You can use the features of the Primetime Digital Rights Management (DRM) system to provide secure access to your video content. Alternatively, you can use third-party DRM solutions as an alternative to Adobe's integrated Primetime DRM solution.
Check with your Adobe representative for the most up-to-date information on the availability of 3rd-party DRM solutions.
The key client-side element of the Primetime digital rights management (DRM) system is the DRM Manager. The sample application included with the Android SDK includes a DRMHelper class that demonstrates how to make certain DRM operations easier to implement.
Primetime DRM provides a scalable, efficient workflow to implement content protection in TVSDK applications. You protect and manage the rights to your video content by creating a license for each digital media file.
Refer to the DRM sample player code included in the TVSDK package.
These are the most important API elements for working with DRM:
- A reference in the media player to the DRM manager object that implements the DRM subsystem:
MediaPlayer.getDRMManager();This API will return a valid DRMManager object only after the MediaPlayerEvent.DRM_METADATA is fired. If you call getDRMManager() before this event fires, it might return NULL.
- The DRMHelper helper class, which is useful when implementing DRM workflows.You can see DRMHelper in ReferencePlayer .
- A DRMHelper metadata loader method, which loads DRM metadata when it is located in a separate URL from the media.
public static void loadDRMMetadata(final DRMManager drmManager, final String drmMetadataUrl, final DRMLoadMetadataListener loadMetadataListener);
- A DRMHelper method to check the DRM metadata to determine whether authentication is needed.
/** * Return whether authentication is needed for the provided * DRMMetadata. * * @param drmMetadata * The desired DRMMetadata on which to check whether auth is needed. * @return whether authentication is required for the provided metadata */ public static boolean isAuthNeeded(DRMMetadata drmMetadata);
- DRMHelper method to perform authentication.
/** * Helper method to perform DRM authentication. * * @param drmManager * the DRMManager, used to perform the authentication. * @param drmMetadata * the DRMMetadata, containing the DRM specific information. * @param authenticationListener * the listener, on which the user can be notified about the * authentication process status. * @param authUser * the DRM username provider by the user. * @param authPass * the DRM password provided by the user. */ public static void performDrmAuthentication(final DRMManager drmManager, final DRMMetadata drmMetadata, final String authUser, final String authPass, final DRMAuthenticationListener authenticationListener);
- Events that notify your application about various DRM activities and status.
Additional relevant API elements:
For more information about DRM, see the Adobe Primetime DRM documentation .