DVDFab to support leaked AACS 2.0 keys as well – and speaks of other solution for Ultra HD Blu-ray ripping

Posted 20 December 2017 15:29 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

DVDFab will also support using the leaked AACS 2.0 Volume keys with their software, the company tells us in an email. This means the ‘monkey’, as the Chinese software developer sometimes is referred to by insiders, joins DeUHD, MakeMKV and AnyDVD HD in being able to rip Ultra HD Blu-ray movies.For now, only DeUHD is able to rip Ultra HD Blu-ray movies outside the list of movies from which the AACS 2.0 Volume Keys were leaked. DVDFab previously stated it would not offer the possibility to decrypt Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. However, when we reached out asking them about the leaked keys, a DVDFab spokeswoman told us, “we’ve been keeping close attention to the latest news concerning the leaked volume keys these days. Given the fact that a couple of other software products have already been taking this advantage to decrypt those discs by accepting the external keys, DVDFab is also considering to take the similar approach.”

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The company does note that for now the leaked keys are the second best option for users who want to backup Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. As the spokeswoman explains, “however, by doing so, it does not change the fact that we still believe this is not a sustainable and reliable approach to decrypt 4K Ultra HD discs. After all, the leaked keys are and always will be limited in number, and there are different versions of discs (region differences) to a same title out there, so you cannot always count on the leaked keys for a specific disc in a specific region.”

And despite its previous statement, the company is looking for a solution other than supporting the leaked keys as the spokeswoman continues, “as a matter of fact, DVDFab has been seeking to affiliate with a better, more reliable, and most importantly, more sustainable solution. This means, if there isn’t going to be any new keys leaked in the future (who knows), or the leaked keys do not cover a specific disc, then there is still a solution.”

For now however, DVDFab will stick to its previous statement and DVDFab will only decrypt Ultra HD Blu-ray movies when combined with the leaked AACS 2.0 Volume Keys. Also in the future it seems DVDFab itself won’t support Ultra HD Blu-ray ripping, but the statement about the company seeking affiliation with a solution, indicates the ‘monkey’ will somehow have a solution for users who want to backup Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in the future.

In order to make use of the leaked keys, both a so-called Ultra HD Blu-ray friendly drive and a non-revoked AACS 1.0 certificate are required as well.

Discuss this on our forum and specifically about DVDFab adding support for the keys in this topic.


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