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Simple DRM Plus Specifications
MediaGration Simple DRM Plus
MediaGration Simple DRM Plus, is the strategic employment of several security technologies; which, when combined, form a very strong protection of the stream and the content.
a)Streamed from a local secure media server
b)Content is stored in a protected directory
c)Alias based file access (single use URLs)
d)CAPTCHA-protected user authentication
f)128-bit AES encryption on each segment
e)Access is synched to user accounts; credits, etc., on all Web frameworks
The resulting combination of technologies, forms a highly secure and efficient user, data, network and content security; without the need for a separate DRM server.
Currently, MediaGration's Simple DRM Plus, might be the most secure technology available without the use of a separate DRM server. It is available in a software toolkit; with video security features, including:
1. Stream control policies and rules
2. Video selection policies 3. IP-address and country block rules 4. User-group access rules 5. First time visitor policies 6. Repeat visitor policies 7. Behavior based rules
An example of stream control policies and rules would be a policy to limit video replay to a maximum number of plays per hour. An example of video selection policies would be to play an English language video for North American IP addresses, and Spanish language videos for IP addresses located in Latin America.
The toolkit features a plugin for Joomla; allowing Web site programmers to manage access to videos based on Joomla registration, user-group, category access, and specific site privileges. Mediagration will be adding more plugins; for stand-alone HTML Web sites, Wordpress, Drupal, Magento and other popular CMS frameworks and applications.
Bitmovin's new player is an HTML5 Adaptive Streaming Player for MPEG-DASH & HLS. They claim that with their player, your videos play everywhere with low startup delay, no buffering and in the highest quality. It supports advertising and DRM.
The most encouraging thing about the Bitdash Player - they have a full featured version that is free.
Nimble Streamer is delivered as an application for Linux, Windows and MacOS, with Azure cloud virtual machine as a deployment option. Its basic scenarios include streaming from live sources, streaming from VOD files and cache-aware HTTP re-streaming. For live streaming it takes RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and Icecast as input and produces MPEG-DASH, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and Icecast. VOD is available as MP4 transmuxing to HLS and MPEG-DASH. MPEG-DASH output is supported in live and VOD modes. Also, WMSPanel, the developer company for Nimble Streamer, is an associate member of DASH-IF.
Nimble Streamer also covers progressive download for multiple formats, with seeking capabilities for HTML5 and Flash playback.HTTP re-streaming covers HLS, MPEG-DASH, HDS and SmoothStreaming.
Nimble Streamer can be used as a source for peer-to-peer media streaming. Nimble Streamer is free Open Source, standards-based media server, boasts full HLS feature-set; with support for HLS streaming, aliasing, and ev…
JW Player, THEOplayer, Bitmovin Player and Radiant Player are the four media players that have native support Apple's HLS format (m3u8 playlists). The cost of JW, THEO and Radiant players is about $1,200 per year. The Bitmovin player is free, but after 5,000 streams, they charge a monthly fee.
State of the Media Player Industry
JW Player - World most popular HTML5 media player; HLS, RTMP, MPEG-DASH, m3u8. The JW Player was the very first generic media player, and today, it claims to be the most popular.
THEOPlayer - 100% HTML5 media player; HLS, RTMP, MPEG-DASH, m3u8. This player boasts that it is coded entirely in HTML5, but its prices are exactly the same as JW Player.
Radiant Player - HTML5 compatible media player; uses HTML5 and JS, but its prices are exactly the same as JW Player.
BitMovin Player - HTML5 player; native MPEG-DASH without plugins; free version supports all features.
The recent focus of the media player industry has shifted towards advertisers, who are using …