DVD Jon Cracks Google Video

Jon Lech Johansen (known for his work on decrypting DVD security codes) has created a patch for the Google Video Viewer — less than 24 hours after the search giant shipped the video playback plug-in, a tool based on the open-source VideoLAN media player. The patch, released on Johansen’s ‘So Sue Me’ blog, effectively disables a modification Google made to the VideoLAN code to prevent users from playing videos that are not hosted on Google’s servers — via BoingBoing

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