Posted Jan 19, 2012 8:18 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: generic vs closed platforms
Parent article: LCA: Addressing the failure of open source
Every Divx disc sold by Circuit City is deader than Circuit City.
This is not true. Back then "content providers" still felt they have some obligations thus all Divx players were unlocked before Circuit City went out of business.
Later entrants often have not bothered to offer anything similar: in the cases where they thought about the problem at all it was your resposibility to save your collection, not theirs.
P.S. I've started buying DVDs after DVD Decrypter was released - think it happened before MPlayer added DVD support. I'm not picky: I dont' mind DRM as long as I have a way to circumvent it.
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