I'm not entirely sure what you're referring to.
But if I had to guess -- and apparently I do -- I'd say you're likely referring to the ATI AIW "hacks" (homebrew driver edits) found here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vide...der-hacks.html
. As mentioned in that thread, and in our related ATI AIW capture guides (both AVI capturing
and MPEG capturing
), those never really worked for legitimate anti-copy anyway -- not even for VHS. Those files and instructions were archived here because the ATI AIW cards had a bad habit of blocking home videos due to asinine software blocks.
Actual Macrovision detection is hardware-based, and it was never clear why addition software settings had been added. Also recall that Macrovision is only one of several anti-copy methods. Beyond that, anti-copy is an artificial video error, and any detection system snares legitimate (non-artificial) errors in the process. Most users want to backup/convert home videos to DVD (or other digital formats), not pirate some crappy VHS release that already exists on a DVD re-made from the studio film masters.
The only fool-proof way to strip errors (be it anti-copy or natural errors inherent to the VHS format) is to use a TBC. Regardless of your home, commercial or homemade, you need a TBC to remove all of the signal flaws native to the VHS format.
Read more about TBCs (timebase correctors) here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vide...time-base.html
There's honestly no reason to analog capture a DVD. You can extract what's needed from a DVD using software. You lower the quality of the DVD by re-capturing it with an analog method.
And welcome to the site.