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Windows 7: What is HDCP?

03 Dec 2009   #31
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

I am trying to find a clear simple explanation of HDCP. Everything so far doesn't add up. I gave an exaple of playing avi. DVD. And camcorder. With the types of screens I play my files on. Yet no information on how HDCP actually comes into play. So give a definition telling us that HDCP is for copy protection. That's nice. Yet doesn't tell us anything. I've searched all over the internet. Nothing.


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03 Dec 2009   #32
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

HDCP helps prevent pirating of DVD's nuff said. For a more detailed explanation, why not do some reading instead of insulting people? This subject is a bit confusing I agree but that is certainly not the fault of anyone in this forum.
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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03 Dec 2009   #33
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Let me sum this up:
HDCP is quite probably beyond your scope of understanding and beyond the scope of this small group of nice strangers, who owe you nothing, to explain to you. Again, for your activities, HDCP does not affect you, leave it at that or take it else where.
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06 Dec 2009   #34
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
HDCP helps prevent pirating of DVD's nuff said. For a more detailed explanation, why not do some reading instead of insulting people? This subject is a bit confusing I agree but that is certainly not the fault of anyone in this forum.
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What are you talking about? I havn't insulted a single person on this entire forum.

The idea is to find a clear explanation of HDCP. As stated in the OP. There is no clear explanation online. As stated in the OP. I'm sure it isn't that confusing, and quite simple. Just that there is no explanation of it anywhere that makes it clear. The whole purpose it exists is not relevant. So it's purpose is to mitigate piracy. But it doesn't tell us how or when it is used.

We know that it is about encryption. But what is it exactly that gets encrypted? What does this have to do with HDCP on a graphics card? Does the graphics card get encrypted? I would really like anybody explain this or quote an article to explain it.

Not to mention discontinue the absurd claims that I am insulting anybody.
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06 Dec 2009   #35
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

OK. HDCP is protection for Blu-Ray films. If you do not have hardware compatible with it, the file will not run, either at all or not in 1080p.

So, you need a graphics card with HDMI output that has HDCP support, a monitor that has HDCP support for its HDMI input, and an HDMI compatible OS - 7. The software should also have support.

Clear?
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06 Dec 2009   #36
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You're insulting the whole forum community by continuing to ask what has already been laid out a million times for you and acting like we owe you any further explanation.
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07 Dec 2009   #37
z3r010

 

This was solved long ago, even if the OP refuses to accept it.

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