My request may be unusual. I want to lock a video file to a USB. Meaning it can't be copied or played on any device except that USB. Now, I have come across at least two software solutions claiming to do this. But on researching them, a few red flags showed up that it advisable to steer clear of them.Consequently, I opted to not purchase them or even download their "trial" versions. Further roaming the web, I came across a claim that one could reprogram the USB controller for this. But it didn't explain how. When stubbornly explored further, I found a host of sites about making a BadUSB. Which in essence told you how to either make or obtain a USB that delivered damaging code to a computer. Clearly unrelated to my intent. So my question is, does any know how I can produce a USB that will play video content only on that USB and no other device? I just want to protect my content from being freely copied and shared without my permission.
Now, I know at least one company that will sell you ($$$$$) USBs that do exactly what I'm asking. But paying $40 for a mere 8GB USB and as much $600 for a 32GB USB seems a bit much. If one can create a hardware centered USB that plays its content without allowing copying or transfer to another device, I'll endure learning the coding or whatever.