[mythtv] [PATCH] Enable recording of encrypted channels without decrypting them first.
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 15 18:30:20 UTC 2010
Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> writes:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM, James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com
> Ok, we have nothing like that sort of highly restrictive practices here.
> If I understand correctly, the "decrypting" step is the problem area.
> So, my patch itself is not a problem, as it does no decrypting at all.
> A patch to recognise the encrypted stream and drop them in
> mythfrontend would also be fine.
> I would have to create a "plugin" to do the actual decryption, and
> never submit it as a patch to myth, although I could host the patch on
> a web site where I live.
> Do I understand correctly?
> That sounds reasonable to me, yeah. I'll let others pipe up too :) I wish
> the laws were different, but you know how that goes...
> Sounds like a fun project too. Enjoy :)
Just be careful about the 'crypto-with-a-hole' rules.. You need to show
that the interface is general, and can be used with anything, not just
something for the crypto. For example, you might want to make something
that does e.g. deinterlacing, or some other real in-place data
transformation. Yes, I know we already have mythtranscode, but for
something like this you may want to take that a step further.
Just my $0.02 as a long-time crypto guy.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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