DVDFab Cloud Decryption Service
Dated back to the DVD era, the practice of decrypting DVD protections was to put the decryption data into the decryption tools, and let the software clients do the entire job. This traditional way had its advantages back at that time. Users didn’t need a live internet connection, however, it also has its limitations, among which, having to wait for a software update whenever there is a new protection, being its biggest disadvantage.
When it comes to the Blu-ray age, which also witnesses the rise and maturity of cloud computing, decrypting Blu-rays has seen a totally different approach. Most of the Blu-ray decrypting tools now are doing their jobs via cloud means. In other words, the decryption data is no longer being planted into the software client but are put on the vendor’s server. By doing so, they managed to prevent the installer size from growing increasingly bigger, which is also what DVDFab.cn is doing with its DVDFab Blu-ray related products.
Introducing the DVDFab Cloud Decryption Service
Currently, the decryption data for DVDs are still planted into the DVDFab installer, meaning if the movie studio releases a DVD movie with a new protection scheme, users will have to wait for some period of time before developers can get that very disc and have it decrypted. However, DVDFab’s Blu-ray related products are already using the more advanced online decrypting method. With the experience of PathPlayer, DVDFab Media Player and BluPath technology, DVDFab.cn has determined to upgrade its decryption means to the next level, and we would like to call it DVDFab Cloud Decryption Service, abbreviated as DVDFab CDS. This is to say, the decryption data for both DVDs and Blu-rays are now being put into the Secure Decryption Databank on our server. The great advantages of doing so can be briefly summarized in the following three aspects.
Decryption process will be done in a matter of seconds
As the 2nd generation of decryption method, the cloud based DVDFab CDS technology makes it unimaginably faster to decrypt DVDs and Blu-rays (relevant products include DVD Copy, DVD Ripper, DVD to Blu-ray Converter, Blu-ray Copy, Blu-ray Ripper, Blu-ray to DVD Converter, UHD Copy, UHD Ripper, UHD to Blu-ray Converter and Hi-Fi Audio Converter). Currently, it will take 1~3 minutes to decrypt a DVD or Blu-ray, while with the Cloud Decryption Service, the entire process shall be done in a matter of seconds. In our test, it only takes 10 seconds to finish decrypting a DVD, approximately 20 times faster than the traditional approach, while when it comes to a Blu-ray disc, our test result shows an average of 30s ~ 40s, depending on different test environments. Here below is a comparison chart showing how fast DVDFab CDS technology can make the decryption process revolutionarily faster.
As a sidenote: the decryption speed shown in the above chart is what our developers get under a perfect testing environment. It does not necessarily mean everyone else shall be guaranteed the same speed. In reality, the decryption speed shall vary depending on user’s Internet speed and PC configurations. On the other hand, only the user that opens a new disc for the first time shall experience some delay due to the internal player being run. Once that new disc information is automatically uploaded to our Secure Decryption Databank, it should be blinking fast for everyone else.
Heavily protected Secure Decryption Databank
Due to the fact that the two analysis tools, PathPlayer and BluPath, will constantly upload new disc information into the Secure Decryption Databank on our server, the amount of data shall grow in an exponential manner. To such a huge online databank, security issue becomes significantly important. In this regard, we’ve taken multiple measures to ensure the safety of the decryption databank, and we promise nothing else other than the disc information shall be uploaded, and those decryption data will never reach to the hands of any third party companies and organizations.
Support the newest protections as soon as we can
As we all know, to prevent consumers from making backups of their legally purchased DVDs and Blu-rays, the film industry and major movie studios never stop trying. They will for sure constantly bring in new technologies to frequently upgrade the protection schemes. With the traditional decryption approach, whenever some new forms of protections show up, users will have to wait for an software update to solve the problem. Now with DVDFab CDS technology, this has changed. As soon as a new protection is detected on a DVD/Blu-ray disc, PathPlayer/BluPath shall immediately gather the protection information on the problematic disc and then automatically upload to our server, which once confirming such report is received, shall send out an automated alert to our developers so they know exactly what’s happening at the user’s end, and they will take quick actions to work out a solution, which usually takes no longer than one day. As soon as the new protection is handled, the decryption data shall be put back into the Secure Decryption Databank, when another automated email shall be sent to the user experiencing the decryption difficulty, so that he or she can know in time that his or her problem has already been addressed.
Introducing Cloud Decryption Service 3.0 (updated on Dec. 21, 2018)
Compared to the previous generation of the CDS, which mainly centered on the improvement of DVD decryption speed, the latest Cloud Decryption Service 3.0 emphasizes on accelerating the decryption speed for Blu-rays, and it is applied on Passkey 9, DVDFab 11 and Player 5.
With CDS 2.0, it averagely takes 30s ~ 40s to open (decrypt) a Blu-ray disc, now with CDS 3.0, it only takes DVDFab 11 around 10s to open a Blu-ray disc, on the condition that the disc is in good condition and contains no BD+ protection. To Passkey 9 and Player 5, the decryption time can be further cut to 6s more or less, also a huge improvement over the 10s ~ 20s with CDS 2.0.
To be noted, similar to CDS 2.0, the 1st user who opens a specific Blu-ray disc with CDS 3.0 shall still take 30s ~ 40s, the significant difference happens to the 2nd and following users who open that same disc, thanks to the 1st user who contributes the required information to the Secure Decryption Databank on our Cloud Server.
Coming up next to CDS 3.0 — we will soon update CDS 3.0 in the following weeks to stabilize the decryption speed, regardless of the disc condition (damaged, scratched, covered by dirt, etc.) and another ground-breaking technology (name not confirmed yet) to fix a disc if some important data is found missing after analyzing.