Friday, August 10th 2007

Pirates Successfully Remove DRM From Streaming Netflix Movies

Movie rental company Netflix recently released a movie streaming service, which allows people who are too impatient to wait for a DVD to come in the mailbox to watch a movie right from their laptop/desktop. Unfortunately, these streamed movies are loaded with copy protection, which limits the movie, frustrates the customer, and is otherwise a pest. Hackers who are tired of seeing companies like Netflix abuse the customer with DRM-filled movies are working hard day and night to crack these DRMs. Recently, hackers have successfully removed the DRM from a Netflix streamed movie, which allows it to be watched exactly as it's supposed to be. The DRM removal process is not guaranteed, is not fool-proof, and in the USA, it's not legal.Source: The Inquirer
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16 Comments on Pirates Successfully Remove DRM From Streaming Netflix Movies

#1
kwchang007
Wow, nice thing to know. What kind of res is this?
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#2
TXcharger
i watched it the other day and it didnt seem limited?
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#3
Kursah
My G/F watches them all the time, and has no issues, of course at the beginning there's a commercial or whatever, but after that it's all good. My question is do they stream it or just want you to download it? And if download it then that kinda defeates the purpose of just downloading the DVD quality version...
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#4
kwchang007
Kursah said:
My G/F watches them all the time, and has no issues, of course at the beginning there's a commercial or whatever, but after that it's all good. My question is do they stream it or just want you to download it? And if download it then that kinda defeates the purpose of just downloading the DVD quality version...
What res are these movies?
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#5
Kursah
It's fairly decent, looks like Cable TV on my GF's 19" CRT, but by no means close to DVD quality.
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#6
kwchang007
Kursah said:
It's fairly decent, looks like Cable TV on my GF's 19" CRT, but by no means close to DVD quality.
Meh, then I'd take dvd's any day. I like high quality stuff, and I could wait. But I can't wait till we're streaming dvd quality stuff and higher over the web.
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#7
Kursah
Yeah, well like I said it does look good, and for streaming it's definately not bad, but I don't see why Pirate's is doing it unless they're going to link streams for it because the DVD versions are just so much better. I mean streaming sound and video won't be close to DVD or HD-DVD (at least mainstream) for years I'm willing to bet. But I suppose for those who don't need the highest quality and want it faster can suffice. Which for lower res and quality that streaming requires, it's still pretty decent, like I said, Cable TV quality...not shabby and some shows are better than others (she's been watching it a lot lately!).
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#8
Ravenas
DO THIS TO ITUNES MOVIES AND I'LL BE SO HAPPY!


:rockout::rockout::rockout:
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#9
HellasVagabond
Universal said late Thursday that it planned to start selling music tracks from its artists in MP3 format for a limited time, however not through Apple's iTunes Music store. Also a surprise in the announcement: Google plans to begin selling MP3s directly from its search engine, BetaNews has learned.
Seems that Universal is doing a much better job...At least 50% better job since it is just Music related but im sure Movies will follow :)
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#10
niko084
Heh as illegal as it may be.... SUE ME!

12 person jury FTW! Gotta love criminal court, a simple explanation can sway the opinion of 1 person and thats all it takes. Just don't use it to pirate and re-sell because then it can be a private suit also which you don't get a jury.

So to the companies that like to give us the shaft because a few steal or otherwise...
:nutkick:

And besides to be honest here..... Honestly.....

People are going to pay for something or they wont.... If they will pirate something they will, period, and there is nothing thats really going to stop them, laws or not, copy protection or not, so give it up and stop being pricks to those that actually pay for your crap.
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Now, if they can do it for all the movies, we would be in business...
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#12
Dippyskoodlez
Kursah said:
Yeah, well like I said it does look good, and for streaming it's definately not bad, but I don't see why Pirate's is doing it unless they're going to link streams for it because the DVD versions are just so much better..
YARR

Because we can!

Wether or not this is useful to people, its still effective in making a point.

DRM will never work.

niko084 said:
Gotta love criminal court, a simple explanation can sway the opinion of 1 person and thats all it takes.
Yeah, I'd say thats a pretty risky chance these days.
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#14
niko084
Dippyskoodlez said:
YARR

Because we can!

Wether or not this is useful to people, its still effective in making a point.

DRM will never work.



Yeah, I'd say thats a pretty risky chance these days.
Yes its true, but honestly, the fine for doing it is so little anyways, its when you use it to the extent you can and start sharing files and such you get yourself into trouble.
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#15
Kursah
Dippyskoodlez said:
YARR

Because we can!

Wether or not this is useful to people, its still effective in making a point.

DRM will never work.



Yeah, I'd say thats a pretty risky chance these days.
I understand the DRM side of it, I just don't really see the point in this other than DRM. Like I said before, unless they start streaming DRM free movies from Netflix, then there's no point to it, unless people want to settle for lesser quality, then that's fine. But I personally would rather get the DVD quality anyways.

:toast:
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
meh just borrow the movie and burn a copy
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