With browser support for new W3C Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions
(EME), devices with updated HTML5 browsers will be able to play DASH from script embedded in a web page.
Azure Media Player utilizes industry standards, such as HTML5, Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions
(EME) to provide an enriched adaptive streaming experience.
On July 6, 2017, the W3C issued a Disposition of Comments for Encrypted Media Extensions and Director's decision (go2sm.com/w3ceme).
The Encrypted Media Extensions specification remains a better alternative for users than other platforms, including for reasons of security, privacy, and accessibility, by taking advantage of the Web platform.
With the addition of Encrypted Media Extensions (EMEs), the ability to play back DRM protected content becomes available as well.
For more complete examples--which include manifest parsing, adaptive bit rate, encrypted media extensions, and more--take a look at dash.js, a fully free and open source DASH media player.
Just when Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions
are making HTML5-based video playback a reality, DASH royalties threaten to derail it.
So if this issue of Streaming Media offers a snapshot of the industry, it's one in which a happy HTML5 is smiling alongside its buddies MPEG-DASH, Media Source Extensions, and Encrypted Media Extensions
, while Flash photobombs them like a horse, complete with teeth bared and tongue sticking out.
Eventually, the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions
(EME) will make premium content delivery via DASH a reality within mobile browsers.
Encrypted Media Extensions
(EME): Often referenced alongside MSE, EME offers the ability to protect streaming content with industry-endorsed encryption and DRM.
(EME, www.w3.org/TR/ encrypted-media) to employ DRM.
Two other exciting innovations in this field are the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions
(EME) proposals to the W3C specification for the HTML Working Group.