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Re: EME: Rendering behavior undefined

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:45:14 +0700
Message-ID: <CAMQvoCnh5WgzRNzdZ6amEmzwJCqwsjOTx02QBr3O5iV9vjv0OA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Hans Schmucker <hansschmucker@gmail.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Hans Schmucker <hansschmucker@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah, thank you Henri,
>
> I wasn't aware that Netflix was already deploying their solution (we don't
> have it in Germany). So, we can conclude that describing a plugin-like
> behavior is unnecessary, outside the scope of the spec and not in line with
> current behavior.
>
> I think that makes it very clear: The paragraphs suggesting this kind of
> behavior are unnecessary and dangerous (as was my suggestion... I did assume
> the worst, much worse than what had actually happened).
>
> In summary, they should be removed and at best be replaced with a note
> saying that usage of a CDM does not change the behavior of the video element
> in any way. Correct?

Probably not entirely correct, since a video element can normally have
its pixels drawn to a canvas and its audio samples fed into the Web
Audio API. I haven't checked, but I'd be surprised if either of these
are possible using EME...

Philip
Received on Monday, 13 January 2014 12:45:42 UTC

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