Niall O Broin said:
> The SDMI people seem to think that they have a nice tight encryption system.
> You have
>> SDMI files -> decoding app. -> sound driver -> card -> loudspeakers -> sound
BTW, just to drift a little:
The content moguls have considered this problem in the past; last I heard,
they were seriously considering encrypting the connection all the way to
the speakers. Seriously. They get away with that kind of shit in the
music hardware biz y'see.
I think they may have given up on that one (thankfully) and instead
they'll be going the RealAudio route -- sue the shit out of anyone who
reverse-engineers their intellectual property and works out how to save a
stream (viz. StreamBox).
PS last time I checked, the more recent RealAudio players on Linux blocked
the old implementation of the "LD_PRELOAD wrapper around open/ioctl/write"
trick for saving streams, and coredumped if it was in effect. If it works
again, that'd be cool, I have a couple of streams I'd like to save ;)
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