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I just received combat the complete series and put the first disk in my desktop PC. The properties say that it is a 4.19 GB capacity disc. I think that means it's a single layer disc. I don't know how to tell if it is encrypted or not. The date on the video files is 2/17/14. Does anyone know how to tell if it may be a bootleg?

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4.19GB is typically single layer (there are smaller double layer formats but they're rarely used). How many episodes per disc?
 

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4.19GB is typically single layer (there are smaller double layer formats but they're rarely used). How many episodes per disc?
There are eight discs in season 1 with four episodes per disc. I turned the disc over and it's silver not colored like a store bought disc. It seemed to play fine.
 

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8 discs sound right but 4 hour length episodes (~3.5 hrs of vintage TV) on a single layer disc screams high compression. Single layer is usually ~2 hours at normal compression ratios but several vendors push that for all they're worth (Mill Creek is one). I'd be a bit suspicious with that as I'd expect dual layer for that many "hour length" episodes on a disc. Even though it sounds like it's pressed, some boots are extremely well done and are on pressed discs. You'd really need someone with a known legit set to compare disc capacity or VOB file sizes. That's not me.

To check for encryption you could try to make a copy of a disc on a computer - if you have that capability. If it's encrypted it won't copy properly or will copy but won't play back.
 

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8 discs sound right but 4 hour length episodes (~3.5 hrs of vintage TV) on a single layer disc screams high compression. Single layer is usually ~2 hours at normal compression ratios but several vendors push that for all they're worth (Mill Creek is one). I'd be a bit suspicious with that as I'd expect dual layer for that many "hour length" episodes on a disc. Even though it sounds like it's pressed, some boots are extremely well done and are on pressed discs. You'd really need someone with a known legit set to compare disc capacity or VOB file sizes. That's not me.

To check for encryption you could try to make a copy of a disc on a computer - if you have that capability. If it's encrypted it won't copy properly or will copy but won't play back.

Thanks I'll see if my computer will do that.
 

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