[mythtv-users] New ATI Tuner that supports Cablecard
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 5 18:07:13 UTC 2006
On Thursday 05 January 2006 12:15, Preston Crow wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 12:10 -0500, Steve Adeff wrote:
> > no, your right, once the CableCard tuner-cards are out in the wild
> > the expertise to write drivers for linux very well could. I imagine
> > take some time for it all to happen, at which point they might be on
> > new method of preventing themselves from having to create a new
> > model....
> Most likely the card will only send out encrypted video using
> Microsoft's DRM system. I doubt we'll be very effective in getting
> these cards to work with Linux unless someone completely cracks that
Hmmm.... interesting. Certainly possible, but the (Vista) driver would
need to handshake with the card somehow to get the decryption key...
unless it was hard-coded into Vista (would even MS be that stupid?).
Thus it *should* be a matter of reverse-engineering a driver that could
handshake with the card to get the key.
Much more difficult, perhaps, but maybe not impossible...
> It would be nice, but I'm not terribly optimistic at this point.
I prefer to remain hopeful :-)
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