I would expect this also only works if you are connected to the net. Doubt they'd have the info ready on the ps3 to test against.
On the topic.. this is just unacceptable. Sony's obsession with DRM and piracy will bite them later. I already gave my PS3 away (to someone who would have bought one anyway - can you say lost sale?) and I suspect many ppl will just get fed up with the system and how even more closed it might become.
Yes I can confirm this DRM has been around before 3.41. The first movie that I saw that took advantage of it was "The Losers". And I tried skipping ahead and it didn't work. The movie plays fine on any DVD player, or possibly any older Blu-ray player (that has not had it's firmware updated), and in your PC it plays fine. Some people say you need to strip the audio from the video and re-mux it to get rid of it, just use a cheap old DVD player and you'll be good
Oh and it has nothing to do with being connected to the internet or not, the protection is embedded in the audio stream.
I'm on 3.10 and have been streaming videos (of all kinds) from my PC using PS3MediaServer for years - hardly ever have any problems - if i do, they're usually because they need transcoding (PC isn't up to the challenge) - never seen these error messages.
Maybe it's because it's being streamed? Does this DRM only apply to files played directly on the PS3? or just to burned disks or something?
If i started getting errors like this, i'd have to resort to just playing games on my PS3! (I hardly ever use it for that at the moment, although i do have a good collection gathering dust!!)
All those broken promises from sony...
p.s. Was actually tempted to update to 3.41 the other day, same day as the HDD bug news was posted - gee i'm glad i didn't loose Linux and my PS3!
Crap this just happened to me while watchin the losers on blu ray. Isn't this illegal? I like to make legal backups of my movies so that I can take them on the road with me. I'm not payin extra for some sorry digital copy version that's lower than dvd quality. I like my action movies to have a bang. Now I can't even watch the Losers on my ps3 anymore without having to take the original with me. Kinda bull crap is this?