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BetaDot: Challenges For Cross-Platform Content Delivery

Oct 18, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"With the recent future seeing of Bill Gates, Apple's new Video iPod, MTV's partnership with Microsoft to serve music videos to Xbox users, and all the other major digital media start-ups going on lately problems are arising with cross-platform content delivery.

"By that, I mean Windows, Mac OS and Linux, however, you can play cell phones and other electronics in to the problem as well. Most of these new platforms require some form of DRM to 'protect' the content developers this DRM is usually implemented at software level, although, we are expanding in to hardware level DRM with software hooks. Software means compatibility issues, does this mean us Linux users are going to be left hanging...?"

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