DRM 101 – Introduction to DRM systems

Spread the love
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Spread the love5          It may seem silly, but it’s so difficult to find proper information about a DRM is, what it isn’t, and broadly, how it works. What is not a DRM Most people associate a DRM with content protection, a way to protect the content. However, stricto sensu, it isn’t. A DRM system is not about how contents are protected or encrypted. In fact, most current DRMs use exactly the same encryption methods to protect content, and again contrary to most DRM way of thinking, these methods are public and vary between AES-CTR and AES-CBC. If you find those names …

Playready 4 will bring closure to the DASH dream: one single OTT format to rule them all

Spread the love
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Spread the love4         Editor’s note: the initial version mistakenly identified AES-CTR as “AES-CTB”, which doesn’t really exist. What got us here? 2017 was a weird year. It’s not often that the OTT video industry comes together to create simplify the industry player’s lives. It was tried before and failed. Then DASH appeared, it promised to rule on the OTT format wars, by proposing a single standard format, but at the end of the day, it failed to deliver its promise. DASH is a single standard, but as any other bad standard, it allows for options, incompatible options. It’s these options which allows …