[webkit-dev] CDMi interface for EME?

Brendan Long self at brendanlong.com
Tue Jun 10 12:53:06 PDT 2014

On 06/10/2014 02:36 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> We have no current plans to make it an extension point for Mac or iOS 
> Safari or for other WebKit clients. We don’t like binary plugins of 
> any kind, and content providers seem satisfied with what we can offer 
> as built-in CDMs (for example, see 
> <http://techblog.netflix.com/2014/06/html5-video-in-safari-on-os-x-yosemite.html>). 
> So we don’t see the value proposition of allowing third-party CDMs to 
> be plugged in.
> If you disagree with that stance and have a specific use case, feel 
> free to submit that feedback via bugreport.apple.com 
> <http://bugreport.apple.com> or to Apple Developer Relations. It is 
> not really a suitable topic to debate on webkit-dev.
> Other WebKit ports may feel differently, and may want an interface to 
> plug in third-party CDMs. That is up to them. I don’t have any 
> objection to other WebKit ports using this mechanism, I’m just 
> reporting that it wouldn’t be especially useful to us.
Ok, thanks for the info. I'll bring it up with the GTK developers (if 
they support EME at all..) if we decide to move forward with this in WebKit.
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