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DVD Decrypter is no more

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Danny R, Jun 16, 2005.

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  1. cdru

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    My microwave and car don't stop working if I accidentally scratch them. My DVDs do.

    My microwave is more or less disposable. I have DVDs that cost more then my microwave did new.

    My car if it breaks down can be repaired with replacement parts to restore it to it's previous state. Scratch repair is hit or miss on DVDs depending on how bad it is.

    If I want to use my microwave or car, I have to actually physically go to them, physically put something in them, and turn on (or start) them in order to make use of them. With ripping my DVDs, I have the option of not doing that and just turning on my entertainment center and selecting the movie from a list of them sitting on my computer. Yeah I'm lazy. But that is why god invented remote controls anyways.

    My kids can reach my XBox to play the movies and know how to start them. They can't reach all the drawers where I keep my DVDs in their cases and I'd really prefer them not to have to get them out. They are probably one of the bigger sources of scratches on some of the kid discs.
     
  2. ibglowin

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    Laverne,

    We talking about media here, not appliances or transportation systems. We should (and do) have the right to make a back up copy of media we own.

    Perfect example. I went on travel a while back. Took my laptop and a few movies to watch on the long flight. I somehow forgot to retrieve one of my DVD's from the seat pocket. I am now missing one of my CSI DVD's. If this was a (legal) backup, I wouldn't be too upset, but now I am missing one of those 6 disc in a series.

    Why stop with back-up software. Why not take away say all digital scanners? After all, they could be used easily to say..... make a copy of something copyrighted ...say like a school or family portrait.


     
  3. n8dagr8

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    smells like a trap to me....or he has a really good lawyer.
     
  4. pjmrt

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    Could you image what it would be like if we treated other things like DVDs? Sorry dear, someone dinged the car door, now it won't start. We have to buy another. Or salesman: Lets see you want the blue Toyota. Ok (looks in his book) it cost $11,000 to make, multiply by 3 - ok the price in $33000 and you can't let someone else use it. (or is that Microsoft?) :lol:
     
  5. Scott Greczkowski

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    I use DVD Decrypter to extract DVD's so that I can transfer them to my PDA and watch them when I am traveling.

    I own the DVD's so I feel I am doing nothing wrong.
     
  6. dfergie

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  7. ibglowin

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    FYI:
    One of the boards devoted to ripping is reporting that it wasn't Sony that threatened the author of DVDecrypter but in fact Macrovision.
     
  8. dfergie

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    Yup and they are going after some more folks... dont want HD dvd to be compromised before it even comes out...
     
  9. djlong

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    You can still get it courtesy of afterdawn.com - do a search for it there and you'll find it.
     
  10. Bogy

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    DVD Decryptor is gone? Then what was that program I used last night? :confused: :lol:
     
  11. Nick

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    The...
    Thou shalt not steal. :nono:
     
  12. Danny R

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    Just because a tool can be used to steal doesn't mean all users of that tool are thieves and it isn't a valuable tool.

    Except for a twist of fate, all our VCRs, DVRs etc might have been classified in the same light as this program.
     
  13. cdru

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    Funny thing about twists of fate. They sometimes can continue to twist and go the opposite way.
     
  14. ibglowin

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    DVDecrypter doesn't steal movies, people steal movies....

    Hollywood should just take all the movies away from us and then they wouldn't have to worry about theft! :nono:
     
  15. Bogy

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    You are making quite an assumption there. How do you steal something you have paid for?
     
  16. Steve Mehs

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    :lol: That's what Microsoft said about Windows XP. Give it a day or two and there will be ways to crack it posted all over the net.
     
  17. SAEMike

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    Wow, if you could just teach that to some liberals, the 2nd Amendment might not be under attack.
     
  18. Danny R

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    I'm sure there are plenty who would ban all guns (too late for that IMHO), but even so, the 2nd Amendment will always be "under attack" because even reasonable people will alway have a difference of opinion about what level a weapon is considered a useful tool and when its use to far too dangerous for the average person.

    After all, we don't let anyone have a nice suitcase nuke if they can afford one (and yes I know the Constitution didn't refer to such things). But my point is that at some point there IS a line where a weapon is too dangerous. Where that line is is the argument, be it at fully automatic weapons or cop killer bullets, etc.

    The same holds true for this sort of software. For many its a useful tool, but in the eyes of big business its far too dangerous of a weapon to allow the common person to have.
     
  19. dfergie

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    Tried the dvdfab decrypter on an older dvd (only one handy at that time as I was in a hurry) I decrypted Titanic, then shrunk ... the resulting Rw-dvd had no menus as though I had used the Re Author function...edit (which I must have as I found the original file and it had menus) will try on a newer dvd soon...
     
  20. Bogy

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    Why do you have to try to turn every discussion into a liberal/conservative argument? We have people from all political points coming down on various sides of this discussion, and you have to try to make it conservative vs. liberal.

    I'm not going to answer any response to this post, because I don't want to divert the topic further.
     
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