Google, Microsoft and Netflix push for HTML5 media encryption

By Jos · 4 replies
Feb 23, 2012
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  1. Close to 80% of all videos on the web are already encoded in H.264, according data from MeFeedia, which means they can be delivered within HTML5's "video" tag without having…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 475   +84

    Encrypt the transmitted data, not HTML5 content! It's that simple...
  3. It still needs to be decrypted to play it, which makes it pointless.
    Also, decrypt by hardware? Are they serious? That would render a lot of old hardware useless and increase cost of all new hardware.
  4. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    In this case, they are encrypting to prevent the end users (you and I) from recording/copying it. So, the media content has to be encrypted all the way through playback.
  5. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    If i can view it in my home, i "should" be able to record it for future viewing. I "should" be able to make as many personal backups as i think is appropriate.
    I think that is just a simple right of personal property.
    (No, i'm not saying it's ok to distribute those copies. I wouldn't be a consumer at that point, but an illegal distributor.)
    Getting tired of companies dictating how i should use my purchased products.

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