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    HDCP/DRM & Linux...

    Anyone know for certain just how Linux Mint 7 and/or PCLinuxOS 2010 will react to HDCP? Are either compliant? If not, will either 'strip' it; or downgrade to non-HD; or refuse it altogether (i.e. blank screen)? I think at least some of the Internet-TV freesites are using this HDCP/DRM crapola, so I need to be prepared for this. I've heard some Linux OS are HDCP compliant, some will either bypass it or strip it, and some can't deal with it at all. Anyone know about the two OS in question?

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Not sure that anyone here will know the answer, but you will probably get better responses on these questions by going directly to the developers of these distros. If you'll join their respective mailing lists, you should be able to post there and it's likely that the devs will be better prepared to answer your queries.

    In the interim, maybe someone here will be able to answer.

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    I know that current nVidia boards support the HDCP video hardware, so their Linux drivers (the proprietary ones) may well work with it ok. Don't know, haven't tried it, and I don't think my 8800GT board supports it. The newer GeForce boards do.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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