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Re: [newtech-1] Silverlight DRM for OS X?

From: Victor S.
Sent on: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:32 PM
I am not a DRM specialist, but the following is taken from FAQ

Will Silverlight support digital rights management?
Silverlight will support digital rights management (DRM) built on the recently announced Microsoft PlayReady content access technology on Windows-based computers and Macintosh computers

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On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 3:21 PM, EddieN <[address removed]> wrote:
Michael:


On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Michael Stearne <[address removed]> wrote:
Victor does Silverlight support DRM video for OS X?

From a blog comment at ArsTechnica dated May 25, 2007:

benwaggoner

I work on the codec team at Microsoft, and have been pretty involved with Silverlight.

Here's the presentation I did about WMV in Silverlight at Mix. Sorry, I had a really ragged voice that day (party the night before was way too fun Smile).

In response to some of the above.
  • Silverlight 1.0 supports both Intel and PPC Macs (and has for all the public releases). I'd not heard that 1.1 would be Intel only, and will look into that. But 1.1 is still a ways out - 1.0 is still only in beta.
  • Note that 1.0 uses JScript for programming. The .net runtime isn't until 1.1. Both use WPF's XAML for layout.
  • Cross-platform DRM is coming, but not in the released builds yet.
  • A big part of why we're doing this is to address the problems of using WMV in a cross-platform, cross-browser, rich and interactive environment. WMV and its codecs, servers, and ecosystem are the best in the industry, and Silverlight will be a way to keep what's great about WMV while getting a great embedded experience working for a much broader audience.
And also, there's a public beta of 1.0 that runs on Mac, with lots of good samples. Check 'em out at www.silverlight.net
(emphasis mine)

Eddie

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