Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

High-quality HD content can't be played by Windows Vista

microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-10-2007
HD Freak
 

Posts: n/a
High-quality HD content can't be played by Windows Vista
Content protection features in Windows Vista from Microsoft are preventing
customers from playing high-quality HD audio/video & harming system
performance.

http://www.hdtvinfo.eu/news/hd-video...ows-vista.html

Vista requires premium content like HD movies to be degraded in quality when
it is sent to high-quality outputs, like DVI. Users will see status codes
that say "graphics OPM resolution too high"

The protections allow copyright holders to prevent video from being played
in HD unless users have equipment that supports the HDCP (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection) digital rights management system. If you have a
graphics card with video connections that doesn't support HDCP, you are out
of luck.

Hardware costs will increase because vendors can't provide Vista-approved
security functionality unless Hollywood studios like 20th Century Fox, MGM &
Disney grant written approval saying the content security meets their
standards. Microsoft should have instead focused this effort on security
features that protect users, such as anti-debugging techniques to prevent
rootkit hooking.

There are ways to bypass the Windows Vista protection by encoding the movies
using alternative codecs like X264, or DiVX, which are in fact more
effective sometimes then Windows own WMV codec. These codecs are quite
common on HD video Bittorrent sites, or Newsgroups.

Dutch consumer organisation "Consumentbond" is also aware of these kind of
problems with Windows Vista & opened a special section on their site
http://www2.consumentenbond.nl/actie...ticket=nietlid to collect all
consumer complaints.


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High-quality HD content can't be played by Windows Vista HD Freak microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 08-10-2007 22:32
Hiring Programmers and The High Cost of Low Quality Steve General Technology News 0 08-07-2007 00:02
Getting High-Quality Audio From a PC Steve General Technology News 0 04-13-2007 17:20




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:39.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120