Patronus is a passive anti-rip solution that encapsulates video files on a DVD disc causing access to the content by common ripping programs to be controlled. The original media content is not modified and play-back quality remains unaffected. This is achieved by introducing copy control encapsulation in areas of the disc that are not read by the DVD players during playback. Copy controlled discs provide effective speed bump protection from unauthorized casual copying. Copy controlled discs have full DVD player playability matching that of unprotected DVDs. Menus, special features, extras and dual layer DVDs can also be successfully protected.
The DataBank system with DataView software for DVD testing makes use of proprietary DriveCube technology and 4X DVD testing rates on each drive.