Mozilla Launches Firefox 38 With DRM Support, UI Improvements For Windows, Mac, Linux And Android

Mozilla has just unveiled latest version of its flagship browser – Friefox 38. The all new Firefox 38 includes some of the most stunning changes/improvements so far including the support for DRM and some UI tweaks.

Here is the list of some of the most elegant changes/improvements in the latest version – Firefox 38:

  • Support for DRM technology – The DRM technology will allow the content wrapped in Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be played within HTML5 video tag.
  • Integration with Adobe Content Decryption Module (CDM) to playback DRM-wrapped content
  • Introduction to remove the CDM from your copy of Firefox.
  • Support for Ruby annotation for both desktop and mobile versions.
  • Ruby is essentially extra text attached to the main text for indicating the pronunciation or meaning of the corresponding characters — adding the feature to the browser means users no longer need to install add-ons like HTML Ruby.
  • Major UI improvements to its Android version.
  • Tab-based preferences
  • And many other changes including security fixes.

In the release note of Firefox 38, Mozilla made following comment in order to support its release of DRM support:

“We are enabling DRM in order to provide our users with the features they require in a browser and allow them to continue accessing premium video content. We don’t believe DRM is a desirable market solution, but it’s currently the only way to watch a sought-after segment of content.”

Useful reading: What is DRM?

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