Does Azure Media Services Support Offline Mode?

In my previous posts, I have answered in details the following questions: Does Azure Media Services provide Video Analytics or User Analytics? For the detailed answer, please see this blog. Does Azure Media Services support VR/360 live streaming? For detailed answer, please see this blog. In this post, I will answer the following question: Does…

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Using Axinom to deliver Widevine licenses to Azure Media Services

This blog is published in Azure Documentation Center here. An end-to-end reference implementation has been built: DASH streaming asset under Azure Media Services dynamic CENC protection with multi-DRM (PlayReady and Widevine). Both PlayReady license server from Azure Media Services and Widevine license server from Axinom require JWT token authentication.   Acknowledgment: Special acknowledgment goes to Mingfei…

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Solution Design Considerations in Using PlayReady License Delivery Service of Azure Media Services

Introduction Microsoft Azure Media Services is a scalable and robust platform for building online video solutions. This has been demonstrated by a few solutions such as NBC Sports/Sochi Olympics solution built on Azure Media Services. If a video solution is for premium contents, it is generally required by content providers that a desired level of DRM…

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PlayReady License Acquisition Fails After Upgrading to Silverlight 5 and Another Issue

What is the issue? Your Silverlight 4 player application might encounter a 6028: No valid simple or leaf license is available to create the decryptor error when using Silverlight 5 runtime with persistent licenses. This error may occur regardless whether your PlayReady license server is on PlayReady Server SDK 2.0 or 1.5.2. This occurs only…

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Ways to Unqiuely Identify a Silverlight Client

Often, we need to store Silverlight client related data such as client profile or network settings on servers so that it is available for retrieval. For this purpose, we need to uniquely identify every Silverlight client. There are multiple ways, but each has its pros and cons. Approach 1: We can use MAC address if…

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Things that can go wrong when working on PlayReady license server

Many things can go wrong when you try to stand up a PlayReady license server. Below are some of the common errors you may have when working with PlayReady license server and PlayReady Server SDK, v 1.5.2, v 2.0 or v 2.1. Error Number 1: If you use OTADLAClient.exe to test a PlayReady license server, you may have…

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How to add custom session-based CDN decryption in Silverlight SMFPlayer?

Needless to say, using a DRM product such as PlayReady to protect OTT content is absolutely essential for premium content providers. One of my MSO customers is so DRM-conscious that they want to do session-based encryption of live smooth streaming content through its CDN on top of (yes, in addition to, not in place of) PlayReady…

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PlayReady license server for content encoded and encrypted by Envivio 4Caster C4

The Envivio 4Caster™ C4 · Gen III is an encoding/transcoding solution for producing live video streams for Mobile TV, Internet TV and IPTV. It provides integrated content encoding and PlayReady encryption. When Envivio 4Caster C4 is used to encode and encrypt live video stream, a PlayReady license server is required for clients to acquire PlayReady…

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How to add PlayReady protection in a Transform Manager job template?

This link provides a detailed explanation of creating various Transform Manager job templates using built in task definitions, but not including “PlayReady Protection” task definition. The goal of this blog is to detail the steps on how to include “PlayReady Protection” task definition in a job template. Out of box installation of IIS Transform Manager…

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