Overview

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();
    
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    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.

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