With playSmart from Onlinelib, we are responding to our customers' requests for a reliable and standardized Digital Rights Management (DRM) system.
The Onlinelib playSmart technology for Adobe Flashplayer 10.1 or higher, Android and soon iOS enables rights holders to play a video file for their customers offline or onine (streaming).
We build the complete infrastructure, develope the required flash or air player and if needed also the payment solution.
playSmart works in combination with Adobe Flashplayer 10.1 - 11.xx on Mac OSX, Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, Android and soon Apple iOS.
Under the DRM, we from onlinelib understand that a Visitor is able to request a license from your Content Portal or Desktop/Mobile Application. The license allows the user to play a video for a predetermined time. The term of the license is determines by our DRM customers.
To proof our DRM system you can download the source of our Demo DRM Videofile which located here.
Try to play this mp4 file with Quicktime or VLC. Without an valid DRM policy file its not playable.
With your account you get the playSmart Packager for Windows or OSX for free. This tool makes DRM packaging for Flash Desktop or mobile devices very simple. You select an input and output folder of your movie content folder and your videos will encrypted in a batch processing or watch folder mode. You only have to encrypt your videos ones.
playSmart Packager Supports:
- Native f4v or mp4 Files
- Flv files that contains vp6 codec and mp3 audio
- Windows 7 or Vista, Mac OSX (10.7 or higher)
- Installed Java Runtime for the Packager only
- Video Source files must be valid Adobe .f4v (a subset of Mp4)
We have build a lot DRM playback solutions that allows you to play back DRM content for Flash.
For Windows and OSX we have developed Desktop Players that allows your customers to view the protected videos offline for the time period of a DRM license, lets say for 24 hours. The client dont requires the installation of addtional codecs or other external sources. For webplayback we offer an optimize OSMF Player which is build in combination with Adobe Strobe Mediaplayback.
Ones the playSmart licenses was submitted to the client computer your users can view the content until the allowed playback duration is invalid.
If you want to add DRM to your own Player we are happy to develope this with you together. This service will be at an extra cost to you.
Onlinelib playSmart system is a robust content protection and monetization solution that lets content owners, distributors, and advertisers realize new sources of revenue by providing seamless access to premium content. playSmart is 100% compatible to Adobe Flash Access 2.0 and supports a wide range of business models, including video on demand, rental, and electronic sell-through. Enterprises can also use playSmart to protect the integrity and privacy of their training or announcements delivered via video. You can distribute content protected with playSmart by streaming through Onlinelib HTTP Multiplexer Protocol, our new HTTP Dynamic Streaming, progressive download via HTTP, or permitting downloads to a content library for local playback at the consumer's convenience.
What is the difference between playSmart and Flash Media Server RTMP(E) Protocol in the area of content protection?
Adobe Flash Media Server 4 software protects streaming content between server and client using encrypted Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMPE). playSmart is a complete digital rights management (DRM) solution based on persistent content protection and usage rules that can be enforced on the client.
What features are included?
Support for Flash Player — Now, you can stream or progressively download protected content to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher. Flash is the of the most ubiquitous plug-in worldwide.
Availability as an SDK, playSmart makes it easy to implement DRM in every standard Flashplayer.
Who will be interested in Onlinelib playSmart?
- Content owners — Film and television studios and online video content creators/producers
- Content distributors — Online video retailers and rental outlets, online broadcasters, and companies with a - significant Internet media presence such as sports and entertainment sites
- Service providers — Companies that want to offer a secure hosted service for content distributors
Is playSmart approved by the studios?
In general, studios approve content protection technologies in the context of a particular content distribution deal. Today, all major studios trust at least some of their content to content protection technologies provided by Adobe. We work closely with the major studios and other content owners to ensure that playSmart and Flash Access is a trusted technology for content distribution deals. For instance, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem has approved Flash Access as a required content protection system for the next generation of digital downloads.
Does playSmart support license chaining?
Yes. For example, in the case of subscription models, if a user renews his or her subscription, playSmart can update the root license for the user's device, which will automatically extend the validity period of all the leaf licenses associated with each piece of content.
Can end users be required to "refresh" or check their license, even in an electronic sell-through model?
Yes. playSmart supports a license cache period on the client. You can require (invisible to the user) that the client periodically check their license with the License Server.
Can end users play content downloaded to their desktops even if they are offline?
Yes. Content publishers can incorporate protected content into their own Adobe AIR applications or deliver content to Flash Player. Both Flash Player and AIR support customizable interface elements and backgrounds, so content publishers can deliver content that coordinates with their brand.
What business rules does playSmart?
Onlinelib playSmart supports a range of business rules consistent with established industry practices, including support for different business models such as advertising-supported, rental, and download-to-own. Specific rules that content owners can set include:
Time-limited playback, a set period of time (for example, 30 days) during which rental content is playable after being downloaded Time from playback, a limit on the amount of time end users have to finish watching content once they have started playing it (for example, 24 hours) Start date and end dateOnline and offline access for downloaded content Output protection (analog, digital, or both / only Windows)
Does Flash Access support output protection?
Yes. New in version 2, playSmart Supports digital and analog output protection technologies — including HDCP, CGMS-A, and Rovi (formerly Macrovision) ACP. playSmart consistently enforces policies for analog and digital outputs across all platforms, but currently only Windows platforms can securely turn on output protection when required.
playSmart service starts with a montly cost at 99,-- Euros and for every user license that you request from our DRM backend we charge 0,04 Euros. Its a fullservice where you dont have to install or buy any software license like Adobe Flash Access 2.0 SDK. Included is a DRM Flashplayer for onlinelib and offline playback, PHP Scripts for user-authentifications, Installation is very simply and it will not take more then 2 hours to see your first protected video. Email support response time is from 24 - maximal 48 hours for every incoming ticket. If you need another support level like phone or 24/7 we would love to make you an special offer.
To order please playSmart you have to get in contact with us.
playSmart DRM Server
If you want your own DRM Server we can make you an offer. playSmart DRM Server with playSmart starts at 60.000 Euros and makes only sense when you have more then a couple of thousends license per hour or you dont want or can use our service. If you want to get more information about the playSmart DRM Server and SDK you have please to sign an NDA first.
Do you have any questions regarding playSmart feel free to contact us.