Replacing Flash: Media Source Extension and Encrypted Media Extensions

Here’s the session description, you can download all the handouts below. The video is below as well. 

The Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) are the standardized toolsets that enable browsers to deliver adaptive streaming and digital rights management without plug-ins. This session details what these extensions are, how they’re being supported by the different browser and tools vendors, and how soon those delivering premium content will switch over from plug-in-based technologies to these standards. If you’re considering replacing Flash with HTML5 standards-based technologies, this session details how and when you can do it. 

Panelists were:

Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Division, Akamai Technologies, who introduced the audience to MSE/EME.

John Luther, VP, Devices, JW Player, who summarized support for MSE/EME among browsers and devices, as well as browser support for HEVC, VP9 and H.264. 

Andrew Popovs, CTO, BuyDRM, who described how EME works and support for various DRMs among browsers and devices. 

David Hassoun, Principal, RealEyes, who described the Flash to MSE/EME conversion process and when companies should start making the conversion. 

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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