I have a user who passed me a DVD because he is unable to watch it on his PC. Initially I thought he didn't have a DVD player software, so I used CyberLink PowerDVD version 8 to open.
It hangs at about 2 seconds after playing, and displays the above message 'This is protected content..............'
He mentioned that he used his home DVD recorder to record some TV shows and burn it onto DVD (DVD -RW), however he said he had done finalizing on the DVD. What I understand that when DVD cannot be played it has something to do with finalizing. When I try using other players to play this DVD, I do not see the above error message but would just hang the same. In my opinion, I don't think following the error message to retrieve an activation key makes any sense, as this video was orignally recorded from physical DVD player.
Is there a way to finalize an unfinalized DVD (maybe my user didn't finalize but he claim he did)?
If not, how do I go about playing the video from the DVD?
Thanks for any help!