Just as we have said previously MicroBoards offer the sort of personal service that you can normally only dream of attaining. In this post we’re looking at some of the more advanced technical features supported by the MicroBoards disc publishers.
Here we’re looking at the VideoWrite copy protection system and the merge field option in Surething (software that ships with MicroBoards)
VideoWrite is an easy to use dongle based application (you get credits on a USB key). Here’s a walk through from Ian Lawrence on the MicroBoards support team.
Using VideoWrite Copy Protection:
The VideoWrite option within PrintWrite allows you to copy protect any correctly formatted Video ISO file. This process has been added to the Burn Image project, allowing you to quickly and easily perform the needed steps to protect the video DVD content you produce using your Microboards Disc Publisher.
VideoWrite does not alter your original Video image file, but makes a protected copy of your file. While this allows you to retain the original file unchanged, it does require hard drive space on your PC. As the Burn Protected File process also takes additional hard drive space, you should plan on having at least enough additional free space for twice the size of the original file. For example, if you have a 4.35GB video ISO file you want to protect and burn, you will need an additional 8.8 GB of free hard drive space.
If the .ISO file you have selected is in the correct format for a Video image that has not been previously protected by VideoWrite and the VideoWrite USB Key is in place, the option to Copy protect the image file with VideoWrite will be available.
The available Burns Remaining on the key and the status of the ISO file will also be displayed.
Place a check in the box if you want to protect the image file. The Protection information will be displayed, showing the name of the protected file (the word â€˜Protectedâ€™ will be added to the name), the file size, progress of the protection process and the Start Protection button.
Click the Start Protection button to create the protected file. The progress bar will show you how far along the protection process is. You can cancel the protection process by clicking the Cancel Protection button.
Once copy protection is complete, the File Name will change automatically to that of the protected image file, the Status will show that the selected file is protected, and the Copy Protection controls will be hidden. If the image file you originally selected is already protected, the Status will say so, and you will not need to protect the file again.
After the Volume Name and Number of Copies are entered in, click the Start button to submit the project. If you are using VideoWrite Copy Protection, you can only burn as many discs as you have Burns Remaining on your USB key.
Please note that any video DVDs protected and burned using VideoWrite protection will not be able to be duplicated, including in a Microboards duplicator. All production must be performed using the VideoWrite protection on your Microboards Disc Publisher.
Next time we’ll look at merging data into live text field on CDs and DVD in order to dynamically customise, personalise or serialise discs during production.