First post, by Hirsch
Back in the days when SD video was state of the art RPC1 firmwares for DVD drives were popular. Lots of these inofficial firmware updates brought other improvements along like improved reading speed. Back then this was also a little bit a legal issue, because Hollywood studios didn't like people bypassing the region protection of DVDs. Nowadays we have UHD and 8K video streams and optical medias are becoming rare. I ask myself whether RPC1 is still an issue or whether we can post firmware files in this forum.
The background of this question is, that somebody asked in the "Bought these (retro) hardware today" where I got the RPC1 firmware for my Plextor PX-760A. I posted some external links here, which is rather harmless. The problem is, that this information will be lost earlier or later in the "Bought these (retro) hardware today" thread. Instead of giving a complicated instruction where to download which content and which files to edit, I can just create a zip file and upload it here. I think of creating a thread collecting old RPC1 firmwares you can't find any longer (even not on archive.org) and furthermore a collection of RPC1 websites.
Due to this I'd like to ask the moderators whether they see legal or other problems with this. If false, I'll collect all the RPC1 stuff I have in a thread.