Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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RE: Slight correction
by viator on Sat 15th Jan 2011 13:47 UTC in reply to "Slight correction"
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2005-10-11

It uses silverlight on windows desktops and mac desktops.
What does it use on dvd blueray players, settop boxes like roku,ios devices etc?

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RE[2]: Slight correction
by galvanash on Tue 18th Jan 2011 03:55 in reply to "RE: Slight correction"
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2006-01-25

What does it use on dvd blueray players, settop boxes like roku,ios devices etc?


The encryption technology is called PlayReady and as Microsoft product.

http://www.microsoft.com/PlayReady/Overview.mspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayReady

While Silverlight has PlayReady support more or less built in, on other platforms (like IOS, DVD Players and TVs, etc.) it has to be incorporated directly into the client application using the platforms native interfaces (assuming Silverlight is not an option).

Netflix also has some legacy DRM schemes that predate PlayReady - some of these have been retired and others are still active. I don't know the details though.

All in all, Netflix has some serious development sprawl going on, I bet they have spent a ton of money on development over the last few years...

Edited 2011-01-18 03:58 UTC

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