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Old 22nd September 2012, 10:17   #1  |  Link
Big Vern
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Cinavia protection on Blu-Ray discs finally broken?

Read this, from MYCE.com

Cinavia protection is implemented by adding a watermark to the audio track that is then detected by the player which stops playback if it does not match the AACS key on the disc. So far the success in beating this protection was rather small, but now software developer Pixbytes, the authors of programs like DVD neXt COPY and DVD-Ranger, claim to have broken the Cinavia protection that comes on many Blu-Ray discs and DVDs and stops playback of copied discs that were protected with Cinavia on certain Blu-Ray players.

According to the authors, the protection was broken accidentally while developing a different software. While not actually removing Cinavia protection, the signal was changed in a way so that it has become unreadable thus disabling the protection by using a design flaw in Cinavia.

Right now the software is still in development and the authors report a success rate of 55% on the tested Blu-Ray discs and DVDs. The release of DVD Ranger 5 is scheduled for October 31st and will cost $89.99 plus $39.99 for the Cinavia module. Pre-order price is $69.99 – including the Cinavia module.

What do you think? Will their solution actually work and if it does will the industry to find a way to work around this again? Can we expect other software to include this “fix” as well? Anyone has an idea how they may have managed to bypass the protection? Feel free to comment and share your views with us.

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Old 22nd September 2012, 10:24   #2  |  Link
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From the horses mouth [DVD ranger], so to speak!

The developers of the DVD-Ranger software have the first future-proof solution for Cinavia free DVD and Blu-ray

Santa Ponsa (Spain), 09/21/2012 – Many DVD and Blu-ray users know this problem: the DVD or Blu-ray playback stops suddenly with a cryptic error message or remains frozen or silent. This is caused by the relatively new copy protection system Cinavia.

Shortly after the Cinavia solution of DVDFab has been once again made useless by the Cinavia producer, DVD-Ranger Software offers help. The developers of DVD-Ranger have eliminated the Cinavia’s signal during the development of other software by accident. The Cinavia’s signal has been changed so that it has become unreadable. They have not fought against the Cinavia’s system directly; it is more likely triggered by a design error of Cinavia itself.

Pixbyte has chosen the release date for the DVD-Ranger 5 with Cinavia module to be 10/31/2012 (Halloween). At the moment, the solution is being tested by well known people in the world of copying. Approx. 55% of all reported Blu-ray Region A/B disks and DVDs have been successfully tested so far. It will be also tested on PS3, various Blu-ray players and PowerDVD.

Pixbyte is known by the DVD neXt COPY Software and DVD-Ranger products line. Pixbyte has been present for about 10 years on the backup and copy software market.

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