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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