Default-enable EME DRM only when Flash or Silverlight is set to "Always Activate"

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Unassigned)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox41 affected)

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(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
Most users who have Flash enabled probably don't care about having a second DRM module. But we shouldn't make the same assumption about users who don't have Flash enabled.
EME/DRM is already enabled by default.

If the user has disabled the DRM setting -- either manually, or by installing the "DRM-free" version of Firefox, we should _not_ change this pref based on some non-obvious relation to having Flash installed. Especially given the sensitivities around the whole EME/DRM thing.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 2

3 years ago
This would only affect new profiles, or profiles that currently have it enabled (but haven't used it yet?). Of course I wouldn't want to surprise users by turning it on a second time.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Nope -- we're very much not doing this. There have been _extensive_ discussions about how to ship EME, and this ship has already sailed with the release of 38. We believe enabling EME/DRM is the right thing for users, and have acceptable options for users who wish to opt-out.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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