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Re: Video copy protection

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:57:01 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f1002091157t30ae98f6p261e999f4d81c1f8@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Feb 8, 2010, at 17:53 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> Browsers should not be looking for instruction inside the media files, and media players shouldn't be looking in the markup (which might not be there).
>>
>> Why should browsers not be looking inside the media file? That's where
>> the browser is getting all the information about what video to display
>> and what audio to play. The fact that there's a separate library that
>> is decoding this information is an implementation detail.
>
>
> Because that's an open-ended problem,

I still don't understand. How is getting the 'no save' meta data
different from getting meta data like duration and frame rate?

> and also because the browser might well offer a 'save media file' option even for media files it cannot open, understand, or play.

This I agree is a problem. But wget suffers from the same problem. I
think this is more of an indication that this is a horrible idea.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 19:57:54 GMT

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