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Friday, July 7, 2006
Old school hack vs. HD DRM
HD Beat is reporting that German mag Computertechnik has used the old "Print Screen" hack (that was first used when DVDs were first introduced) to capture Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs.

The hack uses the "Print Screen" function in Windows to capture each frame of the movie. The frames are then reencoded into either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. The audio is captured later by looping audio back into the sound card and recording it.

It is really pretty sad that DRM was a big reason for the delay in rolling out HD-DVD and Blu-ray (and the PS3); however, all of that fancy DRM has been rendered ineffective with an old school hack.

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