Limelight Networks has launched a new Digital Rights Management solution which it says will help content distributors in the fight against piracy.
Limelight’s new Multi-DRM On the Fly solution allows distributors to control what end users can do with video and audio streams such as sharing, recording, or viewing only.
The solution combines licensing, authentication, and video player capabilities which enable digital rights management to protect online streaming media content. The DRM solution has also been integrated with Limelight’s Content Delivery Network.
The Multi-DRM On the Fly stores VoD content as a single master file which is automatically encoded in HLS or MPEG-DASH format with Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady or Apple FairPlay DRM encryption as it’s requested by viewers.
Limelight says encoding and encrypting content “on the fly” to match each viewer’s specific device requirements reduces costs by eliminating the pre-encryption and storage of multiple different DRMs and video formats.
“Limelight’s Multi-device Media Delivery (MMD) On-Demand (OD) is trusted by some of the world’s leading content distributors. MMD OD simplifies the creation and distribution of video on demand content by automatically transmuxing MP4 files into streaming media formats. The addition of Multi-DRM On the Fly capabilities to MMD OD makes it easier to secure content without worrying about which browser, device, or platform is being used,” said Steve Miller-Jones, senior director of product management at Limelight Networks.