I'm confused ... you started by expressing your ignorance and asking for advice.
You are indeed confused Jeremy.
A quick review of my post should reveal that I did not ask for "advice" at all ... what I asked for was THE NAMES OF SOFTWARE PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDED DVD ENCRYPTION
That, and only that, is what I asked for. And, yes, I admitted my ignorance---and I got a bunch of wise-ass comments for my trouble. Therefore, your confusion lies in your failing to distinguish between what I actually asked for
and the incidental "feelings" and "opinions" I was deluged with about other
aspects of the broad subject of DVD encryption that I did NOT ask for.
People gave you pretty good advice ... and you start arguing with them.
People (like you) came on here with their snide remarks, their feminine emotions, and their unsolicited "opinions" on other aspects of the DVD-encryption subject ... which is not
what I asked for. It amazes me how some people can babble on-and-on and yet never even address the question. I started getting sick of the bullshit and began to pick it apart.
For that matter, and in rebuttal, I am still awaiting one of you geniuses to answer my parallel questions back at you regarding why you lock your doors at night, why you roll-up the windows and lock your cars, etc., etc. ... when it has been "proven" that even a 5 year old can use a Slim-Jim, or a crowbar, and break into your car or house? Why bother then, if you follow your own "logic" on other matters of security? Once again, for the slow, I realize there are probably many ways to get around "anything" a person tries to do to protect his things with security measures, but that wasn't the point. It still doesn't change the fact that trying to protect your things will still deter MOST people. The fact is, most people are not all that computer savvy, and just buy a DVD and play it for the information. And most people, if their DVD player can't record it, then they won't bother to take it any further. Same as if your doors and windows are locked, most people aren't going to break them or try to pick them to get your belongings, even though they can. Basic security measures are just a general deterrent.
Maybe I wouldn't "argue" with some of you if you would either (a) politely answer the question and provide some product names, like I politely asked for, or ( b ) shut TF up and not say a thing. Have you and those like you thought about that? Maybe if you wouldn't come on here trying to be a wise-ass, and actually learned TO READ, and then tried answer THE QUESTION (as opposed to rambling on about everything under the sun except for
the subject question) ... and showed some respect ... you might just get treated with respect back. Again, have you ever thought of that?
What's up with that?
What is up with the bullshit? Why can't people either answer the question or shut TF up? Why all of these digressing discussions about everything but the subject?
Of all the verbiage dribbled here, only one person actually provided an answer as to the name of one product
that encrypts DVDs.
Now if you want to politely add some of the pitfalls to using these products, that is one thing, and I can appreciate how this can actually be useful information for me to consider. But all of the snide remarks and all of the emotional BS of "treating people like thieves," or the ludicrous position that "because there are ways around it, encryption is useless," is nothing but bullshit ... as my (unanswered) rebuttal parallel questions, regarding other forms of security, demonstrate.
So how about it Jeremy? Please, either politely answer my question, with product names, or kindly shut TF up and go about your business. Like a grown-up.