What is HDCP
HDCP, enhanced by Intel Corporation, is high bandwidth digital content protection. As the name suggests, HDCP protects the integrity of various audio and video content as they move across multiple versions of different interfaces. Data interfaces such as GVIF, DVI, and HDMI all support HDCP functionality.
Is HDCP free?
HDCP requires an authorized license. License may be obtained through Digital Content Protection affiliated with Intel Corporation. The license can usually be obtained by filing an application and paying an annual fee. Once the application is accepted and the user accepts the terms of the license agreement, the right to use HDCP is granted.
What are the key terms used for HDCP?
A major application involves the transmission of data to unauthorized subscribers. In other words, an HDCP secure video source is not allowed to transmit protected content to a subscriber whose HDCP compliance is not verified. There is also a limit on the quality of the content, ensuring that the DVD audio content of the non-HDCP digital audio output is equal to or less than the CD audio quality. The Authorized Operator enters into agreements not to use its tools to copy content and to ensure that original content is created in accordance with current content protection requirements.
What types of devices use HDCP?
There are a number of different devices that use HDCP. DVD players are a common example, including systems that support high definition DVD components. Blu-ray discs are another example. In general, the type of output limit signal from the device manufacturer, which can be read and converted, is called an image limit token.
How widespread is the use of HDCP?
HDCP has been widely used in the United States since 2004. Elsewhere, HDCP is also very compact. The European Industrial Association for Information Systems considers HD HDP to be an essential component of all European HD ready-to-use devices. Windows Vista, the latest Microsoft operating system, uses HDCP as part of graphics card and monitor functionality.