If you stream media from platforms such as Netflix using Google Chrome, you may have encountered the “Widevine Content Decryption Module” error. This often happens when playing DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected content, such as HTML 5 videos protected by DRM. Below we’ve compiled comprehensive information about Widevine CDM and everything you need to know about it to have a seamless streaming experience.
As we mentioned earlier, the Widevine Content Decryption Module is used to play DRM-protected videos. If you remove or disable this component, you won’t be able to play DRM-protected content, i.e. content from Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Prime, etc. Browsers such as Chrome and Mozilla use this component.