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QuickTime 7.5.7 enables SD playback via DisplayPort

updated 12:40 am EST, Wed November 26, 2008

SD playback fixed

Apple on Tuesday has unveiled QuickTime 7.5.7, an update to its multimedia player system that reportedly removes HDCP protection from standard definition movies bought or rented from iTunes when played across the DisplayPort on some of the more modern Macs. MacRumors reports that the update resolves issues on the new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, all of which feature the miniature DisplayPort connector.

The update is currently only available through Software Update for the aforementioned systems, and is not currently present on Apple's download pages.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    well then

    it should now be a piece of cake for a clever developer to compare this new build to the last one, discover the trigger, and remove HDCP protection from ALL resolutions.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    my thoughts...

    ...exactly.

  1. chas_m

    Moderator

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Good

    While they didn't go as far as I'd like, Apple deserves praise for fixing this problem before it became a big issue. As a content creator myself, I appreciate efforts to limit genuine piracy and theft, but schemes like HDCP do more to penalise honest customers who merely want flexibility rather than genuinely stop thieves.

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