Content Protection Legend:
: Content is clear and does not require PlayReady support for playback.
: Content is protected and requires PlayReady support.
Professional Quality Video in Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 supports emerging standards for web encryption,
adaptive streaming, content protection and rich captioning. This delivers professional
quality web media capabilities without additional software plug-ins. Key new
HTML media specifications supported in Windows 8.1 include:
Web Crypto: Allows web app access to encryption features for security and user authentication.
Media Source Extensions: Enables adaptive streaming for audio and video.
Encrypted Media Extensions: Enables playback of PlayReady protected content, with no additional licensing.
TTML Simple Delivery Profile: Allows rich caption styling to suit different media needs, and allows user control to optimize legibility.
Other new media capabilities include:
Full Screen API: Allows custom controls that switch to full screen.
Cacheless XMLHttpRequests: Allows media downloads that bypass saving to local storage.
Touch Optimized Media Controls: Standard controls have been optimized for touch, and now include video zoom for letterboxed content.
Select content in the left panel for playback. Scroll down to see additional selections.
Observe the “Current Content” protection status to see when PlayReady is active.
Adjust the bitrate slider and wait a few seconds to see changes between content quality levels.
Play a captioned file to see styled captions, and note that a caption button is added to the media transport controls.
Click the full screen button to toggle in and out of full screen playback, and note a video zoom button is added when content is letterboxed. Click it to fill the screen with video.
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