[mythtv-users] Block HD Commercials?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Apr 15 16:02:56 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 15 April 2009 09:57:43 Kevin Ar18 wrote:
> > What proprietary software can?
> >
> > This is a problem in general.
> >
> > The only really general purpose option to address this at the
> > moment is the Hauppauge 1212 which bypasses all of this by
> > recording from a non-encrypted analog HD signal.
> Which means you cannot do anything with most all HD signals because they
> have HDCP.
> Question is, why hasn't open source solve this? :)  I remember reading
> before it became popular, that HDCP was actually gonna be quite easy to
> crack.  Is it not possible for an open source solution to take in the
> encrypted signal and somehow decrypt it -- perhaps reconfiguring the way
> the device works so that it sets up a proper HDCP handshake?

I think you misunderstand what HDCP is, but if you are correct, what you are 
suggesting might well be a violation of the DMCA. Since MythTV is a USA-based 
project, it would be understandable if the developers passed on this one.

beww at beww.org

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list