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    Posts: 14
    From:Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
    Registered: Apr 2000

    posted 04-27-2000 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BrendanDCN   Click Here to Email BrendanDCN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    How's that for a vague subject?
    Yes folks, it's time for a quick rant...
    <<-----Start Rant----/
    What is up with the world today? Was I surprised when DVD encryption turned out to be only 32-bit, a weaker encryption method than the US used to allow exported? No, of course not...
    At some point or another, everything is bound to get cracked (not hacked, cracked!). The more faith we put in these technologies, the more we often come to realize that they are not what they're meant to be. It's certainly weaker encryption than we expected...
    And while it meant doom for many DVD producers who believed that pirated DVDs would become readily available, it caused a collective sigh of relief for Linux users who could all of the sudden play their precious DVDs.
    But we can't have that...using the code would result in people pirating DVDs...
    Newsflash folks: Most people don't have 8gb of space to download to someone downloading a DVD for the amount of time it would take them to download it.
    On top of which, last I checked, DVD-R media was 60$ Can. a pop, and only held 5.2GB
    Where's the worry here?
    Got to say a huge thanx to the folks and InterVideo tho...I'm glad someone undertook the task of writing a DVD player for Linux...yes, I mean a legal one...I can't wait to see what's to come from them, and to watch DVDs in a pristine XWindows environment.

    While I'm on the PCDVD note, just a quick questioN?
    What is everyone's personal PCDVD player of choice? Some of us are bound to be a bit biased as our video cards may be better supported by a particular player (ie. my Rage128 based card which is capable of DVD decryption works best using the Cinemaster engine and the ATI DVD player). This is my personal experience, but I'd love to hear some other suggestions about that people are using, and their success and failures. Feel free to mail me at [email protected] or post here with replies!


    "Life isn't interesting until you blow something up" --Anon.

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    From:Sunnyvale, CA
    Registered: Dec 99

    posted 04-28-2000 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edge   Click Here to Email Edge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Yes, I have a strong feeling that when the the technical folks were met by the studios with a stern, "We're not releasing ANYTHING on that format until we know it won't be pirated by every little hacker this side of Jersey", they pummeled something together and replied with, "Oh yeah, this lil' miracle will forever encase your works of art in a digital marvel of confusion! No hacker will have his way with what we've got cooking!" I mean, who says technical folks can't be good sales marketers?

    My combination of equipment is some 4x Samsung drive a Hollywood+ card working through my Voodoo 3 3000. With the P3-500, works magnificently with both hardware and software decoding.

    - mf

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