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store bought DVDs and copyright warnings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Raumarik, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,778

    Am I the only one that find it DAMN annoying that when I put in a DVD (in this case Serenity) I have to watch a 1minute + long warning about copyright? I'm sorry but surely they're missing the point, I bought this DVD and it's in a collection of about 150 DVDs now. Leave me alone and remove these annoying, pointless warnings or at the least allow me to skip them! When I put a DVD in I want the menu to come up RIGHT AWAY, don't make me watchin this it's pointless, it's not going to persuade someone who copies DVDs not to! have they EVER proved that actually work!

    It's like back int he days of trailors on videos where you'd have to spend 5minute fast forwarding to skip them!

    argh! <runs around in a circle>
  2. SaBBz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,819

    Location: Elsewhere

    I agree with you. Some films even have adverts for other films before them now that you can skip through, but you shouldn't have to!
  3. The_TailGunner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,894

    Location: Dublin

    have to admit- having copyright warinings on legit media does seem a tad pointless

    all that happens is that the owner of the dvd gets annoyed, and the pirate (yarr!)/downloader/copyer has a little giggle.

  4. Malkie


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 394

    Location: Fife, Scotland

    some players can skip them, my old 1 could but my current one cant.
  5. ElRazur


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 10,439

    Location: I am everywhere...

    "Menu" button always do the magic for me on my dvd. One press and it skips all junk to the movie main menu!!
  6. Bracco


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 548

    There's a similar thing on my 24 season 4 discs, a massive advert on each disc about piracy (almost the same as the one that used to be on video), and it can't be skipped with the menu button :mad:.
  7. loopstah


    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,878

    Location: My secret mountain base!

    I usually wander off and brew up after sticking a DVD in. It is irritating as you can't skip alot of them like with VHS.
  8. dun


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 4,617

    Location: West Midlands

    I hate this as well. And the best is the copied versions dont have any of the carp on them =\ (or so im told...)
  9. Emlyn_Dewar


    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,832

    Location: Chengdu

    I get annoyed by the copyright messages to, it just the fact that it comes up EVERY time and lasts for ages. (well not ages but it seems like it)
    Movie pirates wouldn't have to put up with this... :rolleyes:
  10. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,543

    I agree completely, the industry needs someone to give them a big poke and have them realise that crippling genuine consumers who've bought a real DVD is the worst possible way to stop piracy!
  11. Phantom


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,809

    Location: Southampton, Hampshire

    scenario: youve just got takeaway, hired a dvd and settling down with your mates in front of the tv.. you put the dvd on then sit back down on the sofa and tuck into your food only to find out you have to sit through those piracy warnings and its only when youre practically finished does that actual movie start properly... doh!
  12. Bumhucker


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 919

    Location: Not in ham

    Can you imagine all the people about to rip the film off the DVD and then see that message when they put it in their computers and I think: "Oh no! It's really stealing? From now on I'll never do it again."

    ...No, I can't either.
  13. pyro


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    Yeah I would steal a car, got a problem? :p

    These dvds are annoying, especially the ones where you have to watch the piracy warning as well as the movie trailers (i.e. you can't fast forward or select a different menu), but if you are running it on a pc you can simlpy select the vobs instead of the whole dvd on media player classic and it will show just the movie, I don't know if you can do this on a dvd player though.
  14. Velocity219e


    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I love those quotes ...

    You wouldn't steal a car...
    You wouldn't poison your grandmother...
    You wouldn't kick a sack of kittens...

    Don't steal movi... oh well I guess since you are trapped watching this you haven't stolen a movie, I guess this is the very definition of irony... sorry, Bye!
  15. Spacky


    Joined: 4 Jul 2005

    Posts: 5,815

    Location: Cardiff, UK

    Its the punchy music about video piracy funding terrorism and drugs which leads to...


    If you do you fund druglords and such like etc etc
  16. Phantom


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,809

    Location: Southampton, Hampshire

    yep, more than likely they would cut it out... just in case their customers have a guilty consious :p
  17. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    Probably not - Except that now you've suggested it . . .

    I wonder what the legality is of software that enables you to bypass the warnings / adverts - being that the same software can often be used to circumvent copy protection.
  18. LordSplodge


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 16,028

    Location: 9th Inner Circle

    <Really Mad Mode = ALL CAPS>

    I just spent £15.99 on this damn DVD. I OWN IT. I WILL COPY IT FOR BACKUP. IT IS MINE! Oh and it is Copyright Infringement not theft. Repeat - IT IS NOT STEALING. Get it you stupid media barons?

    Yes it makes me mad. So mad that when it happens in the cinema (where I have paid good money) I shout at the screen. I get the odd clap too!

    <\Really Mad Mode>

    If I can skip it I do, if not it's a big steaming poo or coffee. :p :D
  19. Pho


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,184

    Location: Derbyshire

    Heh those things are so annoying. Yet, people who actually copy the DVDs can easilly (a one button click) allow people to skip over those menus or even rip them out completely. So it really is quite pointless :D.

    (I know this from backing up my dvds and removing all the crap)
  20. Velocity219e


    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    for the PC I use a program called DVDregionFree it basically patches the interface between your DVD drive and the OS so it never updates the firmware to region lock the drive, it also overrides the DVD limiters on when and where you can fast forward, skip tracks etc...

    I'm pretty sure its legal as its a commercial product (about 10 dollars when I got it) but if anyone feels otherwise just say so ;)

    My standalone DVD player ignores region codes and FF/skip rules anyway ;)