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Re: Video copy protection

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:24:24 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <55DC3326-1247-4DC8-9E59-14D25FCE82DE@apple.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Feb 8, 2010, at 17:53 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Browsers should not be looking for instruction inside the media files, and media players shouldn't be looking in the markup (which might not be there).
> Why should browsers not be looking inside the media file? That's where
> the browser is getting all the information about what video to display
> and what audio to play. The fact that there's a separate library that
> is decoding this information is an implementation detail.

Because that's an open-ended problem, and also because the browser might well offer a 'save media file' option even for media files it cannot open, understand, or play.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 19:24:57 UTC

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