Samuel Maddock’s Blog | I tried creating a web browser, and Google blocked me

Samuel Maddock’s Blog Contact POSTS April 2, 2019 After 4 months of waiting, that is the response I got from Widevine , Google’s DRM for web browsers, regarding a license agreement . For the last 2 years I’ve been working on a web browser that now cannot be completed because Google, the creators of the open source browser Chrome, won’t allow DRM in an open source project. The browser I’m building, called Metastream , is an Electron-based (Chromium derived), MIT-licensed browser hosted on GitHub. Its main feature is the ability to playback videos on the web, synchronized with other peers. Each client runs its own instance of the Metastream browser and transmits playback information to keep them in sync. If someone is creating a browser that wants to playback media, they’ll soon discover the requirement of DRM for larger web media services such as Netflix and...

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