Like using a credit card...

DVD PIN-Play is a unique authoring system that only allows access to a disk's video files if they have the unique four-digit PIN.

If you can't play the disc, you can't make a copy... not even an analogue copy.

This changes the mindset of the recipient... the credit card concept will make them think more responsibly about controlling the media file.

  • PIN-Play protection is ideal for all types of highly sensitive video content.
  • No reverse engineering as the PIN is not contained on the disc.
  • Base protection with Fortium's Patronus DVD Copy Protection.
  • Works with single and dual layer content.
  • No effect on quality.
  • Easy authoring.
  • Integrates with forensic watermarking.
  • Licensing - prices for software & per disc please contact us.

How does PIN-Play for Disc work?

PIN-Play for Disc adds units of data to the VOB files on the disc to create PIN menus. A complex set of program chains forces the player to always navigate to the first PIN menu so that the disc cannot be played until the correct PIN is entered. Button details are added to the navigation pack throughout the DVD structure linking each program chain to the next menu. PIN-Play is executed by selecting the correct button in the PIN sequence which crosschecks to determine whether or not the PIN has been entered correctly. In short, you cannot by pass the menus to gain free access to the VOB files as the PIN menus are embedded deep throughout the disc structure.

How does PIN-Play prevent ripping?

PIN-Play for Disc protected discs contain a base layer of Fortium's Patronus anti-rip software, a unique encapsulation technique embedded in the DVD structure, which ripping programs have great difficulty in penetrating. Patronus, which is used each year to protect the principal award-winning Academy and BAFTA screeners, is stronger than any other copy protection solution as independently tested making it the most reliable anti rip copy protection for recordable media.

Forensic Watermarking

Third party forensic watermarking systems can be integrated with DVD PIN Play either through an automated API plug-in or by manually pre-watermarking the files.

Independent Testing

Independent external testing by Testronic Labs confirms 100% playback of Patronus protected discs in DVD players. NGS security tests confirm that discs protected with Patronus software do not load any software onto PC operating systems. Crest Digital confirms DVD Class ‘A’ Verification.

All testing of PIN-Play is carried out using Verbatim branded discs.

How do you author PIN-Play discs?

To create PIN-Play protected discs, we would provide you with a PIN-Play program. You would input an ISO file into the program, then you can personalise the initial PIN lock screen, as well as setting the 4 digit PIN to whatever sequence you want.

After this is complete, another ISO file is generated. This can be burnt to disk as normal. On playback, you will be asked for a PIN to access the video content.

Is the PIN auto-generated?

No, you can set the PIN to whichever 4-digit code you like.

Can I burn my discs as normal?

Yes, PIN-Play generates a normal ISO that can then be burned to disc using your regular burning program.

Is PIN-Play difficult to use?

Nope. It's all housed in one application. Our support team is also on hand to help when needed and can demo the software to if required.