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Microsoft PlayReady DRM

Studios and content owners have long trusted Microsoft PlayReady Content Protection as the most reliable DRM system. Devices using PlayReady Software-based implementations are approved for 1080p, UHD, and 4k content.

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About Microsoft PlayReady DRM

About Microsoft PlayReady DRM

PlayReady is a media file copy prevention technology from Microsoft that includes encryption, output prevention, and DRM. It is a combination of technologies that allow audio/video content to be shared more securely across a network while preventing illicit content use. Microsoft recognized the need for increased content protection and improved its hardware-based DRM to meet the needs of content owners.

Benefits of Microsoft PlayReady DRM

  • Microsoft PlayReady content protection is a tried-and-true, flexible, and scalable solution.
  • For hardware, application, and system integrator partners, it provides a well-documented device porting kit and source code.
  • To simply integrate into a service provider's current infrastructure, it license the server component.
  • Microsoft offers server and client components that work together to give seamless access to protected information across a variety of endpoints and devices.
  • On every device, you can watch and interact with more content. For premium VoD and Live TV, PlayReady covers all kinds of content and devices.
Benefits of Microsoft PlayReady DRM

Features of Microsoft PlayReady DRM

Content Packaging Server
Content Packaging Server

It repackages unprotected information for dissemination. The protected material is copied to a Distribution Server, and the licensing information is transmitted to a License Server when the content is packaged.

License Server
License Server

It stores information on content protection and rights to use it. Clients should first get a license from a license server before they may play protected content (or the request may already be embedded in the content file).

Domain Controller
Domain Controller

Implements the rules that define a domain, such as a single user's or family's identity. The Domain Controller is also in charge of enforcing the policy that limits the number of devices or PCs that may join the domain.