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Windows 7: What is HDCP?

19 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
So basically, you will not be able to watch anything HD media with HD encryption unless your monitor is HDCP compliant?
That's correct. Output resolution will be artificially lowered to compensate if hardware is not compliant.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
It protects content from being copied is what it does. Introduced in Vista.
What content? All it says is that my video card is HDCP. Is there no explanation in the entire internet about it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
So basically, you will not be able to watch anything HD media with HD encryption unless your monitor is HDCP compliant?
Hi Crimson, I not sure what it is you're lookig for? You question seems to have been answered, yet you persist in questioning the answers provided. You did the same thing here... Bioshock not working. DX11?, despite being given the info to answer your question(s).

At any rate this article taken from the link to wikipedia provided by stormy13 and zigzag3143...

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HDCP is licensed by Digital Content Protection, LLC, a subsidiary of Intel. In addition to an annual fee, licensed adopters agree to the conditions set forth in the HDCP License Agreement. For example, high-definition digital video sources must not transmit protected content to non-HDCP-compliant receivers. Additionally, DVD-Audio content is restricted to CD-audio quality or less on non-HDCP-digital audio outputs (analog audio outputs have no quality limits). Licensed adopters cannot allow their devices to make copies of content, and must design their products in ways that "effectively frustrate attempts to defeat the content protection requirements." The technology sometimes causes handshaking problems, especially with older high-definition displays
And the Digital Content would be the actual images, pictures, movies, or audio transmitted in a digital format.

Not exactly sure what you're looking for as this seems to answer the question posed.

Just trying to help.
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23 Nov 2009   #13
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

The question has not been answered at all.
What media can have HDCP encryption?
CDs, DVDs, ISO files, avi files, mp3 files?

So all these files can HDCP encrypted?
So they would only play if the monitor is HDCP?

So if my video card is HDCP:
I will be able play HDCP encrypted media even on non-HDCP monitor?

Those articles give no description on what HDCP does. And you're attempting to claim that the DX11 questions were answered in reference to either unverifiable or misleading incorrect information. I stated the question is unanswered. Either give a clear and accurate answer or not. But don't attempt to contradict the fact that the question hasn't been answered.
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23 Nov 2009   #14
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

The questions have been answered as far as I see it. There's always Google if you need more reassurance.
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24 Nov 2009   #15
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
The questions have been answered as far as I see it. There's always Google if you need more reassurance.
No they have not. I stated in the OP about Google.
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24 Nov 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I'll break it down for you as simple as possible then.

HDCP is encryption technology designed to prevent the unauthorized copying of content at HD resolutions for video. It disallows capture of the signal and verifies that your display device (monitor) is authorized to display the protected content.

There is nothing more to it than that. It's a copy protection scheme using digital authentication. If your monitor is not compliant or you are using a vga cable, the content will not be displayed at full resolution.
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24 Nov 2009   #17
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here is some more information What is HDCP (high definition copy protocol)?
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24 Nov 2009   #18
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I'll break it down for you as simple as possible then.

HDCP is encryption technology designed to prevent the unauthorized copying of content at HD resolutions for video. It disallows capture of the signal and verifies that your display device (monitor) is authorized to display the protected content.

There is nothing more to it than that. It's a copy protection scheme using digital authentication. If your monitor is not compliant or you are using a vga cable, the content will not be displayed at full resolution.
Of course there is more than that. All you are doing is stating what it is and what it is designed to do. That has nothing whatsoever to do with this thread. You're answering a completely different question than what was posted in the OP of this thread, then claiming that the qustion is answered.

Hey where do apples grow? Grapes grow on vines - question answered.
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24 Nov 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Wow. That's all I can really say.
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24 Nov 2009   #20
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Here is some more information What is HDCP (high definition copy protocol)?
Sorry, but I've gone through this article before. It doesn't explain anything. It just talks about a source device querying a display. But it doesn't explain what source device or why it would do that. None of these explanations give clear cut examples of the all the different components of the HDCP process and how they interact. So if a monitor or video card says HDCP, it is just letters. Telling me what HDCP is still means nothing. And the explanations on how it works are completely unclear. Consumers need to know what it means when a product says HDCP on it.

So a video card says HDCP on it. What is that supposed to mean? So explain that HDCP is meant for encryption to prevent signals from being captured. It means nothing. I'm assuming that standard definition is not encrypted. But then again, none of the explanations say. Nothing seems to say anything that makes any logical sense. Logic is important, yet there is no logic in any of the explanations.
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