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Content Protection- Playing VC1 and WMAPro media file in protected environment. HCK test - System Test.

This test verifies premium content playback of audio/video in a protected environment process. The executable and the modules that are loaded into the protected process environment must be PE (Protected Environment)-signed. For more information about PE signing, see Code Signing for Protected Media Components.

If the modules (user-mode display drivers) that are needed for playback are not PE-signed, the test will fail.

Test details


Associated requirements


See the system hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based)
Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86

Expected run time

~2 minutes





Running the test

This is a system-specific implementation of the following test: Content Protection- Playing VC1 + WMAPro media file protected environment. HCK test - Device Test..

This test requires an audio device (speaker) and a display device (monitor).

The display driver installed in the system must be PVP-OPM (Protected Video Path- Output Protected Management)-compliant. The Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) test Verify PVP-OPM Handshake with the display driver should capture any PVP-OPM issues that exist with the display driver.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting System Fundamentals Testing.

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