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Re: how does EME/DRM effect captioning

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:12:48 +0300
Message-ID: <CAJQvAucTZyB_vb62_VNJOcPYZe9awZDSCfBnpJ2mgzRhzORnsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com>
Cc: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html-media@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2013, at 3:18 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
>> Which browsers currently implement MPEG-2 without DRM in HTML5 video?
> Safari on OS X supports plain MPEG-2 media as well as MPEG-2 Transport Streams in <video> elements through HTTP Live Streaming.

Whoa. That's news to me. Do I understand correctly that since Lion,
MPEG-2 decoding is available to all apps as part of QuickTime X? That
a rather surprising direction to go especially as fewer and fewer Macs
come with DVD drives and Microsoft, as I understand, kicked MPEG-2 out
of the set of system codecs into a separate product as of Windows 8
(like Apple used to have the QuickTime MPEG-2 decoder as separate

I gather that Safari does not expose all QuickTime codecs to the Web,
though. Why expose MPEG-2?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2013 10:13:18 UTC

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