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SubjectRe: SBLive driver source - Dxr2/3
On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, Alan Cox wrote:

> > when I tried it in my NT SMP box... resource contention anyone? Anyways,
> > Sigma has actually said they are producing Linux drivers for it (in fact
> > the slashdot article on DVD when CSS decryption was cracked has a reply
> > from Sigma posted that states just this). My guess is the drivers will
> > be binary only though so I guess they really won't exist as far as I
> > care.
>
> The DVD licensees are under a lot of pressure to play very safe. The fine
> is about $1m if their stuff is broken. The Sigma board apparently does
> CSS in software so they have their butts to cover. Hopefully they can
> manage to at least do open source driver , binary only player.

No, this is silly. They should produce a player which only plays
unencrypted titles (they are out there) and we use our CSS code to do the
decryption as a seperate package (prehaps transpartnly using NBD)

> > Livid I believe has docs for some of the Zoran based DVD cards (anyone
> > know which cards those are?) so that's probably the way to go if cards
> > are any good.
>
> The Zoran has hardware CSS which does make vendor life easier although it
> may limit your ability to play region locked DVD's


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