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  • DaemonFC
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    I should also mention that libdvdcss might not be a DMCA violation since it is not cracking anything. DVD CSS was not meant as "content protection", it was intended to make sure that DVD players had to pay licensing fees to the DVD Forum and therefore also support User Backstabbing Operations.

    libdvdcss doesn't crack anything, it simply shotguns the weak 40 bit cipher with random possible keys until one works, then it saves the key that worked so subsequent loading of that title is faster next time. This way they don't have to pay the DVD Forum and they don't have to have mandatory User Backstabbing Operations. (I'm sorry Dave, you MUST watch all 10 minutes of advertising on that disc. I cannot allow you to fast forward! Hey! What are you doing! Stop that! We can talk about this! OWWW!!!!)

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  • DaemonFC
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    I never recall stating that the VLC people care about the law. They don't. It's not only illegal (in the US anyway) to distribute it fully functional, but it violates literally dozens of US software patents. (MP3 alone still has more than you'd think would be reasonable given that it is obsolete, and that's only one codec.)

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  • lunarcloud
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    DVDs

    It's the same as the DVD stuff.

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  • DaemonFC
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    So now I have VLC which doesn't even work properly on my system.

    AND a Blu Ray library that does nothing, unless (apparently) I decide to commit a United States Federal felony. (DMCA)


    SUUUPER!

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  • lunarcloud
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    Seriously?

    Dude... Blu-ray menus are written in Java. No duh you need java to have menu support.
    And the bluray library only works with the libaac and key if you want to play commerial blurays.

    THANK YOU VLC and DOOM9 GUYS!

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  • DaemonFC
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    Just a warning. More VLC nonsense.

    Requires an entire Java JRE. Doesn't actually play any Blu Ray discs.

    If VLC works at all for you and you don't want a few hundred megs of Java for a Blu Ray library that does nothing, install vlc (in Ubuntu anyway) with --no-install-recommends.

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