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DVD CCA finally approves CSS on DVD recordables

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Sep 2007 8:23 User comments (10)

DVD CCA finally approves CSS on DVD recordables The DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) has finally given approval for technology to add CSS encryption to recordable DVDs. It was approved by the DVD Forum earlier this year, but DVD CCA approval was slowed by content owners who wanted additional DRM. Since additional anti-piracy measures would likely cause playback problems on existing players, they were eventually rejected.
There are two potential markets for the technology right now. The more lucrative is retail burning kiosks, which some chains already have plans to deploy. Such on-demand kiosks would reduce both inventory overhead and shelf space requirements for carrying a large selection of DVDs.

Depending on the cost of hardware required to write CSS to a recordable disc, another potential market would be downloads which could be burned with CSS on a home burner and then played on a standard DVD player.

With the plans for network and internet video delivery to set-top boxes, more user friendly possibilities also present themselves. A viewer could potentially download and burn an encrypted DVD from the same player they use to play regular DVDs.

Source: Variety

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10 user comments

121.9.2007 11:03
BIGnewb
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damn i guess i gotta buy 200 taiyo yudens lol

221.9.2007 12:31
pstamer
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Believe you me, someone's already working on it (or will be).

321.9.2007 13:25

Wow, now this may actually get interesting as the current protection contained on commercial discs is old hat.

421.9.2007 18:27

Originally posted by BIGnewb:
damn i guess i gotta buy 200 taiyo yudens lol

What A shame:)

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Depending on the cost of hardware required to write CSS to a recordable disc, another potential market would be downloads which could be burned with CSS on a home burner and then played on a standard DVD player
That can then be re-ripped with the latest anydvd so you can do anything you want with them.

But I like the idea of burning kiosks.

521.9.2007 23:42

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Such on-demand kiosks would reduce both inventory overhead and shelf space requirements for carrying a large selection of DVDs
How will having to store blank dvds for burning take up less space than storing normal movie dvds? Last time i checked my inventory they were both the same size and took up an equal amount of space...

622.9.2007 6:14

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Such on-demand kiosks would reduce both inventory overhead and shelf space requirements for carrying a large selection of DVDs
How will having to store blank dvds for burning take up less space than storing normal movie dvds? Last time i checked my inventory they were both the same size and took up an equal amount of space...
Uhh... gee... I don't know... when's the last time you compared the amount of space it takes for your 100 pack of dvdr's to sit on your desk as to the amount of space it takes Blockbuster to display 100 rentals on the shelf.

They would be able to set up a few kiosks in the store and probally cut their required floor space in half.

723.9.2007 3:56

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Uhh... gee... I don't know... when's the last time you compared the amount of space it takes for your 100 pack of dvdr's to sit on your desk as to the amount of space it takes Blockbuster to display 100 rentals on the shelf.

They would be able to set up a few kiosks in the store and probally cut their required floor space in half
My comment was in reference to the kiosks themselves (what the artcle is about) not store shelves. Kiosks like REDBOX (which I currently use) store and dipense their dvds in superslim cases, which whether they carry commercial DVDS or burnable DVDS (which will probably be dispensed in a case as well), either will take up the same in the kiosk.

Except of course for the extra space required for the hard drive media storage (movies) and the extra burning equipment (most likely a two drive minimum).

824.9.2007 12:33

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How will having to store blank dvds for burning take up less space than storing normal movie dvds? Last time i checked my inventory they were both the same size and took up an equal amount of space...
Because you don't have to store 100 copies of any particular title(s). ...You can offer the customer a choice of 10,000 different titles. As long as you have one blank left, you can sell the customer any DVD he/she wants.

EDIT - Of course, this also requires that you print the artwork on the spot.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Sep 2007 @ 12:37

924.9.2007 14:33

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Because you don't have to store 100 copies of any particular title(s). ...You can offer the customer a choice of 10,000 different titles
Really...... 10,000 different copies, thats amazing!!!! Wow all in one box about the size of a soda vending machine!! When you figure out how to do it economically and feasably just let REDBOX know i'm sure they would love your idea!!

1028.9.2007 5:44

The true fact is that regardless of whatever encryption you put on it their will always bee someone that can break it.

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