Generation 2 WDTV Live model WDBAAP0000NBK
I have shared my DVD drive on my PC.
The WDTV can play an unprotected DVD from this shared drive without a problem and stream it over my network.
Why did WD design the device so that it won’t allow you to play a protected DVD - even one I have legitimately purchased or rented.
I assume it is something to do with some deal with the movie distributors - but what. I can’t think what benefit I am getting by streaming the DVD that creates any disadvantage to the movie house. Because I can play the same DVD in the PC and watch it on my PC screen. I can also play it in any DVD player.
So why would WD go and make their product less attractive by not allowing you to do the same thing but stream it over your network.
Their logic defies me.
Does anyone know if there is a work around. I don’t see this as breaking any copyright as I own the DVD and can already watch it on the same PC DVD player.
Interested in others thoughts