Unified Origin - DRMΒΆ

Unified Origin supports all major DRM systems. If you are packaging content for offline, please see Unified Packager.

This section describes the on-the-fly encryption possibilities: encryption is added when the fragment is served. This works for both clear and pre-encrypted content for VOD as well as for Live.

Schematically this looks like the following:

drm keys --> origin <-- (encrypted) hds|hls|hss|dash

The following matrix shows the possible combinations of the various DRM systems and the ABR playout formats, integration with DRM providers is documented where applicable within the actual DRM documentation.

Digital Rights Management MPEG-DASH HDS HLS HSS
Microsoft PlayReady yes   yes yes
Adobe Primetime yes yes yes  
Marlin yes   yes  
Widevine Modular yes      
Apple FairPlay     yes  

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Please note that a key (key id or content key) of '0' (e.g. 0x00000000000000000000000000000000) is not valid in any of the DRMs outlined above.

Supported functionality per web server

Webserver DRM
Apache y
Nginx y
Lighttpd y
IIS 7/8 y