I’m in a state of mild shock after having a smooth experience with DRM-enabled video (at least I assume it’s DRM ‘protected’). We realized we’d missed an episode of a new show, so fired up Safari (a new version at that), loaded iPlayer, and started watching. And here’s the thing. It worked. No messages about video codecs. No ‘browser not supported’, or OS errors, not even any stuttering. The quality isn’t fantastic, but it’s closer to broadcast than YouTube – certainly watchable on a 32″ LCD.
I have seen the future, and it doesn’t involve plastic. Except to pay for the TV.