DASH Everywhere 4.2 Released with Widevine Support for Firefox

Our DASH Everywhere cross-browser player version 4.2 was recently released enabling the use of Widevine for native HTML5 playback of protected video in Firefox®!

Firefox supports Widevine

As Mozilla had announced, they are adding support for Google’s Widevine DRM system in the upcoming version of Firefox 47 (for desktops), scheduled for release on June 7th.

Our new DASH Everywhere version 4.2 is now ready to support native HTML5 playback of both MPEG-DASH as well as Smooth Streaming content using Firefox 47’s built-in Widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM). You will no longer need to rely on plugin-fallbacks or Firefox’s existing Adobe® Primetime CDM.

However, DASH Everywhere remains compatible with previous versions of Firefox, which means it will continue to fallback to either Silverlight (using Microsoft® PlayReady®) or Flash (using Adobe Primetime) for those using a version lower than 47.

Our player additionally already supports DRM protected HTML5 playback in Chrome, Internet Explorer®, Edge, Safari, and Opera.

DASH Everywhere can also be seamlessly used with our licensing service, DRMtoday, to provide all needed DRM systems for protected playback across all browsers.

To learn more about our DASH Everywhere browser player and multi-DRM licensing service, please contact us at sales@castlabs.com.

Safari is a trademark of Apple Inc. Adobe and Adobe Primetime are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.


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Willian Carvalho

Willian Carvalho
Software Development

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