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

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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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