Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2012 22:30 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Will the two screens be shown back to back? Will each screen last for 10 seconds each? Will each screen be unskippable? Yes, yes, and yes. An ICE spokesman tells me that the two screens will 'come up after the previews, once you hit the main movie/play button on the DVD. At which point the movie rating comes up, followed by the IPR Center screen shot for 10 secs and then the FBI/HSI anti-piracy warning for 10 secs as well. Neither can be skipped/fast forwarded through.'" That'll surely teach the pirates who don't buy DVDs or Blu-rays.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 9th May 2012 22:36 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

What's so unskippable there? Rip the DVD into file, and skip all you want. Isn't it the normal way if one wants to watch it on the tablet anyway? Unless you prefer to mount external DVD readers ;)

Edited 2012-05-09 22:37 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by bowkota on Wed 9th May 2012 22:47 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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2011-10-12

If you're buying DVDs to encode them and then transfer them to watch on a tablet, you're doing it wrong.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by Soulbender on Wed 9th May 2012 22:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-08-18

With this new scheme it is obviously the right way of doing it.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th May 2012 00:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

What is the right way then? Can you easily buy files without all those petty DRM blockers?

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by Neolander on Thu 10th May 2012 09:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, know of a digital movie distribution service that sucks less than the DVD ?

Elements in favor of the latter being : almost every movie exists on the medium, no need to use a credit card or crappy vendor-specific software in order to buy stuff, ease of making backups, no need for an always-on network connection.

I know of nothing legal that beats DVD on all of these fronts myself. Still hope that someone will come up with it one day.

Edited 2012-05-10 09:33 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by panzi on Thu 10th May 2012 01:53 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

I watch DVDs with VLC. Never saw any of these warnings. I don't know how good or if at all VLC supports Blue-Rays. I don't have a Blue-Ray drive anyway.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th May 2012 02:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I think video "blue-rays" is a totally crippled technology, which isn't supported under Linux. I never used any of those.

Edited 2012-05-10 02:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by phoudoin on Thu 10th May 2012 09:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

I watch DVDs with VLC. Never saw any of these warnings. I don't know how good or if at all VLC supports Blue-Rays. I don't have a Blue-Ray drive anyway.


Indeed, same here.

But for that you needs to enable libdvdcss.so, which is not legal under many coutries laws as it break copy protection and remember that VLC DVD player support is considered illegal also because it doesn't respect the DVD standard, in particular the unskippable feature, the best one according to the industry...

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Ripping is not a solution
by phoudoin on Thu 10th May 2012 09:31 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

What's so unskippable there? Rip the DVD into file, and skip all you want. Isn't it the normal way if one wants to watch it on the tablet anyway? Unless you prefer to mount external DVD readers ;)


In more and more countries, even ripping a DVD is illegal as it can't be done without breaking digital copy protection.

Plus, why a customer should first rip a legally bought DVD to have a product that meet again his legit expectation!?
Even more, why a customer will agreed to *have* to do that, when he just can stop buying a product which don't meet anymore his demand!?!

There is a pattern, and this pattern draw a future where staying legal will more and more equal PITA.
They just don't want to listen why their customers becomes ex-customers. It's a lost cause, and nobody will listen them when they will cry after their voluntary painfullest entertainement experience dead business.

Somebodies don't want to learn.

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