They said it was unbreakable...Anyway this was done with a XBOX 360 external HDDVD usb drive. It's version 0.99 now. a much better Version 1.00 coming January 2nd.Click here for more info
didn't mean to vote lame. I think this is going to sell alot more of those HD DVD drives. I've been trying to get one for the last month but they're already sold out everywhere.
Not trying to dis or flame or whatever but if you live close to Bend, Oregon or know anyone who lives in the area there are at least 10 HD-DVD drives at every store that carries them here. Shouldn't have a problem picking one up.
You're lucky you can find it so easy.
This before i looked at who submitted the story. All this guy does is post bad news for the 360. lol That's it i'm dogging up negative news for the PS3 for now on.
this isnt bad news though... AACS is used by both HD formats the hole is found in that the keys for the movies are stored to memory while the movie is played the making it easy to bypass just read the keys and you are set to go. this is something to be happy about... you know sticking it to the man that tries to fvck the people that acctually buy the HD-DVD and Blu-ray content and then cant use it they way the want. for example my 50" sammy DLP set doesnt have an HDMI port (it does have a compliant DVI port though) and i'll be damned if i am gonna go out and buy a new set just becuase they enable ICT. AS A CONSUMER THAT BUYS, NOT STEALS, MOVIES, I THINK THIS IS GREAT.
hmm i knew it wouldnt be long before AACS was cracked, as soon as PC people get thier hands on this kinda stuff it never takes long to work around it. Oh and by the way Blu-ray uses the same AACS crap the HD-DVD does. So if true this is equally good for everyone.
Has anyone on here tried the file yet?
Blu Ray uses the same protection, so that means Blu Ray movies are in danger, too. Hmmm.... I just found this and I think it's interesting. http://arstechnica.com/arti... Scroll to the AACS section and it says that the makers of AACS can revoke keys and make them unusable on new content. The keys are attached to the hardware, so if you hack keys for the MS HD-DVD drive and they get revoked, then new movies won't work for ANY MS HD-DVD player anymore because we all have the same keys. Now, I think maybe they are not allowed to do this because they are punishing innocent people for the device they own, and not because they did anything wrong. Eventually every model of hi-def movie player will be cracked and the codes made public. What are they going to do? Revoke every key and brick millions of players for the actions of a few?? I think they better be prepared for some lawsuits over this one.
Here is the relevant section to the article that I linked above: AACS relies on the well-established AES (with 128-bit keys) to safeguard the disc data. Just like DVD players, HD DVD and Blu-ray drives will come with a set of Device Keys handed out to the manufacturers by AACS LA. Unlike the CSS encryption used in DVDs, though, AACS has a built-in method for revoking sets of keys that are cracked and made public. AACS-encrypted discs will feature a Media Key Block that all players need to access in order to get the key needed to decrypt the video files on the disc. The MKB can be updated by AACS LA to prevent certain sets of Device Keys from functioning with future titles—a feature that AACS dubs "revocation." This decision certainly makes it harder for manufacturers to design insecure devices or to purposely allow consumer workarounds (which was common for DVD region coding). Now, companies who do such things could potentially find their players unable to access new titles, something sure to infuriate buyers. As AACS drily notes, a device maker had better "treat its Device Keys as highly confidential, as defined in the license agreement." So I can pretty much destroy the PS3 and Blu Ray simply by finding out the codes on every Blu Ray device and making them public, then they will be revoked and new releases won't play on them and a lot of owners and content providers are going to be very unhappy.
is "unbreakable" Given enough time, soebody, somewhere is going to find a way to break it.
But now it's finally been put into practice. =] I'm surprised it happened with Microsoft's HD-DVD drive first though. One explanation is that since it connects directly with Windows, it's probably a lot easier to play around with than a PS3 or standalone BD/HD player.
"So I can pretty much destroy the PS3 and Blu Ray simply by finding out the codes on every Blu Ray device and making them public, then they will be revoked and new releases won't play on them and a lot of owners and content providers are going to be very unhappy." If this is not obivious, doing this would very illegal. a federal offence a may add(for who, i exactly dont know), but this would void the warranty buy modifing the console to do anything the console wasnt able to do in the first place. and once the warranty has expired, the manufacture is no longer responsible for what happens or what you do to the console after that. there is no reason why any should do this. this is a "attemp at your own risk" situation
I don't know of any law that says "Thou shalt not distribute the security codes on your Blu Ray player." Show me the chapter and verse of the law that says I cannot do this. Until then, STFU.
AND LOVE IT !!! Maybe it is $200, but you also get a $30 remote and a $30 HD-DVD movie with it FOR FREE. So all of a sudden your $200 is no longer $200. Thanks MS ..... FANTASTIC ADD-ON. HD-DVD and my 67" 1080p HDTV = AWSOME
I just managed to buy one of these xbox 360 hd dvd drives and its fooking amazing man well worth the money,i paid £129 retail in the uk for mine and i was very lucky to find one they were all sold out everywere i went,i almost gave up and just happened to pass my local blockbuster store looking to buy some dvds and to my amazment there was one on the shelf it just came in that day,suffice to say i snapped it up and boy am i glad i did bargin of the century enough said
thats the dumba$$ statement a teenager would say. Tell me what make you think buy any means that is legal. "(a) The exclusive rights in a mask work subject to protection under this chapter belong to the owner of the mask work." Or "(a) The exclusive rights in a mask work subject to protection under this chapter belong to SONY/ANY OTHER BLURAY PLAYER MANUFACTURER of the AACS Code." http://www.copyright.gov/ti... there is no more need for me to copy and paste out of this artice because its already apparent that you wouldnt uderstand so I'll sum it up for you. it basicallys says that the breaking/cracking of security protected micro IS ILLEGAL. THIS CASE YOURE GETTING IS EXACTLY PASSING AROUND WINDOWS REGISTRATION KEYS (which is highly illegal) JAKA$$ (note: you started the foul language, i continued it)
...For every lock there is a key! Cool, very cool.
was your precious PS3/Blu-ray player hacked, I bet it wouldn't be so cool then, now would it! How about a cure for the incurable, world peace, and end to world hunger. If all the people that waste their time doing pointless sh!t like this would concentrate on doing something useful, man just imagine............! : } >
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