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jkohnman
04-12-2008, 07:12 PM
Hi,

Just got back from Mexico where I bought a disk of us swimming with the dolphins. A great, fun thing. However, I would like to make a backup of the disk they gave us (and I paid extra for). Turns out it's protected by something called Starforce DRM. I've been off and on trying out how to copy it today with no luck. All I can find is getting games that are starforce protected. Just want to backup my video.


Thanks
Jim

Kevinw
04-13-2008, 07:02 AM
I doubt your cd came with Starforce protection. It is used to prevent copying video games. Most likely the driver is on your PC from a previously installed video game. Try a different computer. The only way to remove Starforce from your computer is to reinstall Windows.

rockymtnhigh
04-13-2008, 08:50 AM
I doubt your cd came with Starforce protection. It is used to prevent copying video games. Most likely the driver is on your PC from a previously installed video game. Try a different computer. The only way to remove Starforce from your computer is to reinstall Windows.

Ah... try the simplest solution first. :) Good advice. Gotta love Occam.

jkohnman
04-13-2008, 10:43 PM
No, it said at the start that it was Starforce. I didn't see the drivers they say can get installed. After I tried to make a copy, I tried to show it to my wife tonight. Now the regular DVD player says that it's unformatted. However if I put it in a computer it works fine (so far). I'd never heard of it until now, and I don't like it at all.

jkohnman
04-13-2008, 10:43 PM
It's a DVD-RW by the way

Derwin0
04-14-2008, 11:54 AM
It's a DVD-RW by the wayTry copying it to a DVD-R or DVD+R instead of an RW. I've had troubles before using RW's.

Kevinw
04-14-2008, 12:42 PM
Can you copy to your hard drive, then burn a copy?
You may not be able to do anything
FrontLine Video (http://www.star-force.com/solutions/products/fl_video/)

rockymtnhigh
04-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Can you copy to your hard drive, then burn a copy?
You may not be able to do anything
FrontLine Video (http://www.star-force.com/solutions/products/fl_video/)

Companies like StarForce really tick me off... just that they exist.

charper1
04-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Try a ripper like SmartRipper; it should remove the "protection" and allow you to save it to your HDD where you would be able to manipulate it and re-encode and burn as you see fit.

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