Rimage Video Protect – a robust DVD Video Copy protection

by Antony

Acutrack recommends Rimage Video Protect™ (RVP) as an ideal copy protection solution for DVD Video disc. This highly secure solution is ideal when you require a short batch of DVD Video or utilizing Acutrack’s “Media on Demand” services.

The digital content industry utilizes several copy protection and anti-piracy methods to guard digital content. To protect content distributed on DVD-Videos there are three main techniques:


CSS encryption/decryption, which is built into every DVD player. This is the most commonly used method for replicated DVDs when produced in large quantity. The content is encrypted and software on the player decodes the fixed rules on the fly while being played back. Unfortunately, this technology can be cracked.


"Bad Sector" schemes, which deliberately place bad sectors of information into the DVD itself that cause copying software to correct the errors. Standard DVD players usually ignore these sectors and play through them. Special players look for these bad sectors to play the DVD and will inhibit playback if it sees a copied disc with the corrected errors.


Content Alteration is the most recent type of copy protection that attempts to disable copying and ripping programs without impacting the original content of the DVD. This type of copy protection maintains the highest level of playback compatibility and doesn't require on special hardware or software on the user end.


Rimage Video Protect™ (RVP) is a form of Content Alteration. It guards against unauthorized copying and ripping of DVD content by encapsulating data files in areas of the DVD disc that are not read during playback. This solution not only leaves playback compatibility uncompromised, but it also leaves the original media content unmodified.


Since RVP™ is a passive form of protection is does not require the player or content to be loaded with tracking software or heavy code. This also means that a minimal amount of space is required to utilize the protection, allowing a maximum amount of space on the DVD for the original content.