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#### p2

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##### Weird DVD protection
« on: July 26, 2012, 06:02:49 am »
I know My problem hasn't really that much to do with the board's name, but I dod not knew where else to post it.

My problem has to do with a DVD I got from a firm, selling water.
There's a raffle on the DVD, too. (Together with some movies, telling us how WONDERFUL their water is)

But on that DVD is a protection: It should only be usable on one single computer!
Thatfore, I found a hidden file on the dvd (look at the attach)
I had some problems with copying it, so I saved the file as a .txt
It was stored as desktop.ini
Spoiler For desktop.ini:
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[.ShellClassInfo][email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21815

The weird thing is, that the hidden file is shown under Files to be written to the disk
Every other files like the movie is shown under Currently on the media files

And when checking the information about the file, I got known this:
Created:                     06.7.2010
Last time changes at:   18.06.2012
And I watched the movie on that day - on juni 18th
But I never executed the .exe on the DVD which should have started through the autostart file.

My question is: How is it working???
It's no DVD+RW
Is it possible to identify a computer with its shell32.dll-file?

Should I also upload the .executable file?
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##### Re: Weird DVD protection
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 07:00:35 am »
It's actually normal, from windows.

I guess you dont have to worry about that file
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##### Re: Weird DVD protection
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 07:05:34 am »
Windows has some weird things where it still can write to the empty space of a CD-R/DVD-R.
So it prolly just is a way to mark both the computer and CD.  Anyway, you probably can extract the movie out of the exe with some effort

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##### Re: Weird DVD protection
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 08:22:56 am »
I have no clue what the .exe should do!
Every contetn is saved in an extra file!
I have the video 4 times (different video resolutions)

But also some other files which seemed to be not needed.
the only needed files are a .swf (the main menu) and the videos

Should I upload the other stuff?

Edit:
So it's possible to use any DVD lika a DVD+RW, doing it like this??
And it really marks the computer, too?? not just the DVD? (no admin-rights required)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 08:25:20 am by p2 »
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