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im looking at getting one of these ever since my ps3 got infected with cineavia

looks like i might have to sell the ps3 the only reason i kept it was to play all my movies on, looks like ill save someone buying a new one from sony , oh well **** happens sony

i might have to play a game on it before i sell it LOL

are there any other options to the wd

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Never heard of cinavia before this but I gather it's a content protection included in some newer movies that means rips won't work on PS3s. I don't believe it's an infection of any kind, it's not a virus or malware, but it might be that a recent update added the ability of the PS3 to detect the audio files with this protection included. And it means that Sony have found a new way to prevent copied movies to be played on their hardware.

FWIW I've always thought the PS3 was a shite media player, so would definitely recommend looking at a media player like the WDTV if you want to watch media files.

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Never heard of cinavia before this but I gather it's a content protection included in some newer movies that means rips won't work on PS3s.

Ah.. Cinavia.

I don't believe it's an infection of any kind, it's not a virus or malware, but it might be that a recent update added the ability of the PS3 to detect the audio files with this protection included. And it means that Sony have found a new way to prevent copied movies to be played on their hardware.

It's a virus all right!!! in society!!! :angry: :angry: Bloody hell hate DRM to the core. Seriously if people are 100% intent on pirating, no technology or law can stop it.. millions/billions are wasted on a problem that really isn't there... :wacko:

Hooray for my HTPC...

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Movies protected by Cinavia technology carry inaudible codes embedded by the copyright owner in their audio tracks that indicate where and how they are allowed to be used.

For example, movies that are being released to theaters can carry a Cinavia code that indicates that they are supposed to be duplicated by professional replicators and played back on professional projection equipment only.

Cool idea though...

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Putting thread back on topic.

OK, need newbie advice here.

I currently watch downloaded movies via USB stick thru PS3.

I want a dedicated media player so I can just put everything on a hard drive.

Was thinking about WDTV HD and getting an external 1TB HD.

I use a Mac and a salesman at officeworks reckons that the WDTV may not work

with a hard drive that has been formatted for a Mac network.

Is this true?

How should the hard drive be formatted so that it can be used for Mac and PC?

Any ideas?

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I use a Mac and a salesman at officeworks reckons that the WDTV may not work

with a hard drive that has been formatted for a Mac network.

Is this true?

Ask another salesman and you just might get a different answer.

From the specs:

External Drive Formats Supported

FAT32, NTFS, HFS+

I think HFS+ is MacOS (Or is MacOS using ZFS now?)... But any drive formatted to the above 3 formats should work with the WD stock firmware.

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