Adobe Access Primetime DRM, is the Digital Rights Management solution by Adobe. It’s used mainly to encrypt content, create policies, and issue licenses.
Adobe Primetime DRM is the most utilized and applicable solution for the desktop, as it is natively integrated with Flash which is supported on 99% of all desktops. All of the other adobe flash DRM solutions are either not secure, or require an additional download. It also allows protected content to be streamed via Adobe Flash Media Server Software, HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) from Adobe, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), progressive download, or downloads to a content library for local playback at the consumer’s convenience.
The recently released Adobe PrimetimeDRM platform has encompassed Adobe Flash Access as their DRM solution. This solution was introduced for “TV Everywhere” and will be a cloud based platform integrating publishing, advertising and analytics. Adobe Primetime content packaging SDKs enable protocols such as RTMP, HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH).
With this DRM solution, content providers can provide both free content and premium content. Some examples of potential use cases are as follows:
Recently, Adobe announced the discontinuation of Flash plugin in mobile browsers (this means Android mostly), refocusing on AIR application development and HTML5. They also announced that they are now working on Adobe HTML5 DRM support. The rapid spread of the HTML5 video format makes the adoption of uniform standards for video codecs (such as MP4, WebM, Ogg Theora) difficult across a variety of browsers. Lack of a single reliable DRM system often does not account for the differing requirements of copyright holders. However, with increasing support for HTML5, the landscape should become more unified.
Adobe has offered a comprehensive set of software libraries and streaming protocols that enable the video publishing ecosystem (encoders, CDNs, and other industry participants) to support standardized delivery protocols and the DRM capability of Adobe Primetime. Adobe Primetime content packaging SDKs will enable companies to prepare, encrypt and deliver content that is compatible with Adobe Primetime.
For More Resources on Adobe Access and Primetime visit the Adobe PrimeTime Fact Sheet.
For frequently asked questions visit the Adobe Flash Access FAQ.
For guidance on protecting content on Adobe Flash Access server visit the Getting Started Guide.
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