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Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

Send Me Questions About DVDs and Movies (Matt Goyer) | Matt Goyer asked for any questions people might have on DVD’s and Movies in Media Center, more specifically about My DVD’s and DVD Changers.

 

The top question asked, Matt can’t answer.  The question is when/if Microsoft will allow streaming DVDs from the DVD Changers to Media Center Extenders.  Of course, Matt isn’t allowed to comment on future product plans, but I might be able to provide some interesting information for everyone on the subject.

 

Windows Media Rights Management-Network Devices has been approved to allow streaming of commercial DVDs (protected with CSS).  I would highly expect streaming from your DVD Changers to be a feature come Windows Vista.  =)

Published Tue, Nov 15 2005 15:11 by chrisl

Comments

# re: Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

This is great but would this also work for the rips of my movie collection? Only the movie file is contained in the rip.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:17 PM by chrisl

# re: Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

You wouldn't need it for a DVD that has been ripped, assuming CSS is no longer present. What you would need is an Extender that supports MPEG-2 at DVD bitrates [and all audio codecs] (eg, not the current Extenders). The Xbox 360 should change that, and we will get to see for sure in a few days (Nov 22, 360 launch).

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:56 PM by chrisl

# re: Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

Chris,

Where can I read about WMRM-ND? Is there an online article that discuss this AND...does it explicitly sate that it has been approved for streaming of commercial DVD

Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:10 AM by chrisl

# re: Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

andre patton: You can learn more about WMRM-ND at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/drm/default.aspx.

There is an article around somewhere (sorry don't have a link) on MSN that will say something to the effect of "allows current DVD's to be streamed"

Saturday, November 19, 2005 2:26 PM by chrisl

# re: Streaming From DVD Changers 2 Media Center Extenders?

Vista is great and all but who wants to wait till august or longer

Friday, December 02, 2005 9:18 AM by chrisl