HD-DVD (and BluRay) copy protection "hacked"

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Mark Booth, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Mark Booth

    Mark Booth Screenwriter

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    Funny, considering how all the execs vowed there was no way the copy protection would ever be broken:

    http://www.i4u.com/article6019.html

    Obviously, not as simple and easy as current methods to copy standard def DVD content, but interesting nonetheless.

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  2. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    This is misleading. This means nothing. It doesn't mean the Copy Protection has been hacked. Taking screenshots of your PC is the most natural thing and if they take it away in future versions, I would be greatly disappointed.
     
  3. Mark Booth

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    Actually, it does mean that it has been hacked. By automating the process, every frame can be grabbed, thus creating a non-copy protected version of the entire video in full resolution. And, as explained in this additional article below, the audio could be grabbed separately and later mixed with the video.

    http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/75103

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  4. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    Yes, but you could do the same with a non-hacked DVD. Have there been anything in the specification forbidding screenshots? Also after that you get tons of pics, they all have to be cropped and encoded again. Takes a lot of time (encoding) and space.
     
  5. Greg Conti

    Greg Conti Stunt Coordinator

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    This is garbage. First of all, if you capture to a non-lossy picture format, your talking like 6 mb per frame. Do the math. That will not work. So you will need to cap to jpeg, which will introduce jpeg artifacts. Then you will need to put it all together and step on it again. No thanks. The end result will not be the same as whats on the HD-DVD or BD.
     
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    Wow, from here in New York I can actually hear Hollywood having a stroke.
     
  8. Marc Colella

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    I'll be worried when there's a real hack available.

    This isn't anything to go nuts about.
     
  9. JeremyErwin

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    hack? This could have been a great boon for those of us who care about great quality video?


    But Nooo, we can't have this obviously fair use-- the player has to be locked down tight, so that any recording has to take place over the hdmi link. Grumble, grumble...
     

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