Originally Posted by Asphyx
Well lets see both the link you posted and Koush just today says CCast can do Mirroring....And no Miracast or direct Radio connection required.
So I'm not sure what your getting at here...
I give up.
For those technically inclined, it will be interesting to see how he addresses the issues that he previously identified.
Such as - https://plus.google.com/110558071969...ts/ch57ZKvqpYb
- (Warning! DRM discussed there.)
Originally Posted by Koush
The Android compositor allows you to mirror a display, and leave out any surfaces marked "secure"... it will not mirror any DRM'd surfaces.
Ie, you'll see a black screen if you tried to mirror Netflix while only holding the CAPTURE_VIDEO_OUTPUT (vs CAPTURE_SECURE_VIDEO_OUTPUT). This API could have been exposed, and been DRM friendly, but it was not.
I've spent a lot of time in this code, and actually implemented my own variant of the Virtual Display API in 4.2 to get Airplay Mirroring working. My implementation was DRM friendly to boot. Suffice to say, I know what I'm talking about.
So, present a legitimate reason why it wasn't made available. Go ahead. I'll wait here.
Yes who owns the DIAL patent and protocol? Samsung? Or Google? Will Samsung add proprietary functionality to their Box? Will current CCast or DIAL compatible products use any of those features?
Is Sony going to have Samsung make those boxes for them or are they just finding a better way to jump onto the DIAL bandwagon without the need for yet another box to plug in?
Still fail to see how any of that has to do with DRM...
The topic is screen mirroring, I mentioned that the Samsung SDK including it for their TVs was announced months ago, and despite the fact that I've linked to an article about a capability for new smart TVs and had to say that in a follow-up post, you still insist that I'm referring to some mystical box.
DIAL ownership has nothing to do with anything, but obviously I had no idea that Google owns the DIAL protocol, Netflix was never involved or you'd have told me, I must have thought that Samsung did because I'm so new here, and anyone making a superset of a protocol, or adding to a Google code base, is doing so for the first time in the history of the world.
Btw, you forgot to mention -
Samsung and Sony were both mentioned in the protocol’s specs. Mirer said that the companies helped a lot with practical feedback:
“Both Sony and Samsung generously invested some effort and their feedback really helped us tighten up the protocol and make it compatible with their existing software. We fully expect them to include DIAL in many of their products going forward.”
Maybe you can ask them about the box you want to insist that I was referring to.
You win, I give up here too.
I'm done playing horse, water, drink and jello, nail, tree with you on anything else to do with Chromecast.
Have a great day!
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