Nogo Guest

    to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
    Please understand that what you are trying to do is illegal. That's not a
    technical difficulty, that's a copy protection method known as Macrovision.
    It has nothing to do with the resolution of the source, Macrovision is
    present on VHS as well. You are allowed to make recordings off digital cable
    and the antenna for your own personal use, but I don't think it's legal
    either to distribute those recordings to friends. As far as I am concerned,
    I would rather purchase the DVD legally.
     
  12. to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
    DVD Decrypt, the use Clone DVD to compress and burn.

    Can not tell the different. But remember its strictly for archiving only.
    Duplicating someone else's DVD;'s is Illegal.
     
  13. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    to a DVD-R and my DVD recorder said "Can Not Copy".
    cable from my DVD player which is preventing me from recording to DVD?
    Pressed DVD's are encrypted, this is specifically to prevent you from doing
    what you're attempting. Also their capacity is double what a single layer
    DVD-R is. There's tools out there that would allow you to bypass this but
    it's illegal. If you choose to attempt it you're on your own.
     
  14. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    That's definitly true, throughout VHS I bought maybe 5 or 6 movies, they
    were just too expensive and too bulky. Once DVD's started hitting the
    $10-$15 range I started buying movies, for the cost of renting one twice I
    can own it, and they're nice and compact, I probably have 40+ of them now.
     
  15. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    I agree with the others who decry piracy, but at the same time I'm
    enraged at how the various world governments allow the movie industry
    to openly flout restrictive trade practices legislation by dividing
    the globe into marketing zones with the explicit intention of stifling
    competition and manipulating pricing. We all know this is immoral and
    illegal, and such practices should be prosecuted.


    - Franc Zabkar
     
  16. rstlne

    rstlne Guest


    Not sure what post was more of a laugh, his or yours..
    I mean, Just look at the 3 LOTR films
    a MASSIVE 500+ mil usd to make the film and bring it to the market. Now in
    the BOX OFFICE ALONE the total sales is expected to reach 3 BN usd.. now..
    Movie theatres say "We rarely profit from the ticket sales".. So one would
    assume that the majority of the ticket sale goes back to the mfgr.. For you
    we can go low, and say they make 50%.. so that's 1.5bn - .5bn or 1bn profit

    So now they release the DVD's, And games, and soundtracks, and posters, and
    so on and so on and so on ..

    Your telling me that the DVD selling for 26$-28$ is priced so high because
    it has to feed the people that made it? ..
    Lets not forget that they have got their payment JUST from sales.. When this
    film makes 30bn and gives it's 300mil to the RIAA to stop people who want to
    make their own DVD for 3$ then I guess you can feel happy that your able to
    buy your food..

    Granted I think what the guy wants to do is wrong, but He wants to do it
    because the media industry is just SO SO SO SO greedy..
    I would bet that (riaa fees and sales company markup aside).. that the cost
    of that 10$ DVD (box & cover design & production of the case & dvd itself)
    is around 70c

    Just saying that your post is as silly as his
     
  17. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Exactly.
     
  18. Justin

    Justin Guest

    rstlne wrote on [Fri, 2 Jan 2004 19:39:25 -0000]:
    Yes, one group of films out of many that don't break even in the
    theatre, and barely come close in the retail channel. Waterworld
    recently just made it's money back. This is money back, before profit.

    Or should studios only release profitable films?
    The RIAA? That's music

    And shipping, marketing, etc.
     
  19. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest


    Also... Wrong group!
     
  20. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    You're an idiot. The hierarchy was based on the way movies trickled
    into the rest of the world, back in the day. That evolves, surely.
    Now, it is just business, and economy in a given region.

    It is their product, and it is their right to "price it" at whatever
    they want in whatever market they are selling it in.

    You do know what a free market is, don't you?
     
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