Copy protections are often used on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray disks so that it becomes more difficulty to copy the contents of the media. Up until now no copy protection was ever used that has not been cracked or bypassed eventually and it is likely that this will hold true in the future. It is on the other hand important to know the type of copy protection used to protect a disk to be able to copy it as different copy protection schemes might need different copying techniques.
Burnout is a tiny software copy protection scanner for the Windows operating system that can identify more than 50 different copy protection schemes on disks.
The 50K application displays a basic interface that can be used to select a disk that is currently in one of the disk drives of the computer system. A click on the Scan button will scan the disk for copy protections and display the findings in the end. The language of the program can be changed in the interface to German, English, French or Italian. The options can also be used to add a Windows Explorer context menu entry so that it becomes easier to scan a disk, enable advanced scans of media and to scan files that are bigger than 15 Megabytes.
The copy protection scanner does not provide information about the protection it has found on the disk. It is up to the user to research it to find out if and how the disk can be copied.
Burnout requires the Microsoft .net Framework 2.0. The application can be downloaded from the project website over at Sourceforge.
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