I'm a newbee, so maybe this is all ******, or already discussed before, but I wanted to share my ideas. A lot of people are concerned that playback of backed-up blu-ray movies will no longer be possible soon. The current versions of PDVD that allow playback will probably be revoked soon. Making a media player that is not controled by AACS is certainly a solution, but there is probably a much more elegant way. Why not adapt virtual Clone Drive so that it can mount a unencrypted iso-files as ENCRYPTED BD-ROM disc? Official media players should not be able to tell the difference play back the movie. Problem solved! Slysoft can decrypt AACS, so encryption is no problem. MKD en VolumeID can be freely choosen by Slysoft, so the reading of KCD can easily be emulated. The only thing to do is cracking a blu-ray drive and get the necessary ID's and keys to emulate the communication between the drive and the player. I wouldn't even be surprised if a HD DVD drive like the XBOX add-on (which firmware can be read as an open book) could also do the trick. Maybe hard to do, but I think a lot easier than writing a complete media player from scratch. This also has following advantages: - BD+ doesn't need to be cracked, since playback is done by licenced players - only one drive model must be hacked. AACS can surely not revoke all players of that model. If it takes 3 to 4 weeks to master a new release of the drive revocation list, a new drive must be hacked every month. A drive of the same model can be taken, using the same hacking procedure. After a couple of iterations it would become clear even to AACS that they cannot win this fight and by then free players might be available anyway. - the option can be made payable so James will get his revenge and punish all those who bought Blu-ray instead of HD-DVD.