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OMFG Audigy 2 SUCKS

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EluSiOn

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OMFG! :mad: Creative has done it again **** me off.

The latest Audigy 2 cards has Digital Right Manangement build into the card!
 

cack01

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I was under the impression, that with DRM it worked no matter what sound card you use. I guess this just keeps you from hacking the audio stream or something.
 

Calavera

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I remember seeing a thread about this at PC hardware forum but I forget..what is it that this DRM does that annoys the crap out of everyone?

cack01: nice avatar. lol
 

cack01

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Digital Right Manangement if I understand it correctly, is a technology that microsoft develoved to keep copyrighted music from being spread around the net. Its like an MP3, only the file itself counts how many times it has been run, and thus can act like shareware. It also has some encription in it, so when the audio stream get sent to the sound card, nothing can copy it, thus the file is very secure. I'm sure there is a lot more to it though.
 

dropadrop

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cack01 said:
I was under the impression, that with DRM it worked no matter what sound card you use.

It requires hardware support. That's why amd and intel (and plenty of others) are planning on implementing it in future hardware. It would make it alot harder to crack hardware when you'd have to crack the drivers too. (and maby even the bios?)
 
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EluSiOn

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I believe mp3 will always be mp3... but newer generation of media file will all have DRM support + hardware DRM support... it is bad....:mad:
 

elBogg

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wouldn't this be better off in gripes and moans? and drm ain't so bad if you're doing what you should be doing with this stuff . . .:burn:
 

cack01

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ReDeeMeR said:
You can still record it using third party software, forgot the name tho :)

I think thats what the audigy 2 prevents.

Xevuhtess7: It's just another compression format such as MP3, but has many anti-pirating things built into it.
 

Namagomi

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rofl DRM built into the card? i wonder who paid them off to do THAT? :rolleye: RIAA, you listening?

Anyways, from my point of view, the internet will always be free. You can't stop the hacks, cracks, and Napsters/Kazaas of the world, as the internet is too big and too complex to plug all the holes. DRM will just be another fun game for the crackers of the world to create a work-around for. Remeber "Piracy-Proof" Windows XP hype? Yeah, I don't either.
 

ThePerfectCore

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Why do you people throw such a big fit about this? That DRM crap is easy to fix. Take a high-quality cable, plug it into your sound card. Take the other end and plug it into your other rig. Play, record, encode, share.

Easy! :D
 

DarkArctic

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Creative's driver support turned me off of them during my SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 days. I'm never getting their products again. Now they pull out this DRM stuff and it's generally made me dislike them even more.

-DarkArctic