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

From: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:04:21 -0800
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
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To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>

On Feb 21, 2012, at 3:16 PM, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com> wrote:

> We have been collaborating on an API to enable encrypted media in HTML that we think
> can be implemented in all browsers and support any container/codec and content
> encryption solution without making major changes to the HTML Media element
> specification. We think it solves most use cases without being overly large or
> complex.
> We'd like to get people's feedback on the proposal. It is posted here:
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encrypted-media.html
> Many content providers and application developers have said they can't use <audio>
> and <video> because HTML lacks robust content protection. Without this functionality,
> they cannot move their apps to the web platform. 
  We have also heard this frequently. 

  This looks like a workable proposal to me.

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