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

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:14:14 -0800
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120301211414.GA24661@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2012-03-01 18:06 +0000, Mark Watson wrote:
> Reading your mail I have a feeling we are talking a little at
> crossed purposes. Part of this could be because the proposal is
> not yet clear enough on the nature of CDMs and these discussions
> are very helpful in eeking out the issues which need to be
> explained/addressed.
> To clarify:
> - a browser can have multiple CDMs for different keysystems
> - what we propose to standardize is the discovery, selection and
>   interaction with CDMs, not the CDMs themselves (not unlike the
>   current situation with codecs).
> The proposal doesn't restrict how browsers integrate with CDMs,
> how they are installed, discovered by browsers etc. This is up to
> browser developers and there are many options. Most of your
> questions are about commercial choices by browser developers and
> CDM developers.

You say there are many options.  But many people on this list don't
know what the space of options looks like:  how many options they
are, what characteristics the options have, etc.  Could you describe
the current market in key systems, as I asked in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Feb/0366.html ?


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