Is the Playback of Copy-Protected or Encrypted Video Content Supported While Using My DisplayLink-Based Product?

Last Update: April 7th, 2022
Article ID: 1339791

Plugable’s USB video adapters or USB docking stations based on DisplayLink technology do not support the playback of copy-protected or encrypted video content, and we do our best to call this out in our product listings. 

Examples of this type of video content are:

  • Video content that is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (also known as HDCP), for example Blu-ray discs
  • Copy-protected video content provided by various online streaming services, for example Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Disney+, YouTubeTV, etc. 

As a result, copy-protected video content may not display an image on-screen while using a DisplayLink-based product. 

In some cases (such as when using a streaming service) the copy-protected video content may display an image on-screen, however the resolution of the image may be lower than expected.