Archive for March, 2012

HTML Encrypted Media Proposal

I’m Kevin Streeter and I am an architect with Adobe’s Video Solutions organization.  My expertise lies in the area of media formats, streaming and content delivery in addition to DRM and content protection.   I’ve recently joined with others at Adobe to bring new capabilities (many originally pioneered by Adobe)  to the web platform. My particular areas of focus are media delivery and playback.

As part of this effort, Adobe strongly supports the initiative to add optional support for encrypted media into HTML and the web platform. Content creators want to build new and innovative ways for people to enjoy their content within the browser. We support this initiative to get more content, currently only available using Flash, onto the web using HTML5.

The specification from Microsoft, Google, and Netflix is a great start. I’m looking forward to working with the group to ensure that the web platform is able to support a diverse set of media use cases, both for content that is encrypted and content that is not encrypted.

If you’d like to follow the discussion about adding support for encrypted media in HTML, you can start here.

An Increasingly Standards-Based World

Welcome to the Adobe blog about industry standards in technology and related areas. Over the years, Adobe has developed and participated in a wide variety of industry standards including imaging, fonts, metadata, and documentation. As interoperability between service platforms becomes increasingly important in digital marketing and digital media, we will continue to be involved, participate, and lead where appropriate.

This particular blog is to help give visibility into Adobe’s activities in standards-related areas and to point out interesting currents in the industry that everyone has to navigate. Our hope is that by actively helping to enable interoperability between platforms, we foster an ecosystem of applications, partners, and users that increase the size and utility of the platforms for everybody involved. We look forward to working with you on this!