04-06-2007 06:41 AM #1
AACS patch for WinDVD, HD DVD and BD players: update or never watch movies again
Originally Posted by Endgadget
04-06-2007 07:05 AM #2
This entire DRM copy protection thing is so comical that I honestly think the people behind the entire thing have lost their collective minds. They spend millions and million of dollars on this stuff and it has been an utter failure since day 1. It doesn't matter what technology they come out with for these video's because there will always be a way to circumvent it and people out there will hack it plain and simple.
Just go onto Mininova or some comparable site like Pirate Bay and you are already seeing a bunch of HD DVD and BD rips available. I actually downloaded the BD rip of Casino Royale and the HD DVD rip of Children of Men just out of curiosity as I was curious what kind of quality they had. They are 1080p and use AVC. The size was around 7.5 Gigs and the video averaged around 7000kb. Sound quality was DTS at around 1550kb. Bottom line is they looked outstanding and almost looked identical to their retail counterparts except during scenes with alot of action or movement.
Last I looked there were about 15 movies from BD and around 15 for HD DVD available and that number is only getting bigger rather quickly. People are interested in downloading these HD versions as long as they can fit on a double sided DVD and the studios cant do anything about it. In the end all they do is cause inconvenience to the paying customer. Steve Jobs and Apple certainly seem like they understand the situation, I wonder why nobody else in either industry does. They have done study after study after study and the facts are that DRM's and copy protection fail period and this is never going to change. Again we the paying customer are the ones who end up getting hurt the most with this kind of software. Hats off to Steve Jobs and Apple for doing what they have recently to try and rid the system of this crap, Hopefully others in the industry will seethe light and follow suit.Home Theatre Gear
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04-06-2007 12:39 PM #3
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04-06-2007 01:26 PM #5
1-They are not ready. The BDA promised them to the studios and right now they are not ready to deliver either BD+ or the watermark. It is rumoured that this implementation ( BR+) is what is causing Fox delays.
2-Right now is taking a big efford for the measures to be ready. Whenever they are ready, the hackers will beat this protection measures in less time that all the time already invested on this.
As you can see, HD DVD will not be part of this absurdity.
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04-06-2007 01:31 PM #7Player for Both Teams
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For a change I am in 100% agreement with you, HTF.
I think DRM is a huge waste of time and resources. The problem is you have luddite executives who don't really understand the issues of copy protection and how pointless it is and until they see it for the delusion that it is then they keep pushing for it.
We saw this in the software industry in the 1980s and 90s.
Finally most software has fairly minimal protection but even now you get stupid stuff like StarForce.
I was so happy to see EMI offer higher quality DRM free on ITMS. I hope as you say this is the first of many dominos to fall.Cheers (fresh from the monoplex...)
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04-06-2007 01:52 PM #11Member
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So does this mean every HD DVD and blu-ray owner needs to go online and update their player?
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04-06-2007 01:58 PM #13
I am going to paste this link that I saw yesterday so everyone can see how serious this is for all formats.
We are talking about millions of dollars in profit for the mafia that is involved in piracy. As I said before, everybody loses but those hackers.
04-06-2007 02:08 PM #14Member
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All I know is I am just mad I didn't think up a company like the AACS, where studios have to pay me thousands to generate a new key that takes one click of a button, for every disc they decide to press and QA.
Oh and another reason I hate AACS, is I blame them for managed copy not being out yet, which would be another card in HD DVD's hand.
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