Philips portable audio/video players are capable of playing back DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected video from online video stores that use the Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10 technology.
Standard-Definition (SD) Video Format
Online stores offer this video format for PC/laptop playback and for some portable players that support it.
SD formats are not playable natively by any of the Philips portable devices, but:
PD (Portable Definition) Video Format
This video format is offered by online stores as an option during purchase, rental, or download of video from a subscription service and is essentially meant for PC/laptop playback and portable players.
PD formats are natively playable by the Philips PMC7230 and SA6xxx players. In addition:
MD (Mobile Definition) Video Format
Not yet common, but expected to become so at online stores soon, this video format is essentially meant for playback on devices that have smaller screens (such as mobile phones).
MD formats are natively playable by all the Philips portable audio/video players.
Subscription Services Philips portable audio/video players have Windows Media Digital Rights Management for Portable Devices technology and support content (audio and video), enabled by Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10, from online stores that offer subscription services.
Subscription services allow users to download content to their PCs for a monthly subscription fee. In most cases, this subscription content is transferable to portable devices.
Users can download tracks from the catalog of the service provider they subscribe to, play them as often as desired, and transfer them to Philips portable audio/video players. Subscription content has usage rights or licenses with start and end dates. Users must connect to their service providers through their PCs before or at the end of their billing cycles to ensure their licenses are renewed. The portable player to which this content is transferred also must be connected to the PC to ensure the licenses on the player are renewed. Licenses are renewed as long as users continue paying the subscription fee. If payment is not made, the licenses expire and the content is no longer playable.
Purchase and Download Single Tracks
Philips portable audio/video players have Windows Media Digital Rights Management for Portable Devices technology and support content, enabled by Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10, from online stores that offer content for purchase and download.
Users can purchase and download to their PC content protected with Windows Media DRM from content providers on a per-title basis. Transfer to Philips portable audio/video players depends on the usage rights offered at the time of content purchase.
Philips portable audio/video players have Windows Media Digital Rights Management for Portable Devices technology and support content, enabled by Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10, from online stores that offer rental content.
Service providers offer content download services that enable users to rent and download titles (usually a movie or TV show) to their PC using a time-based license that allows them to begin viewing anytime within 30 days and for 24 hours once playback has started. Transfer to Philips portable audio/video players depends on the usage rights offered at the time of content rental.
The time-based license discussed here is only an example, the license terms and conditions could vary depending on the service provider.
Information on Online Video Stores*
* This is a sample list of stores/services, indicating the content type offered and the Philips device support for transfer and playback. The list is not exhaustive. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, users are advised to refer to the online store's documentation/support.
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