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Re: Open Source implementations Re: Encrypted Media proposal (was RE: ISSUE-179: av_param - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:57:29 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZz_kLwRSSWA9eNnmtA2YOXHBCp-U9s+1xPyySajvNQdA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>
On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:

> We are not proposing to standardize any Content Decryption Module except
> clearkey, just as HTML does not mandate any video codec and for similar
> reasons. So the specification as proposed can be implemented in Open Source
> just as well as the rest of the Media Element.
>

But in practice, HTML <video> relies on the availability of standard codecs
and containers whose behavior is documented/standardized (albeit
patent-encumbered in many cases). Likewise, it is important to somewhere
specify the Content Decryption Modules.

Rob
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