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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:35:54 -0500
Message-ID: <4F514B4A.3080608@mit.edu>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
CC: "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On 3/2/12 5:14 PM, Mark Watson wrote:
> You can't play Netflix on a toaster, even an IP-enabled one ;-)

OK, fair.  ;)

> But seriously, I was referring to common customer expectations. When a customer chooses between a new TV with a Netflix badge and one without they don't expect to be able to watch Netflix on the one without the badge.

Yes, but my question is why the customer should need to worry about a 
Netflix badge instead of just being able to buy a TV and watch Netflix 
on it...

> I agree there's a problem to be solved here. I certainly don't want to see a situation where a given OS/browser combination looses access to services as those services move from plugins to HTML5. I don't think we can ensure that by writing specifications alone.

Yes, agreed.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 2 March 2012 22:36:24 GMT

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