>> Don't blame the cable companies. they are being forced to do this shit
>> because of hollywood. the ***s in congress. and your local state
>> officials. and their's going to be a big revolt against this when more
>> and more people realize they can't record their favorite programs any
>> more. we are paying a shit load of money for cable tv. this shit thats
>> happening is unreal! their are now 2 mv signals cable companies are
>> using. one that doesn't let you record a whole program. the 2nd one lets
>> you record the program. but won't let you copy it because of mv embedded
>> in the recording from the signal. no way to get around this once its
>> part of your recording. if you don't believe it. i challenge anyone to
>> try and defeat it using some mv device on the market. your lucky if you
>> don't have this problem yet with your cable tv provider. but its right
>> around the corner.
> The analog signal shouldn't be affected by this, of course the quality
> would suffer a bit.
If the poop on the signals is out there, and it will be sooner or later,
and it's a recorded digital file or set of files that's in question, and
you've got a nice freeware C compiler and environment like Dev-C, it
shouldn't be too hard to write a little freeware utility to strip or undo
such thingies, and I'm surprised there's not several already floating
around, even before the anticopying technology's already fully implemented
. . . .
Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.