Saturday, February 10, 2007

Running the DRM Gauntlet | Songbirdnest.com

This is an interesting blog post from the Songbird (open source Media player based on Firefox) about struggling to support Microsoft's and Apple's DRM systems.
How does this work? We don't hack out the encryption keys or anything illegal. Songbird supports multiple playback cores so we simply use Apple's and Microsoft's own playback engines to do the decoding for us. We use VLC for playback of most file types, but now whenever you play a protected WMA or M4P file we swap in the Windows Media Player or QuickTime core. Sounds easy, right?
Running the DRM Gauntlet | Songbirdnest.com

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