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Re: Encrypted Media proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:16:56 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCRQYpnXRYJO-u+cVhX9_=oDNw=pExzbohoxib8JSzruw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 6:24 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 3/4/12 11:10 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Further, for "on-demand" streaming services such as Netflix, the ability
>> to
>> time-shift is moot, as it's an inherent quality of such a service.
>
> This is only true if the user can either pause or seek the stream; otherwise
> there is no way to deal with interruptions during viewing.  I haven't tried
> Netflix streaming myself, and I can't find any good descriptions of what it
> does and doesn't do, so maybe it already offers those abilities, of course.

Yes, I made a distinction between on-demand streaming and other kinds
of streaming that may not allow pausing/scrubbing.

Netflix's time-shifting is still rather limited, though - I can't
time-shift to "when I'm on the airplane, without wifi", because the
DRM prevents me.

~TJ
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