Re: [MEDIA] Sony CD Copy Protection Seems To Rely On HackerRootkit
nobody at nowhere.invalid
Thu Nov 10 15:25:05 EST 2005
On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:06:48 -0000, Porpoise coughed into spamcop and
left this in <dkvk6k$9bs$1 at news.spamcop.net>:
>> Use an open-source player (like xine, ogle or mplayer) with libdvdcss
>> (also open source) and it couldn't care less what zone the DVD is
>> supposedly for.
> How does that operate with the firmware regioncoding of the DVD player
It doesn't interact with the region coding of the DVD drive at all. The
software asks the DVD drive for data that's on the DVD and the DVD gives
that data out. libdvdcss descrambles it if need be.
Only commercial software - often supplied with DVD drives - interrogates
the drive to find out its region and compare it with the region of the
A lot of money is tainted. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.
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