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In bluetooth settings... What is SCMS-T content protection?


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#1 Star_Slight

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:02 AM

Hello so i'm just looking over my bluetooth settings and i noticed an option that i'm not aware of... under the audio tab in settings there's a option that says "connect to an audio device only if it supports SCMS-T content protection"

 

What does this mean and should i have the box checked or unchecked?

 

Running Windows 7, 64-bIt

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:41 AM

Hi Star_Slight :)

Looks like it have something to do with copy protection, file integrity and maybe the copyright of a file.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Copy_Management_System
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43920/~/what-is-scms-t-content-protection-method%3F

Trying to understand what it means right now but it's quite confusing. From what I do understand right now, if you leave it checked, there might be connection issues with some devices, if they aren't SCMS-ready, so I would leave it unchecked.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

SCMS-T protects the contents transmitted on Bluetooth wireless technology.
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:18 PM

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:20 PM

Hi Star_Slight :)

Looks like it have something to do with copy protection, file integrity and maybe the copyright of a file.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Copy_Management_System
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43920/~/what-is-scms-t-content-protection-method%3F

Trying to understand what it means right now but it's quite confusing. From what I do understand right now, if you leave it checked, there might be connection issues with some devices, if they aren't SCMS-ready, so I would leave it unchecked.

 

SCMS-T protects the contents transmitted on Bluetooth wireless technology.

 

Ok, thanks to you both for your replies.

 

I'll leave it unchecked for now, otherwise i might encounter connection issues like you say.  :)


Edited by Star_Slight, 03 May 2015 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:27 PM

No problem Star_Slight, our pleasure :)

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:05 AM

Hello so i'm just looking over my bluetooth settings and i noticed an option that i'm not aware of... under the audio tab in settings there's a option that says "connect to an audio device only if it supports SCMS-T content protection"

 

What does this mean and should i have the box checked or unchecked?

 

Running Windows 7, 64-bIt

 

Thanks.

 

The following page seems to suggest turning it on so that you will be able to listen to music that is SCMS-T encoded. Otherwise you will not be able to listen to it. As far as other stuff goes it should do just fine. I do not think it has anything to do with devises that you hook to, just the music files only. So if you come across a music file that has SCMS-T inscription and you have the setting turned off then you will not be able to listen to it, or at least that is the way it seems. As others have mentioned this is a vague subject for sure.  But after reading more it would seem disablying it is the best option according to the later links below.

 

~EDIT~ my bad for giving the wrong link, but I did not think it was answered very well, and as I was going through this very thing I thought to try and help add clarity by what I was finding. Not so sure that it clarifies anything other than giving some ways to remedy issues one may have because of it.

I meant to post a page that gave instructions:

http://www.mediastic.biz/installation-guide/

 

 

But having tried to go back and re-find the sites I also have now found the following:

Bluetooth Headset Troubleshooting: SCMS-T Error Message
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I was able to pair and connect to my headset successfully, but when I tried to play music, I received the following error message: "You cannot connect to a device that is not copyright protected by SCMS-T method."

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SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) is a type of “digital rights management” that can be implemented at the option of the Bluetooth software provider (e.g., Toshiba). It is a method of enforcement that is used for recordable audio CDs that allows only one copy of the original to be made. Plantronics products do not support the SCMS standard.

Note: Some versions of Bluetooth software will give you the option during installation to choose whether or not you want to support SCMS. If you choose not to support it, you will not be able to stream music without getting the error message.  http://www.plantronics.com/asia/support/kb/detail.jsp?vfurl=/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/RN8345&retURL=%2Farticles%2Fen_US%2FHow_To%2FRN18963&region=asia&p=115&c=All&k=&t=&lang=en_US&popup=false

 

 

 

And here supposedly is a registry hack for Windows 7 PCs:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t508675-scms_t_blocks_bluetooth_pairing_headset

 

While other say if you can not turn it off then cut the wire going to it:

http://homerecording.com/bbs/equipment-forums/gear-reviews-and-questions/scms-turn-off-24745/

 


Edited by TheTexasRAT, 18 June 2015 - 07:26 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:17 AM

TheTexasRAT, this thread has been answered already and your URL just point to this thread.

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