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

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 23:23:19 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <357ED30D-6200-4E70-A876-EA894F97447F@netflix.com>

On Mar 2, 2012, at 2:35 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> 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...

That's exactly where we would like to get to. Exactly why we made our proposal.

> 
>> 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
> 
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