[mythtv-users] MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

Sarah Katherine Hayes sarah at sarahhayes.is-a-geek.net
Mon Jun 9 15:13:44 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 10:52 -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > I wonder what the effect of something like this would be on recent devices like HD-PVR that exploit the
> > analog hole.  I would assume the HD-PVR would pass on any stream unmodified, thus any copy control
> > encoded into the stream would remain intact.
> >
> There is no such copy control in the analog stream. Only digital streams.

I also think MythTV falls in to the category of 'too dumb to care', much
like the XP MCE people and the broadcast flag incident a few weeks ago
(Vista failed to record, XP did as it was told). 

Its not that it doesn't honour the flags, it just doesn't understand
them to begin with. 

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