Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 21:21 UTC
Multimedia, AV If the rumours are true, and if this Pastebin post (be sure to mirror the key if that won't get you in trouble with your authorities) is legitimate, then it looks like High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection has been cracked so hard its mother's mother felt it. HDCP is a copy protection mechanism which protects the audio and video streams sent over DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI.
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Now tell me if I'm wrong....
by leech on Wed 15th Sep 2010 22:50 UTC
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It's been a while since I read anything about this, but at some point in time there were people saying that HDCP would prevent a High Definition data stream from playing on Linux, because the Video drivers had to support HDCP.

At the time I said "who cares, I'm not getting bluray for a long time" but then I finally got a Bluray drive.

Now that I have makemkv bought and paid for, and lxbdplayer that is just a java front end for playing bluray through mplayer, it certainly LOOKS like it's playing in HD on my screen!

Is it lying to me that it's in 1920x1080?

Otherwise, my question is. Do I give a crap that HDCP was hacked? My first reaction of course is a Nelsonesque 'HA HA'. But really. Unless of course HDCP IS implemented in the Linux nVidia drivers....

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