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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Its okay I guess
by FunkyELF on Wed 15th Sep 2010 15:06 UTC
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Most people want the "original" compressed version of the content anyway, its more pure.

Capturing the decoded video from your cablebox / bluray player and then encoding it again is lossy. For making backups you want the AACS from the BluRay. Although if you wanted to store it in another format (like for your iPod, or good 'ol DVD) you'd have to encode anyway.

Its a good thing I guess... knowing that the hole is there.

How long before we see a little box with HDMI input, some hardware video encoder, and a an eSATA / USB port?

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