Bought some DVDs on Trademe coupla days ago then started to wonder: How to tell if a DVD is a pirated copy? Now, I don't mean some scratchy, grainy mess that's been taken with a hand-held camera in a Karachi movie theatre. I'm talking about a highly professional copy with multi-channel sound and maybe even disc and label holograms.
I found heaps of tips online, ranging from the silly ('very cheap price') to the sensible ('if you can you smudge the disc label with a damp finger, it's not screen-printed). But there was little of a definitive nature.
Then I thought: Why not try a media identifier, like DVDInfo Pro? So I did this and it seemed to give me a clear result. Under 'Media code/Manufacturer ID' it said; 'N/A Pressed DVD'.
Which I took to mean that the disc had been stamped from a glass master, as I'd expect from a commercial product.
My question (finally): Is this an acid test for DVD movies? Would the 'Pressed DVD' notation be 100% reliable when trying to spot a fake?