Forum: VirtualDJ 8.1 Technical Support
Topic: DRM Support
Regarding the VirtualDJ staff fixing this glaring and terrible deficiency: On May 29, 2014... here is a direct quote from a post to the 8.0 forum from the VirtualDJ Dev Staff: "I don't think we'll be able to squeeze this into a 8.0.xxx patch. But, we will try to get this done for 8.1." In other words, they would try to fix this to allow DRM files to play, whenever they finally issued version 8.1. So... we started waiting...
I, along with others, have been patiently waiting all this time. Now... Version 8.1 is, at long last, released!
Extremely simple question: Has this matter now been fixed? In other words, does Version 8.1 allow for playing of DRM files? Yes or no?
Posted Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 3:45 am
Posted Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 8:36 am
Posted Tue 01 Dec 15 @ 8:04 am
Yes, we will support DRM and the timescale is ...... or no, it's never going to happen.
That would give users a definitive answer and let them know what to do going forward. Surely this can be brought up at one of your development meetings (if you have them) and put to bed?
Surely it's in Atomix interest to get users moved over to the latest software release instead of them using unsupported versions because a feature is not available on the latest one.
Posted Tue 01 Dec 15 @ 1:16 pm
Posted Tue 01 Dec 15 @ 8:21 pm
Posted Fri 18 Dec 15 @ 7:07 pm
A year and a half ago, they said that this is something they will implement, but it may not come until version 8.1. No mention of legality. Now they say that they will not implement it for legal reasons.
So, we are left to conclude one of four possibilities:
1) It was legal a year and a half ago and they intended to implement it, but something happened in the meantime to make it illegal now.
2) It was illegal a year and half ago when they said they would implement it, but the person responding then was misinformed and ignorant of the fact that it was illegal.
3) It was legal a year and a half ago, and is still legal now, but the person responding now is misinformed and ignorant of the fact that it is legal.
4) Legal or not makes no difference... they simply do not want to implement it under any circumstance and are intentionally lying and using legality as an excuse.
Which of these four scenarios is true? That's anybody's guess. And ultimately, it doesn't matter.
In any event, it now seems evident that, no matter what they said previously, they will NEVER support DRM files ever again. Those days are gone. I guess we, the customers, must act accordingly.
Posted Sat 09 Jan 16 @ 7:52 am
vdboc wrote :
A year and a half ago, they said that this is something they will implement, but it may not come until version 8.1
Actually what was said at the time was that it wasn't a simple thing to add and that we would try and get it done for 8.1 which is slightly different to saying it might not be there until 8.1.
You are correct though, there is no legal issue with decoding DRM files through a supported mechanism for doing so.
Posted Sun 10 Jan 16 @ 1:31 am
I have 25,000 DRM Rhapsody tracks which play in 7.4.6 but won't load or play in 8.1.
I was an unlimited content buyer for years, but unlimited content stopped working when I added heavy-duty security to my PC or I would also pay atomix for content.
Posted Wed 03 Feb 16 @ 6:21 am
Posted Wed 03 Feb 16 @ 11:42 pm
Posted Mon 09 Jan 17 @ 1:48 pm
So supporting this, that and the other format has to be hard coded into the software, not simply read from the OS.
Posted Mon 09 Jan 17 @ 6:17 pm