copy protected media

nepal nepal.roade at
Sat Jul 10 09:11:59 UTC 2010

On Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:37:14 -0700
NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> On 07/09/2010 07:10 AM, nepal wrote:
> > A friend has just lent me a couple of Pride DVDs but I notice they
> > are marked with a CP symbol and I cannot watch either of these
> > DVDs, they do something weird and skip to the end of the disk.
> > 
> > I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and I've tried a few different players, vlc,
> > mplayer, moovida, even Totem which never works properly and doesn't
> > for this either.
> > 
> > Is this the new state of affairs for media? I can be legally sold
> > useless media, media that will not play in my standard piece of kit?
> > 
> > It certainly doesn't seem to be making me want to go and spend
> > money of packaged media...
> Perhaps these will help:
Don't see anything about DRM compliance which seems to be the problem,
but thanks anyway. The restricted extras once I knew about them are one
of the first things I install now.

As long as I know this is what 'they' are doing, I know what to do with
my purchasing power.


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