Evaluating Ionic: Playing (previously encrypted) video stream


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Hi all

We’re coming from Xamarin, and are evaluating alternative frameworks for a new project (Xamarin would be a nice platform, but all the bugs basically sum up to a slow death by a thousand cuts. I’ve sort of had it…).

With regards to Ionic, I think we’re covered for most use cases, but we have one slightly exotic use case:

  • Given I have is encyrpted media data (local file or in the cloud)…
  • …I want to decrypt it on the fly (creating a stream from the file or the incoming HTTP stream)
  • …And play the media (let’s say a video)

I could probably do this rather easily native or in Xamarin, but not sure whether Ionic gives me the capabilities (file access, crypo classes, streaming).

Thanks for your advice
Philipp