[mythtv] 1080p hardware decoder

James Chapman jchapman at katalix.com
Thu Mar 1 12:26:37 UTC 2007

ryan patterson wrote:
> Also there is basically zero chance of HDCP ever being 
> supported by Linux.  The whole point of HDCP is that the hardware and 
> software are a proprietary (closed) system.  Linux on the other hand is 
> based on opensource software.  The two just can't mix. 

Not true. Some Linux-based HD STBs with HDCP are already in the field. 
Linux allows the use of closed source applications.

Each HDCP implementation must be licensed and the licensee must 
guarantee to keep HDCP keys secret. It is this that precludes a 
freely-available, generic, open source HDCP implementation.

James Chapman
Katalix Systems Ltd
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