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Intel and Windows 11 Deprecating SGX Breaks 4K Blu-ray Playback

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2022/01/17 00:17:24 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/290991/intel-and-windows-11-deprecating-sgx-breaks-4k-blu-ray-playback
 
It took a while for this discovery as it's probably rare for people with modern PCs to also have Blu-ray optical drives. Apparently PCs with Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake," and older 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake" processors, as well as the latest Windows 11 OS, are unable to playback protected 4K Blu-ray video discs, as the DRM component is broken in the absence of Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). Intel introduced SGX with 6th Gen Core "Skylake," and deprecated it with "Rocket Lake."

CyberLink, makers of the PowerDVD software that's bundled as an OEM application with optical drives to play back protected Blu-ray video; put out a statement on its website confirming that they're unable to help with this situation, as they don't control the DRM, the Blu-ray Association does. "The removal of the SGX feature, and its compatibility with the latest Windows OS and drivers, has caused a substantial challenge for CyberLink to continue supporting Ultra HD Blu-ray movie playback in our player software," it stated.
 
A pretty poor move from Intel in my opinion. 
 


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    Flint 1760
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    Re: Intel and Windows 11 Deprecating SGX Breaks 4K Blu-ray Playback 2022/01/17 03:53:04 (permalink)
    SGX has been defeated several times over the last few years and needed to go.


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    Re: Intel and Windows 11 Deprecating SGX Breaks 4K Blu-ray Playback 2022/01/17 08:21:19 (permalink)
    Remember when CDs were the savior? Too bad Laser Disks never caught on.



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    Re: Intel and Windows 11 Deprecating SGX Breaks 4K Blu-ray Playback 2022/01/17 10:41:54 (permalink)
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    SGX has been defeated several times over the last few years and needed to go.




    If it was defeated then they should have just removed it from being required. Now all it does is keeps people from watching a movie when they want.

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    Re: Intel and Windows 11 Deprecating SGX Breaks 4K Blu-ray Playback 2022/01/17 14:08:46 (permalink)
    I have a 4K BD drive but I use Leawo and I use an AMD CPU and it plays anything I stuff into the drive fine. 
     
    My LG UBK90 is also 4K and it also plays everything I stuff into the tray and the USB can play MP4 and MKV files fine.
     
    No problem for entertainment.
     

      


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