LibreDrive

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by SD_J-I_88, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. SD_J-I_88

    SD_J-I_88 Well-Known Member

  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yes, but this is definitely the wrong forum for that discussion.
     
  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Wrong section, moved.

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  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Well, in that case, yes, I've used LibreDrive. Works great. :D
     
  5. manixx2020

    manixx2020 Well-Known Member

    Did u test a movie like FURY?
     
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Ok, let's start with what LibreDrive is....and isn't. "Testing a movie like FURY" is pointless. LibreDrive does NOTHING to "bypass" AACS. It's not going to magically decrypt the content on a disc. You still need a valid title key to decrypt it and AACS 2.1 adds other fun annoyances to the process. Again, LibreDrive does NOT mess with AACS at all.

    What it DOES do, however, is bypass firmware restrictions. So what does this mean in practice? It means, for example, that a drive in LibreDrive mode ignores requests for bus encryption. As I recently learned, bus encryption is why official drives, as an example, can't be used as "friendly" drives. Awesome! It also ignores MKB revocation of host keys. This is rather awesome, as well. To understand why I'll give you a scenario. You go out and buy the latest XYZ movie on UHD. You stick it in the drive. If that disc has a newer MKB version then what's on the drive, then your drive's firmware is updated with the new MKB. This is significant because any compromised host keys would be revoked. Programs like AnyDVD and MakeMKV would then need to be updated with a new host key that isn't revoked in order to decrypt ANY previous titles...including ones you have title keys for. So by bypassing the MKB revocation, LibreDrive makes it so you can ALWAYS decrypt any title you have a title key for going forward. Which is why it's pretty awesome.

    There's one more thing LibreDrive can do but if you're using AnyDVD with a friendly drive it's not important. It involves making protected ISO's with a real UHD drive like the NS60 which AnyDVD can't do.
     
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