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Jack Sparrows make HD-DVD future look bright

 
 
WinField
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      02-01-2007
"HD-DVD copy protection in tatters"

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=223

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Back towards the end of December last year an anonymous programmer going
under the name of "muslix64" released a program called BackupHDDVD which
could decrypt AACS-protected HD-DVD discs. The catch - you needed the
title keys for the discs in order to do this. This is the tough part
because software players capable of reading HD-DVD discs go to great
lengths to protect this information. However, it seems that they don't
go far enough. It seems that "muslix64" was able to retrieve the title
keys of discs using CyberLink's PowerDVD 6.5 HD-DVD. Now Cyberlink are
trying to distance themselves from this issue and have stated that
PowerDVD is secure and hasn't played a part in this hack.

Either way, a third of all currently available HD-DVD titles have had
their title keys compromised and HD-DVD movies are appearing on torrents
daily in .evo format ready for playback at full 1080p resolution using
software players such as PowerDVD. Some of the movies currently
available include Serenity, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, and
Batman Begins. All the extras on these discs remain intact, such as
subtitles and special features.

The only throttle I see on people downloading these files is size - at
between 20 and 25GB a go, they represent a massive download commitment
for movies already available in DVD format.

- &%&%&% ^^^ &%&%&% -

HD-DVD's future looks bright!

shiver me timbers ...
- winf


 
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