Can Silverlight play back Windows Media DRM-encrypted content with licenses issued by Windows Media Rights Manager servers?

Q

Can Silverlight play back Windows Media DRM-encrypted content with licenses issued by Windows Media Rights Manager servers?

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A
No. Silverlight will only decrypt content with licenses issued by the PlayReady Server SDK. To maximize performance both over the network, and in terms of minimizing the size and complexity of the plug-in itself, Silverlight DRM only has support for processing the new PlayReady license format. A consequence of this is that a PlayReady license server is needed to deliver all licenses to the Silverlight plug-in regardless of whether the content is encrypted using WM DRM or PlayReady.

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