Content Protection- Playing H.264 + AAC media file protected environment. HCK test - Device 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 device 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


Certification Functional




Running the 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.




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