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williammanda
July 27th, 2010, 07:45 PM
I was watching a tech show and they featured a topic on ultrviolet DRM. It the newest way to control piracy. I wondered how they would effect Mythtv usage of videos? Here are a couple links on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraViolet_%28DRM%29

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/home-theater/ultraviolet-drm-for-online-content-handled-through-the-cloud/3721

ian dobson
July 29th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Hi,

DRM is all about "secret" passwords/code and that goes totally against the open linux idea.

Regards
Ian Dobson

williammanda
July 29th, 2010, 12:18 PM
The point that I think is important is that this new control method uses streaming. No more dvds! So mythtv would need handle the streaming.

nickrout
August 1st, 2010, 08:22 AM
Streaming hdtv, yeah right, the world really has the infrastructure to replace distribution of high quality media via blu-ray disks.

You should never underestimate the bandwidth of an optical disk in the mail :)

yes if you want to get your media via such a system, linux users may be outside the gate. But there will continue to be blu-ray disks and dvds while we are all catching up to South Korea in terms of conectivity.

LowSky
August 2nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
Great "idea" but there is away around it, and its by converting the video to analog during the live feed.

Use one of these
http://www.curtpalme.com/HDFury3.shtm

with one of these
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Then again the industry will probably only allow the TV itself to be the streaming device which is a major bummer.