The video industry is expanding rapidly every day and bringing new concepts of video interaction for one-to-one or mass communication. These days, we see a lot of dynamic visual outputs, including webinars, video conferences, live streaming, etc. Data breaches, unauthorized sharing and data theft are risks for every doing business today. To survive in this competitive world, you need to rely on content security to ensure that your company’s information is secure and reliable.
Encrypted video is one way to protect your company’s information. Once your video content is encrypted, you can securely share information with your employees, customers, partners and prospects.
What is video encryption?
Encryption involves masking or manipulating data. Protecting means protecting files by codecs, passwords, container formats, etc. so that no one else can access the data within.
However, to increase security, you can apply both encryption and protection, which is the best option for protecting your content. When you use the word encryption in casual conversation, it may mean encryption, protection, encoding, or all of these in different proportions. So, in this case, encryption means protecting your data in every possible way – which, of course, includes encryption and protection.
The following is a detailed list of some of the most common video encryption techniques.
AES 128 video encryption
The Advanced Encryption Standard using 128-bit block sizes (abbreviated as AES-128) is a powerful encryption standard for protecting premium content. AES-128 is the only publicly available encryption algorithm recommended by the NSA. Content encrypted using the 128-bit cipher block size Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm cannot practically be decrypted by brute force attacks alone.
HLS Streaming and HLS Encryption (HLS E)
HLS Streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) is an open source video playback protocol developed by Apple. Although it was initiated by Apple, HLS is now widely supported across devices and browsers. HLS Streaming works differently because it provides chunked data transfers (rather than individual video streams). Adding AES 128 encryption to these video chunks enables an encrypted playback called HLS encryption or HLS E.
Google Widevine DRM video encryption
In the case of desktop playback, Google has some security control/access to the browser (Chrome works with Firefox and Edge through its ownership) and in the case of the Android ecosystem to the operating system. Thus, it can help to hide the cryptographic key exchange mechanism at the browser/OS level. Thus, Google Widevine DRM combined with Dash streaming on the web and Exoplayer on Android apps provides the highest security in terms of encryption.
XMediaDRM is a comprehensive multi-DRM solution that meets the protection and operational needs of TV operators, content providers and application developers for premium content. XMediaDRM supports Google Widevine, Apple Fairplay, Microsoft PlayReady, Huawei WisePlay and AES-128 and HLS/DASH/HSS streaming protocols. Support for various devices and platforms including Mobile & Tablet (Android, iOS and iPad), SmartTV (Samsung (Tizen), LG (webOS), Android TV) and HTML5 browsers (Chrome, FireFox, Microsoft Edge, Safair and Opera). Safair and Opera)
We have covered the basic aspects of such discussions. After that, you should do what is important for your video streaming service.