Blu-ray Wes Novack on 17 Jan 2007

HD Torrents courtesy of BitTorrent

HD Torrents on The PirateBay
The past few weeks, there have been multiple news reports, articles, online chit chat and hub-bub about a tool that has been released that is designed to rip HD DVD-ROM movies. Additional reports ensued, with some sites highlighting the subsequent appearance of ripped HD DVD movie files on bittorrent trackers.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, a user who goes by the name “muslix64” released a tool dubbed “BackupHDDVD” in late December. muslix64 even posted a video titled “AACS is unbreakable” on YouTube that shows his tool in action. The video was removed from YouTube, but can still be found on Google Video as of this posting.

Now that the HDDVDBackup utility has been released, HD DVD movies have started appearing on Torrent tracking websites. HDTVBlogger seems to be the first to have posted about a confirmed HD DVD rip appearing on a torrent tracking site. I did a quick search on the PirateBay, one of the most popular torrent tracking websites and found that many HD DVD rips are now readily available. I took a screenshot (image below) of a few of the HD DVD torrents that were currently available at the time of this post.

HD Torrents Screenshot

Do HD Torrents matter?
Ok, so now we know that it is indeed possible to backup and distribute your HD DVD videos (and Blu-ray Discs will probably soon follow suit). But does it matter? Is there actually a demand for HD DVD video files? Do pirates care about HD DVD rips or HD video files? Maybe… but maybe not. I will post more on these questions at a later time. Until then, let me know what you think!

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10 Responses to “HD Torrents courtesy of BitTorrent”

  1. on 19 Jan 2007 at 1:35 PM » Pirates don’t care about HD DVD movie rips said …

    […] The past few weeks, there have been multiple news reports published, articles written and a lot of online chit chat regarding a new tool released that allows users to rip HD DVD-ROM movies. After a few days, even more sites started reporting on the news and highlighting the subsequent appearance of ripped HD DVD movie files on bittorrent trackers. […]

  2. on 21 Jan 2007 at 3:31 PM -> Info on HD DVD, Blu-ray, CD & more… » Blu-ray rips coming soon to a Torrent tracker near you said …

    […] muslix64, the person responsible for creating the BackupHDDVD tool, recently announced that it is now possible to successfully rip and decrypt Blu-ray (BD-ROM) Disc movies. He was able to decrypt and play a Blu-ray media file using the VideoLan player without using any Blu-ray equipment at all! The first Blu-ray “victim” appears to have been the movie “Lord of War”, a Lion’s Gate Film. […]

  3. on 23 Jan 2007 at 2:01 AM 3.BackupBluray rip utility released » -> HD DVD, Blu-ray, CD info and more said …

    […] The person behind the infamous BackupHDDVD utility (muslix64) is at it again, this time with his sights set on the Blu-ray Disc format. A new utility has just been released in a very early Alpha stage, aptly dubbed “BackupBluray”. This BackupBluray tool is designed to help backup Blu-ray (BD-ROM) movies. The early version of this utility only supports the decryption of Blu-ray discs whose CPS unit key is known. Support for decryption via a Volume Unique key will most likely be added in the near future as development continues. At this point, a stable version of the tool is not yet available for mass distribution. The initial tool has already proven successful though, as there have been multiple already been multiple reports of successful Blu-ray Disc backups. If the BackupHDDVD tool history is any indication as to where BackupBluray will end up, we can expect to see the source code released to the public along with a project opened. […]

  4. on 23 Jan 2007 at 7:47 PM 4.svunt said …

    Are you serious? You’re posting the image of the number of peers (in the hundreds for every file shown) and claiming that pirates don’t care? Well, sorry – but I can see 587 people trying to get the files on your own screenshot.

  5. on 24 Jan 2007 at 7:32 PM 5.BackupHDDVD Author Interviewed » -> HD DVD, Blu-ray, CD info and more said …

    […] The ability to backup an HD DVD or a Blu-ray disc has been sought after by many consumers who have recently invested in a new blue laser formats. Recently their wishes came true. A member of the Doom9 forums who goes by the name muslix64 released a tool that helps users BackupHDDVD’s. Soon thereafter, ripped HD DVD movies started to appear on torrent tracking websites. A couple weeks go by and we now have been informed about a BackupBluray utility. […]

  6. on 15 Dec 2007 at 4:45 AM 6.macDIESEL said …

    OK so there’s ripped HD movies available for download. Most people won’t fork over the amount of money for a drive that can burn a movie that size, or even buy the hd media to burn it onto. Heck I still think DL DVDRs are more than they should be.

    Of course many will just be happy collecting these movies on their drives and watching it on their PCS, until they can actually afford the burning hardware.

    I suppose they could also re-encode it down to fit onto a DVDR or DL DVDR. If they go with this route, would the quality of the image suffer? May be someone has actually seen a HD movie about the size of DVDR, but if the movie is down to that size, is it still a HD movie that this point? Anyone have an idea how good the image is?

  7. on 27 Dec 2007 at 4:06 PM 7.Judge D said …

    My question would be, what is the file format of the HD back up? If it happened to be AVI, anyone with a high capacity jumpdrive and an xbox 360 could DL and watch without having to fork over the cash for the 360s HD DVD player.

  8. on 29 Dec 2007 at 9:05 PM 8.Wesley Novack said …

    The file format for an HD DVD backup is .EVO, as shown in the torrent listing image above. I’m sure it could be converted to AVI or MPEG, but you would need additional software to do so.

  9. on 04 Jul 2008 at 11:27 AM 9.jim said …

    bitchass site..JOKE! this site rockss

  10. on 02 Dec 2011 at 1:15 PM 10.Lyn Elwell said …

    You sayin that you would like to see them blown away by a twister?

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