Sports Intel's latest CPU generation supports playback of 4K Blu-rays no longer

14:26  17 january  2022
14:26  17 january  2022 Source:   drwindows.de

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operators of multimedia PCs must be an important detail in the future: the 12th generation of Intel Core CPUs does not support playback of 4K Blu-rays anymore. Or rather: The processors lack a feature that is necessary for the playback of Ultrahd Blu-rays because their copy protection is based on it.

It's about the extension Software Guard Extensions (SGX), which so far was in the Intel CPUs and which is used by DRM protection for the decoding of the contents of 4K media. In the new generation, this function is no longer included.

We had briefly discussed that in the Forum in the last week, but it seems, this information has not spoken down very far. The AMD Ryzen CPUs can also no SGX, their popularity does not seem to be a demolition, but for short or long it could simply give no way to play 4K Blu-rays on the PC.

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CyberLink has warned in its FAQ in front of the problem and is a bit over the target. There you recommend all users with older CPUs, from now no more driving or system updates more, so that 4K support can not be "away". An extremely stupid advice, especially since one can assume that Intel SGX has not painted out of harassment, but it was simply not necessary for no longer necessary.

maybe a little pressure on the industry is created in this way, creating your media a bit more customer-friendly. All copy protection technologies have always harassed honest customers, but never prevented a single illegal copy.

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This is interesting!