[CS-FSLUG] A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 28 17:54:54 CST 2006

At 06:42 PM 12/28/06, Jason P. Franklin wrote:
>Quoted from Disabling of Functionality:
>"Since S/PDIF doesn't provide any content protection, Vista requires that it
>be disabled when playing protected content [Note D].  In other words if
>you've sunk a pile of money into a high-end audio setup fed from an S/PDIF
>digital output, you won't be able to use it with protected content.
>Similarly, component (YPbPr) video will be disabled by Vista's content
>protection, so the same applies to a high- end video setup fed from
>component video."
>What does this mean in plain English?  I know what S/PDIF is (at least a
>layman's understanding).  Could someone give specific examples...the one
>used is a bit too general for me to understand fully.

I take it to mean that if you insert a DVD movie (that is playing 
protected) into your computer, there will be no sound coming from anything 
connected via S/PDIF. 

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