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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:16:02 -0700
Message-ID: <4F92F962.5070608@jumis.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 4/19/2012 4:50 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 7:15 AM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com 
> <mailto:watsonm@netflix.com>> wrote:
>
>     On Apr 17, 2012, at 9:01 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>
>         Why can't all CDMs be specified/documented?
>
>
>     I suppose Microsoft/Google/Apple could answer for why they have
>     not or will not publish the PlayReady/Widevine/Fairplay
>     specifications.
>
>
> Sorry, we're miscommunicating. I'm not asking that those DRM systems 
> be completely specified or documented. I'm only asking that the 
> interface between those systems and the browser be specified or 
> documented, so that anyone writing a browser for a system where one of 
> those products is present can implement the CDM for that product.

Seems like the API is opening up for Win 8; I don't know about other 
platforms.

Mozilla Firefox Mobile has made room for hardware decoding:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/Features/MPAPI
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=714408

Microsoft Windows Metro has released SDK and docs on PlayReady support 
and surrounding tools:
C++ API: 
http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e02ccac7-f3eb-4b53-b11a-c657d5631483
JS: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/PlayReady-support-in-c18e7871

Testing
http://playready.directtaps.net/pr/cocktail/

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-CA/winappswithhtml5/thread/1e9c6cdb-a325-469c-a3f6-6bc7e0f1df3a
"Windows has a pluggable DRM model and PlayReady is one of possibly 
several that would be supported and so the APIs are different to account 
for a content protection manager"

Play To "Devices":
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465184.aspx

Play To Receiver:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/PlayToReceiver-sample-607f00ed
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