Video Streaming

Starting an online video platform is a fairly easy venture, there are many scripts that are out there that give owners a run of the mill video hosting or uploading script with a host of features. With minimal experience and only a few dollars in hand you can start you own video hosting streaming service. Now you have your video hosts, your users are complaining that the platform is good, but they need a more secure environment in which to upload, watch and share their videos that offers protection from pilfering their videos. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to prevent users from stealing our videos, because anyone can capture screen with video capturing software. Not to mention that most video hosting services are delivering their content in mp4 to support mobile devices and can easily be captured using browser oriented capturing tools with just one click. There are those Online Video Players which afford you to restrict the way your video is viewed via encrypted video streaming to only authorized users , location or even device based, and while all of this is extremely effective , their can still be chances of users who have access sharing their access and causing theft to take place.

Cloud Video Encryption or encrypted video streaming neither do prevent screen capture and video purloining, so we will tackle the issue on how to prevent video theft in another article, but for now, lets continue to discuss the ways in which videl transmission can be sent when you buy a custom video script. Most scripts available today their video players will offer content playback in two main forms, HLS(HTTP live streaming) and DASH(Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP)Both of these technologies work in a similar fashion where by it takes the video streaming file and breaks it up with disparate configuration and separates the files in what is known as chunks which are then delivered to the end user.


Protection with Adaptive Streaming– This technology , as we specifically spoke about before, delivers quality based on the bandwidth or strength of the internet connection available, sending a higher quality image to the end user when internet speeds are good and lesser quality visual when the bandwidth is poor. This inconsistency makes it harder to capture the file being disseminated , so one way in which to circumvent theft via video capture is to purchase scripts that video players use adaptive streaming, and negate those that do progressive downloads through mp4.

The other is DRM, which basically uses encryption to descramble the video image so that it cannot be viewed or displayed without first decrypting the source with a decryption key. For most, this level of security will help and should be more than sufficient, but for those who need a more elevated level of protection, they can think about integrating with such technologies as Adobe Primetime DRM or google WideVine. Both these two technologies work by contacting a server to get its decryption key and the unlocking the video for playback. The key is stored in the browser and because of this the video can never be captured.

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