for designing your art:
Templates (DVD and CD standard packaging and imprint templates)
DVD and Blu-ray Menu Setup Guide (Easily create reliable DVD and Blu-ray menu art with this brief setup guide)
UPC (barcode, Universal Product Code) for your product?
Diligent Media can provide you with a UPC and create the barcode art, or your can purchase your own
number from GS1 (formerly the Uniform Code Council). GS1 is
a great resource for learning more about UPCs. Some large retailers
(e.g., Wal-Mart and Kroger) require you purchase your own UPC
series directly from GS1.)
Protection with CopyBlock, RipGuard and ACP. Reduce unauthorized DVD
and VHS copying. Diligent Media is a licensed Macrovision ACP and
RipGuard provider. Courtesy of Macrovsion Corporation:
RipGuard makes it possible
for content providers to make their products available to customers
in a timely and cost-effective
manner while significantly reducing the creation of illegal copies.
DVD content protected with RipGuard dramatically reduces the
of copyrighted content. DeCSS software that breaks the CSS encryption
found on DVDs is widely available. You can’t depend on
it to protect your valuable assets. RipGuard protects against
DeCSS ripping procedures, making it impractical for all but the
most determined to violate their license agreement.
of Determination While no encryption method is
100 percent foolproof, the goal of a good security solution
is to deter the majority of violators. Between 85 to 95
percent of all consumers lack the patience and the technical
know-how to break through the extra layer of protection
RipGuard provides, causing them to give up on making illegal
copies. Often, casual users end up purchasing the DVD content
they were trying to copy. Only 5 percent of users have
the knowledge and determination required to break through
the RipGuard protection and decrypt the underlying CSS.
These individuals represent a small subset of the total
population and are not likely to buy content at any cost.
RipGuard deters more than 90 percent of all users, leading
to a more fair return on your investment.
ACP, you can add a signal to the outgoing video stream,
allowing you to impact copying of your content through
analog interfaces. In addition to the threat of consumers
ripping DVD content to a PC for later burning or sharing,
content creators and owners must also be concerned with
direct analog recordings. In these cases, no computer is
necessary—a simple video cable that connects the
source DVD player to the destination device is all that
is required to make a copy that, within seconds, can be
uploaded to the internet and distributed over peer-to-peer