How to Add Copy Protection to a DVD

Professionally made DVDs employ a number of sophisticated anti-copy protections. The only true way to add copy protection is to have your disc produced by one of these companies. If you are burning a disc yourself, there are two measures you can put in place using DVD Studio Pro (MAC or PC version). These measures are not perfect and can be bypassed, but they will dissuade at least some people who would otherwise copy your files.

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There are two ways to try and keep people from copying your DVDs.

Macrovision

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Load your video in DVD Studio Pro.

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Switch to a Graphical View.

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Click on a video track.

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Turn on Macrovision and select a type from the following list:

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Type 1 - Automatic Gain Control Type 2 - Automatic Gain Control and 2-line colorstripe Type 3 - Automatic Gain Control and 4-line colorstripe

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Repeat this process for every track on the DVD.

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Burn the DVD.

CSS

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Load your video into DVD Studio Pro.

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Switch to Graphical View.

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Click in the gray area to deselect all titles.

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Navigate to the General section of the Property Inspector.

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Click the CSS pop-up menu and select On.

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Repeat this process for every track on the DVD.

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Burn the DVD.