I live near Hanover, also without cable or fiber, but I can get DSL with 6Mbit/s, without traffic limit, for about 20€ a month. I really doubt that you get down to 16KBit/s or even down to 1-3KBit/s, this would even be slow for an old dial-up modem. First DSL connections in Germany, years ago, had already 384KBit/s and even the old ISDN can get 128KBit/s (with channel bonding).
Originally Posted by droste
sorry 16mbits and 1-3mbits. Which is very slow.
Originally Posted by Vim_User
I'll never let DRM support on my systems, only DRM cracking
Why on earth should gstreamer support Blu-ray DRM when it can already be cracked? Gstreamer should be supporting the cracks, hosting them in repos in nations out of reach of the DCMA the way libdvdcss is. Nobody running a home computer need ever fear legal harassment for cracking DRM, I'll cite as the example that DVD playback in Linux is done with the "illegal" libdvdcss and nobody has been able to do shit about it.
Originally Posted by shmerl
I do not own a single Blu-Ray disk, nor a player for them, as I refuse to fund the development of DRM schemes. I would rather boycott Hollywood than use DRM'ed products. Hell, the other day I was able to download a very good noncommercial "fan movie" of near commerical quality based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings novels, with very good appearance similer to the quality of the hollywood movies and in 720p to boot. The movie "Born of Hope" is distributed only as a Youtube video and even carries a notice asking people not to pay anyone for copies as it is available free from the original poster!
I think you're confused.
Originally Posted by erendorn
That entire question you're linking to isn't about open source software that is distributed in source form, it's about some guy building a website, and wanting to use free hosting for version control, so this has barely anything to do with open source software that needs to be distributed in source form in a way that allows other people to build the software from source - not to mention examine, modify and redistribute the code.
All the responses to that guys question are ways to hide the API key so that no outsiders can get their hands on it. So if anyone wants to take that guys website source code and build their own version of the website so that it works in the intended way, they need to get their own API keys. To answer your question, that would not work in a DRM scheme, because the DRM authors would have to hand out keys separately to everyone who wants to compile the software from source...
There's no saying that GStreamer should support Blu-ray DRM. It's just their trying to implement it so that there's a legal choice for some people.. With the recent improvement of makemkv as proxy, there could be a cracking way to provide Blu-ray playback in a form of ugly plugin for GStreamer.
Originally Posted by Luke
Yes, I agree that "Born of Hope" set up a good example for DRM-free distribution. But not every producer seem to be convinced.
Shitty internet connection and the selection at the library for bluray is still small, even with partnering with 2-3 dozen other regional libraries allot of the movies I'd like to have good 1080p rips of aren't there. That and I get to control the rip quality myself.
Originally Posted by curaga
Also, theres 5 redbox vending machines within walking distance of my house, you don't have to take the movie back to the same machine and you can reserve them online in advance.