RPC1-firmware still recommended with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by john99, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. john99

    john99 New Member

    Hello,

    while reading the website of AnyDVD, I have the impression AnyDVD does everything (for that some years ago RPC1-firmware was required..)


    In what scenarios an RPC1-Firware patched CD/DVD is still required (ok one is probably if region changes are required under Linux) ?


    Thank's a lot for any feedback!

    John
     
  2. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Have a read through the AnyDVD page again. RPC1 firmware mainly only deals with region changes. It cannot decrypt CSS, it cannot remove copy protection, it cannot remove PUOs, it cannot jump to the main menu or movie, the list goes on...
     
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    RPC-1 firmware is still recommended, because on region code mismatch, RPC-2 drives don't reveal the title keys, so a brute force attack must be performed. In very rare cases a brute force attack can fail, because a title set is very short (e.g., a singe still frame) or decryption can take several minutes, but you usually don't need to worry.
    Only problem are RPC-2 drives from Matsushita (or OEM drives made by Matsushita). They will *not* read any data if the region code does not match.