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DRM - Encrypting Your Media
 
DEFINITIONS

Digital Rights Management (DRM) - A system used to encrypt digital media and deliver license keys to decrypt that media to authorized End Users.
PlayStream Customer - The content or streaming media owner that holds an account with PlayStream.
End User - The consumer (listener or viewer) of the PlayStream Customer’s media.
Acquisition URL - The address of the Web server where an End User will be sent if they don't have a license to play content.

 
What Is Encryption?
Encryption is a way of protecting your media with a unique Content ID for the purpose of data security. In order to access the encrypted media, End Users must acquire a license key and that allows for decryption and playback. Without this license key, encrypted media will not play.
 
Encrypting On-Demand Media from Your PlayStream Account
  1. Login into your PlayStream account at www.playstream.com using your PlayStream Customer Login and Password.
  2. Click on the "Manage Your Content" icon.
  3. Click on the small "Manage Content" icon for the content that you want to encrypt.
  4. Select the file or files you wish to encrypt.
  5. Click the "Encrypt" button above the content list.
  6. On the DRM encryption page, leave the Custom SKU blank if you are not already using SKU’s or do not know what a SKU is. If you are using SKU’s for your media, enter them here.
  7. Select the "Uniquely" radio button to encrypt each piece of media with a unique Content ID and Key ID which requires a license key for each piece of content.  Or, you can choose single key profile which encrypts all the content using the same key to allow a single license key to work for all content encrypted with that profile.
  8. Leave the license URL as the default value: https://www.playstream.com/license/
    (Please note that if you change this and have not taken the steps to set up a license acquisition URL, your end-End Users will not be able to acquire a license to play your encrypted media)
  9. BEFORE YOU PROCEED, NOTE THAT ONCE YOUR MEDIA IS ENCRYPTED, IT IS ENCRYPTED FOREVER! WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU HAVE BACK UP COPIES OF YOUR CONTENT PRIOR TO ENCRYPTION.
  10. When you are ready, click "Encrypt."
  11. After your content is encrypted, click the "Back" button on the page to return to the "Services & Content" section. Encrypt additional content as desired.
 
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