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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:07:01 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2nE8HBR7+oife0_MV5Bf+N+_GzesHej+yM3m1TqjMG__A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:
>> The underlying content protection systems are things like PlayReady (from
>> Microsoft), Widevine (from Google) and Marlin. Adobe have something, but I
>> don't know what they call it.
> As a co-proposer, does Microsoft plan to integrate PlayReady into IE?
> As a co-proposer, does Google plan to integrate Widevine into Chrome?
> Do the co-proposers plan to make their CDMs available to other
> browsers? Do the co-proposers plan to provide APIs that'd allow adding
> other CDMs to their browsers?

I'm confused. I thought the whole idea of the proposal was to just
provide an API for adding CDMs into browsers such that when you have
the library installed on your computer, any browser is able to make
use of it, no matter if it's Google's Widevine library or Microsoft's
PlayReady - e.g. Firefox would be able to make use of these and any
other CDM library. There would be no need to implement something
additional into browsers. If this is false, somebody better clarify
how else it is supposed to work.

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