This is a hypothetical situation...
if I ripped my blu-ray discs to a hard drive, can you still play them to a TV, for example, on a PC even if it doesn't have HDCP, since the video would supposedly have been stripped of copy protection (thus decrypted to the hard drive)?
My thought was to rip my blu-ray DVDs (which I only have maybe 10 at the moment) to a computer to play to my TV without having to insert a disc each time I want to watch a movie. The computer that the files would reside on has just an integrated video card with 128MB of RAM.
Do you still need HDCP even with ripped videos? Do you still need a digital video signal (not analog like VGA) to display blu-ray ripped movies on a TV?
(This isn't meant to be illegal, but I more or less want to know if I need to build a newer multimedia PC for this task, or if I can reuse an old P4 2.8 GHz with 2GB of RAM to do the task.)