Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[5]: Whatevs.
by d3vi1 on Fri 16th Mar 2012 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Whatevs."
d3vi1
Member since:
2006-01-28

And I'm sure all these organisations you mentioned all want/need some form of streaming with DRM.

WebM doesn't have that.

All people are asking for is to put all the non-DRM content in WebM.


DRM is usually a function of the container, as opposed to the codec. H.264 doesn't have DRM either, MP4 or M2TS do support encryption of the streams though.

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RE[6]: Whatevs.
by Lennie on Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Whatevs."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Yeah, sorry about that mishap.

But I don't think there is a DRM-supporting container available for WebM either ?

Atleast I don't think containers are interchangable all that easily, are they ?

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RE[7]: Whatevs.
by WereCatf on Fri 16th Mar 2012 13:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Whatevs."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

But I don't think there is a DRM-supporting container available for WebM either ?

Atleast I don't think containers are interchangable all that easily, are they ?


VP8 can be used in Matroska and AVI containers as well as WebM, though WebM is just an extended form of Matroska. Matroska does not support DRM, AVI does not either but I've still seen several attempts from various companies at using an encrypted AVI-format.

Usually DRM is a function of protocol, though, not containers. Container-specific DRM applies only when the content is distributed via non-restriced streaming protocols or as actual files. There is nothing stopping someone from extending Matroska to support DRM, though, so that again is a non-issue.

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