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Processing Key for HD-DVDs

Here is the Processing Key which should work on all HD DVD discs (and maybe even Blu-Ray discs) released so far:

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It’s the HD-DVD Processing Key for most movies released so far. I was not aware that a string of numbers and letters was copyrightable. Perhaps its just my ignorance but it seems that someone is abusing the DMCA again. Now, even if this number stopped working (and it will, thanks to the revocation procedures in HD-DVD’s encryption scheme) or if it were a hoax, the decryption system has already been figured out and is implemented in a software program called BackupHDDVD.

Here is a nice write up (including the key) over at Wired.

Here is some the source code for decoding HD-DVDs: hddvd_decoding.txt

Here is the application that runs under windows: Decoding HD-DVDs (Usage: mkb [volume_id] )

Here is the source code for getting this to run under Linux, download aacauth right here.

p.s. A big heart felt “fuck you” goes out to the RIAA and the HD-DVD group. If you don’t like this then go right ahead and send me your little cease and desist. You can’t stop us, you can’t stop this number, and you can’t win with your pathetic DRM.

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