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BBC1 HD Protected Files

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  1. paulburke

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    I have copied many BBC1 HD files from the internal HDD to USB HDD.

    If I do it from the FoxSat the copy protection is shown on the USB file.

    If I do the copy using my network (Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle) there is no protection shown on the USB file.

    Is this usual, anyone else come across this?

    | Fri 12 Aug 2011 12:12:48 #1 |
  2. REPASSAC

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    I suspect that either you did not copy the hmt file which contains, along with other programme details, a flag which indicates that the file has copy protection (or not) or the programme was not encrypted in the first place.

    The broadcaster specifies if the programme is to be encrypted.

    | Fri 12 Aug 2011 13:34:24 #2 |
  3. paulburke

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    HI again,

    It was a series link of old 'Only Fools & Horses'.
    Copied one of them using the Foxsat, and it came with the encrypted icon. Copied the rest using network pc and none came with the icon. I copied all 3 files for each plus the folder containing the screen shots.

    | Fri 12 Aug 2011 15:43:47 #3 |
  4. REPASSAC

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    I think this may be due to the fact that the hmt contains the file path and when you copy it with the network the path is not updated.
    If you delete the origional files does the one you copied to the USB device with the network play or not?.

    | Sat 13 Aug 2011 16:58:59 #4 |
  5. paulburke

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    How weird, all the files show encrypted now!
    They play fine.

    | Sun 14 Aug 2011 10:51:45 #5 |
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    Hi all, this is my first post so be easy on me

    I'm using Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle. I can stream standard definition recording to my PC (using the VLC client) with no problems. However if I try streaming a HD recoring I just get a black screen.

    I realize that this is due to these recording being encrypted. What I want to know is if there is a way to sucessfully stream these recordings, as I don't want to copy these big files to my PC. Surely it must be possible as we have the encryption key on the Humax box (in the .hmt file?)

    Has anyone achieved this? If so how?

    | Fri 30 Sep 2011 23:19:25 #6 |
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    Dysanovic - 1 hour ago  » 
    If I try streaming a HD recording I just get a black screen.
    I realize that this is due to these recordings being encrypted. What I want to know is if there is a way to sucessfully stream these recordings, as I don't want to copy these big files to my PC. Surely it must be possible as we have the encryption key on the Humax box (in the .hmt file?)
    Has anyone achieved this? If so how?

    Unfortunately, it's not that simple. If it was that easy it would have been done already. The encryption key is not in the .hmt file, it is hidden somewhere in the box's hardware and is unique to each box. You can't even play an encrypted recording on another HDR, so unless you are a reverse engineering genius you'll just have to be happy with what you've got. Sorry !

    | Sat 1 Oct 2011 0:55:06 #7 |
  8. REPASSAC

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    The encryption key on the FOXSAT HDR is well hidden and I did not find it in the flash memory - My thought is that that it might be dynamically computed at boot perhaps from the mac address.

    | Sat 1 Oct 2011 7:34:24 #8 |
  9. grahamlthompson

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    My guess is MAC address plus serial number

    | Sat 1 Oct 2011 9:58:27 #9 |
  10. sloppyjoe

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    clue might be why non-freesat will allow encryption free videos

    | Sat 1 Oct 2011 16:27:32 #10 |

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