We know how much you love reading about the PlayStation 3 and potentially illegal things, so let's combine the two, shall we? It looks like enterprising hackers have figured out a way to dump Blu-ray movies using nothing more than a PS3 and Linux.
Let me just say"cool"
all these thieving scum are killing the pc games market and now they can do it to sonys BR before it even gets off the ground. Short sighted fools.
If this is true, then Sony's really f***ed! Their precious, proprietary media format getting hacked by its own hardware?! HAHAHAHA!
...Sony's profits disappear. Man talk about losing your bread and butter to an easy hack. So, you go buy yourself a 500gb+ HDD and there you go. It wont be long before games are able to be transferred. Bad for Sony, good for Blockbuster or Netflix.
to be ported to PS3. :-D LOL!
I love illegal things. Plus Sony is going down.
Blu-Ray will lose tons of support from the film industry because of this. HD-DVD meanwhile stands firmly unhacked.
Are so quick to comment on PS3 news articles, apparently they don't realize this... but dumping a disc isn't exactly the important part -- in the case of blu-ray movies, the dumped iso still has all the drm stuff to get through (and will lack the bd-rom watermark if reburned, making it useless for all the players out now). In the case of games, you need a boot loader (if playing off hdd), as if burned it'll still be missing the watermarking of a bd-rom. It'll be news when someone gets a burned disc to be read like a rom disc (or the ripped data usably read from an hdd).
Not the biggest news really at this point. As dumping stuff is the easy part (especially with linux having access to the bd drive). To be honest, some ms fanboys just need medication.
it gets their hopes up so high that they don't even bother to read the articles sometimes. Kinda sad to watch.
...your Sony loyalties, and blindness to the fact that the PS3 sucks hardocore right now... but I have to, ugh, agree with you on this one. This isn't a big deal like some people would hope. We've been able to burn DVD movies for years now, and that didn't kill the DVD movie format or anything like that. Plus, like you said, it won't have the watermarks.
I'm not sure where you get your sensibility from, but your kind is truly rare. I can't wait for topgamr to come in talking about "he told us so" -- jeesh. I believe that most of the people writing negative posts to this thread have absolutely no idea what the hell they're talking about nor even read the article for that matter. The dumps are still iso'd images with embedded watermarks that can't be read at this time. This has been done for years with the burning technology and workarounds for DVD's and I wonder how the DVD industry went out of business -- oh wait a minute it hasn't! How many people are gonna go buy 500g drives for their PS3 to dump 17 titles? Not many. How many PS3 owners are going to partition their systems for Linux, take the time to go through the particulars of the OS and apply the blu-raymovie.iso command? Not many. I hardly believe this will "kill" Blu-Ray. If anything it will make it more ubiquitous in the market place since people are gonna want a BD to play they're burned copies on in the first place. Looks like something Hirai and co. might be looking into a little closer, but they're not going to "Go out of Business" -- ahhh, the drama.
It seems as if MOST ms fans just see the title of any story pertaining to PS3 and run in crashing and falling all over the thread without taking an iota of time to read the article, much less make any sense -- other than telling us how SNE's going out business. Blah, blah, blah, blah.....
See you online.
A single bluray r disc is $15-20 dollars each.
the ps3 is the cheapest bluray player.
the ps3 is the cheapest way to pirate a bluray movie and archive is on a system.
at 20gb a pop, not many movies will be archived per person.
the dvd is highly pirateable, and very strong. dvd's will be peoples choice of pirateable data now.
irony at best, but the only thing this proves is.. as the future nears.. the ps3 will be the consumers choice of archiving a blu-ray disc, and in the future it can transfer to the pc to burn to a disc as technology gets cheaper.
and when and if blu-ray is the next format to take over.. then more ps3's will sell to piarte with.
people will buy it just to play hacked games and movies, which means less mony for sony, especially since it is already selling at a loss.
but good try though:)
You 360 fans are unbelieveable
Its only a matter of time DRM codec is cracked, and a P2P FTP is written.
You will regret this decision Sony.
remember when sony said they "encourage consumers to make homebrew" M$ was smart enough to make their console secure. and now the dvd firmware modders are getting their systems bricked. the ps3 is a hackers paradise.
How can you say the 360 console is secure?? I’ve been making DVD –r copies of 360s games for months now and playing them on my 360, the process is very simple , all it took was a littlie chip installed and a curtain DVD burner with a firmware upgrade that’s lets it read 360 DVDs.
For every protection scheme out there, there is someone who can crack it. It is true, ISO dumps are just the first stage in a longer process of distributing pirated material, but now that the process has been started, someone will bring it to it's logical conclusion. The next stage will probably be to start picking apart the ISO dump for clues as to how to circumvent the copy protection. It may not happen right away, but it will happen. You don't need to be able to burn the material to another disc, to distribute it and make it usable, either. P2P networks can be used for distribution, and software players can be created to read the hacked files once the protections have been removed. I can dump the contents of any game CD or movie DVD to my PC hard drive and run it without the original being in the drive, and I am far from being an expert in such things. The tools are available if you know where to find them and they are easy to use. The same will happen with Blu-Ray. It will also happen with HD-DVD, eventually, but now that everyone knows how insecure the PS3 platform is, Blu-Ray will be the first one to be cracked as all the hackers rush to see who can be first to make a playable copy of a B-R movie or find a way to make playable copies of PS3 games. It is all just a fun game to them and a challenge.
hmmm, the same way your gonna dump all those mods and cheats into ranked online gaming right...
With the Xbox 1, you atleast had to make an effort. Now you'll just have to go to a website.
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