Not a RedFox Issue December 6th 2022 - new version of widewine

Discussion in 'AnyStream' started by FannyTastic, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. FannyTastic

    FannyTastic Active Member

    On December 6th 2022 - a new version of widevine will be released. How will this affect anystream?

    The new version of the DRM has been available since late September early November so not much time to figure out a workaround. Should we expect SD only content for a while?
  2. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    We will have to see. The devs will defenetly not share if they are able to crack something, I can only imagine hearing that not much should happen or that it might break everything.
  3. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    We have known about it for a while. Thank you for your kind update.
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  4. jbrisbin

    jbrisbin Well-Known Member

    FWIW, it looks like Amazon may have enforced early:
    I am getting:
    Digital Rights Error
    Your web browser is missing a digital rights component. Go to chrome://components and under WidevineCdm, click Check for update.
  5. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    So can you download it just fine? I am assuming you can. That posted pop-up from Amazon, I saw it once but it does not affect, downloading in any way for me. Whatever changes I am sure we will fix it, if it changes, and I have plenty of movies to watch in the meantime.;)
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  6. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    Like you said, @RedFox 1, this is the 'cat and mouse' situation when it comes to AS and the providers, with the providers being the cat, and AS being the mouse.

    Sometimes, the cat wins the day, but I have faith that the 'mouse' will get the cheese eventually.

  7. jbrisbin

    jbrisbin Well-Known Member

    I think you are right. I thought it was a complete block, but that item was closeable and then a download could commence without issue.

    I guess that is just a warning page, then. About the forthcoming dooooommmm! Or not.
  8. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    I really don't get the drama and consternation around DRM changes. I mean they seem to happen on a regular basis and most we don't appear to know about until they happen. So I don't get the reason for people flipping their lids for one we know about. If a change occurs and it actually effects us just let Redfox do their thing.
  9. jbrisbin

    jbrisbin Well-Known Member

    The drama is that this might be the time that they fail and a valued tool works no more. The chance may be slight, but it is real. Overwork may cause the Head Fox Cracker a brain aneurism, the other guys may have hired somebody smarter who can make a silk purse out of a sows ear 'cause it is extraordinarily difficult (if not impossible) to have a secure system on insecure hardware.
    Think of it like a series cliffhanger. Yes the main character will almost certainly get out of it, but maybe he is being replaced by someone more diverse. or the series will be cancelled or ...
    In any case, there is plenty of opportunity for fans to discuss it until the cats sing opera. Or the fat lady meows.
  10. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    A meteor could fall on you while you sleep tonight but I would not stay up all night worried about it because 1) it is unlikely and 2) there is nothing you can do about it either way.

    Just not worth getting wrapped up about in my mind.
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  11. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    This has been happening every 6 months to a year, it is the normal CDM change for Google. Do I care ' Yes" Am I worried about it"? No. It's not as if the world was going to end. I am old and I have more entertainment than I could ever watch.
  12. Steve55

    Steve55 Well-Known Member

    well there is something you can do about it - download before 6 dec anything you think you might want in the next months