Originally Posted by Killroy
If this really is more of a HTPC than a media player than I can see BD discs/ISO being handled via a commercial type player (such as TMT or the like) and then AACS/BDA would have no say so in the matter. MKV and any other files would be handled via another type player like MPC-HC.
What really has me intrigued is the possibility that several software apps can be licensed in such a machine. The licensing negotiations should/would be interesting.
they say this is an in-house player. TMT and other are not able to run with linux OS.
The intriguing question is, assuming they did a full BR menu player under linux, would an in-house player be able to read menus without a proper BDA licence (so without cinavia inside) ? I thought that even xbmc isn't able to do so because of the possible copyright infringement it could have with AACS, that's why xbmc need a thrid party software to play BR with menus (at least in a legal way i think).
If I'm correct, if you want menus, you don't have any other choice than paying for a full BDA licence that will now include cinavia, whether your solution is hardware or software. So if you don't want cinavia (which of course none of the media player manufacturer wants), you don't want the full licence and won't have the full menu. So how can they play 3D from files with full menus without a proper licence including cinavia ? And more : how can they integrate a disc player, confirmed to have cinavia (like any normal BR player now), together with their non-cinavia file player ????
Technicaly it seems impossible unless...they broke the AACS content, with some kind of on board anydvd, which gives them the possibility to use an illegal (but working) software solution that plays the full menus without needing the licence.
Am i wrong ?
PS : or the solution relies in a different way of handling sound through some kind of "software splitter", hence the fact that the audio part is handled by another software...would be a very clever solution, even if I don't know how they could do this technically speaking.