Subject: Bypassing HDCP with a $350 FPGA board
Researchers in Germany have developed a device for stripping HDCP from a digital video stream using an FPGA-based board that costs around 200 Euro (US$350) to build.
[ http://aktuell.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/pm2011/pm00386.html.en ]
Great. Now our buddies at the MPAA are going to start lobbying to make FPGA programmers difficult to own or obtain legally, because they are now "implements of crime" or somesuch.
If that sounds ridiculous to you, remember how they did that exact same thing to Smart Card programmers when people figured out how to clone DirecTV cards.
I got a lovely email from amazon.com today telling me the good news: an album that I bought in 2005 has been added at no charge to my amazon.com download music library.
Gee, if I wanted those songs in MP3 format, dontcha think I would have ripped the CD by now?
they do this to save disc space in the cloud. So if you rip any random record, upload it i into the google cloud, you will get cd-quality mp3s - then they just need one copy without the sparkling from records.
Trust the Cloud. The Cloud is your friend. Not trusting the Cloud is treason, and treason is punishable by summary execution.
We're referred to as "server huggers"
hm, after data hippie the first name I could identify with.
For a simple test of validity, replace the word "cloud" with "clown" and re-read the statement.
There is now a television in the Mouse House that supposedly supports DLNA.
What's the best DLNA server for Linux (native or cross-platform, doesn't matter)
Non open source solutions need not apply.
Try http://minidlna.sourceforge.net/ Seems rather lightweight and is very easy to set up.
I tried it on an LG bluray player only, most movies work fine. Sometimes a movie does not run, but these are sometimes old and odd avi containers which had issues on real PCs too.
Audio is odd, I can browse all my soundfiles by category, title, etc, but no music plays, ever... I do not care much since it is broadcasted via mpd and mt-daapd too, so most of the time, one of my devices plays what I want.
the most recent logitech squeezebox server can do DLNA; however its focused on audio, so mp3's will most probably work, while movies may not ;-) YMMV