Mozilla's Route For Implementing W3C EME (HTML5 DRM)
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 14 May 2014 at 01:51 PM EDT. 90 Comments
Due to other web browsers moving ahead with supporting W3C's EME specification, Mozilla too will begin supporting this specification for handling encrypted media (Digital Rights Management) within the web browser.

Andreas Gal of Mozilla has written about the Firefox path they've been on for implementing the W3C Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) for supporting protected (DRM'ed) video playback via the HTML5 video element. The W3C EME utilizes a Content Decryption Module (CDM) and the W3C standard deals with the JavaScriot APIs to access the CDM, while the CDM itself is a binary blob. The Content Decryption Module cannot be open-source and Mozilla selected Adobe to supply them with their CDM.

Find out more about Mozilla's work on supporting W3C Encrypted Media Extensions via the Mozilla Hacks blog.

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