Lost DRM playback in Macbook OSX

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keplenk
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Lost DRM playback in Macbook OSX

Post by keplenk » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:44 pm

Hi,

I use HDHomerun Prime with FIOS and it has been working great for two years now. I setup HDhomerun on my wife's macbook almost the same time. She occasionally uses her laptop to watch HBO or any other encrypted Live TV using the HD official OSX app.

She complained to me that now she is presented with cannot play channel or its right protected using the same app. I rebooted the HDHomerun Prime box to no avail. I tried both early access and not with the same results.

For troubleshooting purposes, I installed HDhomerun on my macbook and its the same error. I can't play DRM channels.

Did something change recently on how OSX handles DRM?

EDIT: Note that DRM playback is working on my Nvidia shield and Windows laptops (via Windows store)

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Re: Lost DRM playback in Macbook OSX

Post by signcarver » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:17 pm

To my knowledge drm never worked on mac os (os x), only iOS (phones/tablets).

See https://info.hdhomerun.com/info/trouble ... d_channels

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Re: Lost DRM playback in Macbook OSX

Post by NedS » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:26 am

Yeah, DRM on Mac OS X was never supported. It's possible that your cable provider forgot to flag HBO as protected, but eventually caught their mistake.

keplenk
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Re: Lost DRM playback in Macbook OSX

Post by keplenk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 am

Ok thanks -- it looks like thats what happened. Oh well, my wife was soooo pissed hahaha.

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