[vlc-devel] [RFC] show in Qt4 if stream is scrambled/encrypted

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Sun Mar 8 19:29:50 CET 2009

Le vendredi 6 mars 2009 12:45:14 Jean-Baptiste Kempf, vous avez écrit :
> On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 11:36:09AM +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> > First, people are used to a lock to mean "secure" which is not at all the
> > same as encrypted. CSA is broadcast encryption - that provides absolutely
> > no security to the receiver. So we need to have something clearly
> > different from the browsers SSL lock.
> We can change icon quite easily, I think. Well, not me, but Daniel
> can... :D

Sure, but that needs to be done before we merge the patch. I don't know, a 
smartcard, a currency symbol, whatever. Not a lock.

We should reserve the lock for when/if we support authenticating the *sender*. 
As in, am I watching the official radio channel, or an hijacked version? In 
the streaming area, this is not a common feature though; typically the 
receiver rather than the sender is authenticated, if any.

As Laurent noted privately, this may be more useful if we support VoIP-style 

Rémi Denis-Courmont

More information about the vlc-devel mailing list