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Blue-Ray and HD DVD Copy Protection Hacked

by Shivaranjan on July 8, 2006


Heise Security reports copy protection system in the next generation DVD media like Blu-ray and HD DVD has been hacked. The copy protection system can be bypassed by using Print screen key along with Intervideo’s Windvd software. The record label companies spend millions of dollars in developing these technologies and it can be hacked by one simple key. :lol:

Computer magazine c’t has discovered that the first software players running on Windows XP allow screenshots of the movies to be created in full resolution. To do so, you only need to press the Print key on your keyboard while the movie is running. Such a screenshot function could then be automated to produce copies of HD movies both from Blu-ray Discs and from HD DVDs picture by picture. As c’t calculated, the performance of current PC systems is sufficient for a clean recording using this procedure. Once a pirate has all of the individual pictures, they can be put together to create a complete movie and mixed with the audio track that is grabbed separately.

This copy protection hole affects both Sony’s first Blu-ray PC Vaio VGC-RC 204 and Toshiba’s first HD DVD notebook Qosmio G30. Both of them use special OEM versions of Intervideo’s WinDVD player software.

Actually I did not know how powerful print screen key is???? :twisted:

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