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    DVD code ban

    Ca judge put a ban on DVD code(codecs?). So what does that mean. Will we not be able to watch dvds on Linux?


    Here is the link.
    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/08/26/dvdcode/

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    Re:DVD code ban

    yuk

    Bad News ... More RIAA Commie Pinko Bastards getting their way.

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    [quote author=Schotty link=board=13;threadid=7622;start=0#msg69673 date=1061923091]
    yuk

    Bad News ... More RIAA Commie Pinko Bastards getting their way.
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    erggh... if anything that isn't a socialistic view on things - please refrain from making such uninformed comments !

    Favoring corporations over the individual is normally left for the right wing parties - of course calling it "personal freedom" sorta disguises it.

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    So does it mean we wont be able to see dvds in linux? If so what should we do?

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    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=13;threadid=7622;start=0#msg69674 date=1061923352]
    erggh... if anything that isn't a socialistic view on things - please refrain from making such uninformed comments !

    Favoring corporations over the individual is normally left for the right wing parties - of course calling it "personal freedom" sorta disguises it.
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    Thats funny ! Thanks I needed a good laff ;D

    And gmoreno, in all reality there was one commercial linux DVD player and other than hearing about it, I never heard of anyone actually using it. And a company making a free, legal one will not happen soon due to the RIAA/MPAA and clueless judges. When college professors are allowed to show in their classroom the fallibilities and the lack of foresight on the CSS algorithm, that proves that the technology is now common knowledge. We have it forever, just not legally. That is where I am pissed. To spend 50 bucks on a supbar POS linux clone of a 1997 crap Win95 dvd player is beyond insulting.

    The way I see it, they can cry as much as they want. But they give us only one choice if we are to wish to view our LEGALLY PURCHASED MEDIA, to load windows and use that. Too bad. Aint happening.

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    My concern is that the software we have to view dvds will become unavailable due this rulling and or law suits that may follow.

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    well - they would have to come in and remove the software i have right from my computer. and that shall not be happening anytime soon.

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    Paul, you stole the words from my brain.... which by chance was encoded with CSS. I and the MPAA will come after you !! ;D

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    Re:DVD code ban

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=13;threadid=7622;start=0#msg69677 date=1061924004]
    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=13;threadid=7622;start=0#msg69674 date=1061923352]
    erggh... if anything that isn't a socialistic view on things - please refrain from making such uninformed comments !

    Favoring corporations over the individual is normally left for the right wing parties - of course calling it "personal freedom" sorta disguises it.
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    Thats funny ! Thanks I needed a good laff ;D

    And gmoreno, in all reality there was one commercial linux DVD player and other than hearing about it, I never heard of anyone actually using it. And a company making a free, legal one will not happen soon due to the RIAA/MPAA and clueless judges. When college professors are allowed to show in their classroom the fallibilities and the lack of foresight on the CSS algorithm, that proves that the technology is now common knowledge. We have it forever, just not legally. That is where I am pissed. To spend 50 bucks on a supbar POS linux clone of a 1997 crap Win95 dvd player is beyond insulting.

    The way I see it, they can cry as much as they want. But they give us only one choice if we are to wish to view our LEGALLY PURCHASED MEDIA, to load windows and use that. Too bad. Aint happening.
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    You would be referring to lindvd, right? It was done, however they weren't selling to individuals. It was apparently packaged with a panasonic dvd-burner in the included software and was also supposed to be on the zapstation (a linux multimedia playing machine that never really took off.)

    A quick google also reveals that IBM was shipping it with their Linux laptops.

    Well, anyway, clearly they finished work on lindvd, we'll just never see it.

    http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/LinDVD.jsp

    Can I get a copy of LinDVD?
    LinDVD, InterVideo's Linux software DVD player, is currently available only to manufacturers for evaluation and integration.

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    Yes I was, the same company that did WinDVD did that. And for a very short time did sell it. However after a month or so, it got removed. I almost bought it, but after some poor reviews, decided against it. Plus the cost wasnt very funny -- the Windows flavor was less than half of the cost.

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