Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver

    Phoronix: AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver

    In addition to Mesa 20.3 seeing RadeonSI support for EGL protected surfaces backed by the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver with Trusted Memory Zone support, AMD's graphics driver developers have now added support for secure/protected video acceleration playback to their Mesa driver code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...A-API-Playback

  • #2
    Golly I hope this means I can pay $15 per 15 different streaming services, and watch Will Smith and Cuties on youtube red ! Isn't the IP system magical? It reminds me of that IP I enjoyed during my childhood that used to be owned by its creators. Oh what WON'T I pay over and over to see that again??

    It's good they support these features though. I wonder who wants this, or if it really is just to flesh out feature support for consumer use.

    Comment


    • #3
      Any idea when amd will have something similar to Intel's quick sync so I'm not stuck with intel on my next emby build

      Comment


      • #4
        This is good news for those who want Linux to become a full drop in replacement for Windows. Though it would be nice if the world didn't have protected content that people wished to view, that's simply not the case. And anything that Windows can do that Linux can't is an impediment to more widespread adoption of our favorite OS.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver

          In addition to Mesa 20.3 seeing RadeonSI support for EGL protected surfaces backed by the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver with Trusted Memory Zone support, AMD's graphics driver developers have now added support for secure/protected video acceleration playback to their Mesa driver code...

          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...A-API-Playback
          Will it be possible to take screenshots? If not, I am going to disable Secure Video Playback on my machine. In Windows, the screen area protected by DRM is blank in a screenshot.

          Comment


          • #6
            Now you see why you want libre software not just open source?

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post

              Will it be possible to take screenshots? If not, I am going to disable Secure Video Playback on my machine. In Windows, the screen area protected by DRM is blank in a screenshot.
              It won't be on with regular streams. It will be turned on for streaming services that support it (and thus give you >1080p res)

              Comment


              • #8
                This doesn't help me secure my system to make video playback safe for me on my system.
                It protects the video content from me and prevents me from interacting with my system how I want.

                So that I can't take screenshots, I can't share my screen on Skype/Teams, I can't live stream my screen to Twitch or YouTube, I can't capture the screen and video record. This is treacherous computing, I am the owner of my computer, and the superuser, but this takes away my access.

                Is there no way to circumvent this?

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'll hopefully get a Van Gough laptop with AV1 decode when they come out - any sign of discreet mobile RDNA2 yet?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Secure! What about you just call it "restricted"? Can you be honest for once?

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X