Thursday, May 09, 2013
The technique fits in with Mozilla’s strategy as a browser, emphasizing keeping streaming back in web-based software rather than using phone operating system-specific apps.
Another important concept is watermarking videos, which makes them easier to track later if they are pirated, even though it doesn’t directly implement DRM. Watermarks could conceivably be useful in child-protection filters, too, should “COPA-like” concerns surface again in the future.
The specific script is called ORBX.js, developed by a company called OTOY.
Wikipedia has a useful discussion of “Codec” here.