No Copying With First HD Video Players

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:47 pm

The initial models of high-definition video players won’t let you make copies of commercial content. Manufacturers expect to add this capability to later HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc products.

The recently adopted interim Advanced Access Content System spec protects prerecorded content in both formats contending to succeed today’s DVD. But members of the consortium that developed the specification were unable to agree on its so-called managed copy component, which will dictate how content providers will be able to authorize customers to legally copy content, whether for free or for a fee, to a home server, another disc, or devices such as portable media players.

Source: PCWorld


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