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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:02:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAuegn1Gwn0XbxtF-bukN6cDg3ua1in47AeSPkJvUBEnx4A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> No.  Again, a working CDM is *required* for this API to be of any use.
>> If implementing a working CDM is troublesome or impossible for
>> various reasons, that makes the API itself useless.
> The clearkey keysystem was intended to provide a simple baseline. A working clearkey CDM would be easy to implement, requiring no trade secrets or closed source obscurity (Usual IANAL disclaimer about IPR).

The clearkey keysystem baseline is entirely irrelevant if Netflix
won't target Hollywood content to it. OTOH, if Netflix will target
Hollywood content to it, we should only spec clearkey and not bother
with other CDMs.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 07:02:40 UTC

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